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Flagrant Fouls: How the media treats player conduct issues

We idolize our professional athletes because they amaze us. They amaze us with their gravity-defying jumps and sublime displays of technical skill, showing us the very pinnacle of what the human body can achieve. We pay them millions of dollars, pack arenas and even wear their names on our backs, all in celebration of their…

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This Week in Mac Sports

GAME OF THE WEEK: Book of Knowledge Back in Macite Hands In front of Macalester’s largest crowd at any sporting event since September 2012, Macalester regained the coveted Book of Knowledge for the first time since 2002 in a thrilling game that ended with a last-second winning field goal from Michael Abramson ’15. It was…

MAC Women’s Soccer Turns a New Page
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MAC Women’s Soccer Turns a New Page

The 2013 Macalester Women’s Soccer Team was arguably the best team on campus last year, finishing second in the MIAC Tournament and just a win shy of a bid to the NCAA Tournament. As the 2014 edition of the team opens its season, the Scots look to build off the success of last year while…

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Libby Liu: International Superstar

The varsity athletic and international student communities often appear completely alienated from each other. Certainly there is crossover between the two groups, but many teams feature a complete absence of international players, and even those that do include a couple at most. This reality is largely the result of the difficulties of international recruiting, which…

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The #2 Athletic Facilities, At A Price

When Brian Rosenberg became President of Macalester in August 2003, he made it a point to increase fundraising and invest more in new campus facilities. With the construction of the Leonard Center in 2008, the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center in 2012 and the Joan Adams Mondale Hall of Studio Art in 2014, that vision…

2014 FIFA World Cup Preview
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2014 FIFA World Cup Preview

When the World Cup draw was announced on December 6, it could not have gone much worse for the United States Men’s National team. Not only did they draw European powerhouses Germany and Portugal, who are ranked second and third in the world respectively, but the Americans also drew Ghana, who has been a thorn…

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