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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Didja Know?

A few things about Minnesota State Athletics you might not have been aware of.

Elisha McSweeny
The National Basketball Association draft is slated for June 23rd.  And although no Minnesota State players will be selected this year, MSU has had one player chosen in the annual event, which has been held every year since 1947.  Center/foward Elisha McSweeney was picked in the tenth round (171st overall) by Cleveland in 1976. 

The Green Bay Packers are doling out Super Bowl championship rings tonight (Thursday, June 16) at a ring ceremony. Former Minnesota State offensive lineman Adrian Battles, who played for the Mavericks from 2005-09 and was a member of the Packers' practice squad during their 2011 championship run, will be a recipient of a ring.

The 1979-80 Maverick men's hockey team that captured the NCAA Division II national championship scored 293 goals in 40 games.  Turns out that's an all-division record with MSU's 293 besting the 292 goals scored by the University of Maine in 1992-93.  Plattsburgh State, with 290 goals in 1985-86, owns the Division III mark.

It's great to be a Maverick!

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