By the numbers

By Stephen Eibes — 19 – Bailey Diersen (Fr, Greenville, Wis.) scored a career-high 19 points against St. Catherine University in the Nov. 29 basketball game. Fifteen of those came in the second half. 20 – John Keefe (So, Medford, Wis.) has scored 20 points or more in three of Stout’s six men’s basketball games this…

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Budget cuts loom over sports programs across Wisconsin

By Garrett Aleckson — The budget cuts proposed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have been a hot topic in much of the political discourse in recent months. The budget, which is proposing $300 million in cuts to the University of Wisconsin System, has forced universities across Wisconsin to look at everything in order to comply…

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More than teammates

By Stephen Eibes — Hank (Jr, Blair, Wis.) and Reggie Kujak (Jr, Blair, Wis.) are two brothers from a small town in southeast Wisconsin. They have always loved sports and have been playing organized sports since fourth grade. They played together for the first time in fifth grade, in a hometown football league. “We’ve always…

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Weekend sports wrap up

By Colin Marklowitz — Men’s basketball UW–La Crosse 72, UW–Stout 47 A poor shooting night for the University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s basketball team led to a loss in the Blue Devils’ first conference matchup of the season. Stout shot just 34.8 percent from the field and was outrebounded by a 41-32 margin. Jarvis Ragland (Sr,…

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Men’s basketball preview

By Stephen Eibes — The University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s basketball team will have only five returning players this season, but with a multitude of freshman, the team looks to make the best of one of the youngest teams in recent years. Brett Ahsenmacher (So, Annandale, Minn.) said, “To say it is a night and day…

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Men’s club soccer team kicks it into high gear

By Matt Haile — The Men’s Soccer Club here at University of Wisconsin–Stout is a competitive team that plays other university clubs and travels within the state and sometimes to Northern Michigan. With most of the team members having played soccer in high school, it really gives the players a chance to reconnect with the…

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Naatz finds success on and off the field

By Matt Haile — Not often do you run into someone as versatile and hard working as senior football captain and safety Tyler Naatz (Menomonie, Wis.). A well-rounded athlete and an even more rounded student, Naatz, has spent his time at University of Wisconsin–Stout earning awards both on and off the field. Tyler has been…

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Blue Devil sports wrap up

By Colin Marklowitz — Tennis Despite strong efforts in singles play by Emma Pederson (So, Eau Claire, Wis.), Kelsey Pederson (So, Lake Elmo, Minn.) and Anna Lano (Jr, Chaska, Minn.), the University of Wisconsin–Stout tennis team lost to University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh in Menomonie last Saturday, Oct. 4. Both Pederson’s and Lano battled hard, taking their…

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Volleyball to build on last season’s success

By Colin Marklowitz — Coming off their second consecutive 15-win season, University of Wisconsin–Stout’s volleyball team looks to make it three straight years with 15 plus wins. This year’s squad returns eight players from last year, along with 10 players making their Blue Devil debuts. UW–Stout’s roster includes three seniors, three juniors, four sophomores and…

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