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 […]

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 […]

Win keeps postseason hopes alive

Falcons enter three-way tie for seventh place in the GNAC

In a must-win game, the men’s basketball team beat Montana State University Billings 79-77 in Billings, Montana, this past Thursday, completing the season sweep of MSUB and keeping the Falcon’s postseason hopes alive. “In the MSUB game, I thought our team did great,” first-year guard Gavin Long said. “It was our fourth game in eight […]

Two for Three

Falcons accomplish 2-1, bringing record to 7-10; fall to eighth place in GNAC

This past week, the SPU men’s basketball team avenged their losses earlier in the season to Northwest Nazarene and Central Washington but fell to Saint Martin’s for a second time. The Falcon’s record now stands at 11-14, 7-10 in the GNAC, dropping them to eighth place. SPU will likely need to win out the rest of […]

SPU struggles away

Three consecutive losses bring record to 9-13

Road woes continued for SPU as the young Falcons struggled to close out games on the road again. Despite good effort, poor shooting and poor ball security doomed the team. “I think for us bad stretches have come on the road because traveling can take a toll,” sophomore forward Coleman Wooten said. “It mentally and […]