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Is it time to allow drugs in sports?

Is it time to allow drugs in sports?

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
November 18, 2014 • 136 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 • 135 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 • 196 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 • 217 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 • 1,637 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 »

It’s time for winter at St. Olaf

It’s time for winter at St. Olaf

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
November 7, 2014 • 233 views
Filed under Sports

We’re heading into mid-November at St. Olaf and there’s still no snow on the ground. Sure, it’s a little cold and nobody is stopping to enjoy the blistering winds, but the fact that we can still see the grass is kind of a novelty. Don’t let that fool you, though – it’s time for our winter... Read more »

Best G-rated sports insults of all time

Best G-rated sports insults of all time

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
November 4, 2014 • 334 views
Filed under Sports

The world of sports is an interesting place. It is full of athletes with incredible physical abilities that we marvel at on a daily basis. They provide millions of people around the world with entertainment every day. Yet sometimes, it isn’t their athletic capabilities... Read more »

Men’s soccer wins MIAC

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
November 2, 2014 • 247 views
Filed under Sports

Following a 2–1 victory over Augsburg College on Oct. 28, the St. Olaf men’s soccer team has claimed the regular season MIAC title. The title is the sixth in St. Olaf history and the second since 2011. St. Olaf sits at 23 points, four points clear of nearest rivals... Read more »

St. Olaf falls to Concordia College: Ole volleyball unable to carry momentum past first set

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
October 31, 2014 • 280 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf women’s volleyball team faced Concordia College in a MIAC clash on Oct. 25 at Skoglund Center. Despite claiming the first set in an emphatic fashion, the Oles were unable to maintain control, falling 25–16, 26–28, 18–25, 22–26 in a close encounter. ... Read more »

St. Olaf rugby battles through fall

St. Olaf rugby battles through fall

Emma Whitford, Contributing Writer
October 29, 2014 • 437 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 »