Limitless: What’s next for Pitt State ballers

Tim Spears | reporter Courtney Ingram may have never thought that one belief could potentially send him halfway around the world. But that is exactly what he along with three other senior Gorillas could be doing following graduation. Ingram, senior in physical education, has played for Pittsburg State men’s basketball team the since transferring from Drury University in 2010. Four years of collegiate basketball in the Midwest, and one conviction, could completely change his life after graduation. “I do believe that I can play professional basketball,” Ingram said about making the choice of whether to pursue a traditional career path after graduation or trying to generate a living off the game that’s defined much of…

Season of change

Michael Bauer | sports reporter For Drew Roberts, it has been a season of change, on and off the court. She’s had to endure the death of her father, her transition to a point guard role in the wake of team injuries and now she is a new member of what the Pitt State coaches call “The Club.” “The Club” is the unofficial name for PSU players who score 1,000 career points. As the newest person to achieve that milestone, Roberts joins 15 players in the history of Gorilla women’s basketball. She is the first person to accomplish the feat since assistant coach and former PSU player Amanda Davied did 10 years ago. Roberts scored…

Super Bowl XLVII

The Harbowl Garrett McCullough | sports editor The storylines surrounding Super Bowl XLVII are impossible to avoid. Hidden within all of the hype is one of the best Super Bowl matchups of recent memory. From Ray Lewis skits on Saturday Night Live to Manti Te’o’s interview with Katie Couric, to Randy Moss calling himself the greatest receiver while wearing the same jersey as Jerry Rice, football is permeating everyone’s daily lives. All media, even those outlets that never report on sports, have felt the need to cover at least one football topic over the last few weeks. With the Super Bowl being in a city that was underwater six years ago, it’s easy to see…

Rattling the rants

Tim Spears | Sports Reporter When you mention Pittsburg State to any fan of the other 13 MIAA schools you’re likely to receive some competitive disdain and a good bit of trash talk, but all Washburn University head coach Bob Chipman has is praise. “They’re definitely a championship caliber team,” Chipman said. “Tough group. Well coached. I picked them as the team to beat.” Chipman was not only giving his own take on the fourth year of Pitt State head coach Kevin Muff’s program, but echoing a sentiment felt around the league. This year’s Gorillas are already making some noise. “I think coach Muff does a great job, he really gets the kids to play…

Prime time Pitt State

On Saturday January 5 the Gorillas were featured on CBS sports network as the game of the week against the Bearcats of Northwest Missouri State University. The national airtime helps introduce Pitt to people who normally would not hear about the university.

Pitt State, MIAA successful national debut Tim Spears | Sports Reporter Jacob Welander doesn’t get to enjoy much Pitt State basketball as a fan. A junior in broadcast communication, he is typically found working the student-run productions that air on the university’s cable access station. “Most of the basketball games I go to, I have to watch through a camera lens,” he said. With CBS Sports televising a PSU basketball nationally, “it was nice to be able to take in the whole scene at once.” At the “Gold Rush” games on Jan. 5, in the John Lance Arena, the scene included 1,100 more fans than any other home game this season. They were drawn in…

Winter sports start strong

Men and women kick off season with a win Tim Spears | Sports Reporter Lane Lord isn’t shy when it comes to talking up his team. “We’ve got the talent to compete on a national level every night,” said Lord, women’s head basket lowest price viagra ball coach. “We feel like our level in Division II is comparable to a low Division I team.” Lord has plenty of reasons for that kind of talk. The Gorillas are coming off their best year ever, going 27-6 last season en route to an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Gorillas’ campaign ended on a loss to Shaw, the eventual national champions. However, a reloaded roster…