As the sun set on the horizon during a blistering September evening, the Macalester men’s soccer team wrapped up a 4-0 rout of Northwestern College for its first win of the year. This was certainly a refreshing game to watch after last year’s disappointing performance. You can coin last season “the transition.” It was Coach…
Green Bay Packers: The Packers lost longtime playmakers Greg Jennings and Charles Woodson to free agency, but their roles will be replaced by third-year receiver Randall Cobb and second-year cornerback Casey Hayward. The Packers still have the NFL’s best quarterback in Aaron Rodgers and will be favored in most games as long as he is…
SportsCenter’s new gem: Fleming shows humility following highlight reel wiffle ball catch and subsequent internet fame
Football and track star Konnor Fleming ’15 (Charlotte, Vt.) went into last month’s Travis Roy Wiffle Ball Tournament with brother Ryan Fleming ’16 expecting to continue a six-year family tradition and have a fun weekend of competition. However, with his team one out away from sealing a 3-0 victory and a fly ball hit deep…
As of last Wednesday, the Macalester football team became the newest member of the Midwest Conference (MWC). The Scots are set to join the conference in the fall of 2014, ending a 12-year period where they were playing as an independent team.
For those that don’t follow the NFL too closely, or for those who do but just came out of a coma within the past few days, the NFL draft took place last week. It was an unusual draft for a number of reasons, most notably the lack of offensive skill position players chosen in the first round.
For those of you who know me, you know that sports are a big deal to me. I probably check espn.com a dozen times a day. Every dinner, I banter with my friends about events in the sporting world. To put my sports-fandom in perspective, I even openly root for the Oakland Raiders.
While Macalester’s reputation may primarily ride on its strong academic programs, a largely successful 2012-13 sports campaign could provide another source of campus pride. Mac’s athletic prowess is exhibited at all levels: varsity, club and intramural. Read on to see the top 13 athletic moments of the year.
With injuries to Russell Westbrook and Danilo Gallinari, door opens for Spurs to win Western Conference
When Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley ran into Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook’s knee on a steal attempt in Game 2 of the Western Conference first round, the crowd in Oklahoma City fell silent.
On Friday, April 26, the second annual Al Storm Games returned to Macalester’s campus. Frustrated by the foreseeable disappointment of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Zeus commissioned Mac’s own Al Storm (Alex Morrall ’15 (Centennial, CO)) to hold his own games in their place.