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Don Hudson: 1929-2018

On Sept. 30, former Macalester head football coach Don Hudson passed away at 88. Hudson coached at Macalester from 1971-75, as defensive coordinator for a year before becoming head coach in 1972. In moving up the coaching ladder, Hudson broke a barrier: he was the first African-American head football coach at a predominantly white college…


Hosting a Super Bowl isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

It is easy to get caught up in the pomp and circumstance of the Super Bowl, especially when you are in the host city. Radio ads have been highlighting events around the city, there is a constant stream of information about hosting watch-parties and places to go to participate in the festivities during the game,…


The NCAA should disband

You’d be hard-pressed to find an organization as inept at doing its job as the NCAA. Since the dawn of athletic scholarships in 1950, major athletic programs have attempted to lure gifted 18 year olds to their campuses by means that can be described as morally flexible at best, and appallingly sleazy at worst. We’re…

Mac football makes history with rivalry wins
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Mac football makes history with rivalry wins

The Macalester Scots football team made history at Macalester Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 9, when they defeated the Hamline Pipers 23-14. The victory moved the Scots to 2-0 on the season following their 31-20 opening weekend victory over the Carleton Knights. The Scots had not pulled off this double act since 1985. They had also…


Winning and losing, but mostly losing: on being a Browns fan

This year, you will probably see a lot more Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians fans than you have previously. The Cavs NBA title win and the Indians MLB runner-up status have new Cleveland fans crawling out of the woodwork. One thing I can guarantee is that this new revival of Cleveland sports will not extend…

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