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SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Stepping forward

MARSHALL – Last season, the Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team had to rely on its youthful factor with the majority of their players seeing collegiate action for the first time. With a year of experience now under their belts, the Mustangs will look to take ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Mustang Booster Club to host Winter Kickoff Event on Wednesday

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University Mustang Booster Club and SMSU Athletics will be hosting a Winter Sports Kickoff event this Wednesday, starting at 5 p.m. at The Mercantile at Bello Cucina in Marshall. SMSU coaches and student-athletes will be in attendance to share their ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU earns No. 7 spot in latest AVCA Top 25 Poll

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team advanced to the No. 7 spot in the latest American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) Top 25 poll that was released on Monday. This is the 171st consecutive poll, dating back to Sept. 5, 2006, in which the Mustangs have been ...

SMSU CROSS COUNTRY: Aidrus earns All-NSIC honors at conference championships

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State's Bashir Aidrus earned All-NSIC honors for the second straight season after recording a sixth place finish at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men's Championships at Lee Park Golf Course on Saturday. Aidrus, who last season became the ...

SECTION 3AA VOLLEYBALL: Different approach, similar result

MARSHALL - Marshall found itself in familiar territory after winning the first two sets (25-21, 25-13) in the Section 3AA Championship against Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta on Saturday in the R/A Facility at Southwest Minnesota State University. It was a repeat of the 2017 section final against ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: Mustangs struggle to convert in home loss to CSP

MARSHALL – Concordia-St. Paul's Jonas Schenderlein booted three field goals—including two from 50-plus yards—to help pace the Golden Bears to a 16-10 victory over Southwest Minnesota State in NSIC football at the Schwan Region Event Center on Saturday. CSP (5-5, 3-3 NSIC South) was ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU takes down WSU in four sets

WINONA - The No. 9 Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team clinched a home playoff match with a four-set victory over Winona State on Saturday at McCown Gymnasium. SMSU advances to 21-7 overall and 16-4 in the NSIC, while Winona drops to 13-15 overall and 10-10 in conference play in the ...

SECTION 5A CHAMPIONSHIP: BOLD statement made

MARSHALL - The Minneota Vikings ran into an offensive buzzsaw in Friday’s Section 5A Championship game and it came in the form of BOLD junior quarterback Jordan Sagedahl. Dropping back for just 12 passing attempts, the BOLD quarterback generated 289 yards and four touchdowns to guide the ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU defeats Upper Iowa in five sets

FAYETTE, Iowa - No. 9 Southwest Minnesota State defeated Upper Iowa in five sets on Friday night to extend its seven-match winning streak. SMSU advanced to 20-7 and 15-4 in conference play while UIU dropped to 17-10 overall and 10-9 in conference play in the five-set Mustang victory (25-13, ...

SECTION 3A CHAMPIONSHIP: Rebels fall to Tigers in defensive battle

MARSHALL - In a clash of styles between the power-running Murray County Central Rebels and the high-flying Springfield Tigers, the No. 2-seeded Tigers used a fourth quarter go-ahead touchdown pass to edge MCC 15-14 and move on to the state tournament. With the loss, the Rebels close out their ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU cruises past St. Olaf in second exhibition game

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State closed out exhibition action on Friday night with a 102-66 victory over NCAA Division III St. Olaf College in men's college basketball at the R/A Facility. SMSU, which is ranked nationally in two preseason polls, will open the regular season next Friday ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Marshall defeats Redwood Valley, 3-1

WINDOM - The Tigers are one win away from the state tournament. Marshall defeated Rewood Valley 3-1 (25-10, 19-25, 25-9, 25-11) to clinch the Section 3AA South subsection title and move on to the Section 3AA Championship. After winning the first set comfortably, Marshall faced some ...

9-MAN SECTION 2 CHAMPIONSHIP: Runaway win

MARSHALL - Flexing their muscles with a potent mix of power-running and an ever-dangerous vertical threat with the Hansen brothers’ connection, the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights stormed out of the gates with back-to-back scoring drives to open the contest and kept their foot on the gas pedal ...

SECTION 3A VOLLEYBALL: Vikings move on with 3-1 win over Rabbits

MARSHALL - Coming into the Section 3A-North Championship on Thursday at Southwest Minnesota State University, top-seeded Minneota had only lost four sets all season, including its lone defeat - a two-set loss in the Southwest Minnesota Challenge on Sept. 8 in Marshall. After taking the ...