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‘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...

Taking a Knee for a Purpose

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

Filed under Baseball and Softball, Campus Happenings, Fall 2017, Okra Spotlight

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...

Statesmen Sync Second

Statesmen Sync Second

March 4, 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...

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...

Lady Statesmen Swimmers Split

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...

Lady Statesmen Get Their Revenge

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

Gird Your Lions

Bugg Davis

January 26, 2017

Filed under Basketball, Spring 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...