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Hornets use big first half to coast past Lions, 49-21

Hornets use big first half to coast past Lions, 49-21

Adam Blake, Sports Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

The Hornets scored a touchdown on 6 of their 8 first-half possessions, propelling them to a 49-21 win over Missouri Southern State last Saturday in front of the Family & Friends Day crowd at Welch Stadium. “I was pleased with how we came out and started the game in all phases,” said Emporia... Read more »

Support Our Players

Support Our Players

Bethany Bowman, Sports Writer
September 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

Tailgating has been a huge part of college and professional football for years. Many fans today avoid the hefty prices of tickets by simply enjoying the atmosphere outside of the game with some burgers and beer. They want to experience game day, but don’t want to break the bank. Tickets to see big ... Read more »

Finicky Sponsors

Finicky Sponsors

Derrick Duncan, Sports Writer
September 20, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

Endorsement deals have been falling through the cracks for many athletes lately, but Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall is one athlete in particular that should not have been dropped by his current sponsors. Marshall lost endorsement deals with The Air Academy, Federal Credit Union and Century... Read more »

Specialists Buckingham and Morton thrive behind the scenes for ESU football

Specialists Buckingham and Morton thrive behind the scenes for ESU football

Bethany Bowman, Sports Writer
September 20, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

Austin Morton, junior kicker, and Reid Buckingham, junior long snapper, know that they may not have the most glamorous positions on the ESU football team. “Especially this past year, I feel like people kind of realized how important specialists are here at Emporia State,” said Morton. Buckingham began... Read more »

Volleyball goes 1-3 at Washburn Invitational

Derrick Duncan, Sports Writer
September 12, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Emporia State volleyball traveled to Topeka, Kansas last Friday for the Washburn Invitational. The Hornets struggled early against Drury but were able to start a brief rally before falling 25-15, 25-15, 25-23 in their first match of the day. Senior outside hitter, Josie Williams, led the team with eig... Read more »

Soccer goes 0-1-1 at MIAA/GAC Challenge

Derrick Duncan, Sports Writer
September 12, 2016
Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Emporia State soccer team traveled to Arkadelphia, Arkansas last Friday for the MIAA/GAC Challenge. Emporia matched up against Ouachita Baptist in game one. The game ended in a scoreless tie after a full 110 minutes of play. It is the first time since 2011 that the Hornets started their season off in... Read more »

Hornets place second at Twilight Classic

Derrick Duncan, Sports Writer
September 12, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Emporia State cross-country teams traveled to Hutchinson, Kansas for the Terry Masterson Twilight Classic last Friday.  Emily Schoenfield, junior, led the women with a second place finish (18:18) on the three-mile course. Schoenfield was one of three Hornets to finish in the top ten and was ... Read more »

Top-ranked Bearcats score 41 unanswered, defeat Hornets 41-14

Top-ranked Bearcats score 41 unanswered, defeat Hornets 41-14

Adam Blake, Sports Editor
September 12, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

After an encouraging start, an exhausted Hornet defense allowed 41 unanswered points to the top-ranked Northwest Missouri State Bearcats on route to a 41-14 defeat at Welch last Thursday. Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Braxton Marstall was efficient on ESU’s first offensive possession of the year... Read more »

ESU v. Northwest Missouri State Preview

Derrick Duncan, Sports Writer
August 31, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

The 24th-ranked Hornets will begin their 119th season of college football at home at 7p.m. on September 1st against the defending national champions and the top-ranked Northwest Missouri State Bearcats. The last time these two teams met was Dec. 5 2015 in the NCAA Division II Super Region-3 Champi... Read more »

Why do you stand?

Why do you stand?

Adam Blake, Sports Editor
August 31, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

Regardless of whether you’re a football fan or not, it’s becoming harder each day to avoid the fallout of the recent Colin Kaepernick debacle. Before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Aug. 26, San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew scrutiny by choosing to... Read more »

Marstall Eager to lead experienced hornet offense to victory

Marstall Eager to lead experienced hornet offense to victory

Adam Blake, Sports Editor
August 25, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

Coming off the most successful year in the program’s history, the Emporia State football team looks to continue their success with a new pair of hands under center this season. Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Braxton Marstall is no stranger to success at Welch Stadium. He threw for over 4,000 yard... Read more »

New Season Brings Improvements to Welch Stadium

New Season Brings Improvements to Welch Stadium

Derrick Walker, Sports Writer
August 25, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

The 2016-17 Emporia State University athletic season will see the official unveiling of the renovations to Welch Stadium. The makeover to Welch’s running track and football field cost approximately $900,000. Overseen by American Track Graphics (ATG) Sports Industries, work on the football field comme... Read more »

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