September 23, 2020

Sports

King’s Court: Mascot Madness

The Gorlok earned the distinction of America’s most unusual college mascot by winning the Mascot Madness championship last week. The Webster University community was very active in supporting their mascot. This got me wondering why Webster doesn’t show the same support for student athletes and their teams.

Kaleb Kessler, Webster University men's golf

The Sporting Insider: Fontbonne Loses A Legend

On April 4, one of the most influential persons in Division III college basketball history died. Lee McKinney, the long-time athletics director and men’s basketball coach at Fontbonne University, was battling cancer for the third time in his life when he passed away at the age of 75.

Webster University track and field team
Brandi Strowman and Trisha Thompson

Volleyball program violates NCAA rule

In the spring of 2010, the Webster University women’s volleyball team played in matches that violated NCAA rules. According to the NCAA, volleyball participation in the spring is limited to 15 practice dates and one date of competition over a five-week period.

Steven Dooley, Webster pitcher

The Road Back

Making hitters look helpless is what Steven Dooley does best. The Webster University sophomore right-handed pitcher has been dominant out of the bullpen for the Gorloks this season, thanks to the one-two punch of his mid-to-high 80s fastball and his knee-buckling curveball.

GI Jane

Webster University is full of students who work and go to school full-time. Sophomore long-distance runner Jane McKibben takes it to the next level. She works two jobs, goes to school full-time and competes on Webster’s track and field and cross-country teams. As if she wasn’t busy enough, McKibben recently joined the Army’s ROTC program.

Alex King, The Galaxy

King’s Court: Picking Up The Slack

With the SLIAC season set to begin on March 31, the Webster University softball team is off and running. With the conference season looming, first-year students have helped the Gorloks get off to a good start.

Allison Tungate, women's tennis player
Webster University baseball

Baseball team goes 1-2 in first home games of season

After a 6-1 start in Florida to open the 2011 season, the Webster University baseball team returned home to GCS Ballpark and went 1-2. On March 20, the Gorloks fell to the Wartburg College Knights 3-2; the day before, Webster beat Concordia University but was dominated by Franklin College.

Trisha Thompson, Webster University softball

Softball team takes two in a row

The Webster University softball team started the season off hot by winning seven of their first nine games, then cooled down to the tune of five straight losses. But with two victories in a row, including a win over the No. 19 team in the country, the Gorloks look to be on the upswing once again.

Josh Sellmeyer / Sports Editor

The Sporting Insider: A New Rival for Webster?

However, Fontbonne’s athletic teams simply aren’t on par with Webster’s in a majority of sports. The Gorloks have dominated the rivalry of late, and this trend doesn’t look like it will be changing any time soon. The time has come for Webster to view a different school as being “the” rival.