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St. Olaf basketball remains undefeated

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
December 12, 2014 • 195 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf men’s basketball team took on Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. on Nov. 29, looking to continue its undefeated start to the season. The Oles led for almost the entirety of the contest and proved to be far too strong for the Wildcats, capping off a strong performance with a 77–61. The... Read more »

Cross country second in nation

Cross country second in nation

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
December 5, 2014 • 303 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The St. Olaf men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Mason, Ohio on Nov. 22 to compete in the NCAA Division III cross country championships. It proved to be a day of dramatic highs and near–misses for the Oles. Grant Wintheiser ’15 captured the individual title, but the men’s team... Read more »

Men’s cross country dominates regionals

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
November 30, 2014 • 349 views
Filed under Sports

To say that the St. Olaf men’s cross country team won the NCAA Division III Regional Championships in Pella, Iowa on Nov. 15 would be the understatement of the year. The Oles obliterated the competition, placing five runners within the top 10 finishers and beating runner-up Loras College by a monumental... Read more »

St. Olaf football closes season with loss

St. Olaf football closes season with loss

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
November 26, 2014 • 426 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As if 21 degree temperatures and a barrage of snow weren’t enough to make life difficult for the St. Olaf football team, the Oles faced MIAC powerhouse St. John’s University on Manitou Field to close out its season on Nov. 15. The Oles needed to get off to a flying start in order to compete with... Read more »

Are student athletes missing out?

Are student athletes missing out?

Conlan Campbell, Staff Writer
November 24, 2014 • 436 views
Filed under Sports

In recent times, there has been an uproar in relation to charges filed by a student athlete at the University of North Carolina. The student claims that the institution pushed him into classes that required very little effort and ultimately provided him with a “bunk” education. Staff employed at... Read more »

Is it time to allow drugs in sports?

Is it time to allow drugs in sports?

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
November 18, 2014 • 514 views
Filed under Sports

Drugs in sports is nothing new. Athletes such as Tyson Gay, Marion Jones and Lance Armstrong immediately spring to mind when one thinks of drug cheats. Most would condemn these athletes and argue that they have been punished correctly, as athletes should not be allowed to gain an unfair... Read more »

Swimming and diving takes on Tommies

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
November 16, 2014 • 416 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed against University of St. Thomas on Nov. 8. It was the first dual meet of the season for both teams and provided a good opportunity for the Oles to test themselves early in the season. ... Read more »

Ole hockey scores first win of year: Men lose first clash with Blugolds, find redemption in second

Ole hockey scores first win of year: Men lose first clash with Blugolds, find redemption in second

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
November 14, 2014 • 473 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The St. Olaf men’s hockey team took on University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in a two-game series on Nov. 7-8 at the Northfield Ice Arena. St. Olaf was looking to win its first game of the 2014-15 season, following back-to-back losses against Bethel University and Gustavus... Read more »

Women’s soccer loses to Carleton

Women’s soccer loses to Carleton

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
November 11, 2014 • 497 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The St. Olaf women’s soccer team was looking to finish its season on a high note when it took on rival Carleton College on Rolf Mellby Field on Nov. 1. Unfortunately for the Oles, the Knights proved too strong, as the game finished in a 0-3 loss for St. Olaf. In front of a strong crowd of 157 people,... Read more »

Cross Country dominates MIAC again

Bjorn Thompson, Contributing Writer
November 9, 2014 • 1,928 views
Filed under Sports

On Saturday Nov. 1, the St. Olaf men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the 2014 MIAC Championships at the Como Golf Course in St. Paul. Both teams performed strongly at the prestigious race, with the men winning the 11-team field and the women taking second of 12. St. Olaf finished... Read more »