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Besides Alcohol, What Else Led To Dinkytown’s Disturbance?

It’s clear that alcohol and excessive drinking played a role in the behavior of some of the people in the crowd in Dinkytown Saturday night. But what else may have led them to throw bottles at police, set a couch on fire, or vandalize a car?

04/13/2014

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Tommies Blog: After Dropping Title Game, St. Thomas Gets At-Large Bid

There were some anxious basketball players on the St. Thomas campus Monday morning as they waited to find out if they had a postseason coming. After losing 63-53 to St. Olaf in the MIAC Playoff championship game Sunday, The Tommies (22-5) left their fate in the hands of the NCAA Selection Committee where anything can happen.

03/06/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Hosts Bethel In MIAC Semifinals

A spot in the MIAC title game is on the line Friday night as St. Thomas (21-4) hosts Bethel. The Tommies ended the regular season with a 76-69 loss to St. John’s in their final regular season home game.

02/28/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Wins 9th Straight MIAC Title

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team solidified a MIAC title Wednesday night, but the Tommies kept the postgame celebration in the locker room to a minimum. That’s because St. Thomas still has one regular season game left Saturday, and it’s against one of their biggest conference rivals.

02/21/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas, St. Olaf Meet Wednesday For MIAC Lead

Every game is big in conference play, but St. Thomas and St. Olaf meet Wednesday night for the biggest game the two teams have played in a long time. It’s been a while since the Oles have been a relevant program in MIAC men’s basketball. St. Olaf has made the playoffs twice in the last six seasons, losing in the quarterfinals both times. With a playoff spot locked up for both teams, St. Thomas needs a road win Wednesday to essentially clinch the regular season title and a No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

02/11/2014

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Tommies Blog: Hannon Takes Call To Play In Australia

He’s less than a full year removed from college, in the real world and now has the chance to do something few small-college athletes get. So when St. Thomas graduate and NCAA champion Tommy Hannon got an offer to pursue a professional career overseas, it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

01/31/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Holds 1-Game Lead In MIAC

The hopes for an undefeated MIAC season came to an end for the St. Thomas men’s basketball team on Monday with a 77-69 loss at rival St. John’s. That loss ended a six-game win streak for the No. 11-ranked Tommies, but it didn’t take long to get back in the winning column.

01/25/2014

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Tommies Blog: UST Off To 8-0 Start In MIAC Play

You can never be fully satisfied as a coach, but John Tauer has to be pretty happy with his squad over at St. Thomas. The Tommies beat Gustavus 61-50 Wednesday night, led by a 19-5 edge at the free-throw line, to improve to 8-0 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

01/17/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Takes On No. 1 Steven’s Point Before Break

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team is seven games into its season, but John Tauer will have a much better idea of the team he has this year after Saturday night. The Tommies, ranked No. 7 in Division III, head to No. 1-ranked UW-Steven’s Point Saturday for their final game of 2013 before they enter the full grind of the MIAC season.

12/20/2013

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Tommies Blog: UST Hoops Squad Confident Despite Losing 4 Starters

Most teams that lose four starters from a squad that was one game away from playing for a national title would consider the next season rebuilding. But the St. Thomas men’s basketball program isn’t like most squads. For coach John Tauer and the team, it’s a program that’s simply reloading.

11/20/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Like Being Scared?

This time of year, we are subject to all sorts of scary stuff. Some people love having the daylights scared out of them while others avoid it all costs. Hannah Borreson is one of those that could do without.

10/29/2013

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Good Question: Why Are Fantasy Sports So Popular?

At the Cherokee Tavern in West St. Paul, four fantasy football leagues conducted their drafts. “I’m very excited,” said J.J. Kurtz of Lakeville. “I got the Bears defense.” Over the year, 36 million people will play fantasy sports. That’s up from nine million in 2005. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), a player spends three hours per week managing a team and spends $467.60.

09/03/2013

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Tommies Blog: Tauer Named Division III Coach Of The Year

Two weeks have passed since the college basketball season, and St. Thomas coach John Tauer is still kicking himself at how the year ended despite one of the most successful seasons in history of the program.

04/23/2013

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Denied Bid At NCAA Title

This week was spring break at the University of St. Thomas, and men’s basketball coach John Tauer said half-jokingly he’s miserable. It’s got nothing to do with school, but rather that he’s not preparing to play for a national championship.

03/29/2013

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Good Question: Why Aren’t More Minn. Colleges In Division I?

When it comes to NCAA Division I programs in Minnesota, there’s only one. Alaska has zero D-I teams while Hawaii, Maine, Vermont and Wyoming are the only other states with just one completely D-I program.

03/21/2013

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