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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 gr...

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 ...

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 s...

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-...

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 P...

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 br...

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 begin...

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. Th...

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...

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...

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...

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