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Simms released from A-State basketball team

Senior guard Deven Simms was released on Saturday from the Arkansas State Men’s basketball team after failing to meet the standards of “brotherhood” set by A-state head coach Mike Balado.

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Sunday 11/19/2017
Red Wolves secure bowl eligibility with 30-12 win over Texas State
Posted: November 19, 2017

Arkansas State football is now bowl eligible for the seventh consecutive year with a 30-12 victory over Sun Belt opponent Texas State.  The Red Wolves move to 5-1 in the SBC.

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Sunday 11/05/2017
A-State defeats Harding 93-65 in exhibition matchup
Posted: November 05, 2017

Junior guard Ty Cockfield had a team-high of 17 points leading Arkansas State to a 93-65 defeat over Harding University Saturday night. A-State never trailed.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
Red Wolves win exhibition matchup 83-52
Updated: November 03, 2017 - 12:57 pm

Led by sophomore guard Starr Taylor with 12 points, Arkansas State defeated The University of Arkansas Monticello 83-52 in their home opening exhibition matchup.

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Green Bay Packers’ Odom continues to beat the odds
Updated: November 02, 2017 - 12:26 pm

“You have to be mentally focused and locked in every single snap,” said former

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Sunday 10/29/2017
Red Wolves defeat the NMSU Aggies in Sun Belt matchup
Posted: October 29, 2017

The Arkansas State Red Wolves remain undefeated in the Sun Belt Conference with a 37-21 victory over New Mexico State. A-State is now 4-0.

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Friday 10/20/2017
Red Wolves defeat Ragin' Cajuns in a 47-3 victory
Posted: October 20, 2017

In Thursday’s SBC midweek matchup, the Red Wolves dominated the Ragin’ Cajuns both defensively and offensively.  Arkansas State defeated Louisiana 47-3.

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Sunday 10/15/2017
Red Wolves defeat Coastal Carolina in homecoming victory
Posted: October 15, 2017

Fans packed into Centennial Bank Stadium for a homecoming showdown against SBC opponent Coastal Carolina. The Red Wolves defeated the Chanticleers 51-17.

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Friday 10/13/2017
"Cancer, I don’t have time for you”
Posted: October 13, 2017

Breast Cancer is something that women shouldn’t have to go through alone and at Arkansas State, women don’t have to.

“Hm, cancer I don’t have time for you, so we’re going to get this knocked out. Cancer was not beating me,” Wendy Anderson said.

Arkansas State head football coach Blake Anderson and assistant basketball coach Mike Scutero both have wives who are fighting through this disease, but they are not fighting alone.

One in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S.

Kimberly Scutero, 39, of Orlando, is the administrative assistant to the vice chancellor of Finance & Administration at Arkansas State University. She is the mother of two boys Noah and Kaleb.

“I stumbled upon it by pure coincidence,” said Kimberly. “I found the lump myself. So, I knew that I needed to go get a mammogram. I had that done on June 26. When I went to do my mammogram, they called me in a room to tell me that it wasn’t only the spot I discovered, but there was another spot in a lymph node as well.”

It was similar to the story told by Wendy Anderson, 47 of Conroe, Texas. She is the mother of three children Coleton, Callie and Cason. 

"I found it by accident," said Wendy. "I got sun burnt and my bathing suit had slipped a little and I scratched. When I scratched, I said to myself that’s a lump and I initially thought it was a cist because my mom had a couple of cist in the past. I really wasn’t paranoid at that point.”

Wendy was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in the spring. Wendy traveled to Mexico for six weeks to receive special treatment that isn't offered in the U.S.

Initially, doctors informed Wendy that the tumors they discovered were inoperable due to the location of the tumors.

June 28, Kimberly went in for a biopsy on the three spots that were discovered, on June 29. The doctors called Kimberly to tell her that all the spots were malignant.

“It was horrible. I’m so much better now, obviously because I've had time to digest it. But at that point you just don’t know what stage you are. You just know that you have two tumors and a lymph node that are infected and it’s a fast-growing type of cancer,” said Kimberly.

