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Marshall boys basketball opens season with 72-52 victory against Hutchinson

MARSHALL — It took nearly two months — and thanks to Mother Nature — a couple of extra days, but the Marshall boys basketball team finally took the floor. And they made it worth it. Marshall built a double-digit halftime lead against Hutchinson and never looked back, cruising to a 72-52 ...

SMSU women’s basketball moves to 4-0 with sweep of Upper Iowa

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team hadn’t played in two weeks since its season-opening weekend. The Mustangs showed very little signs of rust, especially defensively, holding Upper Iowa to under 27 percent shooting in both games and earned a 70-47 ...

SMSU women’s basketball returns to action this weekend hosting Upper Iowa

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team (2-0, 0-0 NSIC) returns to action this Saturday and Sunday opening Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play hosting Upper Iowa University (1-3, 0-2 NSIC) inside the R/A Facility. •Saturday’s game will ...

SMSU men’s basketball games at Upper Iowa this weekend canceled

MARSHALL — Officials from Southwest Minnesota State University and Upper Iowa University announced Thursday the two men’s basketball games scheduled between the schools for today and Saturday in Fayette, Iowa, have been canceled due to COVID-19 testing protocols. Per Northern Sun ...

Mustang swimming team ready for meet today at St. Cloud State

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s swimming team returns to the pool today with a dual meet at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud. The dual gets underway at 5 p.m. inside the Halenbeck Hall Aquatic Center. SMSU is 0-2 on the season, following losses last week ...

Mustangs open NSIC play with two games at Upper Iowa

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team (2-2, 0-0 NSIC) will open Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play this Friday and Saturday with games at Upper Iowa University (2-2, 0-2 NSIC) in Fayette, Iowa. •Friday’s game is set to begin at 6 p.m., ...

SMSU wrestling vs. UMary on Thursday canceled

MARSHALL — Officials from Southwest Minnesota State University and the University of Mary announced Tuesday that the SMSU versus UMary wrestling match scheduled for this Thursday in Marshall has been canceled due to COVID-19 testing protocols. Per Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference ...

SMSU women’s basketball weekend games against Upper Iowa pushed back one day

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University and Upper Iowa University announced on Monday night that the scheduled Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball games between the two schools this Friday and Saturday in Marshall will be pushed back one day to Saturday and ...

Strong offensive display carries Minot State past SMSU, 82-65

MARSHALL — It was a tale of two games for the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team this weekend. After a red-hot shooting performance in a win on Friday, the Mustangs were held to under 44 percent shooting against Minot State University on Saturday. The Beavers, ...

Mustangs record three first place finishes in dual loss to Dragons

MOORHEAD — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s swimming team recorded three first place finishes and numerous second place finishes, but MSU Moorhead was able to rack up diving and relay points in earning a 143-78 victory on Saturday at Nemzek Pool on the campus of MSUM. ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Déjà vu

MARSHALL — The first two times the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team faced Minot State University this season, they found themselves locked in a low-scoring defensive battle, with both games being separated by five or fewer points. SMSU felt more comfortable at ...

SMSU men’s basketball faces Minot State for second straight weekend

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team (1-1) will open its 2020-21 home season today and Saturday taking on Minot State University (1-1) in a pair of non-conference games inside the R/A Facility. Today’s game is set to start at 5 p.m., while Saturday’s ...

SMSU women’s basketball games at Northern State canceled

MARSHALL — Officials from Southwest Minnesota State University and Northern State University announced Thursday night that the women’s basketball games between the teams scheduled for today and Saturday in Aberdeen, S.D., have been canceled due to COVID-19 testing protocols at SMSU. The ...

Mustang swimming team drops dual to Mavericks

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State women’s swimming and diving team opened the 2020-21 season tonight losing to Minnesota State, 205-73, inside the Don Palm Natatorium. SMSU had several high place winners against a strong MSU team, which was picked to finish second in the ...

SMSU wrestling wins final four bouts to defeat MSUM

MOORHEAD – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team opened its dual season on Thursday night earning a thrilling come-from-behind victory over No. 25 MSU Moorhead 18-16 at Alex Nemzek Hall. SMSU trailed 16-6 after six bouts, but rallied back earning victories in the final four matches ...

SMSU wrestling opens its 2020-21 season at MSU Moorhead today

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team will compete in its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual of the 2020-21 season today competing at No. 25 MSU Moorhead in Moorhead, starting at 7 p.m. Today’s NSIC dual will be the first of six for the Mustangs this ...

SMSU men’s basketball adds home games this weekend versus Minot State

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball program has announced it has added a pair of home games versus Minot State University this Friday and Saturday inside the R/A Facility. The two teams will play at 5 p.m. on Friday and will square off again on Saturday ...

SMSU women’s basketball adds two games this weekend at Northern State

MARSHALL — Officials from Southwest Minnesota State University and Northern State University announced on Tuesday that the SMSU and NSU women’s basketball teams will play two games this Friday and Saturday at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen, S.D. On Tuesday, Northern State had its two-game home ...

SMSU swimming & diving opens season on Thursday hosting MSU

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s swimming & diving team opens its delayed 2020-21 season on Thursday hosting Minnesota State inside the Don Palm Natatorium. Diving competition is slated to start at 4:15 p.m., while the swim events are slated to begin at 5 ...