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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Faces Williams In Elite 8

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team left Wednesday morning for the Elite Eight in Salem, Va., after narrowly beating Calvin College 63-62 in the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 last Saturday night.

03/21/2013

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas 1 Win Away From Virginia

Saturday night promises to be both exciting and bittersweet for the St. Thomas men’s basketball team. The Tommies (28-1), ranked No. 1 in Division III, host No. 12-ranked Calvin College (Michigan) in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament.

03/15/2013

John Nance, a fifth-year senior, is pleased he left his scholarship to play QB at the U of M to come and lead the point for the Tommies. (credit: Thomas Whisenand/University of St. Thomas)

Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Hosts Wheaton In NCAA 2nd Round

The road to a championship is never an easy one, and the St. Thomas basketball team isn’t expecting an easy match-up when it faces Wheaton College Saturday night.

03/08/2013

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Hosts Aurora In NCAA 1st Round

St. Thomas (26-1) will host Aurora University (Illinois) at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson Athletics Center in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

02/28/2013

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Wins Third Straight MIAC Title

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team had a big day in a lot of ways Sunday, beating Augsburg 92-65 to win the MIAC Playoff title. It’s the third straight championship for the Tommies (26-1), who enter the NCAA Division III Tournament as the nation’s No. 1-ranked team.

02/25/2013

John Nance, a fifth-year senior, is pleased he left his scholarship to play QB at the U of M to come and lead the point for the Tommies. (credit: Thomas Whisenand/University of St. Thomas)

Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Hosts Carleton In MIAC Semis

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team welcomed a week off from game action, especially since winning a MIAC regular season title is what got them there. Now St. Thomas hosts Carleton (16-10) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the MIAC Playoff semifinals.

02/22/2013

The business major and French minor has a 3.5 GPA and runs his own summer basketball camp for nearly 100 athletes. (credit: Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas)

Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Gets Ready For MIAC Playoffs

The St. Thomas basketball team is in an unusual spot this weekend, but it’s one they welcome. They can sit and rest, while four teams battle for three playoff spots on Saturday.

02/15/2013

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Wins 8th Straight MIAC Title, Playoffs Next

In a season full of tough games and gritty efforts, John Tauer and the St. Thomas basketball team had a little bit of fun earlier this week. That’s easy to do when you win your eighth straight regular season conference title and secure a No. 1 seed for the MIAC Playoffs.

02/08/2013

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Clinches MIAC Playoff Berth

There is still plenty to be decided in the MIAC men’s basketball season, but St. Thomas knows one thing: They’re in the playoffs.

02/01/2013

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Suffers First Loss, Moves On

It’s safe to say the St. Thomas men’s basketball team didn’t need much time to move on from its first loss of the season.

01/25/2013

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Tommies Blog: Top-Ranked St. Thomas Dominating MIAC Opponents

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team is playing just like it wants to in its MIAC schedule, and through 11 games, nobody has been able to stop them.

01/18/2013

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Good Question: Why Is It So Hard To Change Our Minds?

When President Barack Obama announced his plans for gun control, it wasn’t a surprise to see people immediately revert to the same positions they held before the announcement.

01/16/2013

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas 13-0, Hosts Rival Johnnies Saturday On TV

The St. Thomas basketball team is in the grind of its conference schedule, but it’s been making things look rather easy lately.

01/11/2013

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Unbeaten, Up To No. 3 Nationally

While most of us were celebrating the holidays with friends and family, the St. Thomas basketball team spent most days in its gym staying fresh despite a layoff in games.

01/04/2013

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Tommies Blog: 8-0 St. Thomas Hosts No. 5 Steven’s Point Friday

John Tauer is in just his second year as head coach of the St. Thomas men’s basketball program, but he seems to be pushing all the right buttons.

12/20/2012

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