“I find the strength from my kids, they’re just so young and that’s what I’m living for. That’s what you get up for every day, you want to show them that you can do this. This is not a death sentence at all, this is treatable," said Kimberly.

Breast cancer is something that can’t be avoided, however, there are various ways that it can be detected at early stages, like getting tested for the BRCA gene. The BRCA gene test is a blood test that uses DNA analysis to identify harmful changes in the breast.

Wendy added, “The Arkansas State family has been really good to me. When I was gone to Mexico, all the coaches’ wives chipped in to help me feed the kids and that was a major relief. I didn’t have to worry about what was going on.

“For me quitting or giving up was never really an option. I knew I had so much more to live for. I’m going to see my kids graduate and I’m going to see my kids married and I will play with my grandbabies,” said Wendy.

About 85 percent of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic mutations that happen because of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.

Get your mammograms. 

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Monday 09/18/2017
Red Wolves defeat the UAPB Golden Lions 48-3
Posted: September 18, 2017

Arkansas State easily defeated the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions 48-3 in the Red Wolves home opener on Saturday night. This improved A-State’s record to 1-1 on the season. Fans totaling 24,371 were at Centennial Bank Stadium for the first football game in Jonesboro this year. 

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Friday 09/08/2017
Arkansas State Hosts UAPB in an In-State Matchup
Posted: September 08, 2017

After the disappointing cancellation of the Miami game due to Hurricane Irma, Arkansas State looks forward to playing in an in-state matchup against the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB) Golden Lions next Saturday.

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A-State track star represented team USA
Posted: September 08, 2017

Jaylen Bacon ran third leg at 2017 IAAF World Championship 

Arkansas State’s Jaylen Bacon capped o his incredible junior season by assisting team USA to a silver medal at the World Championship this summer.

Bacon, five-time Sun Belt champion, initially qualified for the relay team in June by finishing fourth place in the 100m dash with a time of 10.10 at the USA Outdoor Championship.

In order to qualify for the World Championship the runner must capture a time that falls in the top six. Bacon missed individual qualifications by one spot.

Team USA posted a 4x100m time of 37.52 with the host Great Britain winning the race with a time of 37.47. Team Jamaica, led by Usian Bolt saw its 10-year streak of gold in the 4x100 come to a close.

“At the time Bolt was competition” Bacon said. “You can’t be the one to mess up and I wasn’t going to be the one to mess up, so I had to dial in. But after the race, I felt excited that I got to be a part of his last race.”

Bacon earned a bronze in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championship last season, marking the first male athlete to capture a podium finish at Arkansas State.

Bacon is ranked second all-time at A-State in Indoor competition, in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash. He also is a four-time All-Sun Belt Conference holder and claims a program record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.70 seconds.

“It’s been a long road since my freshman year just to get here,” Bacon said. “Then coming out and running in front of 70,000 plus people, it’s definitely something to be proud of.”

Indoor for the Baconator will begin in December while outdoor competion will resume in March.

“I plan to bring some NCAA championships,” Bacon said. “I've dialed everything back. Practice will resume again for me in October. It’s been an entire year of training for me, and its only healthy that you give your body a break.”

“I definitely need to take a physical and mental break,” Bacon said. 

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Sunday 05/21/2017
Softball wins NCSA World Series National Championship
Updated: May 21, 2017 - 6:21 pm

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Victory is sweet as Arkansas State University found out after winning the National Club Softball Association (NCSA) World Series Sunday morning at the South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus. The Red Wolves defeated two-time defending champion James Madison, 4-0, to take the crown.

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Thursday 04/27/2017
A-State Track and Field captures five first place finishes at home
Posted: April 27, 2017

The Arkansas State track and field team won five events on Friday in day one of the Red Wolves Open at the A-State Track & Field Complex.

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A-State rugby defeats Navy 25-7 in tournament
Posted: April 27, 2017

The Red Wolves, now 9-1-1 overall, will travel to Stevens Stadium in Santa Clara, California on May 6, to play the California Golden Bears, a 35-14 winner over Penn State, in the finals of the Varsity Cup National Collegiate Rugby Championship.

