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Campus reflects on Grays’ values with week of service

Campus reflects on Grays’ values with week of service

Demian Ponce, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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

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

Chloe Phillips and Demian Ponce

September 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Feature, News

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

Campus honors Robert Grays with 24 push ups

Chloe Phillips, Assistant Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Campus, News

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”

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

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

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

Football takes down Tarleton, retires Grays jersey

Makayla Scheck

November 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Campus, News

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’

‘Keep your head up’

brittni vilandre

September 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Sports

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’

‘The miracle is we had Rob’

Chloe Phillips

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

“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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