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Mustang Hoofprints: Oct. 21

October 21, 2011
By Chris Hmielewski , Marshall Independent

Hello Mustang fans!

As mentioned in last week's Hoofprints article, the winter sports have begun practicing, and for our Mustang basketball fans, that means the Late Show is not far off.

The SMSU men's, women's and wheelchair basketball programs will hold their annual "Late Show" at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the R/A Facility. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with SMSU basketball players available for autographs and pictures. The event, which is free and open to the public, will offer the first look of the 2011-12 basketball teams at SMSU. Each team will hold an eight-minute intra-squad scrimmage to go along with three-point and dunk contests.

SMSU students will have the opportunity to enter drawings to win multiple prizes throughout the event. One male and one female SMSU student will be picked to attempt a half-court shot with the chance of winning a $1,000 tuition waiver. Drawings will also be held to give away SMSU basketball apparel, an Apple iPod touch and a Blu-Ray Home DVD player.

For all your news and information on the Mustang Basketball Late Show and SMSU athletics, go to

This week in Mustang athletics:

Fact Box

Hoofprints Trivia Question

What SMSU?basketball player won last year's three-point contest during the 2010 Mustang basketball Late Show?

The first person to email me at with the correct answer to this question will receive an SMSU t-shirt.

The SMSU soccer team ( 5-7-1 overall, 4-4-1 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) sets up to host its last two regular season home games of 2011 this weekend at the Regional Event Center. On Saturday, SMSU will face off with Upper Iowa University (5-6-2, 3-4-2), with the match beginning at noon. The Mustangs will then compete with Winona State University (11-2-1, 9-0-0) on Sunday, with the match set for 1 p.m. The SMSU soccer team is coming off a tie with the University of Minnesota-Crookston, and a 4-0 loss to Minnesota State-Moorhead last weekend.

The Mustang football team (2-5, 2-4 NSIC, 0-2 NSIC South) plays at home for the second straight week, taking on Upper Iowa University (3-4, 2-4 NSIC, 0-2 NSIC South) in a NSIC South Division matchup on Saturday. The game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Mattke Field at the Regional Event Center.

SMSU dropped a 24-17 decision to No. 16 St. Cloud State last Saturday in Marshall, with SMSU's final drive ending deep in SCSU territory. The Mustangs will look to rebound against the Peacocks, who lost 32-14 at home to Minnesota State-Mankato.

SMSU quarterback Tyler Peschong ranks 18th in the country in total offense (281.4), while running back Warren Matthews ranks 20th in all-purpose yardage (156.2).

The No. 9-ranked SMSU volleyball team (15-6, 9-3 NSIC) is coming off a four-set win (25-14, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21) over Augustana on Tuesday night in Marshall. With the win, Southwest Minnesota State has now won 11 straight matches over Augustana. The Mustangs will continue NSIC action today when they travel to Winona State at for a 7 p.m. match versus the Warriors. Saturday, the SMSU volleyball team will travel to Fayette, Iowa to battle the Peacocks of Upper Iowa. with the match schedule to begin at 3 p.m.

Good luck to all of our teams this week and Believe in Brown!

n Congratulations to Tom McLaughlin, who provided the correct answer to last week's Mustang Hoofprints Question: What Mustang football player holds the career record of sacks at SMSU? Dan Lee (1978-81) holds the career record for sacks, recording 30 sacks for the Mustangs.



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