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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

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,...

Lady Statesmen Defeats Shorter

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...