The St. Olaf College football team improved their record to 4-0 with a 53-27 victory against University of St. Thomas last Saturday at Manitou Field. The victory marked St. Olaf's first win against the St. Thomas since 2000 and their first 4-0 start since 1978.
On Sunday morning, about 10,500 people gathered near the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis to begin a 26.2-mile journey that would challenge them both mentally and physically - - the 24th annual Twin Cities Marathon.
What a difference a year makes.
One year ago this month, the Minnesota sports scene was flush with optimism. The Twins had just captured their third consecutive American League Central Division crown (in convincing fashion) and were favored by many experts to topple the mighty Yankees in the playoffs and advance to the World Series for the first time in 13 years.