Off the Wall: April 18, 2012

Off the Wall

Off the Wall is a weekly fantasy baseball podcast that appears online at SpectatorNews.com every Wednesday. The show is co-hosted by Sports Editor Frank F. Pellegrino, Op/Ed Editor Eric Christenson and Copy Editor Chris Reinoos. Frank and Chris try to provide a balance of in depth analysis and basic information for those who may be […]

Off the Wall: April 11, 2012

Off the Wall

Off the Wall is a weekly fantasy baseball podcast that appears online at SpectatorNews.com every Wednesday. The show is co-hosted by Sports Editor Frank F. Pellegrino, Op/Ed Editor Eric Christenson and Copy Editor Chris Reinoos. Frank and Chris try to provide a balance of in depth analysis and basic information for those who may be […]

Like father, like daughter

Sophomore women’s tennis player Katie Gillman has been playing tennis since age eight. For much of that time, her dad has doubled as her coach. “I’ve already been coached by him for five years,” Katie Gillman said, noting he was her tennis coach at Red Wing High School in Red Wing, Minn. “You build that […]

Outdoor track recap: Wartburg (Iowa) Select

MEN The no. 17 ranked men’s outdoor track and field team earned a second place finish at the Wartburg (Iowa) Select last weekend. The Blugolds tallied 171 total points at the eight-team meet; just 5.5 points behind host Wartburg College. Eau Claire finished well ahead of indoor conference champion UW-La Crosse, who took third with […]

Basketball coach resigns

The Blugolds men’s basketball coach Kyle Green abruptly resigned last week effective April 16 after just one year at Eau Claire. Green could not be reached for comment, but speaking at a press conference April 5, he mentioned family reasons as the main factor in the decision. “After thoughtful and spiritual reflection, my family and […]

Softball takes two non-conference games

Softball

The UW-Eau Claire softball team picked up two wins Saturday, defeating St. Scholastica (Minn.) 11-10 and Northland College 10-1 in Ashland to move to 14-8 on the season. Both Eau Claire head coach Leslie Huntington and senior pitcher Ashley Meinen said the wind was strong, which they believed aided St. Scholastica in hitting three home […]

Triple Double: Mavericks de-active Lamar Odom for rest of season

Triple Double

If you picked Lamar Odom’s tenure with the Dallas Mavericks to last longer than his marriage to Khloe Kardashian, you were wrong. On Monday, the Mavericks agreed to part ways with forward Lamar Odom. The team won’t actually release Odom, but rather they’ll leave him inactive for the rest of the season. The reasons for […]

The Baseline: The blessings and banes of baseball’s benches

The Baseline

Sometimes the most entertaining part of watching a baseball game in person is the dugout. If you’re close enough, or the big screen flicks over to the bench, you’ll either see a bunch of happy guys chattering, some serious gum-chewing, stern stares or a very angry team manager and staff. But did you ever stop […]

Men’s golf struggles at St. John’s Triangular

The UW-Eau Claire men’s golf team took last place out of four teams at the St. John’s Spring Triangular Friday afternoon in St. Cloud, Minn. The team shot a combined score of 307, 10 strokes behind St. John’s University (Minn.), who won the event. Sophomore Ben Brooks led the Blugolds with an individual score of […]

Cost of being D-3 athlete

As a Div. III school, UW-Eau Claire is not able to provide any of its athletes with full or even partial scholarships to participate in sports. Each year, however, hundreds of student athletes sacrifice time, energy, and perhaps even sanity for the love of their game. However, there’s an additional sacrifice that student athletes make […]