Intramural basketball has provided fans with a great first half to the season. Not only have the games been exciting to watch, but the fans have been extremely supportive by coming out and packing the stands for almost every game. But in case you have not been able to make it out to any games yet this season, do not fear because the next half of the season is shaping up to be just as exciting as the first, and you have an entire month of great games to come to.
For the first time in North Central history, the men’s and women’s basketball team will be playing at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis against Crossroads College on Feb. 23...The biggest challenge for the team this season, according to Kooistra, has been “staying disciplined in the details, playing good defense on every possession and being consistent.”
Captain Phil Johnson, a senior youth development major commented about his expectations for this season. “Our expectations are high; we have a great group of guys and dedicated to one goal: we want to win. With the bond that we have made, it shows that this season will be a success."
The 2009 Ram’s cross country team headed to Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio to compete in the NCCAA National Competition on Nov. 14. The competition ended the season with victories for both the men and women’s teams. For the first time in its history, North Central, which is Division II, placed eighth overall, beating many other Division I schools, as the Nationals race pits both Division I and II schools against each other.
This year there are plenty of new cross-country runners— 9 to be exact. I had a chance to talk with one of the new runners, Nick Jordan, a freshman youth development major, and got a chance to see how the season’s going and what the season ahead looks like for him and his team.
The North Central golf team has proved that they can compete with teams like Northwestern, University of Minnesota Morris and Martin Luther. The team is the first in North Central history to win the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) championship.
The time has come for intramural playoffs, and it’s my job to offer some insight on the intense teams that are fighting their way to the Super Bowl. It’s pretty hard to predict anything when it comes to intramural football, so I’m forced to use my elite analyst skills on this one. This past Saturday was “upset week”, as three of the top four seeds got knocked out of the playoff picture. Four East Carlson beat 5 West Carlson, 3 West Carlson beat MOE, and 2 West Phillipps beat 2 East Phillipps. The only non-upset was 4 West Carlson defeating 2 East Carlson.