The “State of Hockey” has never had a team crowned Stanley Cup champions, despite the histories of the Minnesota Wild and formerly the Minnesota North Stars. As the 2013-14 hockey season gets under way, the Wild will look to improve upon last year’s playoff appearance and make an impression in the NHL’s new-look Central Division.
Second teams for college programs often function as a purgatory for younger players unready for prime time. Yet, the Macalester men’s soccer team treats its second team (2-1-1) not as an inferior entity, but rather as a part of a larger, undivided 42-man roster.
Over 9,000 people participated in the 32nd Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon last weekend. In their ranks were several Macalester students. Alex Klopp ’16, Nina Storniolo ’14, Megan Schwartz ‘14, and Julia Turner ’16 all participated in the 26.2 mile-long run, which started in downtown Minneapolis through the cities to finish up at the Capitol building in St. Paul.
1. Minnesota Lynx Rave: Under fourth year coach Cheryl Reeve, the Lynx have reached the WNBA Finals three years in a row, winning in 2011 and, as of press time, just one victory away from Title No. 2. Rant: Despite its success on the court, the Lynx’s average home attendance of 9,381 fills only half…
Every couple of postseasons, a seemingly inevitable World Series matchup emerges. Some combination of big markets, shared history and recent interactions occasionally make a potential matchup so appealing that everyone magically assumes it’s going to happen.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, rain or shine, Shaw Field is flooded with blue- and yellow- clad Frisbee players. Led by team captain Tanur Badgley ‘14, the Blue Monkeys—Macalester’s men’s Ultimate Frisbee team—toss discs, run drills and scrimmages, and throw parties like none other on campus.