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Steve Murray adjusts to new life as Assistant Athletic Director
Sports

Steve Murray adjusts to new life as Assistant Athletic Director

Steve Murray’s office isn’t crammed with souvenirs and trophies the way many of his colleagues’ offices are. His desk is mostly empty, and his walls are bare save for a collection of drawings from his young children. It’s certainly a change from his old office, a glass-enclosed cubicle in the Leonard Center’s Deno Fitness Center…

Opinion

The NCAA should disband

You’d be hard-pressed to find an organization as inept at doing its job as the NCAA. Since the dawn of athletic scholarships in 1950, major athletic programs have attempted to lure gifted 18 year olds to their campuses by means that can be described as morally flexible at best, and appallingly sleazy at worst. We’re…

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…

News

Trans athlete task force created to encourage equal sports participation

A task force was formed this year in order to ensure the inclusion of trans students in Macalester’s sports scene. The Macalester trans athlete taskforce is a group of students, faculty and staff established to promote and facilitate trans athlete participation in intercollegiate and club sports. It includes one student representative from MCSG, two student…

“Fair and Balanced:” Men’s College Basketball Report
Sports

“Fair and Balanced:” Men’s College Basketball Report

One of the most embarrassing moments of the year for casual sports fans is the moment when they realize that it’s mid-February, the NCAA college basketball tournament is only a month away, and they haven’t followed the season at all. It’s not entirely their fault, however; emerging from the haze of the Super Bowl and…

Sports

Greenberg: The Union College Football Players Deserve

In a move inevitable and long overdue, president of the National College Players Association Ramogi Huma organized a group of Northwestern football players on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and announced the founding of the first union for NCAA athletes. Aligned with the United Steelworkers Union, the group seeks compensation for the six billion dollars in revenue…

Sports

March Madness Men’s Basketball preview: Duke over Indiana

Finally, it’s March. We welcome Spring Break and March Madness, two of mankind’s greatest achievements. As much as I would love to discuss where all of you should go for Spring Break, I will instead try to point you in the right direction for predicting the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament. Whether you are a casual…