Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media. Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status. If a link has expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ website. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s website in order to access the full text.
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- “Tommies’ Fritz in comfort zone,” Star Tribune, March 17, 2011. “Steve Fritz’s suitcase waited by the door to his office on Wednesday afternoon. It looked new, although it might be 40 years old and merely unused. Fritz hasn’t done much long-distance traveling in his professional life.”
- “Tommies try to bring title back to St. Paul,” KARE 11, March 18, 2011. “The Tommies bring some championship pedigree on their trip east. Stars Tyler Nicolai and Teddy Archer each won Minnesota State High School titles in 2006, for Hopkins and DeLaSalle respectively. They’re two of the five seniors playing key roles this season.”
- “University of St. Thomas’ next president could be a lay person,” National Catholic Reporter, March 18, 2011. “The move acknowledges the shrinking number of Catholic priests interested in and qualified for colleges’ top jobs. Seton Hall University in New Jersey recently hired a layperson after its first search — for priests only — was unsuccessful.”
- “Tommies knock off Middlebury, reach title game,” Star Tribune, March 19, 2011. “Sleep likely was in short supply Friday night for the St. Thomas men’s basketball team. No such worries about adrenaline for a team one win away from its first national championship.”
- “Analysts say Best Buy could use a reboot,” Star Tribune, March 19, 2011. “For many of the nation’s retailers, the darkest days of the recession are behind them. For Richfield-based Best Buy Co. Inc., storm clouds are still brewing.”
- “St. Thomas rout in Division III basketball title game is one for the record books,” Pioneer Press, March 20, 2011. “If you’re going to win a national championship, you might as well do it in style. That’s the way St. Thomas appeared to approach the NCAA Division III men’s basketball title game Saturday afternoon, putting together a first half for the ages and blitzing Wooster 78-54, tying the all-time D-III winning margin with the 24-point victory.”
- “Tommies’ title is worth the wait,” Star Tribune, March 20, 2011. “Steve Fritz, the 31-year coach of the Tommies with his arm in a sling after tearing a biceps muscle Monday, praised his “five great seniors” for leading eighth-ranked St. Thomas (30-3) to its first title in its 13th NCAA tournament appearance and second Final Four.”
- “Diving into the mainstream,” Pioneer Press, March 21, 2011. “In the early 2000s, the Vale Center served as many as 90 students, from kindergartners to seniors. Enrollment at the center, which shares a building with the district’s alternative high school, has dropped to about 50 students.”
- “From small-town officer to state’s top cop,” Pioneer Press, March 21, 2011. “When the state’s new public safety commissioner first sat at her desk this month, she noticed the view from her 10th-floor office in downtown St. Paul.”
- “New retail chain enters after many others exit,” Star Tribune, March 20, 2011. “Jeff Gordman is the fourth generation to run the department store chain that bears the family name, but he is the first to establish a beachhead in the Twin Cities, the Omaha-based company’s biggest market to date.”
- “Dan Carey, a former HHS baseball great, passes away,” Hastings Star Gazette, March 21, 2011. “People in Hastings remember Dan Carey as one of the best athletes to ever come through the city. He helped the Raiders win a state championship in 1967 and was a first-round draft pick in the Major League Baseball draft.”
- “Bob Sansevere’s List: MIAC’s NCAA championships,” Pioneer Press, March 22, 2011. “The University of St. Thomas won its first national championship in men’s basketball Saturday with a 24-point victory over Wooster in the NCAA Division III title game. It was the 14th national championship for the Tommies.”