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Mustangs prepare for Michigan Tech

November 28, 2014 MARSHALL— Southwest Minnesota State will look for its fourth win in its first five games as the Mustangs (3-1, 0-0 NSIC)?host Michigan Tech tonight at 8 p.m. more »»

PREP HOCKEY ROUNDUP: Marshall boys top Trojans

November 28, 2014 WORTHINGTON— The Marshall boys hockey team defeated Worthington 11-3 on Wednesday to start its season 1-. more »»

Thissen named to All-Region team

November 28, 2014 LEXINGTON, Ky. – Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball player Abbey Thissen has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Central Region first team on Wednesday. more »»

Canby, Westbrook-Walnut Grove earn early-season wins

November 28, 2014 MVL 68, Wabasso 35 WABASSO-Minnesota Valley Lutheran (1-0) defeated Wabasso (0-2) Tuesday night 65-3. more »»


November 26, 2014 MARSHALL—The Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs basketball team has a lot to be thankful for this year. Namely, a 3-1 start and one of the best 3-point shooting percentages in the country. more »»

Nick’s Notes: Riots not welcome, ever

November 26, 2014 There were 19 people arrested, bottles thrown at police, and attempts were made to destroy a police car. This wasn’t the scene in Ferguson, Missouri. on Monday night. more »»

Mustangs no match for Sioux Falls

November 26, 2014 MARSHALL— Taylor Varsho and Sam Knecht paced Sioux Falls (5-0, 1-0 NSIC) with 24 and 16 points respectively as the Cougars defeated SMSU (0-4, 0-1 NSIC) 91-50 Tuesday night. more »»

GIRLS HOCKEY: Marshall defeats Worthington

November 26, 2014 WORTHINGTON-Marshall Girls Hockey defeated Worthington 9-0 Tuesday night. Teegan Wyffels led the Tigers with four goals and two assist. more »»


November 26, 2014 MVL 68, Wabasso 35 WABASSO-Minnesota Valley Lutheran (1-0) defeated Wabasso (0-2) Tuesday night 65-38. more »»

Mustangs open NSIC action

November 25, 2014 MARSHALL—Southwest Minnesota State opens its conference play against Sioux Falls tonight with tipoff set for 6 p.m. more »»

Nick's Notes: Leftovers

November 25, 2014 “Good artists copy, great artists steal” is one of those quotes that gets thrown around a lot by us writer types. more »»

Two voted to all-region second team

November 25, 2014 TAHLEQUAH, Okla.—Southwest Minnesota State University women's soccer players Miranda Cadena and Autumn Hayes have been named to the 2014 Daktronics All-Central Region second team. more »»

Begin first at Adidas Open

November 25, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS—Southwest Minnesota State senior Jacob Begin placed first in the gold division at 174 pounds at the Auggie-Adidas Open Saturday. A total of four Mustangs placed in the tournamen. more »»


November 24, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS—In the end the Minneota Vikings defense was the immovable object to Dawson-Boyd's unstoppable offensive force. more »»

Mustangs in uncharted territory

November 24, 2014 DULUTH—The No. more »»

Marshall takes down Orono

November 24, 2014 MANKATO—Connor Winkleman paced the Tigers with 18 points as Marshall beat Orono 60-52 Saturday night. more »»

Three knee surgeries later, Minneota’s Tolk earns gold medal

November 24, 2014 INNEOTA— Minneota senior wide receiver/cornerback Dylan Tolk finally felt like he had done his part. more »»

Five takeaways from the Class A title game

November 24, 2014 MARSHALL—Minneota defeated Dawson-Boyd 28-14 on Saturday to win the Class 1A State Championship. more »»

SMSU taking nothing for granted

November 24, 2014 MARSHALL— Southwest Minnesota State defeated Minnesota Duluth 3-1 on Saturday to advance to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Division II Tournament. more »»


November 22, 2014 MINNEOTA—After conquering gym floors all over southwest Minnesota, Minneota’s Taylor Reiss is preparing for her next challenge. more »»

Mustangs knock off Concordia-St. Paul

November 22, 2014 DULUTH— Southwest Minnesota State University toppled the defending champions, Concordia-St. Paul, Friday night in the Romano Gym by scores of 25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 28-26. more »»



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