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How do pro athletes go bankrupt so quickly?

How do pro athletes go bankrupt so quickly?

May 3, 2015 • 143 views
Filed under Sports

Seeing stories of former athletes filing for bankruptcy several years after retirement often seems ridiculous, but it is not uncommon. For example, a Sports Illustrated article published in 2008 stated that three out of five National Basketball Association (NBA) players go broke within five years... Read more »

Ole women’s tennis powers past Royals

Ole women’s tennis powers past Royals

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
May 1, 2015 • 139 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The St. Olaf women’s tennis team took on Bethel University on April 25 at Bethel’s home courts in Arden Hills, Minn. It was the last regular season match of the 2015 season. The Oles, who were looking to secure the fourth seed for the MIAC playoffs, did not disappoint, recording a resounding 9-0... Read more »

Ole tennis clinches playoff position

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
April 28, 2015 • 138 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf women’s tennis team took on the College of St. Benedict on April 18 in a MIAC clash that was important to both teams’ playoff aspirations. Nothing could stop the Oles, as they rolled to an 8-1 victory. The match started off in a troublesome fashion for the Oles, as the number one... Read more »

What’s going to happen at next week’s NFL draft?

What’s going to happen at next week’s NFL draft?

Cole Hatzky, Staff Writer
April 26, 2015 • 315 views
Filed under Sports

The 2015 NFL Draft is just around the corner and this year’s prospects have the potential to have a strong impact on the league. Although many players won’t reach their full potential straight out of college, it is important for teams to draft players that can help their teams in the long run. As... Read more »

Oles host annual Manitou Classic

Oles host annual Manitou Classic

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
April 25, 2015 • 165 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On April 17, the St. Olaf women’s track and field team hosted the Manitou Track and Field Classic. It was a highly successful outing for the Oles, as several athletes topped their events and many others placed highly throughout the day. The event began with the 3,000 meter steeplechase, and it was... Read more »

Women’s tennis falls 1-8 to Gusties

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
April 22, 2015 • 198 views
Filed under Sports

On April 11, the St. Olaf women’s tennis team traveled to St. Peter, Minn. to take on perennial conference powerhouse Gustavus Adolphus College. Unfortunately for the Oles, the Gusties proved to be too strong, recording an 8-1 victory. It was only the fourth loss this season for the Oles. ... Read more »

Ole softball splits games with Royals: Oles fire in game one, can’t carry momentum in game two

Ole softball splits games with Royals: Oles fire in game one, can’t carry momentum in game two

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
April 20, 2015 • 236 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The St. Olaf softball team took on Bethel University on April 11 in a doubleheader on Mabel Shirley Field. The Oles got off to a flying start capturing the first game 3-2, but  they were unable to keep the momentum as the Royals... Read more »

Sarah Thomas makes history for women in the NFL

Scott Johnson, Contributing Writer
April 18, 2015 • 531 views
Filed under Sports

On April 3, Mississippi native Sarah Thomas made history by becoming the first female full-time official to be hired by the National Football League (NFL). Thomas is among eight new officials this year. Thomas isn’t the first... Read more »

Phil Lundin leads running revolution

Phil Lundin leads running revolution

Emma Whitford, Staff Writer
March 25, 2015 • 543 views
Filed under Sports

The St Olaf men’s track and field team has experienced another remarkable season. Paul Escher ’16 and Jake Campbell ’16 both took first place in events at the NCAA Division III National Championships, with Escher winning the mile and Campbell the 3000 meter race. The Oles also placed second in... Read more »

Basketball falls short in Sweet Sixteen

Devon Brichetto and Stephen Nolan
March 23, 2015 • 638 views
Filed under Sports

The last few weeks have been an exciting time for the St. Olaf  men’s basketball team. The Oles had been working extremely hard to prepare for the third round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship. The team traveled to Rock Island, Ill. to face Marietta College on Friday, March... Read more »