Ramblers Recap February 16: Women’s Tennis impresses, Ramblers speak on halftime shows


Euan Peart, KCSU Sports


DJ Webz was joined by special guest Austin this week on Ramblers. The Ramblers team talked about women’s basketball, men’s basketball, women’s swim & dive, track & field, women’s tennis and softball and the things that have happened with those teams since last week’s Ramblers show.

Women’s Basketball: 2-0 this week, 17-8 overall, 10-4 in conference

  • Third place in the conference, hot on San Diego’s heels for second.
  • The Ramblers discussed, sharing the ball, defense, and bench play.
  • Four games left to mountain west in Las Vegas

Men’s Basketball: 0-1 this week after loss to Boise State, 11-15 overall, 3-10 in conference.

  • Does this team know what defense is???
  • Isaiah Stevens 12 assist game, 4 players in double digits.
  • John Tonje is staying up.

Women’s Swim & Dive: After wrapping up the season with a record of 8-0-1, the team is now competing in the Mountain West Championships.

  • 8/107 after first day yesterday, 3 more days to go.
  • In the last event of the day, Megan Hager, Lucy Matheson, Erin Dawson and Anika Johnson posted a 7:19.91, the second-best time in program history.
  • Individual events began/will continue throughout the next two days and the team, which is optimistic behind its strong individual swimmers. They are still hoping for a podium finish at the end of the tournament.

Track & Field: This upcoming week, the team will be competing in the Mountain West Conference indoor championships. Two weeks later, they will be heading to Albuquerque for the NCAA Championships

Women’s Tennis: 2-0 this week, 4-1 overall, now 1-0 at home.

  • “I’m very happy with the direction our team is headed,” coach Mai-Ly Tran said. “We keep improving on our focus and execution throughout our matches and that helped us get two big wins this weekend.”

Softball: 3-2 last week, so 3-2 overall, no conference games so far.

  • Three games won against Bradley and two games lost against New Mexico State in their visit to Las Cruces (a lovely little city), and one split game against New Mexico State while having a losing record against Bradley.


Tennis Team – Radka Buzkova, Emily Dush, Viktoryia Zhadzinskaya, Sarka Richterova, and Zara Lennon. Undefeated this week, going 4-0 and 7-0 in their two events this week. Just an amazing showing overall.


Special Guest Max Ebert joined the show to take the KCSU Sports Quiz and scored 16/21.

Austin and DJ Webz discussed the role of officiating and instant replay whilst debating the question “Is replay good for sports?” Austin took the side of yes while DJ Webz took the opposite. Austin ended up winning the debate after DJ Webz switched sides halfway through the debate. The two spent most of their time discussing situations where replay has been or could be useful, along with how the usage of it could be improved to make the watchability of sports go up.


DJ Webz and Austin talked about their favorite big game halftime shows, the first “real” halftime show being Michael Jackson’s show in 1993, and how amazing Rihanna’s show this past weekend was. The Rambler’s agreed that Rihanna had an absolutely fantastic show from a vocal standpoint to a visual one.

Austin walked DJ Webz and Ramblers listeners through recent UFC events and upcoming fights that might be happening for UFC fighters and fighters who might be leaving the league. They mostly talked about the recent UFC 284 Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski fight and how that went.

In the first ever Ramblers Overtime segment, a rapid-fire segment where the Ramblers speak as quickly as possible about as many topics as they had left in their show plans, Austin and DJ Webz discussed the CSU Women’s Basketball game which the team had lost 53-49 to San Diego State during the airing of the show. They also touched on the NBA All-Star Weekend happening from Friday through Sunday.

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