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SMSU track attends Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

SMSU track attends Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

SMSU volleyball defeats University of Mary, 3-0

SMSU volleyball defeats University of Mary, 3-0

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

The SMSU Mustangs defeated the University of Mary Marauders 3-0 Friday, Nov. 11. The Mustangs started out red hot in set number one scoring the first three points before the Marauders finally answered with a point of their own. The score was only tied once in the first set at 3-3 before the Mustangs...

SMSU football team loses to Augustana

SMSU football team loses to Augustana

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

The SMSU Mustangs lost 35-20 to the Augustana Vikings on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Schwan Regional Event Center. Augustana scored the first points of the game after a disappointing opening drive by the Mustangs that went all the way to the goal line. The Mustangs went for it on fourth down and didn’t...

SMSU Volleyball team defeats Minot State, 3-0

SMSU Volleyball team defeats Minot State, 3-0

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

The SMSU Mustangs defeated the Minot State Beavers 3-0 on Saturday, Nov. 12. The Mustangs, hungry for the NSIC Conference Championship, came out swinging, winning the first set 25-15 and the second set 25-18. By the third set the Mustangs were still blazing away as they scored four unanswered points...

SMSU overpowers Bemidji

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

SMSU Volleyball (19-2) swept Bemidji State (7-15) in three sets on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the PE Gym. SMSU started fast and beat Bemidji State in every statistic. The team was led by Sarah Parker, Taylor Reiss, Eisha Oden, and Kaylee Burmeister with 12, 11, 9, and 8 kills respectively. SMSU won the first s...

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