Women’s Basketball: Fun Facts

Get to know the women’s basketball team off the court

This information came from interviews by Katelyn Banks. -Was a tap dancer when she was younger -Loves Disney and coffee -Was a basketball state champ -Is majoring in health and fitness education -Wants to be Tinkerbell and fly over the Disneyland castle as her dream job -Believes teammates’ claims that her spirit animal would be […]

Storm-ing SPU’s gym facilities

Arrangement of SPU DII, WNBA teams beneficial

SPU and the Storm, Seattle’s WNBA franchise, are in their seventh year of sharing facilities, an arrangement that benefits both parties. “It’s a pretty unique opportunity; I don’t know of too many other arrangements like this around the country,” SPU Athletic Director Jackson Stava remarked. According to the WNBA Seattle Storm website, in 2008 the […]

Colosimo’s unplanned season

Sophomore guard’s double knee injuries forced him to redshirt

Sophomore guard Gabe Colosimo, a member of the SPU men’s basketball team, returned to school early last September feeling prepared and motivated for a new year of playing the sport he loves so dearly. The Falcons were going to be led by a new coaching staff and had finished the previous season strongly, so Colosimo […]

Men’s Basketball: Hidden Talents

Get to know the men’s basketball team off the court

This information came from interviews by John Moga with men’s basketball players. “[Long] can do a really good Scooby-Doo laugh. It’s a little weird how good it is, but it’s impressive,” Khan said. He can touch his tongue to his nose. According to sophomore forward Nathan Streufert, Miller is the best Madden player ever, he’s […]

Falcons lose in semi-final round of GNAC

SPU basketball season comes to a close; Falcons lose to Alaska Anchorage 76-68

In the culmination of their season, the Falcons defeated Northwest Nazarene University and made it all the way to the semi-final round of the conference tournament before losing to University of Alaska Anchorage. On Thursday, the Falcons tipped off against Northwest Nazarene in the first round of the GNAC tournament. Winning, 71-60, SPU advanced to […]

Off the Bench: the senior walk-on

Senior guard Chris Bench hits memorable three at homecoming

As time ran down in the game, the ball whipped around until it found the open man. Finding its desired target, just inches in front of the SPU bench, the players stood in anticipation of the shot. All the teammates, grinning with hope while holding one-another back from the court, exploded with cheers and excitement […]

Falcon Hall of Famer Dave Wortman passes away

Leading scorer Wortman dies at 77

Last week, former Falcon basketball player Dave Wortman from the class of 1962 passed away at the age of 77 in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Inducted into SPU’s Hall of Fame in 2009, Wortman served as a leading scorer and rebounder for the Falcons. Wortman played under Falcon Hall of Famer, Head Coach Les Habegger. His […]

Falcon basketball ends

Chances of GNAC tournament slip from men’s fingers

Needing to win at least one of their final two games of the regular season to make the playoffs, the SPU men’s basketball team lost at both Western Washington and Simon Fraser. This marked the end of the Falcon’s injury-ridden season and Grant Leep’s first year as Head Coach. “I have been working for this […]