The Man Behind Bethel’s Baseball Revival What do Tom Kelly, Lou Piniella, Don Baylor and Joe Torre all have in common -- besides being legendary managers? Brian Raabe played for them all.
Tommies Blog: No. 7 St. Thomas Faces Big Test In BethelPractice should be intense for the No. 7-ranked St. Thomas football team as it prepares for its biggest game of the season so far Saturday afternoon. The Tommies improved to 6-0 on the season and 4-0 in MIAC play after a 78-7 win over Hamline on Saturday in their Homecoming game.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Faces Huge Test At Bethel SaturdayThe St. Thomas football team, ranked No. 22 in the country, faces its biggest game of the year Saturday at No. 11-ranked Bethel. The Tommies need a win over the Royals to stay in the hunt for a MIAC title and keep their chances alive to get to the postseason.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Hosts Bethel In MIAC SemifinalsA 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.
What’s Coach Johnson Want From Bethel Players? Obedience, Focused Play In the late ‘80s, conventional wisdom suggested Bethel would not compete in the MIAC in football. Back then Steve Johnson showed up, and the Royals are playing in their ninth NCAA playoff. He's got discipline but he's got a connection to his players that creates a culture.
Tommies Blog: NCAA Hopes Dwindle After Loss At BethelThe Tommies lost at Bethel 28-21 Saturday to drop to 4-2 on the season, but more importantly 2-2 in the MIAC. The win for the Royals also gives them the inside track at a league title and the MIAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs.
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).
Tommies Blog: Top 10 Teams Meet Saturday In Arden HillsIf the St. Thomas football team has any hopes of playing in the NCAA Division III Playoffs, it knows winning out is pretty much the only option. That got a lot more difficult this week despite a 20-12 win at Gustavus last Saturday.
Bethel Woman Gets 1 Year In Jail For Crash That Killed 2 A 43-year-old Bethel woman has been ordered to spend one year in jail for killing two in a car crash she caused while driving drunk.
Tommies Blog: MIAC Gets Football Shakeup With Tommies On ByeThe St. Thomas campus, at least from a football standpoint, was quiet last weekend with the Tommies on a bye following a frustrating loss to St. John’s. With that bye after three games, it gave St. Thomas an early chance to correct several mistakes and get back to the fundamentals of football.
Beyond Bounds: 'Getting Invited To Vikings Camp Was A Dream'For Cory Svihla, donning horns on his helmet and hustling through drills at Winter Park last week alongside the Vikings' coveted draft picks made the last two years of grinding it out completely worth it.
After 30 Years, College Baseball To End At Dome The Twins’ old home. The Metrodome is still alive with baseball this time of year but it's the final year. With the dome set to be torn down at the end of the Vikings season, it's the end of another era this winter - college baseball under the roof.