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Mustang Hoofprints: Oct. 2

October 2, 2010
By Chris Hmielewski

Hello Mustang fans!

What an exciting week of events surrounding SMSU Homecoming 2010 "Vote Stanger". The week has been packed with activities for the SMSU students, staff and the Marshall Community. On Friday, Mustang volleyball hosted MSU Moorhead in an NSIC match-up and the University Gala was a huge success. The fun will continue today with the Ag Bowl and Homecoming festivities.

The 2010 Ag Bowl is presented by Ralco Nutrition, Inc. of Marshall and has a host of events for children and adults of all ages. Here is the schedule of events for Saturday's 2010 Ag Bowl/Homecoming activities:

11-12:30 p.m.: Homecoming Parade

Noon-2 p.m.: YMCA Punt, Pass & Kick Contest (registration begins at 11:30 a.m.).

2-4 p.m.: Homecoming Bean Bag Tournament (sponsored by the SMSU women's basketball team).

Fact Box

Hoofprints Trivia Question

Last year at the SMSU "Celebration of Excellence" athletic awards ceremony, what two student-athletes were honored as SMSU's male and female Athletes of the Year for 2008-09?

The first person to email Chris Hmielewski at with

the correct answer to this question will receive an SMSU t-shirt. The winner will be announced on The Saturday Morning Mustang Show between

9-10 a.m. on 1400 AM each week.

2-3 p.m.: Free SMSU kids football clinic (kindergarten-6th grade).

2:30-5:30 p.m.: Ag Bowl BBQ Bonanza (presented by Hormel Foods) includes draft horse rides, mechanical bull rides, Ag Olympics (Marshall FFA Chapter), pumpkin tossing (RTR FFA Chapter), inflatable games, clowns, pony rides and a petting zoo.

2:30-5:30 p.m.: Live music by the Rude Band.

3-5 p.m.: Mustang volleyball vs. Minnesota-Crookston.

3-5 p.m.: State sanctioned pedal pull contest (presented by D & S Pedal Pulls with registration beginning at 2:30 p.m.).

The weekend's events will end on Sunday with the SMSU athletic department's "Celebration of Excellence" awards ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m. (with registration beginning at 1 p.m.) in the Conference Center ballroom. This is a wonderful event where we honor our student-athletes for their accomplishments in the classroom and on the court, field and mat.

The SMSU football team (2-2, 1-2 NSIC) will continue NSIC South Division play today, hosting Wayne State College (3-1, 2-1 NSIC) at Mattke Field at the Regional Event Center for the annual Homecoming/Ag Bowl game with the kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.

The Mustangs are coming off a 53-21 road loss to No. 24 Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D., last Saturday. SMSU will also be looking to snap another streak on Saturday.The Mustangs have lost five straight overall to Wayne State, with SMSU's last victory coming in Wayne, Neb., on Oct. 16, 2004.

The No. 3 Mustang volleyball team (12-2, 4-1 NSIC) continues a five-match homestand this weekend as the Mustangs host MSU-Moorhead on Friday and take on Minnesota-Crookston today at 3 p.m. in the PE Gym. SMSU is coming off a non-conference victory over No. 6 Concordia-St. Paul on Tuesday.

The Mustang women's golf team is idle this weekend and will close out the fall season with the NSIC Championships on Oct. 9-10 at Hillcrest Golf Course in St. Paul. The Mustangs are coming off an eighth-place finish in the Mustang Invite hosted at the Marshall Golf Club.

The SMSU soccer team (1-4-1, 0-3-1 NSIC) will be in Minot, N.D. on Saturday at 2 p.m. when they take on Minot State in a non-conference match.

Good luck to all of our Mustang teams this week. Go Mustangs!



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