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MN Twins’ hot start

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

The Twins have been the lovable losers for some time now. Every year the question is not whether or not they will make the playoffs but whether or not they will lose 100 games. Not this year, though. The Twins have started off hot,...

SMSU Baseball splits with Winona State

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Southwest Minnesota State went 1-1 in their double header at Loughery Field in Winona, MN on Apr. 14, with SMSU earning a 4-3 win in nine innings in game one before WSU rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-of...

March Madness upsets destroy brackets one at a time

Kristen Weber, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

Tis the season for March Madness basketball, when fans everywhere gather to watch their favorite team or alma mater compete for all the glory of being National Champions. Many people choose to fill out a bracket to predict wh...

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 ...

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 h...

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 t...

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...

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 C...

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...

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...

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