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Is the Champions League losing its spark?

Is the Champions League losing its spark?

Stephen Nolan, Staff Writer
May 13, 2015 • 1,155 views
Filed under Sports

The semi­finals of the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League are upon us once again, with Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich proving to be the cream of the crop as the four remaining teams in the competition once again. However, many have argued that football’s... Read more »

Men’s and women’s tennis teams fall short

Scott Johnson, Contributing Writer
May 11, 2015 • 949 views
Filed under Sports

Last week, the men’s and women’s tennis teams competed in the MIAC Conference Semifinals. The women’s team squared off in St. Peter, Minn. against Gustavus Adolphus College while the men’s team competed across the river against the Oles’ traditional rival, Carleton College. The men’s team... Read more »

Ultimate teams set sights on nationals

Cole Hatzky, Sports Editor
May 9, 2015 • 1,194 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Both the St. Olaf men’s and women’s ultimate frisbee teams will be competing in the upcoming Division III National Championships on May 16-17 after both teams gained qualifying spots in conference and regional play as well as top finishes during the regular season.... Read more »

Oles too speedy for rivals on the track

Cole Hatzky, Staff Writer
May 7, 2015 • 924 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf men’s track and field team competed at the St. Mary’s Open on April 25. Alex Phearman ’15 and Kevin Skrip ’16 led the Oles by winning two individual titles. Phearman won the steeplechase in a tightly-packed race with a time of 10:04.23, with Paul Timm ’18 coming in third place... Read more »

How do pro athletes go bankrupt so quickly?

How do pro athletes go bankrupt so quickly?

May 3, 2015 • 947 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 • 847 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 • 853 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 • 1,062 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 • 859 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 • 876 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 »