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Oles fall to Tommies at Tostrud Open

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
February 27, 2015 • 108 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf men’s track and field team competed in the Tostrud Open on Feb. 21. It was a strong performance by the Oles, who finished just 30 points behind champions University of St. Thomas with 146 team points. Kevin Skrip ’16 starred in the 600m race, setting the fastest time in St. Olaf history... Read more »

St. Olaf spring sports preview

St. Olaf spring sports preview

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
February 25, 2015 • 217 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s once again that confusing time of year when “spring” athletes start competing despite the piles of snow sitting outside Skoglund and winter giving little sign that it is going to let up any time soon. Despite that, the St. Olaf baseball, track and field, softball... Read more »

Ole basketball dominates Cardinals: St. Olaf records important MIAC victory with a 68-40 win

Ole basketball dominates Cardinals: St. Olaf records important MIAC victory with a 68-40 win

Ashley Belisle, Executive Editor
February 23, 2015 • 248 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Monday, Feb. 9, the St. Olaf men’s basketball team faced St. Mary’s University on Bob Gelle Court. The Cardinals proved to be no match for the Oles, as St. Olaf prevailed by a score of 68–40. Following a midweek loss to University of St. Thomas and a victory over... Read more »

Women’s tennis prevails in season opener

Cole Hatzky, Staff Writer
February 20, 2015 • 234 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf women’s tennis team opened the spring season with an impressive show of force on Feb. 14, defeating a stout squad from Luther College in all but two matches. Alisa Hall ’16 led the Oles in the No. 1 singles... Read more »

Champions and laws – a thin red line

Champions and laws – a thin red line

Samuel Pattinasarane, Contributing Writer
December 25, 2014 • 977 views
Filed under Sports

Even though baseball has been hailed as “The Great American Pastime,” the same title has been more or less applied to the game of football. With so many American families united by their love of football, it is not altogether surprising that many would do anything to protect the players, even if... Read more »

St. Olaf basketball remains undefeated

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
December 12, 2014 • 1,091 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 • 1,183 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 • 1,142 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 • 1,194 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 • 1,203 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 »