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NBA owner punished severely

NBA owner punished severely

Jessica Moes, Staff Writer
May 13, 2014 • 1,357 views
Filed under Sports

On April 29, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released a statement asserting that Donald Sterling, manager of the Los Angeles Clippers, would be banned for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA. The ban was instituted in response to a leaked recording of certain racist comments made by Sterling... Read more »

Ole track performs strongly

May 11, 2014 • 1,074 views
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The St. Olaf men’s track and field team competed in the Meet of Saints on May 3. Several strong performances resulted in the Oles finishing in second place with 224 points, slightly edged out by Saint John’s University with 251. St Thomas University and Carleton College finished in third and fourth... Read more »

Men’s tennis fall in MIAC final: Oles storm past Carleton, unable to overcome Gusties

Men’s tennis fall in MIAC final: Oles storm past Carleton, unable to overcome Gusties

Hannah Rector, Contributing Writer
May 9, 2014 • 1,117 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In a whirlwind week for the men’s tennis team, the Oles landed in Sunday, May 4’s MIAC championship match for the first time since 2009. In the quarterfinals on Wednesday, April 30, No. 4-ranked St. Olaf took on No. 5 Bethel.  The Oles defended their home turf, defeating Bethel 6-3. The match... Read more »

Baseball rallies to game two victory: Oles split doubleheader with Bethel University Royals

Baseball rallies to game two victory: Oles split doubleheader with Bethel University Royals

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
May 7, 2014 • 1,129 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The St. Olaf baseball team returned to action on April 26 on the Mark Almli Field to take on Bethel University in a MIAC doubleheader. The Oles performed strongly against the number two-ranked team in the conference, narrowly falling 2-3 in a tense game one before responding with a resounding 7-1 victory... Read more »

When is a sport too dangerous?

When is a sport too dangerous?

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
May 5, 2014 • 1,114 views
Filed under Sports

It’s a commonly accepted notion that the more exciting a sport is, the more likely fans are to watch it. Let’s face it – who doesn’t want to witness brilliant athletes completing seemingly impossible acts while pushing the limits of human capabilities? Never does this hold more true than at the... Read more »

Women’s golf claims sixth despite weather

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
May 1, 2014 • 895 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf women’s golf team competed in the Carleton Spring Invitational on April 27 and finished the event in sixth place. The field only included seven teams, yet the competition was fierce. The meet featured four regionally ranked teams, including hosts Carleton College, and was unexpectedly... Read more »

Eliminating sports scores takes lesson from losing

Eliminating sports scores takes lesson from losing

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
April 27, 2014 • 1,057 views
Filed under Sports

It seems like a cliché to imagine parents standing on the sidelines, cheering their young children on to victory in their chosen sport – be that soccer, baseball, football or tennis. But what if the parents were simply cheering their children to play harder because there would be no winner? This... Read more »

Women’s tennis bests Macalester, Concordia

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
April 26, 2014 • 819 views
Filed under Sports

On the warm afternoon of April 21, the St. Olaf women’s tennis team cruised to a comfortable 9-0 victory over MIAC foes Macalester College at the Carlson Courts. The Oles carried on their strong form from two days earlier, when they defeated Concordia College by an identical scoreline. St. Olaf... Read more »

Men’s baseball defeats Gustavus: Head Coach McDonald records 500th career win

Men’s baseball defeats Gustavus: Head Coach McDonald records 500th career win

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
April 25, 2014 • 848 views
Filed under Sports

On April 15, the St. Olaf baseball team was looking to use its home advantage to overcome MIAC rivals Gustavus Adolphus College. The Oles certainly did that, recording a narrow 2-0 victory in game one of the doubleheader, before cruising to a 9-1 win in game two. The first win took on extra meaning for... Read more »

World Cup 2014 preview

World Cup 2014 preview

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
April 23, 2014 • 1,569 views
Filed under Sports

On June 12, tens of thousands of passionate hooligans will converge in Brazil to take part in what many regard as the greatest party on Earth. That’s right, the 2014 World Cup is not far away, and it’s set to take the globe by storm. It seems like the perfect time for all the armchair experts,... Read more »