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(10/16/17) Midnight Madness is this Wednesday. Tailgating with free hotdogs, chips and drinks, meeting the Mineral Area College athletes and a chance to win free tuition for spring semester will be part of the evening’s fun during Mineral Area College’s annual Midnight Madness, which takes place beginning at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Robert E. Sechrest Sr. Field House. The evening is sponsored by MAC Athletics and MAC Student Activities. Mike Overman, the community college’s athletic director, said Midnight Madness “stirs up the passion for MAC sports.”
“Midnight Madness is a great fall event on the MAC Campus,” he said. “We’ll be kicking off the sports year with an outstanding volleyball match against rival MSU-West Plains and an introduction to our men’s and women’s basketball teams.”
The evening is open to everyone. Tailgating, with grilled hotdogs, will be served in front of the Sechrest Field House at 5 p.m. The volleyball game against MSU West Plains begins at 6:30 p.m. After the game, the crowd will be introduced to the men’s and women’s basketball players, the cheerleaders and Kirby.
Other activities set for the night include a glimpse of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, and three-point and slam dunk competitions that include a shot for someone to win free tuition for the upcoming spring semester. Over the course of the evening, MAC faculty and staff will also be collecting toiletries for the MAC food pantry at the front entrance of the Field House. All donated items will help MAC students that are in need.
“It’s one of the most exciting and fun-filled events this college offers,” Overman said. “The high energy level in the field house adds to the games and activities of the night. It’s gratifying to see the team members and crowd get all fired up about the upcoming basketball season, especially the little kids who will become our next generation of Cards fans."
(10/16/17) Cardinals continue scrimmage schedule. The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team traveled to Vincennes, IN on Sunday, October 15th to participate in a jamboree hosted by Vincennes University. The Cardinals went 1-1 at the jamboree on Sunday.
The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team will travel to Carterville, IL to participate in a jamboree hosted by John A. Logan College on Sunday, October 22nd.
(10/9/17) Men's team opens up preseason schedule this weekend. The MAC men’s basketball team will open up their preseason schedule on Sunday, October 15th, when they travel to Vincennes, IN to participate in a jamboree hosted by Vincennes University.
(9/6/17) MAC releases 2017-2018 schedule. Head Coach Luke Strege has released the men's basketball schedule for this season. To view the schedule click on the link above. MAC is coming off a 28-3 season where they finished ranked 9th in final NJCAA poll.
(6/23/17) MAC to host first ever Summer Shootout.
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(4/26/17) Head Coach Luke Strege announces basketball camp dates. The Luke Strege Basketball Camp will be from July 17th-21st. Click below for the flyer and registration form.
Luke Strege Basketball Camp
(4/17/17) Zac Cuthbertson receives national honors. Congratulations to MAC sophomore Zac Cuthbertson on being named an NJCAA 3rd Team All-American.
(3/30/17) Sixth Cardinal sophomore commits to NCAA Division 1 school. Sophomore Shawn Roundtree has committed to Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Roundtree is the latest of a half-dozen MAC sophomores to commit or sign this year. Below is the list of sophomore standouts and where they will be attending next year.
Zac Cuthbertson - UNC-Wilmington (NCAA DI)
Devin Thomas - Indiana State (NCAA DI)
Darius Thompson - UT-Martin (NCAA DI)
Tyler Kohl-Ross - Central Connecticut (NCAA DI)
Lamar Morgan - Coppin State (NCAA DI)
Shawn Roundtree - Central Michigan (NCAA DI)
(3/29/17) Sophomore Zac Cuthbertson named Region 16 Player of the Year. Zac Cuthbertson (Pleasant Hill, North Carolina) was named the Region 16 Player of the Year for 2016-2017. The versatile forward averaged 14.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game. He has committed to The University of North Carolina-Wilmington for next year.
(3/20/17) Five Cardinals garner post-season honors. The men had an outstanding season narrowly missing out a bid to the NJCAA National Tournament. They finished the season 28-3. They were fueled by some outstanding sophomores who were named to the MCCAC All-Conference and NJCAA All-Region teams listed below.
Zac Cuthbertson - All-Region 1st Team; All-Conference 1st Team
Shawn Roundtree - All-Region 1st Team; All-Conference 1st Team
Devin Thomas - All-Region 1st Team; All-Conference 1st Team
Lamar Morgan - All-Region 1st Team; All-Conference 1st Team
Darius Thompson - All-Region Honorable Mention; All-Conference 2nd Team