Tag: athletics

60 seconds with a Mac athlete: 10/6
Sports

60 seconds with a Mac athlete: 10/6

Madeline Abbott (Women’s XC) MW: If you had to get a face tattoo, what would it be? Madeline: Can I get a little pickle tattooed on the inside of my lip for a crunchy snack? MW: Should college players get paid? Madeline: No. MW: If you had to move to another country, where would you…

60 seconds with a Mac athlete
Sports

60 seconds with a Mac athlete

Sofia Ascencio MW: Who is your favorite MIAC team to play? Sofia Ascencio: Oh man, that’s pretty hard. Probably Carleton just because of the rivalry and they’re pretty equally talented. MW: Who is your least favorite MIAC team to play? Sofia: Gustavus. They’re nationally ranked! MW: Thoughts on the Idea Lab? Sofia: Oh, it’s so…

Sports

Giving it all up: athletes tell us why they walked away

College athletes usually dedicate years to their sport. However, once in college, a number of people choose to give up their sport. This happens for several reasons: some players find other callings they want to pursue; others find sports to be too much of a time commitment; others still, for whatever reason, simply find they…

Opinion

On the commercialization of college sports

On Monday, April 4, Villanova was crowned the champion of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. Every year this game is the culmination of the extreme hype of March Madness, during which people fill out brackets picking the winner of each matchup. Prizes are available for those in the top percentage of brackets, most of which…

Sports

Dear Athlete: How our culture needs to improve

Dear Athlete, I play a sport. Last season I didn’t play (it’s a long story, ask me about it), but this coming season I’m playing again. You compete at a collegiate level too and therefore have likely spent a good chunk of your short life playing your sport(s). With that being said, the sport you…

Women’s Basketball focuses on the work, not wins
Sports

Women’s Basketball focuses on the work, not wins

For first-year Women’s Basketball head coach Kelly Roysland this season has been full of learning experiences, from getting to know her players to adjusting to competition in the MIAC. “I went into the start of practice [at the beginning of the season], I knew nothing about my players and a lot of them hadn’t really…

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