Mavericks in Medicine

It’s too easy to accept the widespread belief that college athletes aren’t academically inclined. After all, permeated in our subconscious is everything pop culture has taught us about “jocks,” … [Read more...]

From Pins to Medals

On the mats of Rummy Macias Wrestling Complex on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, the foundation of an American hero was built. It was there that Tom Block learned what he could … [Read more...]

Two For One

Legends cast long shadows. Just ask Jim Dilling and Loren Ahonen, who were hired last summer as head coaches of the Minnesota State Mankato men’s track and field and cross country teams, respectively. … [Read more...]

Part of the Family

  In 1977, St. Peter High School senior Bob Bresnahan chose to play baseball for Minnesota State Mankato largely because of a connection he felt with the University’s brand new head coach, … [Read more...]

The Quintessential Maverick

Legend. Innovator. Champion. You can pick one, if you want. But be forewarned: You won’t be able to describe Rometo “Rummy” Macias in a word. In fact, when examining Macias’s career, it’s hard not … [Read more...]

Twice the Memories

What they were witnessing was 32 years and 2,500 miles from the topic of discussion. But for Greg Odegaard and Randy Johnson, it had to seem much closer than that. It’s not that it would be unusual … [Read more...]