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Marcio Porto: First-year walk-on learns football from scratch
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Marcio Porto: First-year walk-on learns football from scratch

The traditional story of a walk-on is defined by a deep devotion to one’s sport. Macalester football walk-on and backup quarterback Marcio Porto ’17 (Caruara, Brazil) has for years shared this devotion, but due to American football’s lack of popularity in Brazil, he was unable to play the game in any organized fashion until arriving…

Top 9.5 reasons why bandy is your new favorite sport
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Top 9.5 reasons why bandy is your new favorite sport

Minnesota has a widely known infatuation with winter sports, including hockey, pond hockey, field hockey, basketball (much more exciting on an outdoor court in a blizzard) and avoiding careening F-150’s while crossing icy streets. All of these sports pale in comparison, however, to the glorious feat of athletic performance known as bandy. Most of you…

Macalester volleyball builds winning culture
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Macalester volleyball builds winning culture

Entering this season, the Macalester Volleyball team had only four conference wins over the past five years, the lowest mark in the MIAC during that period. However, that five year win total was equaled this season as the Scots finished eighth in conference play. From the start there was something different about this season, this…

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2013-14 NBA Preview: The year of the Super Teams

The 2013 NBA season will be historically polarized. Never has the league so lacked parity, as the superstar-laden top 10 teams are as tightly-packed as ever, and the league’s weakest 10 teams are all hoping to bottom out in order to attain a high pick in the especially strong 2014 draft.

Minnesota Lynx win again, while WNBA loses
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Minnesota Lynx win again, while WNBA loses

There is no question that, in terms of recent performance, the Minnesota Lynx have been the best local professional sports team by a long shot. While the disappointments of the Vikings, Wolves and Twins have received the majority of the press’s attention, the Lynx have reached the WNBA finals in the past three seasons, coming away with two championships.

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