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St. Olaf rugby battles through fall

St. Olaf rugby battles through fall

Emma Whitford, Contributing Writer
October 29, 2014 • 129 views
Filed under Sports

As classes resume, leaves change and temperatures drop, so too comes the arrival of fall club sports. One of the more popular club sports on campus is rugby. St. Olaf boasts both men’s and women’s rugby teams. Much like a mix between American football and soccer, the players run the ball down the... Read more »

Men’s cross country finishes fourth

Stephen Nolan and Chaz Mayo, Sports Editor and Contributing Writer
October 27, 2014 • 99 views
Filed under Sports

On Oct. 18, the St Olaf men’s cross country team headed out to La Crosse, Wis., to face off against 26 other schools in the Jim Drews Invitational, hosted at the scenic Ettrick Golf Club. The event held great importance for the Oles, as it was the team’s last chance to test itself before the MIAC... Read more »

St. Olaf football defeats Carleton

St. Olaf football defeats Carleton

Stephen Nolan and Jenny Huong Dao, Sports Editor and Contributing Writer
October 25, 2014 • 137 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The St. Olaf football team broke a 15–game losing streak in a thrilling manner, defeating Carleton College at Laird Field on Oct. 17. J.J. Strnad ’16 stole the victory for the Oles, when he caught a game-winning touchdown pass on a nine yard reception with just over a minute remaining. Following... Read more »

Oles second in BluGold Invite

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
October 22, 2014 • 135 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf women’s cross country team travelled to Colfax, Wis. on Oct. 3 to compete in the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite. The Oles finished in second place, 56 points behind conference foe Carleton College. Despite placing two runners in the top 10, St. Olaf was unable to stop Carleton from running... Read more »

St. Olaf soccer ties with Gustavus

St. Olaf soccer ties with Gustavus

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
October 21, 2014 • 156 views
Filed under Sports

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Athletics with Matt McDonald

Athletics with Matt McDonald

Omar Shehata, Contributing Writer
October 19, 2014 • 236 views
Filed under Sports

“I put out a lot of flyers!” Athletic Director Matt McDonald ’88 answered with a smile when asked what exactly his job involved. “A lot of my job involves managing these events, evaluating staff, raising money and putting together resources,” McDonald said. He is also the head baseball coach... Read more »

Fantasy football: is it worth it?

Fantasy football: is it worth it?

Christine Barkley, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2014 • 441 views
Filed under Sports

I can still vividly remember my first experience with fantasy football. I was 10, and my football-obsessed math teacher created a league for our class. Admittedly, it was not the best mathematical education strategy in which I have ever been involved. Our league was comprised... Read more »

Oles fall to nationally-ranked Cobbers

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
October 6, 2014 • 306 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf football team was looking to register its first victory in over 12 months when it faced off against No. 25 Concordia College on Sept. 27 in Moorhead, Minn. Unfortunately for the Oles, the nationally-ranked Cobbers proved too strong in a 14–52 loss. In front of a crowd of nearly 5,000... Read more »

Ole volleyball swept by Pipers: Team fails to overcome Hamline University

Ole volleyball swept by Pipers: Team fails to overcome Hamline University

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
October 5, 2014 • 316 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf volleyball team took on Hamline University in a MIAC clash on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Skoglund Center. The Oles were looking to build off a victory over the College of St. Catherine three days earlier, but were unable to stop the Pipers’ blistering offense. With the first set level at... Read more »

Domestic violence bigger than athletics

Domestic violence bigger than athletics

Sage Fulco, Contributing Writer
October 2, 2014 • 334 views
Filed under Sports

The news of Adrian Peterson is everywhere, smeared in bold text across the tops of newspapers and magazines. Chat rooms are overwhelmed with debates between those who condemn him and those who support him. As usual, everyone has an opinion. Everyone seems to know what the right choice is for Peterson,... Read more »