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Macalester Scots Claim North Division Title in 21-13 Win

Two seasons ago the Macalester Scots were looking for a new conference to join after spending a decade as independents in football. They finally settled on the Midwest Conference (MWC) as their new home. Who would have known that in their first season the Scots would be such rude guests? Macalester traveled to Wisconsin for…

Macalester Scots R&R Duo Gives Opponents No Time to Relax

This last Saturday was Senior Day for the Macalester Scots football team. It was a big day that saw the team square off against Carroll University in what was one of the biggest contests in school history. Macalester won that game, thanks in part to the hard work of two of their most beloved seniors,…

Macalester Scots Cross Border Looking to Clinch North Division Title

Following an impressive win against No. 24 Carroll University, the Macalester Scots face their final challenge on their quest to claim the North Division title in the Midwest Conference (MWC). This weekend they will cross the border into Wisconsin to face St. Norbert in a battle that will determine who will win the North Division…

MIAC Conference Title on the Line as St. John’s Johnnies Welcome Bethel Royals

This Saturday the Bethel Royals will travel to Collegeville, MN to take on the St. John’s Johnnies in a game that will decide the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) title. The Royals enter 7-1, with a 6-0 conference record. The Johnnies are also 7-1 on the season with a 5-1 MIAC record. The winner of…

Coach Gary Fasching Creating Own Legacy for St. John’s Johnnies

It is not easy to replace a living legend. Aaron Rodgers replaced Brett Favre in Green Bay. Mike Woodson replaced Phil Jackson for the Lakers. Mike Matheny took over as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from Tony LaRussa. Sometimes, like Rodgers and Matheny, the person doing the replacing will have great success, while other…

Turnovers Turn Tide for St. John’s Johnnies in 24-7 Win

In a game that the St. John’s Johnnies once trailed 7-0, a pounding ground attack and some big plays by their defense turned the game around and led the visitors to a 24-7 win over the Augsburg Auggies. Two key turnovers created by the Johnnies defense led to 10 points, and St. John’s finished the…

Fast & Fuious 4th Quarter Ends With St. Thomas Tommies on Top

For three quarters on Sunday, the St. Thomas Tommies looked in complete control. Their defense had held Concordia to 10 points, and the triple-option attack, led by quarterback Griffin Neal, was struggling to mount a consistent attack. That is until the fourth quarter. In the final frame the Cobbers came to life and forced the…

Second Half Surge Leads Bethel Royals to 30-23 Win over Gustavus Adolphus

When the Bethel Royals and their No. 1 ranked defense in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) took to the field Saturday against the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties and their No. 1 ranked offense, there was no doubt that this was going to be a grueling contest. This had the makings of a classic showdown of…

Macalester Scots Run to Historic Win over Carroll Pioneers, 34-17

There is one thing that can be said about the Macalester Scots coaching staff; they know how to make a game plan work. Last week Offensive Coordinator Marc Davies was asked how he intended to design his offensive scheme, considering that the Carroll Pioneers had such a high powered offense. Was he going to grind…

Gustavus Adolphus Gusties’ Boyce Brothers Prove to Be Two of a Kind

While Gabe and Matt Boyce are twin brothers, they are not identical twins. They look different and have differences in what interests them academically. On the field they have different roles in the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties offense, but there is one thing that is clear. Both are extremely tough receivers to defend against and combined…

Fantastic Four Lead Bethel Royals Secondary into Aerial War

Saturday the Bethel Royals will roll into St. Peter to face the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties. This will be a game that will match the top rated passing attack in Division-III football against the No. 1 defense in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). The game is going to be a test of how good that…

Macalester Scots Welcome Carroll with Shot at History

In their first season in the Midwest Conference (MWC), the Macalester Scots will have a chance to make history against the Carroll Pioneers. Not only can they stake their claim to the North Division lead, but also will tie a school record with their seventh win. To say the team is excited is like saying…

Gustavus Adolphus Gusties and Bethel Royals Face-Off for Conference Lead

On Saturday the Bethel Royals will travel south to St. Peter, MN to face the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties with a great many title and playoff implications on the line. Both teams enter the game 6-1, with Bethel leading the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) at a perfect 5-0, while the Gusties boast a 4-1 MIAC…

Macalester Scots Senior O-Line Come with Big Hits, Quick Wit

While this may not be the most appropriate way to begin a sports article, I want to employ my fellow writers out there to stop spending as much time talking to the quarterbacks, running backs and linebackers. If they want to have an interview that will leave them laughing out loud and hear stories that…

Bethel Royals Erik Peterson Providing Encore to MVP Season

Often times you will hear when a person has done something incredibly well, others will ask, “What will you do for an encore?” That is a question that Bethel Royals quarterback Erik Peterson must have heard a lot following his amazing 2013 MVP Campaign. The Royals QB was first in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference…

Gustavus Adolphus Air Marshall Mitch Hendricks Leads Team into Dog Fight

On Saturday the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties will take to the field against the Bethel Royals in a game the Gusties must have if they intend to win the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). While the game is a big one for the team, it may be much bigger for quarterback Mitch Hendricks, the Gusties Air…

Coach Peter Haugen Teaches the ‘Habit’ of Winning at Gustavus Adolphus

Habit. When many of us think of the word the more negative connotations of the definition come to mind, such as a person has a smoking habit or a habit of biting their nails. That is one way to look at the word, but another definition says that a habit is the manner in which…

Neal Griffin Leads Concordia Cobbers to 42-7 Win

The Concordia Cobbers run a triple-option offense that is geared to give their running backs and quarterback great opportunities to run. This has made their group of running backs, Alex McLean, Zach Southwick and Rick Hutchinson, and QB, Griffin Neal, one of the toughest combinations in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) to stop. There…

St. John’s Johnnies Defense Batters Knights in 52-3 Win

For much of the season the St. John’s Johnnies defense has been one that bent but didn’t break. They were gladly willing to give up yards, but once opponents were deep in their territory, their defenders forced takeaways and turnovers on downs, and made sacks to end drives. This led them to giving up over…

Samson Bialostok Goes Wild in Macalester Scots Shutout Win, 33-0

Earlier this week Macalester Scots Coach Tony Jennison praised the progress of his senior quarterback, Samson Bialostok, speaking of how the QB has really been stepping up his game over the last three contests. After one quarter on Saturday he didn’t just step up his game; he scaled a mountain. The senior led three first…