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Men’s golf headed to Iowa

By Zack Thompson | April 9, 2014

Men’s golf will head west to compete in the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational this weekend.The 54-hole invitational will open with 36 holes on Saturday and conclude with 18 holes on Sunday at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa.Iowa...

Men’s golf falls apart on greens

By Zack Thompson | April 8, 2014

Men’s golf struggled as it finished 17th at the Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open.The Redhawk Invitational, hosted by Seattle University, played 36 holes Monday and concluded the tournament with 18 holes on Tuesday....

White helping lead men’s golf

By Zack Thompson | March 25, 2014

Junior transfer Liam White has been the most consistent player for the Huskies as he tries to lead one of the country’s youngest teams in the right direction.White, who transferred from Indian Hills Community College, has experience playing golf at...

Smith, Jillard fall at championships

By Zack Thompson | March 23, 2014

Wrestling’s season came to an end this weekend at the NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla.Seniors Nick Smith and Rob Jillard finished their careers on a strong note as they were able to advance to the NCAA Championships.Smith (133) started with...

Jillard, Smith off to wrestling championships

By Zack Thompson | March 19, 2014

Wrestling has two seniors headed to Oklahoma City, Okla., for the NCAA National Tournament this weekend.The Huskies finished eighth in the MAC Tournament last week, and seniors Nick Smith and Rob Jillard were able to advance to nationals as individuals.This...

Men’s golf finishes 12th out of 14 teams

By Zack Thompson | March 17, 2014

Men’s golf finished its spring break with a 12th-place finish at the Talis Park Challenge Monday in Naples, Fla.The Huskies were tied for 10th after day one of the tournament, but high winds and tough greens got the better of them on day two.Junior...

Men’s golf looks to shake off early-season struggles

By Zack Thompson | March 16, 2014

Men’s golf rough start to the season continued last week at the General Hackler Championship in Murrells Inlet, S.C.The Huskies began spring break at the General Hackler Championship and opened the tournament with 36 holes on the first day, concluding...

Two wrestlers reach nationals

By Zack Thompson | March 16, 2014

Wrestling’s season will continue, as two Huskies advance to the NCAA Championships Thursday to Saturday in Oklahoma City, Okla.Five Huskies were able to advance to the second day of the MAC Championships, but only two Huskies — seniors Nick Smith...

Wrestling gears up for MAC Championships

By Zack Thompson | March 5, 2014

Wrestling is headed to Kent State for the MAC Championships Saturday and Sunday in Kent, Ohio.The Huskies (7-11, 2-6 MAC) will have two wrestlers ranked in the top three of their respective weight classes.Redshirt freshman Shawn Scott earned the third...

Men’s golf can’t solve Ga. course

By Zack Thompson | March 2, 2014

Men’s golf got the spring season underway Saturday with a fifth-place finish at the Forest Hills Collegiate in Augusta, Ga.The Huskies finished fifth out of seven teams, with a total team score of 628 in the 36-hole event. Freshman Caulen Coe finished...

Men’s golf to tee off on spring season

By Zack Thompson | February 26, 2014

Men’s golf is getting back in the swing of things this weekend following a near four-month layoff.The Huskies will compete in the Forest Hills Collegiate Saturday in Augusta, Ga. The one-day, 36-hole tournament is the Huskies’ first event since Oct....

Torrence leading by example

By Zack Thompson | February 25, 2014

As his senior season comes to a close, Jared Torrence is still working hard to make sure wrestling is headed in the right direction.Torrence has had 13 wins this season and is No. 30 in his weight class at 285 and has won four of his last five matches....