Fans Show Up Bright & Early For SportsCenter In CollegevilleA long-standing rivalry in Minnesota college football was in the national spotlight Saturday. The University of St. Thomas and St. John's University faced off in Collegeville, but fans were in the stadium long before the two teams took the field.
St. Thomas Softball Pitcher Sees Success On And Off FieldThe St. Thomas softball team is once again one of the best in the nation, ranked number 19 in the latest Division III poll. Leading the way is a pitcher that's been nearly impossible to score on lately. The numbers will turn your head, and your bat too.
Beyond Bounds: Who Wins When St. Thomas' 2 Star WRs Go 1-On-1?The similarities between shifty St. Thomas wideouts – and close friends – senior Dan Noehring and junior Dan Ferrazzo are numerous. The Dan duo were both: -Captains of their high school football teams (Noehring hails from Lakeville South, and Ferrazzo's a Mahtomedi product).
Johnnies Beat Tommies In Rival MatchupThe St. John’s University Johnnies beat the St. Thomas Tommies in a shocking 20-18 win, part of a legendary college football rivalry which brought fans out in droves Saturday to St. Paul. With new head coach Gary Fashing, the Johnnies looked like they were going to meet the same fate as they had in the last three years when the Tommies took an early 8-0 lead. But they bounced back by taking advantage of turnovers, which Sam Sura did this often at South St. Paul High School.
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.
Beyond Bounds: 6 Reasons Why Tremayne Is Tommie Football's Poster BoyEverybody 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.
Beyond Bounds: Steve Maher's Having A Better Summer Than YouI'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).
St. Thomas Grads Kick Soccer Ball Across Minn.Soccer is gaining popularity throughout Minnesota and the country. Now some local guys are kicking a soccer ball across the state to promote the sport. Two weeks ago, Alex Daley and Matt Scott started dribbling a soccer ball from the Canadian border in International Falls and began to travel south.
Beyond Bounds: UST's Taylor Berg Could Coast To A National TitleOne 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.
Beyond Bounds: UST's Ace Also Hits, Eyes The MLB DraftWhat Dylan Thomas has – a right arm that throws 93 mph with more than enough control to be named the 2012 MIAC's Pitcher of the Year.
Beyond Bounds: UST's Glue Guy Erik Tengwall's Quite Crafty
Beyond Bounds: Asst. UST Coach Mike Keating Thriving Back In PurpleIf St. Thomas basketball's assistant coach Mike Keating were to snag a nasty little paper cut while dishing out scouting reports, I'm certain his blood would not be a maroon hue.