No, the St. Olaf hockey team is not playing in the national tournament, though it may appear that way. Last weekend's nonconference opponents included sixth-ranked UW-Stout and third-ranked UW-River Falls.
Temperatures are below freezing. Christmas decorations are up before Thanksgiving. We cannot wait for winter, for days of prolonged snowfall, for days in which we spend a total of three minutes outdoors.
In the end, the St. Olaf women's cross country team achieved its goal of reaching the NCAA Division III Championships, though the achievement was not certain immediately following Saturday's NCAA Central Regional meet held on the St. Olaf campus.