BREAKING: Derrick Clark out as MSU Denver basketball coach

BREAKING: Derrick Clark out as MSU Denver basketball coach

After a tumultuous and tense season, MSU Denver has fired men’s basketball head coach Derrick Clark, the athletics department announced today. Clark, who had one year remaining on his contract, had a forgettable season. After a promising start to the year in which they lost to the eventual national champions by only two points, the […]

“El Gato” Melendez carries on the Globetrotter legacy

“El Gato” Melendez carries on the Globetrotter legacy

Orlando “El Gato” Melendez is many things. He’s a former North Carolina Tar Heel. He’s a former professional basketball player. And now, he’s the first native Puerto Rican to play for the Harlem Globetrotters. Melendez started playing basketball at a young age in Puerto Rico. He used to walk two miles to the local basketball […]

For Men’s Basketball, tournament chances dashed in season-ending loss

For Men’s Basketball, tournament chances dashed in season-ending loss

Men’s basketball finished a tumultuous season on March 3 when they lost to the No. 14 Colorado School of Mines Orediggers 61-70 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament semifinals. The game meant the end of the college careers of senior forward Andre Harris and senior guard Brian Howard. Howard was the second-leading scorer for […]

Sports Stance: A look at Derrick Clark’s leadership

Sports Stance: A look at Derrick Clark’s leadership

The atmosphere within the men’s basketball organization has been a mystery ever since head coach Derrick Clark was suspended and junior guard Cam Williams was dismissed. At the center of this is Clark’s future at MSU Denver. On Jan. 28, Clark was suspended and Williams was dismissed. The athletics department issued a press release that […]

Students gather to discuss student-athlete compensation

Students gather to discuss student-athlete compensation

The ongoing issue of student athlete compensation was debated by MSU Denver Associate Director of Athletics John Kietzmann and MSU Denver Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Ethics and Social Justice Samuel Jay on Feb. 16. Kietzmann, Jay and about 20 students gathered for the conversation, which was a part of the weekly tri-institutional Hot Topic series. […]

Alumni, President Jordan inducted into Hall of Fame

Alumni, President Jordan inducted into Hall of Fame

MSU Denver inducted three student-athletes, one team and one contributor on Feb. 17 at the 2017 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Charlie Blueback and John Liese represented the MSU Denver track and field team. One of Blueback’s notable highlights is finishing in third place in the mile run at the 1982 National Association of Intercollegiate […]

Cameron Williams reinstated to basketball team

Cameron Williams reinstated to basketball team

Two weeks after he was dismissed from the team, junior point guard Cameron Williams is back for the Roadrunners. Athletic department officials announced Williams’ dismissal on Jan. 28 and said it was for a violation of team rules. On Feb. 10 they issued a press release prior to the game against Chadron State. “Metropolitan State […]

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