Colleges – Southwest Minnesota State

Mustangs Fall Flat At Wayne State

SMSU Loses 20-6

WAYNE, Neb. – Wayne State used a strong defensive effort and used a long fourth quarter touchdown run to earn a 20-6 victory over Southwest Minnesota State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football on Saturday afternoon.   SMSU, which has now lost three straight games, drops to 2-4 overall, 0-2 NSIC South. The Mustangs were limited to 244 yards of…

Mickey & Cougars Outlast Southwest Minnesota State

USF Is 5-0 After 24-10 Win In Marshall

MARSHALL, Minn. – The #5/7 University of Sioux Falls Football Team (5-0, 1-0 NSIC South), led by 212 yards rushing and two TDs from senior All-American running back Max Mickey and another shutdown defensive effort, picked up a fifth straight win to open the season in a 24-10 NSIC decision over Southwest Minnesota State (2-3, 0-1 NSIC South) on Saturday…

Bemidji State Blitzes SMSU

Mustangs Fall 40-22

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State took advantage of two Southwest Minnesota State first half turnovers to build a 30-7 halftime lead and went on to earn a 40-22 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory on Saturday at Chet Anderson Stadium. Jordan Hein completed 15 of 32 passes for 178 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 47 yards on eight attempts…

SMSU Stays Perfect Behind Play of Reiss at USF

SMSU Stays Perfect Behind Play of Reiss at USF

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The No. 1 ranked Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team remained undefeated with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over the University of Sioux Falls on Tuesday night at the Stewart Center. SMSU, which improves to 11-0 overall and 3-0 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, won by scores of 25-16, 21-25, 28-26 and 25-16. USF drops to 6-2 overall,…

Reiss Knows It’s Early To Be Excited About Top Ranking

Reiss Knows It's Early To Be Excited About Top Ranking

The SMSU Mustangs come into Tuesday night’s match at USF with a perfect 10-0 record. And they are ranked #1 in D-II after knocking off previously-ranked #1 Concordia-St. Paul 10 days agin. But junior Taylor Reiss knows it’s far too early to get caught up in the excitement of being ranked #1, even though it is still a nice honor…

Reiss Leading Charge For Mustang Volleyball

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MARSHALL, MN  —  It’s coincidence that Taylor Reiss wears the number one. “When I came here this was the jersey they gave me so I didn’t choose it or anything!” SMSU Junior Taylor Reiss says. That Southwest Minnesota State was her top choice to play college volleyball coming out of Minneota wasn’t. “I started playing volleyball when I was in…

Mustangs Gallop Past Minot State

SMSU Beats MSU 28-20

MARSHALL, Minn. – Ashanti Payne rushed for 148 yards with a career-high three touchdowns on a career-high 29 carries to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a thrilling 28-20 Ag Bowl victory over Minot State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football on Saturday night at the Schwan Regional Event Center.   Payne rushed for a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to…

Mustangs Edge Vikings in NSIC Thriller at Elmen Center

Mustangs Edge Vikings in NSIC Thriller at Elmen Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- No. 1 Southwest Minnesota State’s offense relied heavily on its two outside hitters, Kaylee Burmeister and Taylor Reiss, who combined for 44 combined kills in a tight, 3-2 win to improve on the best start in school history at Augustana on Thursday night in the Elmen Center. The Mustangs (8-0) looked as if they would cruise to a…

Gimbel’s Big Night Propels Mustangs to Win at Moorhead

Gimbel's Big Night Propels Mustangs to Win at Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State forced six turnovers, including a school record four interceptions by JD Jackson-Hanchett, to earn a big 51-35 victory over MSU Moorhead on Thursday night at Scheels Field at Nemzek Stadium. SMSU, 1-1 NSIC, finished the game racking up 550 yards of offense with 27 first downs. MSUM, which opened the season with a 38-7…

SMSU’s Sears & USF’s Hagen Win NSIC Elite 18 Award

Honoring Classroom & Athletic Achievement

ST. PAUL, MN —  A pair of local track and field standouts have been honored for their athletic and classroom achievements.  Rhiannon Sears of SMSU and Evan Hagen of Sioux Falls were honored with the NSIC’s Elite 18 award yesterday at the conference championships.  Watch the video viewer to see the award and read more below!   SMSU’s Sears ST….

