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ISSUE 117 VOL 8 PUBLISHED 11/14/2003

Sports

Oles down Gusties in season finale: Germscheid leads defensive charge, scores two touchdowns

The Ole football team ended MIAC play on Saturday the same way that began it: with a win. The Oles defeated Gustavus 41-27 ending their 2003 campaign with a record of 3-5 in the MIAC and 4-6 overall.

Women clipped by Gustavus

"It’s fun to swim fast," has been the mantra floating around the women’s swim team all preseason. Now that the season is finally underway, the Ole women are ready for some fun. Not only is the team out to defend last season’s MIAC title, they also plan to leave all potential challengers lagging in their wake.

Men’s swimming and diving takes opener

The proverb, "Youth springs eternal" held true at the Gustavus pool last Friday night. The St. Olaf Men’s Swimming and Diving team’s 134-109 victory over Gustavus Friday night was due in large part to a recent influx of talented first years. Newcomers Joe Anderson, Adam Thomas, Tom Kukla, Andy Tompsett, and Christian Lorentzen, all members of the class of ’07, played key roles in the season-opening victory. These five athletes, none of whom were members of the Ole squad that finished third at last year’s MIAC conference meet, accounted for six of St. Olaf’s seven individual victories. Coach Bob Hauck is very pleased with the team’s attitude this year.

Gagliardi breaks record

St. John’s did much more than wrap up the MIAC title Saturday with a 29-26 come-from-behind win over Bethel. The win was number 409 for coach John Gagliardi, who has been at the helm of the Johnnies football team for the last 51 seasons, making him the winningest coach in NCAA history. Gagliardi passed the legendary Eddie Robinson, who won 408 games for Division I-AA Grambling State before retiring in 1997.

Why not here? Why not now?

In a recent episode of ESPN’s drama "Playmakers", the team’s leading wide receiver, and lone All-pro selection, admitted to his teammates that he was a homosexual. The executives of the team responded by forcing him to go on injured reserve so that the story would not leak to the press. The team owner told the player, "There will be a time for you to stand up for who you are, but not here, not now."

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