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Linebacker gets new start

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Chad Benkelman planned to play football and get an education at Chadron (Neb.) State College. His life changed dramatically in the fall of 2007. Benkelman was a freshman on the Eagles’ scout team when his father, Charles, died from ...

Things are going swimmingly for Mavs

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Alex Rogers and Kelly Hogan knew they liked Colorado. An opportunity to go to college and compete in an intercollegiate sport helped them decide to enroll at Mesa State College. The two freshmen are among 29 new faces competing on the Mesa ...

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MAV WATCH: Mavs, Mines put RMAC records on line

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For the second year in a row, the Colorado School of Mines and Mesa State College football teams have undefeated RMAC records when they meet. Mesa State (3-2, 3-0 RMAC) stole a 27-24 victory last year in Golden to spoil the Orediggers ...

Mavs falter in final moments to Mines

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There was no rally this time. The Mesa State College football team had a chance with 1:19 left Saturday night down by six, but couldn’t score, falling 23-17 to Colorado School of Mines at Stocker Stadium. Mines (4-2, 4-0 RMAC) ended a ...

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Ramirez heads game winner for Mavericks

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Dany Ramirez was beginning to wonder what it would take to score again. Apparently, it takes throwing your body toward the ball. The Mesa State College junior forward lunged for the ball kicked by Kira Brannan and headed it past New Mexico ...

Mavs roll to win in volleyball

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Ali Tompkins’ final attack of the night Friday went sailing toward the back wall. Some at Brownson Arena were thinking Game 3 would never end. But one of the CU-Colorado Springs blockers got just the tip of a finger on the ball, and ...


Mavericks thriving during conference play

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The young Mesa State College football team’s offense got off to a slow start, but has busted loose since RMAC play began. Redshirt freshman quarterback Robert Felberg has gone from throwing five interceptions and no touchdowns in the ...

Tough to take: Mavs fall in five to Mines

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Kaity Edmiston remembers entering Saunders Fieldhouse as a freshman on the Colorado School of Mines volleyball team. “I remember coming here my freshman year and I had hometown jitters,” the Palisade High School graduate said ...

Mesa State selects A.J. Stevens to jump-start lacrosse program

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A.J. Stevens finally found the right job as a lacrosse coach. Stevens, 39, was introduced Thursday as Mesa State College’s director of lacrosse and men’s lacrosse coach. Mesa State added lacrosse to its athletics program in ...

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‘Dirt Devils’ keep ball alive: Mavs’ back-row players proud of floor burns

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Floor burns are part of the job description when you play in the back row on a volleyball team. Those scrapes, strawberries and bruises are worn as a badge of honor. “We get that a lot, ‘Why would you want to dive on that and not ...

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