WolfPack baseball team wins N4C title

WolfPack baseball team wins N4C title

Clarion staff report
May 7, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As it prepares for the start of the NJCAA Region IV Tournament, the Madison College baseball team has won seven of its last eight games and claimed the N4C Conference title. The one loss during that stretch, a 4-2 setback against Harper College, prevented the WolfPack from going undefeated in conference... Read more »

WolfPack baseball ends season with sweep

Joe Ballard, Staff Writer
May 7, 2014
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The Madison College WolfPack Baseball team finished off its regular season with a sweep of the South Suburban College Bulldogs in a doubleheader on May 5. Madison College won the first game, 6-0, and the second game, 3-1. Madison College finished the season with a 36-14 record, 11-1 in conference,... Read more »

Who will the Packers select in the NFL draft?

Who will the Packers select in the NFL draft?

Joe Ballard, Staff Writer
May 5, 2014
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To begin the 2014 offseason the Green Bay Packers had 17 free agents and $33 million in cap room the Packers were going to be active in free agency. The team ended the 2013 season with a defense that ranked 26th in yards against allowing 372.2 yards per game. Many defenses have a bend but... Read more »

WolfPack baseball remains unbeaten in conference

WolfPack baseball remains unbeaten in conference

Clarion staff report
April 23, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Madison College baseball team has been on a roll in recent weeks, winning nine of its last 10 games. Its only loss in that stretch was a 1-0 game to open a doubleheader against Waubonsee Community College on April 17, and that loss was quickly avenged with a 7-1 victory in the second game. Madison... Read more »

WolfPack softball has shot at winning record

Clarion staff report
April 23, 2014
Filed under Sports

With three doubleheaders remaining before tournament play begins, the Madison College softball team has a chance to finish the season with a winning record – something that it hasn’t done since the 2007 season. Madison College’s record is now 15-19 overall and 6-6 in conference play. Barring... Read more »

Legacies on the line in this year’s NBA playoffs

Legacies on the line in this year’s NBA playoffs

Nicholas Garton, Sports Editor
April 23, 2014
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Legacy. Legacy is the word one most associates with the beginning of the NBA Playoffs on a yearly basis. Every year stars rise and fall. Expectations are exceeded or broken. Promise is either lived up to or goes unfulfilled. This is the nature of the League particularly in the modern day when every made... Read more »

Baseball coach likes potential of this year’s team

Baseball coach likes potential of this year’s team

Joe Ballard, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

It’s mid March, and in an office overflowing with baseball gear, Coach Mike Davenport is going over strategy for the Madison College baseball team’s first game. Outside, it’s 34 degrees and Robin Roberts Field is only beginning to thaw following a brutal winter. Expectations are high this year... Read more »

Weather gives WolfPack softball extra practice time

Joe Galligan, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

If there hasn’t been much buzz around campus about Madison College softball lately, there’s an easy explanation for it. Over the past week, the story for the WolfPack has been the weather. After spending much of March in Arizona, the WolfPack returned to Madison, only to have their next six games... Read more »

WolfPack pitcher Kyle Krings fights back from ACL tear

WolfPack pitcher Kyle Krings fights back from ACL tear

Joe Ballard, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
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Playing collegiate athletics is a serious accomplishment. Playing college athletics after suffering an ACL tear is even more of an accomplishment. The recovery from an injury can sometimes be a death sentence to a budding athletic career. Suffering two ACL tears in the same knee and coming back to play... Read more »

Duke’s loss to Mercer shows how far the mighty have fallen

Duke’s loss to Mercer shows how far the mighty have fallen

Nicholas Garton, Sports Editor
March 26, 2014
Filed under Sports

The “one and done” era has taken on a new connotation. It used to just describe this current generation of players who are forced by NBA rules to compete in at least one season of college basketball before turning pro. Now, it seems, those blue chip players are one and done for real. Duke’s... Read more »

What is the goal of the NFL’s latest proposed rule

Nicholas Garton, Sports Editor
March 26, 2014
Filed under Sports

This week the NFL competition committee will meet to discuss possible rules changes for the upcoming season. Certainly the biggest and most controversial proposal that will be voted on is a new rule that would allow referees to penalize players for using the N-word. Beyond the obvious comedy of a... Read more »

WolfPack baseball team hopes for another big run

WolfPack baseball team hopes for another big run

Tyler Richter, Staff Writer
March 26, 2014
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Last season, Madison College left the NJCAA World Series the odd man out, taking third. As close as they came last season, it was not an anomaly. The WolfPack have been to the World Series each of the last four years, finishing fourth or better each of the last three. “Twice we ended up in a scenario... Read more »