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What the Heck is Pickle Ball?

What the Heck is Pickle Ball?

February 18, 2017

Delta State University offers several athletic activities non-athlete students can participate in throughout each semester. One sport is rather unique in its style and rules known as pickle ball.   The intramural sports program splits its recreational activities into two semesters. In the fall, they offer things such...

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Lady Statesmen Swimmers Split

February 11, 2017

On Jan., 21 the No. 4 ranked Lady Statesmen hit the pool running (or swimming, if you will), beating West Florida before falling short to Emory University. Since it was the last meet of the regular season for DSU’s swim teams, the swimmers were hungry for the win.   The ladies had a tall order, facing the No. 1...

Gilbert (20) fights inside to score

Lady Statesmen Get Their Revenge

February 4, 2017

On Jan. 28, the Lady Statesmen basketball squad faced up against the North Alabama Lady Lions, hungry for a rematch. Only a couple of weeks ago, the Lady Statesmen fell short to the Lady Lions in their home court match up. The Lady Statesmen lost by a mere eight points, so they were eager to make up for that on Saturday.   The...

Gird Your Lions

DSU vs North Alabama

Bugg Davis

January 26, 2017

On Jan. 12, the Statesmen basketball team faced a home court battle against the North Alabama Lions, defeating them 84-80. The Statesmen won the opening tip and scored six unanswered points at the start of the game until North Alabama answered back with a three-pointer to stop the Statesmen’s run. From there, the game was...

Lady Statesmen Win against Mississippi Valley State

Lady Statesmen Win against Mississippi Valley State

October 30, 2016

Lady Statesmen Wrap Up Fall Season with a 17-3 Win over Mississippi Valley State University   The Delta State Women's Softball team is full of great potential. They are getting ready for the upcoming season in the spring. Before spring time gets here, though, they are taking advantage of some fall ball. This past Friday,...

Cross Country Girls’ Determination to Improve

October 3, 2016

Delta State Women's Cross Country season kicked off on Sept. 3, at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn., but training began long before then. "It's a tough sport," said Coach Doug Pinkerton, who accepted the head coach position for cross country at Delta State 13 years ago. The girls’ typical practice is full...

Statesmen Lose to West Georgia, 34-24

Statesmen Lose to West Georgia, 34-24

September 22, 2016

Sept. 17, marked the third game of the season for the Statesmen. They faced their first away game against the West Georgia Wolves who are currently ranked No. 3. The Statesmen were first to score in the afternoon game on Saturday. Freshman defensive end Zane Samuel came up big when he blocked West Georgia's punt and re...

Lady Statesmen Season Review

Lady Statesmen Season Review

March 26, 2016

The Lady Statesmen of Delta State experienced great amounts of success this basketball season. The Lady Statesmen captured their 16th GSC Women's Basketball Tournament title and the first since 2008-09. DSU finished as the GSC Tournament runner-up the last two seasons falling to Union in last years final 62-50. Chels...

Statesmen Snap Back From Losing Streak

February 24, 2016

CLEVELAND, Mississippi. – The Delta State University men's basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak with an 86-71 win over the Shorter University Hawks on Thursday. The Statesmen used a 12-5 run to boost momentum, leading 19-8 with 13:56 to go in the first half. With 4:40 remaining, Delta State gained its largest lead, 21 points,...

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Lady Statesmen Defeats Shorter

February 24, 2016

CLEVELAND, Miss. -- Senior Chelsey Rhodes tied her career-high with 34 points to lead Delta State University (18-5, 15-5 GSC) to a 49-38 win over Shorter University (17-8, 14-6 GSC) on Thursday at Lloyd Clark Court-Walter Sillers Coliseum. The victory moved DSU one step closer to securing a home game in the upcoming Gulf Sou...

Statesmen Trounce Argos at Home

February 11, 2016

CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Delta State University's offensive dominance included five Statesmen scoring in double figures en route to a 74-48 victory over West Florida on Thursday night at Walter Sillers Coliseum. Delta State carried their offensive rampage from its previous game into the contest with West Florida. DSU started...

Statesmen Drops the Ball

Statesmen Drops the Ball

January 28, 2016

JACKSON, Tennessee. – Despite a comeback-effort during the second half, the Delta State University men's basketball team dropped its third straight game in a 51-48 loss to Union University on Thursday at Fred DeLay Gym. Two Statesmen scored in double digits. Devin Schmidt led the team with 16 points, followed by freshman Br...