Sports Columns

MUSTANG HOOFPRINTS: During SMSU break, spring teams hit the road

Hello Mustang fans!Next week, Southwest Minnesota State University students will be on spring break and that means our spring sports teams are traveling to warmer climates to compete in non-conference contests. The Mustang baseball and women's tennis teams will be heading to Arizona, while ...

MUSTANG HOOFPRINTS: Postseason is now underway for SMSU winter sports teams

Hello Mustang Fans!It is postseason time for our winter sports.The the Southwest Minnesota State men's basketball team (18-11 overall) defeated the University of Mary 82-65 in a Sanford Health/NSIC Basketball Tournament first-round game Wednesday at the R/A Facility. The Mustangs, the No. 3 ...

MUSTANG HOOFPRINTS: Gold Rush Raffle sold out again in 2014

Hello Mustang Fans!The Gold Rush Raffle was a huge success Friday.I would like to thank the Mustang Gold Rush Raffle Committee members for their time and effort in the development and planning for the event. I would also like to thank our coaches and staff members who were responsible for the ...

MUSTANG HOOFPRINTS: Gold Rush Raffle is Friday

Hello Mustang fans! The 11th annual Mustang Gold Rush Raffle, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, takes place Friday in the SMSU Conference Center Ballroom. The event starts with a social at 6 p.m. and the reverse raffle follows at 7 p.m.We will have plenty of activities going on throughout ...

MUSTANG HOOFPRINTS: Nine SMSU student-athletes earn award

Hello Mustang Fans!Congratulations to nine of our student-athletes who have earned the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award. NSIC Commissioner Butch Raymond announced Wednesday that a total of 96 student-athletes from the league's16 ...

MUSTANG HOOFPRINTS: Sure been really quiet here lately

Hello Mustang Fans!The days have been quiet in the Southwest Minnesota State University Department of Athletics.Our winter teams are approaching the end of a seven-day winter break with no practices, workouts or competition. They can begin practicing again Monday.Coach Bigler on E:60If you have ...

MUSTANG HOOFPRINTS: SMSU sports has break after this weekend’s tilts

Hello Mustang Fans!Tuesday was the last day of the fall semester for taking finals at Southwest Minnesota State University.This weekend, SMSU will be hosting athletic events today and Saturday to close the sports portion of the fall semester.The Mustangs men's basketball hosts Wisconsin-La ...

MUSTANG HOOFPRINTS: Congratulations to SMSU fall teams, coaches

Hello Mustang Fans!I would like to start off by congratulating both the SMSU football and volleyball teams for great seasons and providing our Mustang fans with an exciting fall for all of us to support.Both programs ended their seasons on a high note with Mustang football making an appearance ...

MUSTANG HOOFPRINTS: Mustang fans, it’s bowl week!

Hello Mustang Fans!Big weekend in store for SMSU Athletics!It is bowl week for the SMSU football team (7-4) which will play No. 17 Pittsburg State, Kan., (9-2) in the 48th Mineral Water Bowl on Saturday, in Excelsior Springs, Mo. with kickoff set for 12 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.The Mineral Water ...

MUSTANG HOOFPRINTS: SMSU busy hosting prep postseason contests

Hello Mustang Fans!The action continues for the Southwest Minnesota State University Department of Athletics as we become a partner with the Minnesota State High School League to host section volleyball and football playoffs this week.Section 3 Tournament volleyball, which began at SMSU's R/A ...