Senior Mack Farley named Byron Nelson Award Finalist

By Brandon Spratt – bspratt001@csbsju.edu
Arizona State, Auburn, Stanford, Virginia and St. John’s. What do these five schools have in common?
Currently all five schools have a student-athlete nominated for the Golf Coaches’ Association of America (GCAA) Byron Nelson Award.
For St. John’s, that golfer is senior Mack Farley.

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Opinion: Making a case for March MATness

By Noah Becker – nbecker001@csbsju.edu
As everyone knows, March is the time for college basketball and all the excitement that comes with it.
I too get into it and fill out the massive bracket with teams I personally know nothing about. The NCAA basketball tournament certainly is a great athletic event, but there is another tournament that is overshadowed by basketball that probably compares equally in madness.

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March Madness: Your second-chance bracket key

By Kevin Dudley – kmdudley@csbsju.edu

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 – mmtoninato@csbsju.edu

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 – jjwozniack@csbsju.edu

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…)