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ISSUE 118 VOL 6 PUBLISHED 10/22/2004


Road warriors: Oles use strong ground game to overcome Gustavus

Winning games on the road is one of the most difficult accomplishments in football, but the St. Olaf football team came up with a big one Saturday at Gustavus. The Oles controlled both the line of scrimmage and the game clock en route to a 23-18 victory.

Men roll over Cardinals

The St. Olaf mens soccer team regained a share of the MIAC lead with a 4-1 shellacking of hapless St. Marys Wednesday.

Harriers hustle

The St. Olaf womens cross country team ventured across the Cannon River to Carleton, where the Running of the Cows Invite was held Saturday. The Oles joined three other MIAC teams (Carleton, Concordia, and St. Thomas) for the small meet. Since it was not a large invitational, many Ole runners decided to take the weekend off, in order to rest for the upcoming MIAC Championships. The Oles who did run at Carleton powered their way to 77 points.

Steroids: Wrong, but understandable

Matt, I have to agree with many of the points that you bring up. There is absolutely no doubt that unnatural performance enhancing substances are detrimental to the health of those who use them. Caminiti, who admitted to using steroids throughout his career, recently passed away. BALCO (Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative), a San Francisco-based nutritional supplement lab that is under investigation by the federal government, has been linked to Giants superstar Barry Bonds.

Steriods: Showcase talent, not drugs

The international athletic community was shocked to discover an inordinate number of Olympic athletes taking performance-enhancing drugs. I write shocked because the coaches, athletes and medical staff involved have long known about the doping problem. The amount of athletes doping this year wasnt inordinate; there was merely an inordinate amount of discovery.

The Battle for the Ring

Once, eight long years ago, there existed a time of peace and prosperity in Middle Earth. The free teams of major league baseball  be they Sox of Red or White, Cubs or even Blue Jays  competed amongst one another in harmony, without one team gaining too much power. The Yankees, the most storied franchise in Middle Earth during the First and Second Ages of Baseball (winning 22 championships), lay dormant. Eighteen long years had passed since New York had last claimed baseballs most coveted prize: the World Series Ring. The free peoples of the National and American Leagues believed they had nothing to fear from The Mount that Ruth Built, which lay deep in the heart of the Bronx.

Volleyball secures split

The St. Olaf womens volleyball team played a full schedule last weekend, participating in two conference matches. The Oles split the two competitions, one a loss to St. Thomas on Friday and the other a victory over Hamline on Saturday. The Oles now sport a 3-8 conference record, good enough for eighth place in the MIAC standings.

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