Tag Archives: Sports

Out of Bounds

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 »

Strong Start for Women’s Soccer Team

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point women’s soccer team has had a great start to their season, playing 5-1-0. Many didn’t know what to expect this season after long-time coach Sheila Miech announced her retirement from the program after coaching for 25 years at UWSP. However, new head coach Megan Schmidt has come in and kept the team on their ... Read More »

The Tryout: Pointer Baseball Part 1

Every fall, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point holds an open tryout for its baseball team. Players of all styles and backgrounds come to prove they deserve a shot at being a Pointer. A mix of students, from juniors to freshman, show up with high hopes of making one of the best Division III baseball programs in the Midwest. This fall a ... Read More »

Out of Bounds

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 »

The Tough Case of Stephen Strasburg

After much debate throughout the last month, the Washington Nationals have officially shut down their ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg. The debate has been going on for months as to what the Nationals should do about the upcoming, self-imposed, innings limit put on Strasburg after undergoing Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2010 season. After only pitching three innings, ... Read More »

Rugby Team Set for New Season

As the fall sports season starts up, many think it’s time to cheer on the Pointer football team, but people forget that fall brings another sport, one that some say is more brutal than football.Rugby has all of the intensity of football without pads. It is just players hitting each other with no protection. The game is played with a ... Read More »

This Year’s Cardinals

Things are getting weird. In a good way. Because Major League Baseball expanded the playoffs to include a second wild card spot to be fought over, the Brewers currently have a legitimate chance of climbing back from the depths. After Tuesday’s 5-0 win over the number one wild card team Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee became a .500 team again. In addition ... Read More »

The Two Most Important Positions for the Packers

Aaron Rodgers is the reigning NFL MVP. Clay Matthews is a perennial Pro Bowler and as good of a playmaker on defense as there is. The Packers receiving core is the deepest in the league. In his limited appearances, Cedric Benson appears to be a solid compliment to the passing game that Green Bay has been looking for. Charles Woodson’s ... Read More »

2012 Summer in Sports

Unless you lived under a rock this summer, you witnessed a great three months of sports. If you didn’t see it, here is a brief review of what you missed. Lebron James finally got his ring as he and the rest of the Miami Heat were crowned 2012 champions of the NBA. James dominated the Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging 28.6 ... Read More »

New Coaching Staff, New Attitude

The new approach and work ethic put in during the off season for this year’s Pointer football squad can be brought down to one statement by senior wide receiver, Marc Young. “There is no offseason”, said Young. This attitude and hard working philosophy can be attributed to a new Stevens Point coaching staff, led by former defensive coordinator, Tom Journell. ... Read More »