Category Archives: Sports

Volleyball team has a platform and an opportunity

After a Final Four appearance last year, all eyes are on the University of Northwestern – St. Paul volleyball team this season. Coach Beth Wilmeth is encouraging her team to see UNW’s rise in the polls as, “Not a target but a platform. Not pressure, but an opportunity.”

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What does the popularization of skating mean for UNW?

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Historically, on one hand, Tony Hawk is probably one of the most well-known figures of the ’90s and 2000s. On the other hand, skateboarding is just as much associated with Tony Hawk as it is with “NO SKATEBOARDING” signs. Why has there been such a pushback on skateboarding in a way no other sport has see

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Moe brings humility and leadership to UNW women’s tennis

Karen Moe

by Beth Moeller  Vital part of the team Although the season is young, Karen Moe, a senior from Fargo, North Dakota, is already busy making her presence known on the tennis courts. Moe was named the UMAC player of the week for women’s tennis in back-to-back weeks. A four-year member of the team, Moe has been a […]

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Gisler’s miraculous rebound leads to 1,000 points

Senior Will Gisler and Head Coach Tim Grosz

Senior Wil Gisler joined Northwestern’s 1,000-point club, thanks in part to a miraculous rebound.

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UNW seniors look back on four incredible seasons

UNW basketball senior members celebrate their UMAC tournament win (pictured left to right: Cody Sprenger, Will Gisler, Porter Morrell, Peter Maring, Aaron Youngberg; photo courtesy of Cody Sprenger).

With a heartbreaking loss in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament, the University of Northwestern — St. Paul will bid farewell to their five seniors: Captains Will Gisler, Porter Morrell, and Cody Sprenger, as well as Peter Maring and Aaron Youngberg. During their four years as members of the team, the men’s basketball team achieved great things including four Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Tournament titles, three UMAC regular season titles, and the unforgettable Sweet Sixteen run in 2015

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