Hello Mustang Fans!
The craziness continues this weekend as we will host Mustang wrestling tonight, wheelchair basketball Saturday and Sunday, and women's and men's basketball Friday and Saturday. This is a great opportunity to bring the family out to the campus of SMSU today, Friday, Saturday or Sunday and cheer on the Mustangs.
SMSU volleyball head coach Terry Culhane is on the road to recovery after suffering a heart attack just two weeks ago. He is doing a lot of resting and has begun his cardiac rehabilitation program this week.
The SMSU wrestling team will host its first dual of the season today, with the meet set to begin at 7 p.m. The Mustangs have had individual successes in each of the open tournaments the team has attended, while having a 1-0 overall record on the season with a dual win against St. Olaf College last week. Come out to the PE Gym tonight to see the Mustangs in action at home for the first time this season.
All NSIC wrestling matches are video broadcast live free of charge by New Media TV. Log onto www.northernsun.org/live.cfm to learn more and to watch the Mustangs when they are on the road, or go to www.smsumustangs.com and click on the Live Video Webcasts tab on the right- hand side of the page.
The SMSU men's basketball team (3-1) opens its 22-game Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference season this weekend, hosting a pair of games at the R/A Facility in Marshall. SMSU will face Augustana College (3-1) on Friday, before taking on Wayne State College (4-0) on Saturday. Both games are slated to begin at 8 p.m. Wayne State will open conference play on Friday night at Minnesota State-Mankato before taking on SMSU.
Hoofprints Trivia Question
What Mustang men's basketball player has scored the most overall points in SMSU?history?
The SMSU women's basketball team (1-3) will also open the NSIC portion of its schedule this weekend, hosting No. 17 Augustana on Friday and welcoming No. 18 Wayne State on Saturday, with both contests scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Both games this weekend will be televised live by Midcontinent Communications from Sioux Falls, S.D. Midcontinent is available on cable systems throughout the states of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. Tom Neiman and Al Bahe will handle the broadcast.
The Mustang wheelchair basketball team returns to action this weekend with three home games. The Mustangs, off to a 6-0 start, will face the Madonna Magic, a community team from Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. at the R/A Facility. SMSU will conclude the weekend with two more games versus Madonna starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
I have to correct myself on a previous Mustang Hoofprints Trivia Question. Dave Drown provided the correct answer to the trivia question from two weeks ago while we were sitting together at Mike's Caf Thursday morning. He named all four sports (wrestling, women's golf, men's basketball and volleyball) we have hosted regional tournaments for on the campus of SMSU.
Good luck to all of our Mustang Teams this week. Go Mustangs!
Last week, we had many responses to the question, but no one provided the correct answer to the Mustang Hoofprints Trivia Question: How many student-athletes does SMSU have participating in the eleven sports sponsored by the university? The SMSU athletics department has 322 student-athletes who participate in eleven sports.