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Cardinal Athletic Events, the Week That Was (October 9th – October 15th)

 

Mineral Area College Volleyball

The Mineral Area College volleyball team traveled to Hillsboro, MO to take on region rival Jefferson College on Tuesday, October 10th.  The Lady Cardinals were able to defeat the Lady Vikings 3-0.  The MAC volleyball team then hosted the Hub’s Pub and Grill Cardinal Classic on Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th.  On Friday, MAC defeated McHenry County College 3-0 and Butler CC 3-0.  The Lady Cardinals wrapped up the weekend on Saturday, by defeating Lake Land College 3-0 and Rend Lake College 3-0.   MAC remains undefeated with a 29-0 record.  They are also 3-0 in Region XVI play, 4-0 in MCCAC play, and ranked #8 in the latest NJCAA D1 poll. 

 

Mineral Area College Baseball

The Mineral Area College baseball team traveled to William Woods University on Friday, October 13th.  The Cardinals fell to William Woods in both ends of the double-header.  The MAC baseball team now has a record of 3-6 this fall.

 

Mineral Area College Men’s Basketball

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. 

 

Cardinal Athletic Events, the Week That IS (October 16th – October 22nd)

 

 

Mineral Area College Volleyball

The Lady Cardinals will host region rival MSU-West Plains on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30pm.  Wednesday’s match will also be part of this year’s Midnight Madness.  MAC will wrap up their week when they host Vincennes University of Thursday, October 19th at 6:30pm. 

 

Mineral Area College Golf

The Mineral Area College golf team is hosting a tournament at Crown Pointe Golf Club on Monday, October 16th.  The tournament will kick off at 11:00am.  Teams participating include Lewis and Clark CC, North Central Missouri College, Crowley’s Ridge College and MAC.

 

 

 

Mineral Area College Baseball

The Mineral Area College baseball team will play their Fall World Series this week at home.  First game of the best of five series will begin on Tuesday, October 17th at 3:30pm.

 

Mineral Area College Men’s Basketball

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. 

 

(10/16/17)  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."