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.
Yeah yeah, Minnesota is getting all of us good with this weather, but there are some among us with even more reason than usual to be excited about the fact that it’s finally comfortable to be outside. The men’s golf team has managed to fit in only one tournament this spring, and even that came in frigid conditions at the Wartburg College Spring Invite, located in Waverly, IA.
If you want to find a place where a shortage of chicken nuggets is a cause for exclamation, look no further than the Macalester women’s lacrosse team. The best kept secret of Macalester club sports, women’s lacrosse is off to its best season yet in its first year in the North Central Women’s Lacrosse League (NCWLL).
Music is a source of inspiration for many. As Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” This spring, the baseball team is hoping their at-bat songs will help prevent team mistakes. Headlined by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” Taylor Swift’s “22” and Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive,” the Scots are hoping…