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Oles second in BluGold Invite

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
October 22, 2014 • 25 views
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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 • 67 views
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Athletics with Matt McDonald

Athletics with Matt McDonald

Omar Shehata, Contributing Writer
October 19, 2014 • 157 views
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“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 • 371 views
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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 • 252 views
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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 • 259 views
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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 • 281 views
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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 »

Ole tennis competes at regional event

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
September 30, 2014 • 300 views
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On Sept. 19–21, the St. Olaf women’s tennis team traveled to St. Peter, Minn. to compete in the  2014 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships. The Oles performed exceptionally well in an event that featured 25 of the top schools in the region. Lisa Hall ’16 starred for the Oles, powering her... Read more »

Women’s soccer overtakes Royals: Oles score in each period to register first MIAC victory

Women’s soccer overtakes Royals: Oles score in each period to register first MIAC victory

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
September 28, 2014 • 354 views
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The St. Olaf women’s soccer team opened its MIAC season with a clash against Bethel University on Rolf Mellby Field on Sept. 16. The Oles scored early in both... Read more »

Injuries in sports–are we part of the problem?

Injuries in sports–are we part of the problem?

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
September 23, 2014 • 373 views
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In recent times, there has been plenty of discussion about the increase in serious injuries occurring in sports. From concussions in the NFL, to life– threatening skiing injuries at the Winter Olympics, we have witnessed athletes take extreme risks to compete in the sports that they love. Many questions... Read more »