Tag Archives: Sports

Women’s Basketball Looks to Bounce Back

After a short stint as the number-one team in Division III women’s basketball, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s basketball team hit their first snag of the season. The Pointers were a perfect 3-0 heading into a game against the University of St. Thomas on Sunday. After holding a halftime lead, UWSP fell to St. Thomas, 73-70. Despite the loss, ... Read More »

Hoops Season Heating Up

Both the Quandt field house and Berg gym have lain quiet for nearly eight months, but that is about to change. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at The University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point are all set to start another season of Pointers basketball. The men’s team starts Thursday with a game at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Their first ... Read More »

UWSP to Host Final Four

On November 1st, the NCAA officially announced that the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will host the 2014 Division III Women’s Basketball Final Four. According to a press release by the NCAA, UWSP was one of several cites looked at to potentially host the pinnacle of Division III women’s basketball. “It’s quite an honor,” said head women’s basketball coach Shirley Egner. ... Read More »

Pointers Upset Warhawks

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point football team stunned 15th ranked University of Wisconsin- Whitewater last weekend with a 17-14 upset. The win is the Pointers’ first in conference this season and the first time UWSP has beaten Whitewater since 2008. A key factor in the game was the nine first-half penalties for Whitewater, which helped the Pointers claim an ... Read More »

From Pointer to Packer and Back

  He walks the sidelines on game day like any other defensive line and strength coach would for a Division III program, but Drew Vanderlin is not your typical coach. On October 17th Vanderlin was added to the Green Bay Packers practice squad as a defensive end. However, the NFL changes quickly, and Vanderlin was subsequently released on October 23rd. ... Read More »

Multidimensional Athletes

Muhammad Ali refused to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War on the grounds that the war was against his Islamic beliefs. At the 1968 Olympics, U.S. sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos held their gloved fists in the air during the medal ceremony in what Smith described as a human rights salute. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris ... Read More »

Soccer Season Comes to a Close

Even after storming through the WIAC tournament all the way to the championship and losing by only one goal, the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point soccer team will not get to play in the NCAA tournament. The Pointers finished the season with a 13-6-1 record, which was not enough to make it into the field for the tournament. “I think ... Read More »

Volleyball Heading to NCAA Tournament

The Pointers Volleyball team may have lost to The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the WIAC championship game, but they will still be playing in the NCAA tournament. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, with a record of 29-7, will play against Northwestern College, out of Minnesota, which has a record of 26-8. The teams clash this Thursday in Saint Paul, ... Read More »

Out of Bounds with Forward Kyle Heck

The world is obnoxiously serious. But it doesn’t have to be. This column is testament to that. In a life full of nuisance, pain, and strife there can be found a rich abundance of hilarity and laughter. Sports may seem a trivial and complex choreographed performance, but it’s really just a game. And what are games? Fun. Just like this ... Read More »

Pack Back on Track

After a dismal start to the season, the Green Bay Packers have strung together a few impressive wins and are back in the division race with a 4-3 record. The Packers are only two games out of the first-place spot currently held by the Chicago Bears. Things are certainly looking a lot better for the Packers now than two weeks ... Read More »