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Packers Offseason Update

With the NFL draft less than a month away, it is a good time to take stock of the additions and departures for the Packers and what positions still need some work. Re-Signed Sam Shields, CB: One of the first moves the Packers made this offseason was signing Shields to a four year $39 million contract. The 26-year-old cornerback has ... Read More »

Four in Storr but Tourney Broken at Core

When Khalid El-Amin uttered his famous “We shocked the world” to Jim Nantz and Billy Packer moments after UCONN won its first title in 1999, few could have glanced into the crystal ball and foreseen what the next 15 years would behold 4 more Final Fours, 3 more National Titles and a program that is now tied with the Duke ... Read More »

Women’s Swim Team Competes at Nationals

The women’s swim team had five members compete at the NCAA Division III Championships in Indiana from March 19-22. Emily Nienhaus, Amy Boritzke, Gemma Pillsbury, Alexa Pronga, and Amanda Walker represented the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point competing in relays with Walker competing individually. According to head coach Al Boelk, Walker became the first athlete in school history to swim in ... Read More »

Softball Season Begins in Florida

After a long winter indoors, the Pointers softball team traveled to Florida over spring break where they played nine games. The team faced many adjustments from practicing in a gym to playing in the outdoors against tough competition. Freshman outfielder Katie Thompson was one of many players who had to adapt to playing in live game situations. “It was weird ... Read More »

Men’s Hockey Finishes A Special Season

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s hockey team finished its season as the national-runner up after losing to St. Norbert College 3-1, in the national championship game on March 22. It was the first time since 1998 that the Pointers made it to the Frozen Four. Senior and team captain Tyler Krueger said lifetime memories were made that week. “The ... Read More »

Brewers Bring Bats In Spring Training Outing

One dream as a Milwaukee Brewers fan has always been to make the trek to Arizona for a spring training game. This adventure can now be checked off of my bucket list. It was worth the wait. Making my way from Milwaukee to Denver and Denver to Phoenix was worth the adventure of spring training. Escaping the cold winter weather ... Read More »

Pointers Baseball Impresses in Early Season Action

It was a promising start to the season for Pointers baseball, as the team went 10-1 in spring break action in Florida. The team outscored its opponents 96 to 27. The Pointers played against some of the top competition in Division III, facing three teams ranked in the top 15. The Pointers are now ranked as the second best team ... Read More »

Pointers Baseball Set to Start Season in Florida

After appearing at the College World Series last season and opening this season as the number four ranked team in Division III, the Pointers baseball team is set to start its 2014 season in Florida over spring break. The Pointers left Stevens Point on Wednesday, looking forward to warmer weather and some heated competition in Florida where they will play ... Read More »

Women’s Hockey Gains New Life With NCAA Tournament At-Large Bid

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s hockey team has a second chance this season, as the team made it into the NCAA tournament, its first appearance since 2007. Last Saturday, the team traveled to play UW-River Falls in the inaugural Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship game. The Falcons defeated the Pointers 5-1, receiving the conference automatic bid. Monday, March 10, the Pointers ... Read More »

Women’s Basketball Looks to Future after Challenging Season

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s basketball team ended their season on Feb. 27 in a 68-44 loss to UW-Oshkosh in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament semifinals. The team finished the season with a record of 17-10, 9-7 in conference. Even with a winning record, the team fell short of its season goals according to head coach Shirley Egner. ... Read More »