MSU Roundup: Hoops, Golf & Football

Mustangs vs Lions to be Webcast, Tape-Delay Broadcast

Television returns to D.L. Ligon Coliseum on Wednesday night as the Midwestern State games against Texas A&M-Commerce will be tape delay telecast by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
Time Warner is also allowing MSU to make the telecast available online via a video webstream live at
The games will air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel on Friday, with the women's game at 7 p.m. and the men's game to follow at 8:30 p.m.
Dan Hawkins provides the play-by-play with Skip Boyden on the color analysis.  David Preston is the producer/director of the telecast.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is available on digital cable channel 888 in Wichita Falls, and is also available to more than one million TWC subscribers throughout Texas.
The Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is on digital channel 185 in Dallas, channel 24 in El Paso and digital channel 888 in other Texas markets including Austin, Waco-Temple-Killeen, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley.

Mustangs, Oland Take Second at Litz Memorial

Midwestern State sophomore Derek Oland's second place finish helped lead the Mustangs up to finish second as a team in the James S. Litz Memorial on Tuesday at the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio.
The Mustangs tallied a 314 in the final round to finish at 919, two strokes ahead of host Incarnate Word in third place at 921 and behind the 903 of tournament winner Abilene Christian.
Oland finished the 54-holes at 5-over-par 221 after carding a 3-over 75 on Tuesday.  After suffering a 3-putt on the 17th hole, Oland holed out an eight-footer for par on the 18th to force a tie with Incarnate Word's Austin Jordan who tallied a 1-over 73. 
In the playoff, a repeat of the 18th hole, Oland pulled his drive left behind a rock, then punched out and ended up with a double bogey.  Jordan's drive in the fairway led to a par and the tournament win.
"Derek played strong today," said MSU Coach Jeff Ray.  "He made some great shots in a strong wind."
The round of the day was from MSU freshman Santiago Gomez who posted the only sub-par score in the third round.  Gomez fired a 1-under 71 on the par 72, 7070 yard North Course to finish in a fourth place tie at 7-over 223, two strokes back.
"Santiago was 4-under through 14, but the wind got him coming home," said Ray.  "He had a great round and close to a really great round."
"The strong north-northeasterly wind made this a totally different course today," Ray added.
Antonio Herran and Ian Gallagher both shot 84 on Tuesday.  Herran finished tied for 16th at 236, while Gallagher was tied for 20th at 239.
Freshman Colton Kowalick suffered a 97 in the final round to finish at 268.
The Mustangs will be in action again on March 3-4 in Henderson, Nev., at the Las Vegas Desert Classic hosted by Missouri-St. Louis.

Moore, Mustangs Finish Fifth in San Antonio

Sophomore Brenna Moore fired the best round of the day as she finished fifth and help the Midwestern State Mustangs to a fifth place finish at the Lady Rattler Roundup at the Dominion Country Club.
Moore fired a 1-over-par 73 in the final round for a two-round total of 8-over 152.  The Burkburnett sophomore was 10 strokes off the lead of Tarleton State's Isabell Perea who also had a 73 on Tuesday to finish at 2-under 142. The TexAnn's Jacqueline Lau was second at 1-over 145, while St. Edward's Melisa Gonzalez was third at 6-over 150.
The Mustangs made a move on Tuesday, jumping Incarnate Word and West Texas A&M into fifth, tied with Northeastern State at 633.
Tarleton State won the team event with a 596 after shooting a 305 on Tuesday.  St. Ed's was second at 613, with Dallas Baptist at 622 and Oklahoma Christian at 628.
Senior Taylor Klutts recorded a top 20 finish, carding a 78 on Tuesday for a 158 total for a tie at 19th.  Senior Lauren Romines had the third best round for the Mustangs on Tuesday with a 79, but finished with a 167.
Seniors Lindsay Burkhart and Kendra Whittley each posted an 84 in the final round as Burkhart totaled 162 and Whittley 166.
Midwestern plays again on March 3rd and 4th at the Las Vegas Desert Classic hosted by Missouri-St. Louis in Henderson, Nev.

12th Annual Football Tryout Day April 6

Midwestern State will host its 12th Annual Football Tryout Day on Sat., April 6 at the MSU Practice across from D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

Participants must register online at (Online Registration) no later than Thursday, April 4.

Potential student-athletes must bring workout gear, cleats, proof of physical, unofficial high school transcripts, a copy of SAT or ACT scores and a highlight tape or DVD.

Please note that all physicals must be from Feb. 2012 or later.

For more information contact coach Brian Natkin via email at