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SMSU Mustangs lock up south division title

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


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Southwest Minnesota State Men’s Basketball held off a late Concordia-St. Paul charge, to earn an 89-76 victory, and capture the NSIC South Division championship on Feb. 18 at the Gangelhoff Center. SMSU’s win, along with Upper Iowa’s overtime loss at Augustana, gives the Mustangs its first di...

SMSU Wrestling takes down Concordia College

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


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The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (8-13, 3-5 NSIC) defeated Concordia College, 19-15 in its final dual match of the season on Feb. 16. SMSU lost the first match of the night, but was able to string together three straight wins, one by forfeit to race out to a 12-3 lead. SMSU and Concordi...

Mustangs defeat University of Mary

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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The SMSU men’s basketball team moves into first place in the NSIC South Division standings with a 14-4 record in conference play. They are one game ahead of Upper Iowa who the Mustangs are 1-1 against. SMSU improved to 19-4 overall with the victory over University of Mary. The Mustangs remain tied ...

Patriots make history and win Super Bowl LI

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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The Atlanta Falcons jumped all over the New England Patriots in the first half of Super Bowl LI. The League MVP, Matt Ryan, showed why he was voted so, scoring 14 unanswered points midway through the second quarter. Tom Brady, for the Patriots, then threw an interception that was returned for a touchdo...

SMSU track attends Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

SMSU track attends Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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SMSU brought ten of their men’s and women’s track and field athletes to Lincoln, Nebraska to the prestigious 42nd Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Feb. 3. The two-day meet was held at the Bob Devaney Center, which houses one of eight hydraulic-banked tracks in the world. Division I school...

SMSU track team competes in Minnesota State Multi and Open

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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The SMSU men’s and women’s track and field teams are in the midst of their two-month indoor season. On Saturday, Jan. 28, they competed in the Minnesota State Multi and Open in Mankato. Redshirt freshmen Quadri Busari had a breakout performance in the 60-meter dash. He ran three successive persona...

L.A. to host NHL all-star weekend

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


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Suddenly, Los Angeles is the place to be. Within the last year, L.A. has welcomed two NHL teams into its city limits and on Jan. 28 and 29, it will also be the host of the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game. The weekend format begins on Saturday at 7 p.m Eastern Standard Time with the Coors Light NHL Al...

SMSU Wrestling falls to Augustana

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


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The Southwest Minnesota State men’s wrestling team (4-11, 0-3 NSIC) was defeated by No. 23 Augustana (8-5, 2-0 NSIC), 3-32 Saturday. Augustana showed their dominance through all weight classes, as SMSU struggled to score. The match was much closer than the score, however. Cortez Arredondo lost a 3-1 dec...

Super Bowl LI preview: Patriots vs. Falcons

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


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Super Bowl 51 is shaping up to be a high scoring shootout. The Atlanta Falcons will face off against the New England Patriots. Atlanta was the forgotten team by many in the football world. Even though they have the league’s best offense, and the 8th best offense of all time, people just seemed to...

SMSU hosts MLK Week of Service events

Fernando Tabares, Sports Editor

January 26, 2017


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On Tuesday, Jan. 17, students from Marshall High School and SMSU performed written work from leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. This included work from leaders such as Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou and James Baldwin. SMSU student Antonio Ledbetter read a poem written by Amiri Baraka titled “A Sho...

Mustangs lose to Concordia St. Paul in NSIC Tournament

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016


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The Mustangs lost the NSIC Tournament to Concordia St. Paul in straight sets in St. Paul Sunday, Nov. 20. The Mustangs and the Golden Bears came to the championship match with the same 18-2 conference record. Set one SMSU came out swinging. The Golden Bears came right back, and were neck and neck with...

SMSU defeats Wayne State in second round of NSIC tournament

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 20, 2016


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SMSU stunned Wayne State 3-0 in the second round of the NSIC Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Gangelhoff Center in St. Paul. The Mustangs came out swinging against defensive-minded Wildcat team. Middle Blocker Sarah Parker started the scoring with a kill to make it 1-0. Wayne State tied...

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