Tommies Blog: St. Olaf Next After St. Thomas Wins Rivalry Game 35-14The St. Thomas football team controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage in front of a record crowd of more than 17,000 to claim a 35-14 win over rival St. Johns.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas/St. John's Rivalry Takes National Stage SaturdayOne of the great rivalries in small-college football takes center stage on Saturday as No. 8-ranked St. John's hosts No. 12-ranked St. Thomas at Clemens Stadium in Collegeville. And for both programs, it's a game that can go a long way in determining the outcome of the league champion at the end of the year.
ESPN 'SportsCenter' Puts Tommie-Johnnie Game In Nat'l SpotlightIncreased local attention around Tommie-Johnnie football games is nothing new, but having ESPN broadcast its "SportsCenter" show on the road, live from the game sight, is a pretty big deal for the Division III schools.
ESPN Heading To Collegeville For Tommies Vs. JohnniesOn Saturday, St. John's will play host for the annual Johnnies-Tommies game.
Local Multi-Sport Athlete Has Incredible Senior Year It may be impossible to have a better senior year than the one Nathan Brinker is having. He's a human highlight reel from a town of just over 600, having won state in football, wrestling and True Team track.
Attorneys Say Settlement In Abuse Case Against St. John'sA Minnesota man has settled a lawsuit with St. John's Abbey that will force the release of personnel files for 19 monks accused of sexually abusing minors, attorneys said Monday.
Harrison Helps St. John's Beat Minnesota 70-61D'Angelo Harrison had a key four-point play and finished with 19 points and five steals to help St. John's beat Minnesota 70-61 on Wednesday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals. Harrison converted the four-point play with 2:23 left to give St. John's a 65-59 lead. He saved a loose ball before diving out of bounds, then drifted to the right corner and was fouled on a 3-pointer.
Minnesota State Gets Bye To Start D2 PlayoffsMinnesota State has a first-round bye in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Looks To Rebound At St. OlafThe St. Thomas football team likely has to win the rest of its games after losing to St. John's last Saturday to get to the NCAA Playoffs. They still face tough league games against Bethel, the consensus MIAC favorite, Ausgburg, Concordia and Gustavus.
Tommies Blog: Rival St. John's Visits St. Paul SaturdayIf you attend college at St. Thomas or St. John's, the weekend where the two squads square off on the football field represents everything that's right about college athletics. It will be an electric atmosphere on Saturday as the No. 10-ranked Tommies (2-0) host the Johnnies at O'Shaughnessy Stadium. With a forecast of close to 80 degrees and sunny skies expected, it will be a packed house as more than 10,000 fans are anticipated to represent the two schools.
5 Priests' Files Released In Alleged Sexual Abuse Case; New Lawsuit FiledMore information on members of the clergy accused of sexually abusing children was released on Monday.
Beyond Bounds: 7 Reasons Why UST Harry Pitera's Always SmirkingWhy's Harry Pitera always got a grin on his face? Probably because the two-time All-MIAC outside linebacker has his No. 2-ranked Tommies off to a 2-0 start. Maybe it's knowing that 10,000-plus fans will be on hand to watch his senior class aim to cap their careers having never lost to arch-rival St. John's, former MIAC immortal and national powerhouse.