Gorillas off to winning start

Tyler Smith – Collegio Sports Reporter The PSU volleyball team started its season hot last weekend, earning four big wins at the Pittsburg State Classic. The women beat Illinois-Springfield, Northwestern State University (Okla.), Bemidji State (Minn.) and William Jewell. They also managed to win all but one set during the four-match tournament. Sophomore Paula Okrutna had an outstanding performance in both matches on the first day, earning 10 kills with only one error on 21 attempts against Illinois-Springfield. Freshman Crystal Whitten added nine kills while junior Christa McCaw finished with a team-high 11 digs. Okrutna also tied with Chloe Foster for the team lead in blocks with four. Okrutna says she was pleased with the…

No bucking for the Bronchos

John Brown, junior wide reciever, dodges a tackle by Northeastern State University during Thursday's game, Aug 30th, at the Doc Wadley Stadium, Talaquah, OK.

Trent Johnson | Collegio Sports Reporter The Gorillas opened 2012 with a convincing 41-20 victory over the Northeastern State Riverhawks last Thursday, dominating the MIAA newcomers from Tahlequah, Okla., in virtually every aspect of the game. This week will be the first of five games at Carnie Smith Stadium for the Gorillas, as they will face the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos. The last time these two teams met was the 2010 season opener. That game was a close one, but the Gorillas escaped Edmond with a 31-20 victory. The score this Saturday will not be that close. If you picked up the season preview, then you saw that the Bronchos’ projected record is 1-9….

Time to tailgate

Val Vita | Managing Editor The Gorillas don’t start playing until 6 p.m. on Saturday, but Michael Saldivar and Grant Currier are already prepared to be tailgating in the parking lot of Carnie Smith Stadium at 10 a.m. “The best part is staying at the parking lot,” said Currier, undeclared sophomore. Saldivar says they might not even get in the stadium, which he says won’t stop them from cheering, since everyone cheers in the parking lot. “We are bringing a lot of beer,” said Saldivar, sophomore in communications and Sigma Phi Epsilon integrant. “We usually go in a frat brother’s truck. During the game, even rivals frats high five, because it’s our football team.” Most…