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SMSU's new esports team prepares for fall Season

SMSU’s new esports team prepares for fall Season

Benjamin Engels, Staff Writer April 25, 2020

Esports is an emerging new athletic activity that is playing video games at a competitive level. The SMSU varsity esports team is on its way to compete for the fall semester. The team is headed by Coach...

The sky’s the limit– or not. It depends on the time of Year

Senior Track and Field Athlete Meghan Sullivan writes about the difference between indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.
Meghan Sullivan, Staff Writer December 6, 2019

Fall sports season ends as the start of a steady transition to indoor events ensues. Even though track season is split into two halves, it meshes into one long season for most of the Mustang athletes....

Senior Preview: Kayla Jansky

Senior Preview: Kayla Jansky

Senior Middle Distance runner Kayla Janksy talks about her career at SMSU.
Nick Ludwig, Sports Reporter November 5, 2019

Senior Kayla Jansky recently finished her fourth and final year of cross country at SMSU. She has been a leader and a fierce competitor throughout her time on the team. Jansky reflects past seasons,...

Wayne State Invite Recap

Meghan Sullivan, Sports Reporter October 10, 2019

Swapping out their usual Roy Griak Invitational this past weekend, the Mustang men’s and women’s cross country teams headed south to Wayne, NE, for the Wayne State Classic on Friday, Sept. 27. The...

SMSU Soccer off to a Hot Start

SMSU Soccer off to a Hot Start

Nick Ludwig, Sports Reporter October 10, 2019

The SMSU women’s soccer team has been off to a hot start this season. Head coach Erin Kasmarik-Mallett, and seniors Alli Miskowiec and Kelli Wentz are performing with plenty of confidence. The Mustangs...

In the Spur Spotlight with Onte Burns

In the Spur Spotlight with Onte Burns

SMSU Sophomore Linebacker Onte Burns answers questions about how he got started with football, life at SMSU, and more.
Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor September 24, 2019

For this week's In the Spur Spotlight story, Sophomore Linebacker Onte Burns was selected. Throughout the interview, Burns described aspects about his personal life and how those pieces help to make him...

Pictured Above: SMSU junior Emily Daniels ran for a time of 22:07, putting her at 34th.

SMSU Cross Country Changes Plans, Competing in Herb Blakely Invite Instead

Rain causes SMSU cross country to head south to compete in the Herb Blakely Invite in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Meghan Sullivan, Staff Writer September 23, 2019

Due to heavy rain throughout the week, SMSU cross country had a quick change of plans for their second meet of the season. Rather than heading to the Dakota State University meet in Madison, SD, the Mustangs...

FOOTBALL– Coach Extras

The head coaches of MSU and SMSU share their perspectives heading into the season opener
Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor September 11, 2019

The coaches each took the opportunity to speak on their players, game goals, and the overall outlook for Saturday’s ballgame and both teams’ first game of the season.  For SMSU head coach Cory...

SMSU Loses 23-38 In Ag Bowl Home Opener

In their home opening game, the SMSU Mustangs fell to the #3 ranked MSU Mavericks during the 13 Annual Ag Bowl series
Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor September 11, 2019

Saturday featured cloudy skies and two determined teams that were clearly ready to face off and get the first game of the season underway. Unfortunately, SMSU kicked off their 52nd season of college football...

Before the Storm

Before the Storm

SMSU's home opening game had SMSU and MSU coaches excited to kick off season play
Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor September 11, 2019

Even though the Mustangs fell short for the 18th consecutive year of the series, they are already an improved team that holds the promise for a successful season. Here’s the climactic calm before the...

Football 2-3: Stangs hit their stride

Kyle Cox, Staff Writer October 4, 2018

The football season started off rocky with three initial losses. “We didn't have the best start to the season, but we've battled to get back to where we are now,” senior quarterback Blake Gimbel said. ...

To kneel or not to kneel: Mustangs divided

To kneel or not to kneel: Mustangs divided

Kelly Regan, Sports Editor October 4, 2018

When the national anthem plays at the next SMSU football game, no Mustangs will be kneeling on the field. It’s not because none of them want to exercise their right to free speech and protest police...

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