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Hockey Season in full swing in Minnesota

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017

First, the National Hockey League begins its cancer awareness month of Nov. with its theme of purple warm-up and practice jerseys, a purple backdrop on the official NHL app, and for the Minnesota Wild, Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Nov. 14 during their game against the Philadelphia Flyers. On Sa...

NFL Week 10 In review

Nick Rathke, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017

This week was pretty slow as far as big headline go for the NFL. There was not any ground breaking upsets. However, the injury bug continues to plague the NFL’s greatest stars, as Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman went down in the Thursday night game with an Achilles injury. Seattle and Arizona ...

Aidrus first to qualify for cross country nationals

Aidrus first to qualify for cross country nationals

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

On Nov. 4, Bashir Aidrus became the first-ever SMSU runner to advance to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing second at the NCAA Central Region Championships. Both the men’s and women’s teams traveled to Kearney, Nebraska for the meet. It was hosted by the University of Nebraska Kearney ...

Winter Dance Team tryouts

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

November 3, 2017

Anyone who likes to dance, has danced in the past, or wants to become a dancer, can try out for the SMSU Dance Team. This is an athletic team, but it is labeled as a club, rather than an actual NCIS sport. For that reason, anyone can join the team. “My teammates are my second family,” said sopho...

Rugby keeps rolling

Sabrina Pankratz, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

If you have not heard of our SMSU Women’s Rugby Team, you have been truly missing out. Currently 6-3 for the fall season, the Women’s Rugby Team is doing well this semester. On Sat., Oct. 21st, the team had three home games on the track and field turf. Two 7s games (7 players, 7 minute halfs), an...

NFL Week 8 In Review

Nick Rathke, Sports Editor

November 3, 2017

Week 8 gave football fans arguably the best game of the season. The Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans combined for over 8oo yards passing and 79 point’s between the two teams. The lead changed three times in the closing minutes, with both quarterbacks making plays to give their team the lead. Wil...

NHL breakdown

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2017

There’s a lot going on in the National Hockey League right now; not the least of which is the Vegas Golden Knights historic start. As October comes to a close so does only the first month of the NHL’s regular season, but the 31st expansion team in Las Vegas has made it as exciting as when the seas...

SMSU Cross Country competes at championship

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

On Saturday Oct. 21, the SMSU XC teams competed in the NSIC Cross Country Championships in Moorhead, Minnesota. The championships were held by the University of Minnesota, Moorehead, and took place at the Moorehead Soccer Complex. The men’s team placed ninth out of 12 teams and the women’s team finished...

SMSU Volleyball Striving for Number One Rank

SMSU Volleyball Striving for Number One Rank

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

October 19, 2017

The SMSU Volleyball team started off their season with a win, and that winning streak continued for sixteen more games. Being undefeated, their national rank quickly rose to the number one position. “I’m actually surprised where we are at record wise. Going into this season, I did not know where we...

XC Winding Down

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

  On Friday, Oct. 6th, the SMSU cross country teams competed in the Bob Waxlax invitational at the Wapicada Golf Course in Sauk Rapids, MN, hosted by St. Cloud University. The meet is their last race before the NSIC Conference Championships, which will be hosted by the University of Minnesota, Moorhead....

NFL round up: week three in review, injuries all-around

Nick Rathke, Sports Editor

October 19, 2017

Week 6 saw the injury bug take down another one of the NFL’s brightest stars. Stars have been plagued with injuries this year including JJ Watt, David Johnson, Odell Beckham Jr, and now, possibly the biggest injury yet, Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers went down in the first quarter of the Packer Viking ga...

Augustana University holds off Mustangs

Augustana University holds off Mustangs

Nick Rathke, Sports Editor

October 19, 2017

The Mustangs have been struggling as of late, but are looking to snap their losing streak against a 2-4 Augustana team. SMSU received the opening kickoff and was able to put a drive together, moving the ball all the way down to the Augustana 15 yard line. The drive halted when the Mustangs were unable to con...

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