March Madness: Your second-chance bracket key

By Kevin Dudley – [email protected]

The first weekend of March Madness came and went with significant casualties. The top-seeded Villanova Wildcats fell to an under-seeded Wisconsin team. The ACC tournament champion Duke Blue Devils lost to a South Carolina team feeding off the energy of their home fans.

These upsets may have busted your bracket, but this is no time to pout. The field is down to 16, and we have given you a second chance with our “do-over” bracket. Don’t listen to the people who say it’s all luck, there is a method to figuring out the madness. Here’s the answer key for your second chance bracket.  (more…)

CSB history made: Track and field finishes with three All-Americans, 12th team overall

CSB history made: Track and field finishes with three All-Americans, 12th team overall

By Megan Toninato – [email protected]

The National Indoor Track and Field Championships took place March 10-11 in Naperville, Illinois.

At Nationals, there were 16 total athletes from the MIAC Conference: 10 were women and three of them were Blazers.

Sophomore Jenna Degen and seniors London Stelten and Allison Kosobud represented St. Ben’s at the biggest meet of the season. (more…)

Softball’s hot bats leave Florida 10-2

By Jack Wozniack – [email protected]

While the majority of college students used their spring break to relax on a beach or at home, the St. Ben’s softball team was hard at work playing games in Florida.

As a result of the unpredictable Minnesota weather, getting solid game preparation is difficult on campus, so the Blazers made sure to take full advantage of the “sunshine state.”

Over break, they played in twelve games, winning 10 and losing only two. (more…)

Opinion: Why March Madness is the best time of the year

By Andy McCrea – [email protected]

The exciting and historic month of March is among us yet again.

Each year, 68 NCAA Division I basketball teams are selected to play in the NCAA “March Madness” Tournament. This tournament truly ends up in madness each year. (more…)

Blazer softball starts 1-1

By Brett Zallek – [email protected]

The Blazer softball team won’t have to worry about replacing graduating seniors any time soon.

Last year, the team had no juniors on the roster and only one senior. (more…)

No-no Noack: SJU junior Nick Noack throws no-hitter vs. No. 3 UW-LaCrosse

By Megan Toninato – [email protected]

In the spring of 2017, the brand-new U.S. Bank Stadium will host over 140 baseball games. Lucky for the SJU baseball team, they get to be a part of the fun.

On Feb. 26, the defending MIAC Playoff Champion Johnnies took on UW-LaCrosse in downtown Minneapolis. (more…)