Hello Mustang Fans!
We are less than a week away from seeing one of the most entertaining sports teams to take its show on the road.
The SMSU Athletics Department is proud to announce that the Harlem Globetrotters 2011 "4 Times the Fun" North American tour will make an appearance in Marshall next Wednesday at the R/A Facility on the campus of SMSU. This game-changing innovation of the four-point shot will be on display when the Globetrotters take on the Washington Generals starting at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets, starting at $25, are on sale now by calling the SMSU athletics office at 507-537-7271 or at www.ticketweb.com. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate prior to tip-off.
The Harlem Globetrotters, who have contributed more innovations to the game of basketball than any other team in history, have implemented the first-ever four-point shot as part of all of their games on the team's record 85th season of touring. The Globetrotters last played in Marshall on April 7, 2003.
Right around the corner, the Mustang Booster Club will host the 2011 Mustang Golf Classic, featuring a change in the format for this year's event. The Golf Classic will become a two-day event this year, with the traditional 18-hole, five-person scramble golf tournament on Friday, June 24, at the Marshall Golf Club (MGC). On Friday night following the golf tournament, the Mustang Booster Club will host a social at MGC open to golfers and community members with entertainment, appetizers, beverages, a silent auction and concluding with a live auction.
Saturday, June 25, the Mustang Booster Club will host a second 18-hole, five-person scramble golf tournament at the Tyler Golf Club in Tyler. Both tournaments are tentatively scheduled to have a shotgun start beginning at 11 a.m.
How many SMSU women's golfers have been named NSIC Player of the Year?
The first person to email me at MustangHoofPrints@SMSU.edu with the correct answer to this question will receive an SMSU t-shirt. The winner will be announced on The Saturday Morning Mustang Show between 9-10 a.m. on 1400 AM each week.
Please save the dates on your calendar and be looking for more information in my future Hoofprints articles as well as at SMSUMustangs.com.
The SMSU baseball team 4-7 overall lost a non-conference game to Augustana (S.D.) Wednesday afternoon. The Mustangs will open Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action this weekend, taking on Mary (N.D.) in a four-game series in Sioux City, Iowa, at Sioux City North High School. Saturday's doubleheader begins at 1:30 p.m., while Sunday's twinbill begins at noon.
The SMSU softball team (12-8, 0-0 NSIC) is set to open the 2011 NSIC schedule on Saturday, hosting Bemidji State (1-7, 0-0 NSIC) in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. The Mustangs will then welcome Minnesota-Duluth (11-9, 0-0 NSIC) for a doubleheader at noon on Sunday.
The SMSU tennis team (3-9, 3-5 NSIC) will close out the 2011 regular season with three NSIC matches this weekend at the Huether Tennis Centre in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Mustangs are set to take on Northern State (S.D.) (4-6, 1-5 NSIC) at 10 a.m. on Saturday before playing Augustana (13-2, 6-0 NSIC) at 5 p.m. SMSU will then play its final regular season match on Sunday, taking on Minnesota-Duluth (5-8, 4-3 NSIC) at 11:30 a.m.
The Mustang women's golf team will be back in action April 9-10 as it competes in the Augustana Invite in Sioux Falls, SD.
Good luck to all of our Mustang Teams this week.
g Congratulations to Diane Taylor, who provided the correct answer to last week's Mustang Hoofprints Trivia Question: How many SMSU women's tennis players are currently in SMSU Hall of Honor? The Mustang tennis team has had two former student-athletes, Sharon DeRemer (1994) and Carolina Gomez (2011), who have been inducted into the SMSU Hall of Honor.