Strikingly similar

PSU to face Mustangs in Mineral Water Bowl Michael Bauer | sports editor The last time senior linebacker Nate Dreiling and his PSU teammates were in the Mineral Water Bowl, he was only a freshman and the Gorillas were coming off a disappointing 2010 regular season. Dreiling can recall the weather from that day’s 13-9 victory over Concordia-St. Paul University. “All I remember was that it was really cold that day,” he said. Fast forward three years and one national championship later, Dreiling and the rest of the Pitt State seniors will get a chance to end their careers the same way it began. With temperatures expected to be as low as 19 degrees this…

Mueller named new volleyball head coach

Michael Bauer | sports editor The Pittsburg State volleyball team has opened up a new chapter in the program’s history book. After 15 years of transforming the Gorillas from a doormat into national qualifiers, head coach Ibraheem Suberu retired on Thursday, Nov. 21. To lead the Gorillas forward, Pitt State picked a familiar face by promoting assistant coach Jenny Mueller to head coach. Mueller was introduced as the new coach on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at John Lance Arena. “It’s wonderful to have this opportunity to move up to head coach,” Mueller said during her introductory press conference. “There are some big shoes to fill.” Mueller has served the last three seasons as the Gorillas’ assistant…

Men, women fall short

Men currently 3-3 overall Steven Gomez | reporter The Gorilla men’s basketball team fell short to West Texas A&M in a hard-fought battle on Saturday, Nov. 30, in Canyon, Texas. The Gorillas entered the game confident from a three-game winning streak. The Gorillas executed their offense well enough to attain the lead going into halftime. The team shot 42.9 percent from the field and were 6-8 from the free throw line. Junior guard Devon Branch led the way for the Gorillas with 17 points. One main factor that kept West Texas A&M close in the first half were the seven turnovers by the Gorillas. They went in at the half leading 33-27. “This week in…