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Gophers All-American McNamara Dies At 82

Bob McNamara, an All-American football player for Minnesota in the 1950s and later a major fundraiser for the university, has died. He was 82. The university announced McNamara’s death on Monday. The school says McNamara died after a long illness on Sunday night.

07/21/2014

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Beyond Bounds: 6 Reasons Why Tremayne Is Tommie Football’s Poster Boy

Everybody loves Tremayne Williams. Both on and off the record, his trainers, his teammates and his coach respect and revere the face of the 2013 Tommie football team. “He’s our poster boy,” coach Glenn Caruso said during two-a-days last week at O’Shaughnessy Stadium.

09/06/2013

Steve Maher, St. Thomas' All-American pitcher and record-holder, is baffling D-I and D-II hitters in the Northwoods League for the Waterloo Bucks. (credit: University of St. Thomas/Mike Ekern)

Beyond Bounds: Steve Maher’s Having A Better Summer Than You

I’m confident the following is true. Steve Maher’s summer > your summer. Before you angrily start over-sharing your Instagram lake pics en masse, here’s why. The All-American pitcher from Division-III St. Thomas is playing America’s pastime – every – single – day in the Northwoods League with the Waterloo Bucks (seriously, like some 75 games in 70 days).

07/20/2013

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Eagan Sisters Head To Jr. Olympics

Natalie and Elena Windels share both a last name and a passion for track and field. “I like how you just get to accelerate and, like, just use all your power and try and finish and do the best that you can,” Elena said. Her sister Natalie is more succinct. “I just like running,” Natalie said. James Pipkens, the head sprints coach for Apple Valley High School, works closely with the sisters. He says there may be some sibling rivalry going on.

07/19/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Saints Welcome Back The Veteran Versatility Of Dan Kaczrowski

Dan Kaczrowski’s a realist, who has the work ethic of an optimist. The St. Anthony High graduate earned All-American honors at Hamline, but knew that being drafted in the 26th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 draft meant he wasn’t quite on the club’s We’ll-Be-Seeing-You-In-Phoenix-Soon list.

07/06/2013

St. Thomas senior Taylor Berg is seeded first nationally in the 5,000-meter run heading into the NCAA championships. (credit: GSmithSports)

Beyond Bounds: UST’s Taylor Berg Could Coast To A National Title

One day of rest a month. Just one. That rigid regimen’s one of the reasons the human gazelle Taylor Berg could bring home an NCAA crown this weekend.

05/22/2013

Senior Dennis Granath's swing is smooth and has netted him national accolades. But it's a job after graduation that he seeks most. (credit: Credit: Greg Smith-GSmithSports)

Beyond Bounds: Hire SJU’s Swedish Sensation Dennis Granath

Dear hiring managers in Minnesota … Dennis Granath already has a polished LinkedIn, but I’ve taken the liberty to morph this blog of mine into in-depth — and yet truthfully entertaining — resume for Mr. Granath.

04/20/2013

St. Olaf's Molly Erickson took second place at D-III nationals last year. The senior's also the drum line heir apparent to Nick Cannon. (credit: St. Olaf Sports Information)

Beyond Bounds: Who Exactly Is All-American Golfer Molly Erickson?

Molly Erickson’s the reigning MIAC MVP, and seeing the St. Olaf women’s golfer took second at the Division III National Championships last year, she could be wearing a crown at the end of this season.

10/03/2012

Kaiti WachterDL - Thomas Whisenand/University of St. Thomas

Beyond Bounds: Kaiti Wachter Is The Best Story You’ll Read All Week

Take a moment and learn about Kaiti Wachter, her mother, and even her grandmother. You won’t be disappointed you did.

09/13/2012

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