Hello Mustang Fans!
The holiday season is fast approaching, and students will be finishing up their final exams next week. Friday and Saturday mark the last home athletic events (SMSU wheelchair basketball) until Jan. 1, when the Mustang women's and men's basketball teams will host the first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action of 2011 on Jan. 1-2 with Minnesota-Crookston and Minnesota State-Moorhead coming to Marshall.
A couple of dates to mark on the calendar for 2011:
- On Saturday, Jan. 29, the SMSU athletics department will be hosting Hawaiian Night as the SMSU women's and men's Basketball teams and our fans will welcome Winona State to the R/A Facility.
- On Friday, Feb. 25, the Mustang Booster Club will be hosting the Mustang Gold Rush Raffle, a social event everyone looks forward to in the mid-winter months.
These two events have become great traditions for SMSU, the Marshall community and for all of Southwest Minnesota.
Mustang Hoofprints Trivia Question
How many SMSU?wheelchair basketball players have scored 1,000 points or more in their career?
The first person to email me at MustangHoofPrints@SMSU.edu 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.
The SMSU wrestling team (1-0-1) competed Wednesday night at the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, S.D., taking on USF and a club team from Wayne State College. On Saturday, the Mustangs will travel to Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa, for their third dual meet of the season.
The Mustang men's basketball team (5-1, 2-0 NSIC) will be traveling for its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games of the season on the road this weekend. The Mustangs will begin a four-game NSIC road trip over the next two weekends. SMSU will face St. Cloud State (2-4, 1-1 NSIC) on Friday at Halenbeck Hall, starting at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the Mustangs will face Concordia University (4-2, 1-1 NSIC), with tip-off slated for 6 p.m. at CU's Gangelhoff Center.
The SMSU women's basketball team (2-4, 1-1 NSIC) will also be in action on Friday at St. Cloud State (4-2, 1-1 NSIC), with the game beginning at 6 p.m., before traveling to Concordia-St. Paul (1-5, 0-2 NSIC) to take on the Golden Bears at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Gangelhoff Center. SMSU earned a split last weekend, beating Augustana on Friday and losing to Wayne State on Saturday.
The Mustang wheelchair basketball team (6-0 overall) returns to action this Friday, as the Mustangs play host to Wisconsin-Whitewater, with the contest starting at 7 p.m. at the R/A Facility. SMSU will conclude the weekend series against Whitewater with a second game on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.
Good luck to all of our Mustang Teams this week. Go Mustangs!
- Congratulations to Jon Grams, who provided the correct answer to last week's Mustang Hoofprints Trivia Question: What Mustang men's basketball player has scored the most overall points in SMSU history? Jacob Fahl is the Mustang's all-time leading scorer with 1,638 career points.