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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 • 185 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 • 70 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 • 113 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 • 152 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 • 403 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 • 468 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 • 516 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 »

Campbell, Escher national champions: Oles win titles, place highly at NCAA Championships

Campbell, Escher national champions: Oles win titles, place highly at NCAA Championships

Cole Hatzky, Staff Writer
March 21, 2015 • 443 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Four Oles competed in the Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships on March 13 and 14 in Salem, N.C., with all four having success in their respective events. Paul Escher ’16 competed in the mile, Jake Campbell ’16 in both the 3000m and the 5000m,  Grant Wintheiser ’15 in the... Read more »

Sports Column: March 13

Sports Column: March 13

Cole Hatzky, Staff Writer
March 17, 2015 • 685 views
Filed under Sports

The NBA has recently come under a great deal of scrutiny after many of the league’s teams were accused of tanking games, allowing for the opportunity to pick up highly valued draft picks for next year’s season. Throwing games has been prevalent in other professional... Read more »

St. Olaf races at MIAC Indoor Championship: Oles win several events, send athletes to nationals

St. Olaf races at MIAC Indoor Championship: Oles win several events, send athletes to nationals

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
March 16, 2015 • 889 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The St. Olaf men’s and women’s track and field teams headed to Moorhead, Minn. on March 6-7 to compete in the MIAC Indoor Championships. Both teams performed strongly, with the Ole men finishing in second place and the women in fifth. Both teams qualified several athletes... Read more »