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Coach Pamela Findlay focused on winning the day, not box score

For Coach Pamela Findlay, the new women’s basketball coach, it has always been about more than winning. She went to the Air Force Academy to play basketball, not on an athletic scholarship but on a military scholarship. Institutionally, the Air Force Academy doesn’t offer scholarships based on athletic ability. Findlay said the lack of athletic…

Whittle walks away after 3-22 season
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Whittle walks away after 3-22 season

After nine years, 35 wins and 191 losses, former Macalester Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tim Whittle tendered his resignation. Whittle’s tenure ended with a loss at Augsburg College that brought a 3-22 (2-18 MIAC) season to a close. Despite the difficulties on the court, Brett Olson ’18, the team’s lone senior, wished him well. “Coach…

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Women’s Basketball looks to continue last year’s upward trend

A combination of veterans and rookies have been producing for the Women’s Basketball team. The Scots began their season with a 70-57 win over Crown College sandwiched between losses to Luther College and University of Northwestern (MN). These games serve as out-of-conference tune-ups for the Scots. Their in-conference schedule begins in December and the Scots…

Men’s Basketball uses unity to overcome early injury
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Men’s Basketball uses unity to overcome early injury

Before the 2017-18 Macalester Men’s Basketball season started, the Scots were dealt a massive blow when guard Michael Gutierrez ’19 went down with a torn ACL. The junior led the Scots in scoring last season at 21.6 points per game and earned Second Team All-MIAC honors for his strong play. However, missing him and battling…

Midseason update: Men’s Basketball finds its identity
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Midseason update: Men’s Basketball finds its identity

The Macalester Men’s Basketball team has seen perhaps more than its fair share of lean times. Between 2008 and 2012, the Scots won a scant five games, a stretch that included two seasons without a single win in the MIAC. This statistic, however, doesn’t communicate just how difficult it is to win a basketball game…

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The NBA finally takes notice of Giannis Antetokounmpo

Over the last couple of weeks, the motley group of individuals who collectively market, report on and create the narrative of the NBA have become aware of the fact that there’s a young player playing in a small market who is quite good. Calling him good does him a disservice, because he’s more than that….

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