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Former Fontbonne coach battles cancer

After former Fontbonne University men’s basketball coach Lee McKinney coached his 700th consecutive game without missing a single one, he decided if he had gotten that far, he might as well keep going.

Women stun Jays, qualify for national tournament

Before the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament started, Webster University women’s basketball coach Jordan Olufson told his players that the regular season no longer mattered. “When you’re playing in this tournament, only today matters,” Olufson said. “The other games go out the window. Today is make or break.”

Men earn bid to NCAA D-III tourney

The Webster University men’s basketball team used a stifling second-half defensive effort to shut down the high-flying Westminster College Blue Jays en route to a 64-47 win in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship game on Feb. 26 at Grant Gymnasium.

The Sporting Insider: A Chance to History

Immediately after the men’s basketball team’s impressive 64-47 win over Westminster in the SLIAC tournament championship game, players from the women’s team joined the men at center court of the Grant Gymnasium to celebrate the basketball program’s sweep of the Blue Jays. It was an iconic moment in Webster athletics history, and players from both NCAA tournament-bound teams will be able to cherish that moment forever.

Softball team reloads for 2011

When a regular season conference champion like the 2010 Webster University softball team loses two-thirds of its roster, one might conclude the following season would be a rebuilding year. Don’t tell that to the Gorloks and their coach Chris Eaton.

Meyer named a finalist for prestigious award

Webster University women’s basketball player Katy Meyer has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 Josten’s Trophy. The award measures athletic ability, academic success and community service.

Gorloks clinch conference championship

With the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title on the line, Webster University’s men’s basketball team closed out the regular season by blowing out Fontbonne University 75-48 on Feb. 22 in Clayton. The win gave Webster the SLIAC regular season championship and the rights to host the post-season tournament, which begins against Greenville College on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Grant Gymnasium.

Sister Act

When it comes to playing basketball, it’s a family affair for sisters Molly and Maggie Zehner.

King’s Court: Disrespected

The Webster University basketball teams have played their final games of the regular season. The Freshman Council, a group of freshmen who organize events for their class, sponsored spirit week for both teams’ final home games. But in the process, the women’s team wasn’t shown the same support as the men.

Gorloks fall to Fontbonne, rematch set for Feb. 24

Webster University’s women’s basketball team nearly spoiled Fontbonne University’s senior night with a huge comeback in the second half of the team’s Feb. 22 contest, but the Gorloks fell short by one, losing 57-56.

Gorloks rebound from loss by edging Eagles 61-52

The Webster University men’s basketball team just went through their most tumultuous week of the season. Two days after their 12-game winning streak was snapped by Blackburn College (5-17), the Gorloks responded by beating Spalding University and regaining possession of first place in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Despite season-ending injury, Ford motors on

In the ninth game of the Webster women’s basketball season, starting guard Barissa Ford tore her ACL and lost the remainder of her senior season. At the time of the injury, Ford was averaging nearly eight points and over three rebounds per game. In spite of the injury, Ford remains an important member of the team because of her willingness to be there for her teammates.

The Sporting Insider: Webster Weathers the Storm

Shortly after the Webster University men’s basketball team’s shocking loss to Blackburn College, The Journal’s other sports columnist, Alex King, hit the nail on the head in describing the game: “It was the perfect storm.”

Webster tips Spalding, stays in post-season hunt

What a difference a day can make. After suffering a tough loss to Blackburn College two days earlier, the Webster University women’s basketball team, aided by coach Jordan Olufson, got back on the right track.

Student athletes lend a helping hand

Webster University’s athletic department is chipping in to help elementary school children improve their reading and mathematics skills through a program called UrbanFUTURE. At the start of 2011, Webster student athletes began tutoring children in the fourth and fifth grades at Froebel Elementary School.

Beavers bust Gorloks’ 12-game winning streak

The second longest winning streak in the history of Webster men's hoops is over. The men's basketball team fell to the Blackburn College Beavers 74-71 on Feb. 9 in Grant Gymnasium, ending the Gorloks' winning streak at 12.

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