Deflated Basketball

The Failure of Youth Sports

Dr. John Tauer, men's basketball coach and a psychology professor at St. Thomas, discusses his new book on youth sports and parenting.
A student cheers for St. Thomas at the Tommie Johnnie football game.

Tommie Football Pep Fest During Noon Hour Thursday

A pep fest will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in John P. Monahan Plaza to put all Tommies in the proper mood for Saturday’s St. Thomas-Saint John’s football showdown and a national television pre-game broadcast.

A Welcome Change in Cuba

Nancy Zingale, a retired St. Thomas political science professor, has been involved in educational and cultural exchanges between St. Thomas and Cuba since 1999. She was in Havana when President Barack Obama announced a significant change to U.S.-Cuban relations last December.
women's basketball

The New Dawn of Title IX

Thirty-seven words put into law by President Richard Nixon in 1972 have had far-reaching effects for more than 44,000 St. Thomas female graduates, including more than 3,000 women athletes.
Basketball fans

The Scroll: Winners Abound in Schoenecker Arena

Now that everybody is back on campus after the holiday break and January Term, it’s time to head to Schoenecker Arena to catch the St. Thomas men’s and women’s basketball teams, which are a combined 36-1 this season. Doug Hennes writes about their remarkable success in The Scroll.
Erica Wilson


Erica Wilson '11 was entombed for 22 minutes under five feet of snow on a remote mountain in British Columbia. She never should have made it home.

Relatively Famous

These eight student-athletes look to expand the legacies of their well-known relatives.
Dance Team

They Know They Can Dance

With six national championships and a national ranking since 2004, the St. Thomas Dance Team dominates the stage.
Mike Rice

The Weigh-In: March Madness at Rutgers

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.
John Tauer

Tauer’s Guys Put the ‘Team’ in Teamwork

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.