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Wednesday 04/26/2017
Blaise Taylor earns A-State Distinguished Service Award
Posted: April 26, 2017

Two-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection Blaise Taylor was announced Tuesday as one of the eight outstanding students to receive a Distinguished Service Award  from Arkansas State.

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Friday 04/21/2017
A-State will face South Alabama Saturday
Posted: April 21, 2017

Arkansas State drops a three game series to Louisiana-Lafayette at M.C. “Tigue” Moore Field in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Aundrea Gamble looks to further basketball career
Posted: April 21, 2017

The Los Angeles Sparks announced that they would sign former Red Wolf Aundrea Gamble to a training camp contract. 

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A-State bowling concludes season at the NCAA tournament
Posted: April 21, 2017

The Arkansas State women’s bowling team lost a 4-0 contest to Sam Houston State Saturday morning at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to end its quest for its first national championship and finished in a tie for fifth in the event for the fourth straight season.

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Wednesday 04/19/2017
A-State raises the bar with $11 million contract
Posted: April 19, 2017

The Arkansas State Athletics Department has an $11 million seven-year partnership extension with Adidas.

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Saturday 04/15/2017
Rugby advances to varsity cup quarterfinal
Posted: April 15, 2017

Arkansas State University’s rugby team defeated the University of Oklahoma with a 69-7 victory Saturday afternoon on the OU campus. 

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Friday 04/14/2017
Arkansas State plans to bring its football facilities to the next level
Posted: April 14, 2017

Arkansas State Football plans to take its facilities to the next level, with the operation of the two-level, 58,000-square foot football operations facility in Centennial Bank Stadium’s north end zone.

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Thursday 04/13/2017
A-State vs. Memphis
Posted: April 13, 2017

The Arkansas State baseball team beat the Memphis Tigers 11-4 Tuesday to improve to 19-14 on the season.

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Wednesday 04/05/2017
Arkansas State make progess towards SBC tournament
Posted: April 05, 2017

The Arkansas State men’s and women’s track and field teams make strong progress toward the Sun Belt conference outdoor Championships at Saturday’s invitational at Texas State.

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Men’s golf competes in Ridge Pointe Country Club tournament
Posted: April 05, 2017

The Arkansas State men’s golf team completed two rounds of its annual home tournament Monday. 

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Friday 03/31/2017
Spring football has arrived at A-State
Posted: March 31, 2017

The Arkansas State football team began its fourth spring camp under head coach Blake Anderson Tuesday evening at Centennial Bank Stadium.

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Thursday 03/30/2017
A-State finishes second in Southland tournament
Posted: March 30, 2017

The Arkansas State women’s bowling team placed second in the Southland Bowling League Tournament last weekend.

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Wednesday 03/29/2017
Arkansas State to hire Mike Balado
Posted: March 29, 2017

The search for the Arkansas State head basketball coach comes to an end with the hiring of Mike Balado.

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Sunday 03/19/2017
A-State to name Mike Balado as men’s basketball coach
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 8:00 pm

A-State is slated to announce a men’s basketball head coach replacement on Monday.

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Monday 03/13/2017
Basketball coach announces resignation
Posted: March 13, 2017

Arkansas State will begin searching for its 16th all-time head men’s basketball coach as Grant McCasland announced his resignation Monday.

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A-State tennis drops match to Central Arkansas
Posted: March 13, 2017

The A-State tennis team suffered a 5-2 loss to Central Arkansas Sunday afternoon.

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Friday 03/10/2017
Red Wolves make an early exit in the Sun Belt Conference tournament
Posted: March 10, 2017

The Arkansas State Red Wolves made an early exit in the Sun Belt Conference tournament when the fell

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A-State falls to Troy, 105-72
Posted: March 10, 2017

Post season play ended for the Arkansas State women’s basketball team when they fell to Troy 105-72 in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament Thursday.

