Basketball

“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 […]

Men hitting stride in time for RMAC tournament

Men hitting stride in time for RMAC tournament

With the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament a week away, the question remains, where will the Roadrunners be placed in the seeding? The Roadrunners are currently 16-10 overall and 21-8 in conference play with two games remaining in the regular season against Colorado Christian and Colorado School of Mines. This was not the […]

Roadrunner men continue to play amidst turmoil

Roadrunner men continue to play amidst turmoil

The MSU Denver Roadrunners men’s basketball team rallied together Feb. 10 at the Auraria Events Center to get the 75-59 win over the Chadron State Eagles despite starting guard Sunday Dech suffering a concussion and convulsing uncontrollably early in the game. Dech was injured from a fall of more than five feet on a leaping […]

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 […]

Women’s basketball peaking at right time

Women’s basketball peaking at right time

Don’t look now, but the MSU Denver women’s basketball team has won six of its last seven games and is currently sixth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Roadrunners continued their hot play Feb. 10 and 11 with wins over Chadron State and Regis University. Junior guard Georgia Ohrdorf played a stellar game against Black Hills […]

Coach Clark Suspended

Coach Clark Suspended

Williams released Friday, Coach Clark suspended Saturday. Despite the seemingly close proximity the athletic department says the two incidents are not related, but Coach Clark’s suspension will last for three games with the first being last Saturday’s match up against the Westminster griffins. Details on Coach Clark’s suspension are sparse, however, athletic director Anthony Grant […]

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