Monday, October 26, 2009

New Web Site, Monday's Press Conference Videos

Fans, please update your bookmarks, McMurry's new athletics web site address is

Here is Monday's Football Press Conference with Marcus Franklin and Hal Mumme

Here is Monday's Cross Country Press Conference with Ken Wheeler

Senior Diary: Ken Wheeler and cross country teams prepare for conference championships

It's been an interesting month for me individually and for the men's and women's teams since the last time I wrote. We have had quite a few ups and downs, a lot of successful meets, records broke, dealing with injury, stress, and a lot of surprises...but putting all that aside, there is only one meet that really counts. Cross Country is funny like that. At the end of the season, only one race matters. Only one chance. Understanding that it's easy to see how anything can happen. Next Saturday will be our Conference meet held in Mississippi, and we are definitely doing everything we can to get ready. We all have our goals and expectations, and each day that passes the intensity grows. For many of us this will be our last Conference meet, and after competing together since 06, a chance to make some more awesome memories. So if you see a runner wish them luck, and let's go take care of business!!! (John 14:1)

--Ken Wheeler

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Senior Diary: Kelton reflects on volleyball team's improvement

We are on a roll; we have been playing so well together. In the years past I think we have peaked too early; where as this year we had a rough start and now at the middle and end of our season we are playing our best. We are winning and enjoy the great game of volleyball. The past 2 weeks we had the McMurry Classic and a tournament at Austin College. We swept all 3 teams at the McMurry Classic and went 2-1 at the Austin College Tournament. At the beginning of the season we had the University of Dallas tournament at Austin college and really had a rough time there going 1-2, losing against Austin College and University of Dallas. This time around it was different we came out a beat both of them. We played as a team and worked hard for every point.

Being a senior and knowing that you only have a couple more weeks of your volleyball career left you really have a different perspective on playing. You don’t want to end the season, and you don’t want to be satisfied with yourself and how you played. I have not been so worried about winning but more enjoying myself in the game, I think that by having fun, playing with 110% every ball, and being encouraging to my teammates, winning will come. We only have two more conference games left this season, we will be play on Wednesday in Schreiner and Saturday in Alpine Sul Ross State. Then we have a full week to prepare for the conference tournament!

-- Danielle Kelton