The videos showing former Rutgers head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice physically and emotionally abusing his players were outrageous and disgusting, in large part because they run so counter to the messages we hope our student-athletes learn from intercollegiate athletics.
Hockey has taken the '05 grad all across the country and even across the Pacific Ocean to China. Earlier this month hockey carried him to the Xcel Energy Center and the NHL to suit up for the Anaheim Ducks when they were in town to take on the Minnesota Wild.
Coach Johnny Tauer repeats several words -– “unselfish” and “great senior leadership” -– over and over when he analyzes the three St. Thomas men’s basketball teams that have advanced to the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Division III tournament in the last five years.
St. Thomas will replace grass with artificial turf on the entire South Field this summer to provide an improved and more durable surface for the university’s soccer and softball teams as well as students who use the field for recreational purposes.
Over the last four years, Dr. John Tauer has had the pleasure of coaching five outstanding student-athletes who will be honored Wednesday at “Senior Night” when the men’s basketball team takes on St. Olaf in Schoenecker Arena. In The Scroll today, Tauer reflects on the special character of these men, who have contributed to a 98-15 record and four consecutive MIAC championships.
St. Thomas head football coach Glenn Caruso was introduced in Miami on Jan. 7 as the first three-time recipient in the seven-year history of the elite national Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. He also was named Division III National Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA) on Jan. 8. The elite award is voted on by fellow Division III coaches.
The St. Thomas defense slowed a potent Mount Union attack, but in the end the Purple Raiders made enough plays to post a 28-10 victory Friday night and claim the program’s 11th Division III national championship.
In this 40th year of Title IX, the federal regulation that mandates equity for women in collegiate sports programs, Susan Alexander salutes the St. Thomas team that won the national volleyball championship last month. She writes today in The Scroll that she couldn’t be prouder of our women student-athletes and how they balance sports and academics.
In his five years as coach, Caruso has led St. Thomas to a 56-7 record with four consecutive NCAA playoff quarterfinal and three consecutive 10-0 regular seasons. The Tommies are host to UW-Oshkosh in an NCAA semifinal contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The Tommies also advanced to the semifinals in 2011 before losing to eventual national champion UW-Whitewater.
A reception for the Tommies' NCAA champion volleyball team will be held at noon Thursday Nov. 29, in Schoenecker Arena. Students, alumni, parents and fans are invited. Cake will be served after a brief ceremony.
The No. 8-ranked University of St. Thomas volleyball team defeated No. 1-ranked Calvin College to earn the team's first-ever NCAA Division III championship. The Tommies are the first MIAC team to reach the NCAA volleyball championship match.
How wild has Fanamaniac gone? Consider: Free ticket offers, free lunches, free transportation and free tickets to Tommie hockey games, pre-game events (including a barbecue) on the plaza, and a card-scan drawing with increased chances of winning each time students attend an event and have their ID cards scanned.