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World Cup 2014 preview

World Cup 2014 preview

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
April 23, 2014 • 162 views
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On June 12, tens of thousands of passionate hooligans will converge in Brazil to take part in what many regard as the greatest party on Earth. That’s right, the 2014 World Cup is not far away, and it’s set to take the globe by storm. It seems like the perfect time for all the armchair experts,... Read more »

Baseball splits games with cross-town foes

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
April 22, 2014 • 63 views
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The St. Olaf baseball team hosted MIAC rival Carleton College on April 8 in a doubleheader on Mel Taube Field. St. Olaf came into the game in strong form, having beaten Concordia College the previous day. The Knights proved too strong for the Oles in game one, running to an 11-6 victory. However, the... Read more »

Softball team enjoys home success: Oles clinch first-season wins over the Wildcats

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
April 21, 2014 • 83 views
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The St. Olaf softball team recorded two strong performances to record their first wins of the season on April 11 against College of St. Catherine on Mabel Shirley Field. The Oles cruised to a 9-1 victory in game one and, despite facing a more challenging test in the second game of the doubleheader, proved... Read more »

NFL takes a stand against the n-word

NFL takes a stand against the n-word

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
March 16, 2014 • 736 views
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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 • 256 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 • 290 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 • 501 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 • 178 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 • 340 views
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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 • 434 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 »