The Wichitan

Football comes back to beat WNMU


Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 10, 2019

The football team celebrated both the seniors and the armed forces with a 28-13 home win over Western New Mexico University Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. After falling behind 10-7 with eight minutes left in the first half, Triston Williams (No. 19), quarterback and agricultural business sophomore, found...

Campus reflects on Grays’ values with week of service


Demian Ponce, Reporter

September 25, 2018

In remembrance of Robert Grays' death last year, students and officials dedicated the week to him. On Sept. 19, one year after Grays died in a football-related accident, the football players invited students and the people of Wichita Falls to come out to the practice field and do 24 pushups in remembrance...

Cross Country and Track Team donates running shoes to children in need

Finance junior and cross country athlete Jasmine Amo and exercise physiology junior and cross country athlete Sierra Stucky join the MSU cross country team donating their shoes to the Endurance House shoe drive to give to high school kids across Wichita Falls.

Chloe Phillips and Demian Ponce

September 21, 2018

As a part of 24 strong week honoring late cornerback Robert Grays who died one year ago, the cross country and track team donated gently used shoes to Endurance House. Throughout the week, the athletics department have participated in a week long "24 acts of service" by giving back to the community to...

Campus honors Robert Grays with 24 push ups

About 400 students and athletes came together to do 24 pushups in remembrance Robert Grays.

Chloe Phillips, Assistant Editor

September 19, 2018

It has been one year since cornerback and general business sophomore Robert Grays died on Sept. 19 from sustaining a C1-C2 spinal injury. To honor Grays, about 400 students and athletes participated in doing 24 push. Bill Maskill, head football coach, said he was satisfied with the turnout. There was...

Football players to do 24 pushups

Madison Davis

September 19, 2018

To honor the legacy of student-athlete Robert Grays who died last year in a football accident, the football players have invited the campus community to commemorate Grays by doing 24 pushups at the end of their practice Sept. 19 at 5:45 p.m. on the practice field. Junior Jovane Parkinson was on the sideline the night Gra...

Robert Grays’ death affected team “more so positive than in a negative way”

DaMarcus Wilson, nursing freshman, celebrating his interception during the football game against Angelo State on Oct. 15. Photo by Izziel Latour

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

December 1, 2017

After a win of 35-13 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville, a football player typically celebrates, prepares for next week's game and for things to move on normally. With about 3:24 in the final quarter, cornerback Robert Grays sustained a neck injury on Saturday, Sept. 16. That following Monday, there was...

Football takes down Tarleton, retires Grays jersey

Jakari Domino, music freshman, blocks an opponent from Tarleton State University at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 4, 2017. The Mustangs won 45-42 in overtime. Photo by Harlie David

Makayla Scheck

November 5, 2017

The football team defeated rival Tarleton State University 45-42 in overtime on Saturday, Nov. 4. At the 9:38 mark of the first quarter, Adrian Seales, running back and criminal justice junior, made the first touchdown of the game. With the extra point kick achieved by Jaron Imbirani, kicker/pun...

‘Lots of opportunities’ at first SGA meeting

Chloe Phillips

October 5, 2017

To discuss tuition, upcoming campus events and ways to honor cornerback Robert Grays' memory, the Student Government Association held its first official meeting on Oct. 3 in Clark Student Center. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, informed attendees about this year'...

‘Keep your head up’


brittni vilandre

September 27, 2017

The 5'8, 160-pound cornerback Robert Grays, business sophomore, inspired his Mustang family and, according to his teammates, his legacy and the impact he had on the campus will carry on forever. “Rob was a character he always kept everybody up even if things didn’t look too good, motiva...

‘The miracle is we had Rob’

Students holding up No. 24 at the candlelight vigil remembering Robert Greys on Jesse Rogers Promenade on Sept. 21. photo by Elias Maki

Chloe Phillips

September 21, 2017

A warm, September breeze drifted through the air. Bright lights shone on a small, makeshift stage on Jesse Rogers Promenade, illuminating a big, wooden number 24 and a banner with general business sophomore and cornerback Robert Grays, showing off his wide smile. About 200 students, staff, facu...

The Bridge pays tribute to football player through prayer

Devin Field, Reporter

September 20, 2017

“God we want you to be with Robby Grays right now. He is obviously in a tough place so the first thing we want to do is come before you and we want to ask you for a miracle,” Andrew Riley, college pastor, said. 50 people gathered at First Baptist Church on Sept. 19 before Riley, who started off the night by sending a prayer for Rober...

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