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April 29, 2017

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No. 11 Wildcats look to defend home court

After being ranked for a third straight week, the No. 11 Wiley College men’s basketball team will look to protect its ranking when it hosts University of St. Thomas-Houston at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Texas College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. “I told the guys we owe these two teams,” said head coach Jameus Hartsfield, who

No. 8 Wildcats survive Mustangs in overtime

The No. 8 Wiley College men’s basketball team has won games in all kinds of ways and Friday night was no different. After losing the lead late in the second half, the Wildcats took control in overtime to defeat the University of the Southwest 85-76 in a Red River Athletic Conference game. “We fought hard,”

Wildcats rise to No. 8 in NAIA Poll

The Wiley College men’s basketball team’s surge in the polls continue as it climbed three spots for its highest ranking in the last decade at No. 8. After not receiving votes in the preseason poll, the Wildcats shot up to No. 11 in the December 6 poll after defeating then-No. 20 Texas Wesleyan and then-No.

Wildcats pull away in second half to down Rust College

The Wiley College men’s basketball team picked up its intensity in the second half to earn its second win of the season, 100-84 over Rust College on Homecoming Saturday at Alumni Gymnasium. The Wildcats (2-0) jumped out to a 15-point lead in the first half. George Page grabbed five of his nine rebounds in the

Wiley College Athletes participate in South Marshall Elementary’s annual STEM-A-thon run

Members of the Wiley College men’s and women’s basketball teams and men’s and women’s cross country teams showed their support for cancer awareness by participating in South Marshall Elementary’s annual STEM-A-Thon run. “It was fun because we got to give back to kids,” men’s basketball player Myron Taylor said. “It’s something everyone needs to do.”