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ISSUE 120 VOL 12 PUBLISHED 2/23/2007


Q & A: Ballin' with Mad Dog - Mess, Wolves' Madsen talk about media, life and basketball

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Mark Madsen recently sat down with the Mess to discuss the media, life and basketball.

Tommies end playoff run

The St. Olaf men’s basketball team ended its season Wednesday night in the seminfinals of the MIAC playoffs at the hands of St. Thomas, ranked sixth nationally. St. Olaf fell behind by 11 in the first half and could not mount a second half charge, falling 77-61. However, the Oles not only shocked third-seeded Bethel 81-79 in Arden Hills Monday night in overtime, but won their first playoff game in St. Olaf MIAC basketball history.

Inside the Lines: End of an era

Those three seniors [Bain, Butala and Bergstrom] have been the heart and soul of St. Olaf's men's basketball team, and Wednesday night in St. Paul, their careers came to an unceremonious end at the hands of a freakishly talented Tommie squad. A small but raucous group of Ole faithful made the trek, hoping to see another improbable upset – unfortunately, it simply was not to be.

Swimmers make big splash at 'U'

Last weekend, the St. Olaf men won the MIAC Swimming and Diving conference title by a scant five points over Gustavus Adolphus with an 843.5-point total. On the women’s side, Gustavus used a strong third day to distance itself from St. Olaf and Carleton, preventing St. Olaf from its third straight title by a 155-point total.

Women sweep, clinch playoff spot

The St. Olaf women's hockey team clinched a playoff berth last weekend with a series sweep of St. Catherine. With a 4-2 win over the Wildcats in Northfield on Friday and a 5-0 victory in Minneapolis on Saturday, the Oles improved their overall record to 10-5-1 and strengthened their hold on third place in the MIAC.

Wrestlers wrap up

The St. Olaf wrestling team concluded its season on Saturday at the Great Lakes Regoinal Championship in Elmhurst, Ill., finishing 11th of 15 teams.

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