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Mustang Hoofprints: Dec. 23

December 23, 2010
By Chris Hmielewski

Hello Mustang fans!

With the Christmas holiday comes a quiet week around the SMSU athletics department, especially with the new "Life in Balance" legislation that does not allow any of our student-athletes, in or out of season, to use our facilities during this dead period. Our winter sport teams will be back on campus practicing on Monday, preparing for the second half of their season. Here is how our winter sports have done up to this point and when you can see each team in action in 2012:

The SMSU women's basketball team (2-8, 1-5 NSIC) and the Mustang men's basketball team (5-5, 2-4 NSIC) will take a week off before returning to practice on December 27. Both SMSU basketball teams will welcome to the R/A Facility the University of Minnesota-Crookston (5-4, 1-4 NSIC) on Saturday, Jan. 1, with tip-off slated for 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., before facing Minnesota State University-Moorhead (6-3, 3-2 NSIC) on Sunday, Jan. 2, with the contests beginning at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The Mustangs wrestling team (2-0-1 overall) will pick up action on Jan. 19 when they head to Mitchell, S.D. to take on Dakota Wesleyan and Northwestern (Iowa) in a triangular starting at 4:30 p.m.

The Mustang wheelchair basketball team (6-1 overall) will return to action Jan. 15-16 as the Mustangs play host to the Timberwolves with the set at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Jan. 15, and 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 16. The following weekend (Jan. 21-23), the Mustangs will head to Champagne, Ill. for the College Conference Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

From the SMSU athletics department, I would like to wish all our Mustang fans safe travels this weekend and a merry Christmas!

Fact Box

Hoofprints Trivia Question

What former SMSU men's golfer finished third in the NIC Tournament for the Mustangs in 1973?

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.

Go Mustangs!

- Congratulations to Dr. Randy Johnson, who provided the correct answer to last week's Mustang Hoofprints Trivia Question: Who was the top seller of Mustang Gold Rush raffle tickets last year for the Mustang Booster Club? Ken Mukomela was the top raffle ticket seller last year, selling 135 raffle tickets. Other top sellers include: Mike Ellingson (70), Brian Gruhot (69) and Karen VanKeulen (66). Thank you for all your support!



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