Ramblers Recap: CSU Track & Field Dominate, Ramblers Make Big Game Picks


Euan Peart, Eliza Drotar, KCSU Sports


The Ramblers team talked about women’s basketball, men’s basketball, women’s swim & dive, track & field, women’s tennis and women’s golf teams and the things that have happened with those teams since last week’s Ramblers show.

Women’s Basketball: 2-0 last week, now 15-8 overall and 8-4 in conference. The Ramblers touched on the team’s odds to succeed in Mountain West Championships along with a shout out to the team’s bench for scoring 26 points in a recent game. McKenna Hofschild was also brought up as well for her top-notch play.

Men’s Basketball: 1-1 last week, now 11-14 overall and 3-9 in conference. The Ramblers spoke about John Tonje’s resurgence in the last couple of games and potential turnover issues for Isaiah Stevens.

Women’s Swim & Dive: No record-affecting games, so still 8-0-1 and 3-0 in conference.

Track & Field: NINE first place finishes at the Colorado School of Mines Multi. The team also highlighted star player Mya Lesnar for being one of the most impressive shotput athletes in the country.

Women’s Tennis: 1-0 this week, now 2-1 overall without any conference matches yet this season.
The Ramblers talked about the role of momentum in tennis and other sports and commended the team for their top notch play this season.

Women’s Golf: At the FAU Paradise Invitational, the rams placed 11th of 14 on the first day and tied in 10th of 14 on the second day. The Ramblers talked about the difficulties of golfing in the winter and reminded listeners that the team had a similarly low ranking finish the same FAU event last year, which did not end up indicating how well the team would play through the rest of the season.


PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Men’s Basketball’s John Tonje, Guard, #1.

  • Last week: 20.5 points, 2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists on 62.5% shooting from the field and 50% from three-pointers.
  • Averages for entire season: 13.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 46.3% on field shooting and 37.7% on three-pointers.
  • Led the team in scoring in the win against Wyoming and provided strong all-around play in the loss to Utah State.
  • Really just glad to see him playing well again after a long time where he’d returned to the level of play he had been at while Roddy was still here.

Special Guest Austin Martin, KCSU’s Sports Producer, joined to take the KCSU Sports Quiz and scored 15/21.

Eliza and Euan (DJ Webz) debated College Football versus Pro Football. They talked about points such as: atmosphere, skill, overtime rules, and parity. Austin decided that Eliza took the dub once again, now taking a 3-0-1 record against Euan 0-3-1.

For Eliza’s Ramblers Choice segment this week, the Ramblers discussed marriage proposals at sporting events, touching on popular clips of marriage proposals they had seen, along with chatting about how some live proposals seem to be staged.

For DJ Webz’ Ramblers Choice segment, the Ramblers discussed their picks for the upcoming big game. Eliza and Austin chose Philadelphia to win while Euan chose the Kansas City, though he did say he wanted the Philadelphia to win.

The team also discussed LeBron James passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA All-Time scoring record, scoring his 38,388th point against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Following that, the Ramblers discussed some of the big trades from the NBA’s trade deadline which had passed at noon the day of Ramblers. Euan noted that the Brooklyn Nets trading Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns for Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Cam Johnson was huge. Austin wanted to talk about the Denver Nuggets’ trades, letting Bones Hyland go to the Los Angeles for two second-round picks, along with trading Davon Reed and some second-round picks for the Los Angeles Lakers’ Center Thomas Bryant. Euan also wanted to bring up the Atlanta Hawks acquiring former Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey.

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