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With fall sports gone, cheer turns their attention to nationals

Cheerleaders

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

October 9, 2020

When the Lone Star Conference announced there would be no contact sports for Fall 2020 due to COVID-19, it wasn't just those teams that were affected. The Midwestern State cheer team will miss an important aspect of their fall activities but will use this extra time to perfect their craft for the 2021...

New Women’s Basketball Head Coach: Christopher Reay

Chris Reay

Colin Stevenson, Chief Photographer

June 30, 2020

Athletic Director Kyle Williams announced Christopher Reay as the new head coach of women’s basketball, succeeding Noel Johnson, on June 22. Reay is the 11th coach to take on this position and will be leading the Mustangs into the 2020-2021 season. “I am extremely honored to be given this opportunity,”...

The new sports on the block

Taylor Anderson

June 3, 2020

The Wellness Center administration hired a new team member, Cody Ford, as the Assistant Director. Ford started his journey at MSU in 2014 where he received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice and master’s degree in sports administration. Starting as a rec sports player in his freshman year, th...

MSU Texas administration plans in-person classes for Fall 2020

Campus

April 27, 2020

Midwestern State University administration members announce in-person classes for Fall 2020 following an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott, R–Texas, Monday afternoon that initiated the first phase of reopening the Texas economy. In a post on social media from MSU Texas officials sent Monday...

How to get your sports fill during quarantine

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 29, 2020

If you're a fan of all-things sports like me, COVID-19 shutting down, or at least postponing, most professional leagues has left a sports-sized hole in your heart. Fear not. While live sports may be sparse, there are plenty of TV shows, movies and video games to fill that gap. Below, I've listed various...

Tennis looks to win in upcoming team matches

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

March 5, 2020

The tennis teams will be taking on four universities this week from Thursday, March 5 to Saturday, March 7, here at MSU Tennis Center. Head Coach Scott Linn talked about how the tennis teams are keeping recent losses from interfering with their play. “You learn things as a student-athlete about...

Locker room talk: Jacey Henry

Jacey Henry

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

March 3, 2020

At four-years-old, Jacey Henry (No. 22), elementary education junior, gleamed at two-time Softball Pitcher Olympian Cat Osterman, dreaming of how she could one day play like her.  “My parents would take me to watch the College World Series and USA Olympic team every year in Oklahoma City which is where I ...

Day one recap of the LSC indoor track and field championships

Distance medley relay

Taylor Anderson and Amos Perkins

February 21, 2020

The women’s indoor track team started the Lone Star Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at Texas Tech off strong, putting the Mustangs in 5th place at the end of the first day at Lubbock on Friday, Feb. 21. Amerhyst Woolf, nursing junior, ran up a storm as she finished 2nd place in the 500...

Men’s basketball turns things around versus UT Tyler

Guard Elijah Lee

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

February 17, 2020

Men’s basketball faced its second and last test of the season against UT Tyler on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the DL Ligon Coliseum for Military Appreciation Day. UT Tyler looked to avenge its loss and put a dagger into the hearts of the enemy, as MSU came away with the 59-44 victory on Jan. 2 at UT Tyl...

Jones’ career-night not enough against Commerce

Trae Jones dribbles the ball past an opponent

Amos Perkins, managing editor

February 14, 2020

Men's hoops fell 79-69 to Texas A&M Commerce despite a career night from Trae Jones (No. 2), guard and business sophomore, at home Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Jones posted his first career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. The sharpshooter's six three-pointers and seven...

Softball takes an optimistic outlook on upcoming invitational

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

February 13, 2020

The softball team started the season with some hard hits. After a 0-7 losing streak, the Stangs will be facing four universities Friday and Saturday on home grounds at Mustangs Park. “Just because we lost, that doesn’t predict our future,” Jacey Henry, pitcher and elementary education junior,...

My awesome take on the awesome halftime performance

Christian Evans, Album Reviewer

February 4, 2020

This past weekend one of the biggest sporting events in the world (best one imo) took place with QB Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs making a comeback victory within the last 12 minutes against the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl LIV. For the next couple of weeks (or until the XFL begi...

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