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Track prepares for upcoming season

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

SMSU is preparing to host its first-ever track meet this weekend at the new Marshall Regional Track and Field Complex. Mustang athletes began practicing at the new facility in October of 2014, but have not had a meet at home until now.  High school meets have taken place already, but coordinating a meet ...

NHL Update: Wild continue to struggle during best ever season

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

With only a couple weeks of regular season left, the NHL and its fans are looking eagerly towards the playoffs. No other team is more ready, however, than the Minnesota Wild. Through November, December and January the Wild have proven themselves one of the top teams in the League. Goalie Devan Dubnyk...

Quidditch debuts at SMSU

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

Fans of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series will rejoice at this piece of news: Southwest Minnesota State University now has its very own Quidditch team. Sophomore Desiree Bauer is the team’s captain. “It was a process to get this team on campus, but I really felt like we needed this spo...

Golden Knights join the NHL

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

There is no turning back now. As of Mar. 1, Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has made the final payment on a 500-million-dollar entree fee. General Manager George McPhee and his staff are now free to begin building the 31st team of the National Hockey League. The expansion draft isn’t until J...

Mustang Basketball comes up short

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

Southwest Minnesota State rallied from a nine-point deficit with less than nine minutes remaining in the game to earn a 74-70 victory over No. 3 seed East Central University (Okla.) in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament on Sunday night. “I think our guys showed a lot of ...

Softball travels to Florida

Kristen Weber, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

Last week The Southwest Minnesota State softball team took a seven-day spring break trip to Clermont, Florida for a stretch of 10 road/neutral games. Their “Spring Games” include six neutral site games in Clermont, following two double header games on their way down. They opened up the trip agai...

Women’s Track places 12th in championship

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

The women’s indoor track team finished 12th in the NSIC championships, after finishing a program best 10th the previous year. The absence of a few key contributors due to injury was a significant obstacle to improving last year’s position. Most significant was the loss of 2016 All-NSIC Outdoor perfo...

Men’s Track reaches new heights at NSIC Championship

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

The men’s indoor track team reached new heights in their fourth year of competition since being reinstated. They tied for seventh in the NSIC at the annual indoor conference championships. Multiple personal bests were set, and gritty performances were abound. Zach Jones, a junior, obliterated his ...

SMSU Mustangs lock up south division title

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

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

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

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

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...

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