The Court of Public Opinion can be a fickle thing for Americas athletes. Its unpredictable nature often befuddles them, never quite letting them know when its bound to convict or destined to vindicate. Take for instance the plight of the acquitted double-murderer. For some there is little mercy. A Heisman trophy, a Hall of Fame football career and a glove that wouldnt fit still wasnt enough to acquit O.J. Now, this one-time football legend has been banished from society. Simpson is forever doomed to toil on the golf courses of America alone. And to be ruthlessly ridiculed every time he steps to the microphone and tries to announce his sincere intentions of beginning his next search for the real killer.
The St. Olaf womens cross-country team entered the MIAC Championships on Saturday hoping to win their sixth consecutive title. Running against a deep, talented field the Ole women were not able to garner another MIAC championship, but they did run a great race to finish second Gustavus won the overall crown with 68 points to the Oles 80, while Macalesters Koby Hagen 06 won the individual title with a time of 18:46 over the 5k course at Como Park golf course in St. Paul.
The Ole football team fell to Concordia last Saturday, 14-47. The game was played in a breezy temperatures and under cloudy skies, which served as ominous predictors for the gloomy day in store for the Oles.
Throughout the year on the Hill, hundreds of athletes participate in one or more of St. Olafs 16 varsity sports. These athletes hit the weight room, tear up the practice fields and give their all on game day. Why? Because they love the game and four years of high school athletics just were not enough.