The Delta Statement

Delta State University VS. COVID-19

Delta State University VS. COVID-19

October 7, 2020

COVID-19 has caused university life as we know it to change. This year there's online classes, fewer campus activities and a restricted union. It’s hard to feel as though any aspect of regular student life has managed to stay the same. In athletics, there is a similar story.    This semester, Delta State’s football, soc...

The Lady Statesmen Ballers

Basketball and the Delta

April 24, 2020

The Delta State Women’s Basketball team recently finished their season 23-7. Although the NCAA cut the season short in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, DSU’s record is one to be proud of.  Prior to the virus frenzy DSU’s Lady Statesmen were causing a pandemic of their own on the court.  The team boasted countless win...

As a way to get back at Blizzard, protestors decided to turn the Chinese Overwatch character Mei into a symbol for the Free Hong Kong movement in an attempt to get Overwatch merchandise banned in China.

Hong Kong vs the Chilling Blizzard

November 22, 2019

The video game company Blizzard has been in a lot of hot water over the past month. At the end of a Hearthstone tournament in China, Blizzard banned the winner for shouting “Free Hong Kong.” Blizzard has received major backlash because of this, and people became very angry with Blizzard for two main reasons. The first: Bl...

Short-Term Memory Loss: How the Statesmen Plan to Turn Around the Season

Short-Term Memory Loss: How the Statesmen Plan to Turn Around the Season

September 28, 2018

With three losses already this season, Delta State's football team is moving on with some help from selective short-term memory loss.   The team is no longer focused on the past games. The Statesmen are ready to prove that these losses will not define their season. They are expecting a major turn around to the season...

DSU celebrates Anoucke Baas' winning goal.

National Signing Day Success for DSU Women’s Soccer

March 23, 2018

Delta State Women’s Soccer had a near record season in Fall 2017 with the best conference record they’ve had in nine years and are hoping their 13 signees who committed this week on National Signing Day will arrive in August ready to elevate their team to their best season yet. The Lady Statesmen came closer than ever...

'Tis the Season of Statesmen's Sports!

‘Tis the Season of Statesmen’s Sports!

November 5, 2017

  As the fall sports come to an end, winter is just around the corner. Winter is the year of bundling up, drinking hot chocolate, and watching indoor sports. These indoor sports are just as exciting as football and baseball games. Everyone participates and it's entertaining once the crowd gets riled up. The Statement welc...

Colin Kaepernick Taking a Knee with Team Mate

Taking a Knee for a Purpose

October 6, 2017

On Sept. 24, 2017, President Trump called African-American NFL athletes and their allies who knelt during National Anthem "sons of bitches." After his remark people are curious about standing for the National Anthem. In 2016, quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem, leaving fans and others curious about...

DSU Baseball: Adds Coach for 2018 Season

DSU Baseball: Adds Coach for 2018 Season

Ricky Silvestri, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2017

After the Statesmen's excellent 2017 season and World Series run, they have looked to reload an already experienced coaching staff with the addition of Coach Travis Graves. Graves brings with him 6 seasons (2012 to 2017) of experience as an associate coach at NJCAA powerhouse, Eastfield College. During his time at Eastfield,...

Tough Day at the Tennis Courts

Tough Day at the Tennis Courts

April 24, 2017

The Halls Ferry Road Tennis Courts in Vicksburg, Miss., hosted our Statesmen tennis team to face off against Alcorn State University on March 29. It was a tough time for the Statesmen. Alcorn University took the lead early during the round of doubles. On the third court Mason Vice and Joao Yamacita defeated their opponents,...

Lady Statesmen Sweep Union

Lady Statesmen Sweep Union

April 8, 2017

On March 4 and 5, the Lady Statesmen softball team faced up against Union University in a three-game show down. The Lady Statesmen destroyed the competition, claiming all three wins in their first home games of the season. This marks their first Gulf South Conference series win of the season.   In the first game of...

Statesmen Sync Second

Statesmen Sync Second

April 1, 2017

On Feb. 18, the Delta State men’s swim team competed in their final day of the NSISC Championships. After four days of intense competition between many different swim teams, the Statesmen pulled out of there with the silver.   The NSISC was hosted right here in Delta State’s very own pool. The campus was booming...

Lady Statesmen Send Falcons into Frenzy

Lady Statesmen Send Falcons into Frenzy

March 11, 2017

The Lady Statesmen softball team traveled outside Mississippi state lines to take on five different teams in Montevallo, Alabama during the second weekend of February.  In a weekend tournament they called “Falcon Frenzy,” the Lady Statesmen brought their A-game. They finished the weekend with four wins and only one loss.   Just...