Running on High: Inside the UW–Stout Running Club

Evan Thue-   Imagine pushing yourself through that last hard mile of a run. You’re tired and out of breath, but then, all-of-a-sudden you get a burst of energy that makes you feel unstoppable. This is what most runners refer to as the “runner’s high.” A runner’s high isn’t why most people join the University…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Robert Pilz

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Robert Pilz, a sophomore pitcher on the University of Wisconsin–Stout baseball team. Pilz is a special education major from Spencer,WI. Why did you choose Stout? “I chose Stout because I liked the size of Menomonie, it had my desired major and I had the opportunity to continue…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Rachel Thomas

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Rachel Thomas, a senior catcher/outfielder on the University of Wisconsin–Stout softball team. Thomas is a human development and family studies major from Hastings, Minn.   Why did you choose stout? “I chose Stout because I loved the feeling of a smaller campus. I also live a little…

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UW-Stout Spring Sports Have Sprung

Evan Thue- Spring has sprung here at University of Wisconsin–Stout, and, as the weather warms up and we get some green back on our trees, the spring seasons for UW–Stout baseball and softball have kicked-off as well. The season for head coach, Ben Kincaid and the UW–Stout Baseball team has started off 3-8 so far….

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Stout grapplers make a name for themselves with new club

Logan Myhre- The University of Wisconsin–Stout extended its catalog of clubs this semester with the addition of a wrestling club. The club was started by manufacturing engineering student Matthew Buechel in December of last year. The wrestling club’s 24 members currently practice on Wednesday nights from 8-10 p.m. in the Johnson Fieldhouse wrestling room. “Our…

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Student Athlete–Spotlight: Courtney Oleson

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student–Athlete Spotlight is Courtney Oleson, a junior forward on the University of Wisconsin–Stout women’s basketball team. Oleson is a studio art/art education double major from Altoona, Wis.   Why did you choose Stout? “I chose Stout because a lot of my favorite teachers were graduates from here and it was…

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Saying Goodbye to Two of Stout’s Coaches

Evan Thue- Earlier this year, it was announced that two of University of Wisconsin–Stout’s best coaches, men’s basketball head coach Eddie Andrist and women’s basketball head coach Mark Thomas, would be leaving after this season was over.   Andrist has been a head coach at Stout for 18 years and five as an assistant, amassing…

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University Pool Problems Cause Club Controversy

Evan Thue- The university’s pool sits unusable on the second floor of the Johnson Fieldhouse. The pool has been in use for quite some time, but at the moment it is closed for maintenance.   Athletic Director Duey Naatz stated, “The integrity of the pool is being evaluated by an engineering firm that has done…

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Potential $20M Johnson Fieldhouse Plan to Erase Membership Fees and Increase Tuition

Logan Myhre- The University of Wisconsin–Stout recreation complex committee, along with the Stout Student Association (SSA), recently conducted a feasibility study for a potential renovation of the Johnson Fieldhouse. This renovation could potentially include a new weight room, open gym, studio spaces and the removal of membership fees.   The recreation complex committee, which is…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Lacey Winters

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s student-athlete spotlight is Lacey Winters, a thrower on the University of Wisconsin–Stout track team. Winters is currently a sophmore in the health, wellness and fitness program. Why did you choose UW–Stout? “I chose Stout because I like the small campus feel, and I came here for the health, wellness and…

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Balancing Sports and School

Evan Thue- The life of a University of Wisconsin–Stout athlete might seem hectic at times. It seems like life never stops moving when you’re rushing from practice to class to a game later that night. For senior and UW–Stout basketball player Brandyn Christman, that’s exactly what it’s like. “Right now I’m lucky enough being a…

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A Walking, Talking, Photo Shooting Blue Devil History Book

Logan Myhre- If you need to know something, anything, about the University of Wisconsin–Stout’s athletic department, there’s one man you go to. That man is UW–Stout’s sports information director, Layne Pitt. Layne has been involved in informing people about UW–Stout sports for almost 40 years now, ever since he stepped foot on campus in 1978….

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Taking a look at Segregated Fees and the Athletic Budget

Logan Myhre- Have you ever wondered what the “segregated fees” in student tuition are? A segregated fee, also known as a “seg fee,” is money taken out of student tuition per credit to financially support campus departments. For the athletic department, the currently approved seg fee is $5.18 per credit. According to athletic director Duey…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Brandyn Christman

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Brandyn Christman, a guard on the University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s basketball team. Christman is a senior in the health, wellness and fitness program and is from Rice Lake, Wis.   Why did you choose Stout? “I was transferring from University of Minnesota-Duluth after my freshman year and…

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The Life of a UW-Stout Coach

Evan Thue- The life of a coach may not always be an easy one. There are long hours they have to work and many struggles that come with the job, but here at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, Coaches are very dedicated to see the betterment of UW-Stout students and athletes. Eddie Andrist, head coach of…

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