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Opinion

On the commercialization of college sports

On Monday, April 4, Villanova was crowned the champion of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. Every year this game is the culmination of the extreme hype of March Madness, during which people fill out brackets picking the winner of each matchup. Prizes are available for those in the top percentage of brackets, most of which…

Basketball season ends as teams look forward hopefully
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Basketball season ends as teams look forward hopefully

After the Men’s Basketball team won their penultimate game over Augsburg on February 17, and the Women’s Basketball team bested Carleton on February 10, both teams began looking towards next year with confidence. Neither made it to the MIAC playoffs this season, but young talent for both teams allows for a bright view of the…

What’s in a nickname?
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What’s in a nickname?

The sports world is full of great nicknames: “The Great Bambino,” “Big Papi,” “Magic Johnson,” “Mr. October,” “King James,” “Megatron.” Almost every nickname has a story behind it, whether it be an elaborate tale or a simple act of randomness. Throughout history, sports teams have always seemed to have a magnetic attraction to nicknames. Here…

Men’s Basketball Slowly but Surely Moves the Dial
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Men’s Basketball Slowly but Surely Moves the Dial

While the 2014-15 season has been typically turbulent for Macalester’s Men’s Basketball team, this year’s squad is beginning to show promise. The Scots have not qualified for the MIAC postseason tournament, which requires a top four record in MIAC play, since 2003-04. Still, their increasingly smooth play and a new conference rule that sends the…

New season brings new offense for Men’s Basketball
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New season brings new offense for Men’s Basketball

Commitment, depth and experience are a few words that define the 2014 Men’s Basketball team and set it apart from past years. After four weeks of practice, the team is ready for their first game on November 15 at Crown College. In order to succeed, the team has three areas of focus. “Defense, rebounding and…

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