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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UW–Stout Basketball Tips Off

Evan Thue- Basketball season is upon us here at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. The men’s and women’s basketball teams are starting up, and both teams are excited to get their seasons underway. “We are excited to get going playing games and seeing what this team can develop into,” said Mark Thomas, women’s basketball team head…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kyncaide Diedrich

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Kyncaide Diedrich, a junior guard on the University of Wisconsin–Stout women’s basketball team and pitcher/outfielder on the softball team. Deidrich is a Early Childhood Education major from Athens, Wisconsin.   Why did you choose Stout? “I chose Stout because the campus felt like home to me, and…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Mathias Ahman

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Mathias Ahman, a defensemen on the University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s hockey team. Ahman is from Harnosand, Sweden and is a junior in the business administration program.   Why did you choose University of Wisconsin-Stout? “I chose Stout because it reminded me of my hometown in Sweden: a…

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Blue Devils roast rival Blugolds

Logan Myhre-   Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, Frasier and Ali, Ravens and Steelers: the sports world is full of fearsome rivalries, and the University of Wisconsin–Stout is no exception. The UW–Stout and University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire rivalry is a long and bitter one that has colored almost every sporting event between…

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Renowned Special Olympics Athlete Speaks at Stout

Logan Myhre-   Loretta Claiborne, renowned speaker, world class runner and Special Olympic athlete, visited University of Wisconsin–Stout for a SPEAK UP event on Thursday, Oct. 12. She spoke to students in a Q&A about intellectual disability, her life and the importance of diversity. Claiborne said that running is something she has been doing her…

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Stout victorious in Homecoming matchup against River Falls

Evan Thue- On Saturday, Oct. 14, the University of Wisconsin–Stout came out victorious against River Falls during the team’s homecoming matchup with a final score of 21-16. The only thing more prevalent than Stout’s play during the game was the poor weather conditions.   “Certainly the weather factored into the game for both teams,” said…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Bethany Hanson

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Bethany Hanson, a midfielder on the University of Wisconsin–Stout Women’s Soccer team. Hanson is from Coon Rapids, Minn. and is a senior in the dietetics program.   Why did you choose Stout? “I chose Stout because I knew I wanted to continue playing soccer in college as…

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