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NFL takes a stand against the n-word

NFL takes a stand against the n-word

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
March 16, 2014 • 680 views
Filed under Sports

Another week, another controversy in the NFL. A new rule has been proposed under which players will be penalized 15 yards for using the n-word. Considering that the issue is so racially charged, it comes as no surprise that there are strong and passionate opinions on both sides of the argument. When... Read more »

Men’s tennis falls to Tommies

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
March 15, 2014 • 228 views
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The St. Olaf men’s tennis team suffered a heartbreaking loss on March 8, falling 4-5 to University of St. Thomas. St. Olaf fell at the first and second doubles positions but claimed a vital victory at third doubles, with Ben Carlson ’16 and Nico Gibb ’15 battling to a 9-7 win. Needing to... Read more »

Track and field races to season end: Oles claim titles and records at MIAC Championships

Track and field races to season end: Oles claim titles and records at MIAC Championships

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
March 14, 2014 • 265 views
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The St. Olaf men’s and women’s track and field teams performed strongly at the MIAC Indoor Championships on March 7-8 at St. John’s University. The men’s team finished the event in second place, with the women’s team finishing just a little further down the ladder at fourth place. The men’s... Read more »

Nationals on horizon for ski team

Nationals on horizon for ski team

Nicholas Vespasiano, Contributing Writer
March 8, 2014 • 458 views
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Several members of the St. Olaf ski teams have received invitations to compete in national tournaments over the next two weeks. This weekend, Nordic captain Paige Schember ’14 will be competing in the NCAA Skiing Championships in Solider Hollow, Utah. Nora Gilbertson ’16 and Evan Kendall ’16 will... Read more »

Women’s tennis team remains undefeated

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
March 6, 2014 • 175 views
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The St. Olaf women’s tennis team defeated Luther College 6-3 at the Owatonna Tennis Center on March 1. The win keeps alive the team’s undefeated 2014 campaign. The Oles fell behind early, trailing 1-2 after the doubles rounds. The lone victory came from Lisa Hall ’16 and Maya MacGibbon ’16... Read more »

Spring 2014: making up for lost time

Spring 2014: making up for lost time

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
March 2, 2014 • 323 views
Filed under Sports

Despite all evidence to the contrary (like looking outside your window), the time has arrived for our spring athletes to begin their 2014 seasons and finally put their long winter practices to good use. 2013 was a horror year for spring athletes, with Minnesota’s prolonged winter shortening seasons... Read more »

St. Olaf hockey team secures narrow victory

Nicholas Vespasiano, Contributing Writer
February 28, 2014 • 388 views
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St. Olaf men’s hockey defeated Augsburg College 5-4 at home on Saturday, Feb. 22 in overtime. The Oles’ senior night and final regular season game had a wild ending. “The last two minutes of Saturday’s game versus Augsburg had many turns,” Head Coach Sean Goldsworthy said. “At the time,... Read more »

St. Olaf plays host to Tostrud Open: Ole runners clinch several victories in home meet

St. Olaf plays host to Tostrud Open: Ole runners clinch several victories in home meet

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
February 27, 2014 • 221 views
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The St. Olaf men’s track and field team hosted the Tostrud Open on Feb. 22 at Tostrud Center. The team competed strongly against MIAC rivals such as St. Thomas University and Carleton College, as well as against numerous non-conference competitors. Aaron Stets ’16 won the 60-meter dash in a time... Read more »

Is the NFL ready for Michael Sam?

Is the NFL ready for Michael Sam?

Julia Pilkington, Contributing Writer
February 24, 2014 • 310 views
Filed under Sports

In a culture fascinated by sports, it should not be a surprise that when a player tackles societal expectations, the game will be rewritten. By publicly coming out, Michael Sam, a desired prospect for the NFL draft, is set to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. But will NFL teams refuse to... Read more »

Women’s hockey splits MIAC series

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
February 22, 2014 • 238 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf women’s hockey team took on College of St. Catherine on Feb. 14 and 15 in a pair of MIAC clashes that the Oles desperately needed to win in order to stay in contention for the MIAC playoffs. The Oles travelled to St. Paul, Minn. for the first of the back-to-back contests. The Wildcats... Read more »