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The Kansas City Chiefs, and other NFL surprises

How one chooses to analyze the 2013 NFL season after Week 9 depends entirely on how one chooses to deal with the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. The AFC presents other surprises: The defending champs are below .500! The Texans are going to miss the playoffs! And, the Broncos are dominant. All of which can be…

Mac Women’s XC:  Seniors leave their mark as new era begins
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Mac Women’s XC: Seniors leave their mark as new era begins

With hundreds of miles and countless hours of hard work under their belts, Macalester College Women’s Cross Country is gearing up for the post-season. The team has seen promising results in its first six meets of the year, and hopes to continue this form as they head into the MIAC and Regional Championships. Depth The…

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A searing series: Red Sox vs. Cardinals MLB playoff wrap-up

Well, baseball friends, it has been a playoffs to remember. As the Cardinals and Red Sox vied for the World Series title, you might have thought, “Wow, these are such boring teams. Just the usual suspects. This is really grinding my gears!” Maybe you wanted the Pirates or the Rays or the Tigers to be…

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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