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.
St. Olaf Coach Reflects On Life In BasketballSit with Dan Kosmoski and it’s easy to get caught up in the good old days. The St. Olaf head basketball coach grew up to play for the Gopher basketball team, and then served as one of its coaches. He used to play and coach with some pretty impressive talent.
Wander Minnesota: December Festivities (Week 1)The month of December is an exceptionally busy one for this festival-fond state. To try and get as much coverage as possible without creating a blog post that's a mile long, I'm going to report weekly this month. Today's installment will include events through Sunday, Dec. 7.
St. Olaf's Rwandan Students 'Thankful' For Gift Of EducationOn a cold, clear, Minnesota morning, Norbert Abayisenga is headed to biology class. He is a sophomore in a sea of 3,100 St. Olaf College students. "I really appreciate my past and I don't regret my past because it made me into who I am," Abayisenga said.
Rival Minn. Schools Show Solidarity After TragedyCollege students in Northfield are coming together to support a neighboring school. After learning of the death of a student at St. Olaf last week, Carleton students filled every mailbox at St. Olaf with a flower as a way to show solidarity. "It was an absolutely incredible gesture that we experienced from Carleton," said junior John Bruer.
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.
In NCAA D3 Basketball Tournaments, 7 Minn. Teams Four women's teams and three men's teams from Minnesota have been picked for the NCAA Division III basketball tournaments.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas, St. Olaf Meet Wednesday For MIAC LeadEvery 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.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Denied Playoff Berth After Winning FinaleThe pieces seemingly fell into place last Saturday as the St. Thomas football team put itself into position for an at-large NCAA berth. But instead of deciding its own fate, the Tommies had to leave it in the hands of a third party.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Travels To St. Olaf For FinaleThe St. Thomas football team is practicing this week as if it’s not the last game it will play this season. If you ask coach Glenn Caruso, he’s confident the Tommies name will be called by the NCAA selection committee for a playoff berth on Sunday.
Beyond Bounds: My 5 Favorite People Of 2012From an octogenarian who's tallied a hole-in-one more often than Tiger Woods, to a college football star who speaks Latin – yes, Latin – I've relished getting to know some of Minnesota's most intriguing sports stories in 2012.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Goes For 3rd Straight Perfect SeasonThe MIAC title is wrapped up for the St. Thomas football team, so they’re guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Division III Playoffs. But there’s still plenty at stake Saturday as the No. 3-ranked Tommies host St. Olaf in their regular season finale at O’Shaughnessy Stadium.