Basketball

Sports Stance: The search begins

Sports Stance: The search begins

With Derrick Clark’s firing, the Athletics Department must decide what traits and qualification they want in the basketball team’s next leader After MSU Denver parted ways with men’s basketball head coach Derrick Clark on March 27, an immediate search for a new head coach began. During Clark’s seven years as head coach, he was 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 […]

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 […]

Player deviates from convention, founds semi-pro team USA Denver

Player deviates from convention, founds semi-pro team USA Denver

Romello Washington is a 20-year-old semi-professional basketball player and Aurora native who has dedicated his life to the sport since he was in third grade. So much so, in fact, that he founded his own semi-pro team. He bounced around during his high school career. He started at Valor Christian, then went to Eaglecrest, John […]

Derrick Clark takes unexpected leave of absence

Derrick Clark takes unexpected leave of absence

Fresh off of his 3-game suspension, MSU Denver men’s basketball head coach Derrick Clark has taken an indefinite leave of absence. The athletics department announced the leave of absence via press release on Feb. 10. “Derrick Clark has chosen to take indefinite leave of absence. During his absence, Adam Wall and Michael Bahl will serve […]

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