Men fend off NSU, face LU in MIAA

| Michael Bauer sports editor | After losing its last three regular-season games and the bye-round of the MIAA Tournament, the Gorilla men’s basketball team recovered triumphantly against the RiverHawks of Northeastern State University on Monday, March 2, at John Lance Arena. Pitt State entered the competition as a fifth seed. The Gorillas outscored the RiverHawks 22-11 in the final six minutes of the game, expanding to a 4-point lead, which led to a 15-point win. With the victory, Pitt State advances to the quarterfinals. “I think they are pretty excited,” said Kevin Muff, head coach. “This is what we wanted. We made the tournament and then we wanted to get to Kansas City. As…

Girls drop back to back

The seniors of the Pittsburg State University women's basketball team pose for a picture with the pictures they recieved on senior night at The Weede, Saturday, Jan. 20.

| Cameron Molina reporter | It was a shocking home loss during the State Farm Trophy Series on Saturday, Feb. 21. The Lions of Missouri Southern prowled into John Lance arena looking to spoil the then ranked 7th Gorillas, on their senior night no less, and the Lions’ hope soon turned into a reality, sadly for Pitt State. The game had a slow pace. Missouri Southern scored off the tip to take a 2-0 lead. Neither PSU or MSSU allotted much ground, though. Senior Antqunita Reed (15 points) hit both free throws after a foul 30 seconds into the game. Senior Hailey Roderique then ended a two-minute drought with a lay-up off of a steal….

Gorilla men fall to ESU 74-67

| Michael Bauer Sports Editor | Pitt State’s chance for a regular season conference championship evaporated on Wednesday night, Feb. 25, in the Gorillas’ 74-67 loss to the Emporia State Hornets. With both teams entering the tip-off in need of a win; PSU to finish top of the MIAA and ESU to keep its hopes of playing in the conference tournament, it was a nail-biter of a game. While Emporia State is ranked 13th in shooting in MIAA, it certainly didn’t feel that way. The Hornets shot 59.5 percent from the field and went 25-42. In outside shots, they were 63.6 percent. The Gorillas were 44 percent from the field, going 22-49 and shot 21.4…

KSA celebrates Korean New Year

| Michael Bauer sports editor | James Weatherbie still isn’t quite sure if he knows the entire rules to Yuk Nori. But by now, he and the rest of the participants probably have a good grasp of them. As part of the celebration of the Korean Lunar New Year on Saturday, Feb. 21, the Korean Students Association (KSA) introduced students Yuk Nori, a traditional Korean game played during the lunar festival, as well as other aspects of their culture pertaining to the Korean New Year. “It was a little bit strange but it was fun,” said Weatherbie, graduate in HHPR. “It’s different than anything we have here in America.” This game involves volunteers acting as…

AXE Library future projects Q&A

| Michael Bauer Sports Editor | A discussion session concerning the future of Axe Library was held in which possible near-future remodeling projects were proposed and heard. The Collegio sat down with Randy Roberts, dean of library services, to discuss what the future holds for Pitt State’s library. What occurred during last week’s discussion? We are currently undergoing a process with the administration to investigate the library’s future; what it should look like, what services are offered, what resources can we make available, etc. We have been working with a consulting firm out of Lawrence: Clark and Huesemann. It is important to Axe and to the campus administration that there be student input on any…

Gorillas sweep NSU

| Michael Bauer sports editor | Pittsburg State used a series of three-point plays in the second half of its game against Northeastern State on Wednesday, Feb. 18, to go from a one-point lead to a 16-point advantage in the Gorillas’ 87-73 win over the RiverHawks. Sophomore Josiah Gustafson led the Gorillas in scoring with 25 points and was 8-12 from the field. Junior Trey Starks had 18 points from 5-8 shooting while freshman Dakota Jones had 11 from 4-8 on shooting and sophomore Trevor Gregory had 10 points. “We don’t lose anything when we sub (Trey) in,” said Kevin Muff, head coach. “Trey’s done a lot of good things but he’s not the only…

Fouls, shooting hurt PSU in 82-65 loss

| Michael Bauer Sports Editor | Things did not go as well for the men’s basketball team as it did for the women’s on Saturday, Feb. 7. The Bronchos of Central Oklahoma avenged last week’s loss to the Gorillas with a drubbing of 82-65 in Edmond, Okla. Pitt State (13-8 overall and 9-4 in the MIAA Conference) shot only 33 percent from the court in a game that was plagued with 53 fouls and 71 free throws. “For whatever reason, we continued to foul and make fouls that I thought were not very smart,” said Kevin Muff, head coach, in his post-game interview with Eddie Lomshek of KKOW. “You have to be able to adjust…

PSU Football announces 2015 signing class

| Michael Bauer Sports Editor | Thirty-one high school seniors and one transfer have signed their letters of intent to join the Pittsburg State football team for the 2015 season. The list of the PSU 2015 recruiting class is as follows: Carter Anchors linebacker, six foot one, 190 pounds from Kansas City, Mo. William Bazzle IV, defensive back, six foot two, 180 pounds from Kansas City, Mo. Edmund Bingaman, defensive lineman, six-foot-four, 215 pounds from Overland Park. Tyler Brave, offensive lineman, six-foot-four, 285 pounds from Lake St. Louis, Mo. Nathaniel Brown, linebacker, five-foot-11, 200 pound from Pittsburg. Jacob Carpenter, linebacker, six-foot-two, 220 pounds from Humboldt. Connor Cherry, defensive lineman, six-foot-four, 245 pounds from Lawton, Okla….

PSU men defeat UCO 78-61

They ended last year with an 8-18 record. They started this season out 1-4. Yet, here they are. | Michael Bauer Sports Editor | The Pittsburg State men’s basketball team is at the top of the MIAA conference standings with a 13-7 overall record and a 9-3 conference showing. The team has certainly put last season in the rearview mirror and continued its standings in a 78-61 win over the Central Oklahoma Bronchos on Saturday, Jan. 31, at John Lance Arena. The victory was the third in a row for the Gorillas and the team’s sixth win out of its last seven games. UCO defeated PSU twice last season, but after Saturday night’s game fell…

Super Bowl XLIX

| Michael Bauer sports editor | Super Bowl XLIX will be a matchup where the past meets the future. The NFC Conference champions Seattle Seahawks has a potential dynasty in the making, winning last year’s grand prize. Their opponent, the AFC champions New England Patriots has a spot already in the history books, winning three Super Bowls in a four-year span last decade. One team looks to solidify its dynasty, the other hopes to add to its storied past. That’s the storyline for this year’s Super Bowl, not to mention the deflated-ball scandal surrounding the Patriots and the never-ending NFL fines for Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch. But when it’s all said and done, there…