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A-State rugby ties with Lindenwood 17-17
Posted: March 10, 2017

The Arkansas State rugby match against Lindenwood ended in a 17-17 tie on Sunday.

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Thursday 03/09/2017
Arkansas State falls to Cincinnati
Posted: March 09, 2017

The Arkansas State baseball team fell behind 6-1 after three innings and couldn’t make a comeback resulting in an 11-4 loss to Cincinnati Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Tomlinson Stadium.

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Devin Carter named All-SBC second team
Posted: March 09, 2017

Senior guard Devin Carter, of Champaign, Illinois, has been named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team, the league office announced Monday.

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Wednesday 03/08/2017
Red Wolves to advance in the SBC tournament
Posted: March 08, 2017

March Madness is alive and well in the Big Easy as the Arkansas State Red Wolves pull an 61-54 upset over 6 seed Georgia Southern, in the opening round of the Sun Belt Conference Championship Tuesday night.

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Sunday 02/26/2017
The Lady Red Wolves against Georgia Southern | Feb. 25th Game Recap
Updated: February 26, 2017 - 2:42 am

The Arkansas State women’s basketball team concluded their home season by honoring seniors Brittany Fowler and Dominque Oliver on Saturday against Georgia Southern. The Red Wolves fell to the Eagles 54-76.

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Saturday 02/25/2017
Arkansas State tennis falls to Eastern Kentucky
Posted: February 25, 2017

 The Arkansas State women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to Eastern Kentucky to conclude its two-match road swing through the state of Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.

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A-State bowling finishes runner-up at Crusader Classic
Posted: February 25, 2017

 The Arkansas State women’s bowling team finished second in the Crusader Classic on Sunday.

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Wednesday 02/22/2017
Red Wolves fall to 9-4 in Sun Belt Conference play
Posted: February 22, 2017

 The Red Wolves fell to Sun Belt Conference-leader Little Rock 60-35 at the Convocation Center Friday night in the annual ‘Pink Zone’ game. 

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Arkansas State Falls to Ole Miss
Posted: February 22, 2017

The Arkansas State baseball team suffered a 16-4 loss to eighth-ranked Ole Miss Tuesday night.

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Red Wolves break losing streak
Posted: February 22, 2017

 Breaking a two-game losing streak, the Arkansas State men’s basketball team improved their overall record to 19-8 by beating ULAR Friday night.

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A-State baseball remains undefeated
Posted: February 22, 2017

 The Arkansas State Red Wolves dominated in their home opener on Friday with a booming 6-0 shutout over the New York Tech Bears. 

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Sunday 02/19/2017
A-State tennis falls to Murray State, prepares for Western Kentucky match
Posted: February 19, 2017

The Arkansas State women’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 match up against Murray State Friday afternoon. 

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Saturday 02/18/2017
A-State Rugby advances to 3-0 with win over LSU
Posted: February 18, 2017

Despite being down at the half, No. 10-ranked Arkansas State University’s rugby club came back to defeat Louisiana State, 27-17, Saturday afternoon at LSU’s UREC Field Complex in Baton Rouge.

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Friday 02/17/2017
Red Wolves fall to 9-3 in Sun Belt Conference play
Posted: February 17, 2017

Arkansas State suffered a 63-43 heartbreak on Thursday against the Texas State Bobcats. 

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Thursday 02/16/2017
Say hello to America’s pastime
Posted: February 16, 2017

Coach Tommy Raffo and the A-State baseball team are just days away from the 2017 season. Here’s what we can expect from our Red Wolves.

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A-State drops two key Sun Belt Matchups
Posted: February 16, 2017

The Red Wolves snapped a seven-game win streak when they fell to UT Arlington 81-75 at College Park on Saturday. 

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Monday 02/13/2017
Red Wolves defeat Coastal Carolina in Sun Belt Conference match-up
Posted: February 13, 2017

 Intensity was high in the Convocation Center Monday night when the Red Wolves pummeled the Chanticleers 67-57. Arkansas State improved its record to 18-6 overall and 9-2 in conference play.

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