2017 NSIC Softball Tournament Bracket

Begins Thursday In Sioux Falls

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The 2017 NSIC Softball Tournament bracket has been set as regular season play concluded Sunday afternoon. The top ten teams in the final regular season standings will participate in the double-elimination tournament, which will be held May 4-6 at Bowden Field & Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Minnesota State earned the number one seed after…

Baier, Augie Sweep SMSU Despite Lopez

Baier, Augie Sweep SMSU Despite Lopez

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana baseball team picked up a pair of victories Thursday night at Karras Park, home of Ronken Field. The Vikings swept the doubleheader against the Mustangs of Southwest Minnesota State, 9-1 and 6-2. Augustana improved to 26-15 (20-6 NSIC) on the season. Offensively, Patrick O’Donnell hit his ninth home run of the season in game one and Sam Baier hit…

Southwest Minnesota State Falls Short Of Regional Title

Game-Tying Three Falls Short Versus Northwest Missouri State

MARYVILLE, Mo. – No. 1 seed Northwest Missouri State used a game-high 25 points from Justin Pitts and held off final second 3-point field goal attempt by No. 2 seed Southwest Minnesota State to earn a 55-52 victory in the championship game of the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament at Bearcat Arena. Northwest, 32-1 overall and ranked No. 1…

Mustangs enjoying the roll into Central Region championship game

SMSU continues winning ways to make title game

MARYVILLE, MO-The Mustangs of Southwest Minnesota State have advanced to the Central Region title game against the top team in Division II, the Bearcats of NW Missouri State who own a 31-1 record. But Brad Bigler’s team is 28-5 and has been winning tight games all season long. One more win and they make the Elite 8 in Sioux Falls….

SMSU Rallies Past East Central And In To Region Final

Mustangs Win 74-70 To Advance To Central Region Championship Game Tuesday Against Northwest Missouri State

MARYVILLE, Mo. – No. 2 seed Southwest Minnesota State rallied from a nine-point deficit with less than nine minutes remaining in the game to earn a 74-70 victory over No. 3 seed East Central University (Okla.) in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament on Sunday night at Bearcat Arena on the campus of Northwest Missouri State…

Mustangs Ride Past Arkansas Tech In Central Region Quarterfinal

SMSU Wins 93-82

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Joey Bartlett scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds to lead No. 2 seed Southwest Minnesota State to a 93-82 victory over No. 7 seed Arkansas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament at Bearcat Arena.   SMSU, 27-5 overall, will advance to Sunday’s region semifinals and face East…

SMSU & Augustana Men Heading To Missouri For Central Regional

NSIC Champion Mustangs Are #2 Seed, Defending Champion Augie #5

INDIANAPOLIS, IN  —  Both the Southwest Minnesota State and Augustana men’s basketball teams are heading to the NCAA Central Regional Tournament.  Get the details from each school’s releases below. SMSU The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team has earned the No. 2 seed in the Central Region Tournament as the 64-team NCAA Division II field was announced on Sunday…

SMSU, Northern Happy NSIC Champions

SMSU men, NSU women headed to region tournaments after winning NSIC titles on Tuesday

The SMSU men take a 26-5 record into the Region Tournament after beating Upper Iowa Tuesday night 71-58. After suffering through a losing season last year, it made this title even more rewarding. And for the Northern women who beat USF 55-52, it was back to back tough games with great comebacks. It was a trademark of this team all…

SMSU Men Are Crowned Champs Of NSIC

Mustangs roll into Region Tournament with NSIC title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  Southwest Minnesota State used 20 points from both Joey Bartlett and Ryan Bruggeman to earn a 71-58 victory over Upper Iowa in the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament championship game on Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon SMSU, 26-5 overall, earns the NSIC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament held March 11-12, 14 at a site to be…

SMSU Beats Augie In 2 OT’s In NSIC Semi’s

Bruggeman's heroics lead Mustangs in to NSIC title game Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State rallied from a 10-point deficit with less than three minutes remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime and then tied the game in overtime with one second remaining, before eventually earning a dramatic 97-89 double overtime victory over Augustana in the semifinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament on Monday night at…