Women’s basketball finishes 1 win away from nationals

Women’s basketball finishes 1 win away from nationals

Clarion staff report
March 6, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Madison College women’s basketball team got within one win of the NJCAA Division III National Tournament. That one game, though, was against No. 1 ranked and two-time defending national champion Rock Valley College, a team that had already beaten the WolfPack twice this season. Despite a... Read more »

Marcus Smart’s reaction may reflect a justified frustration

Marcus Smart’s reaction may reflect a justified frustration

Nicholas Garton, Sports editor
February 19, 2014
Filed under Sports

Every now and then a moment or story in the world of sports illuminates a pressing and relevant social issue. Last weekend at a basketball game against Texas Tech, Marcus Smart, a sophomore from Oklahoma State, shoved a fan at courtside. In the moment, it didn’t seem like that big of a deal, at least... Read more »

WolfPack fall to Milwaukee despite rally

Joe Galligan, Staff Writer
February 19, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Madison College men were in need of a win on Feb. 8 against Milwaukee Area Technical College, having dropped their last three games in conference play. However, despite a hard-fought second half, the WolfPack fell short in a 78-73 loss. While the WolfPack were aggressive offensively and able to... Read more »

Women’s basketball team has lost 3 of its last 4 games

Women’s basketball team has lost 3 of its last 4 games

Clarion staff report
February 19, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With two games left before tournament play begins, the Madison College women’s basketball team hopes to return to its winning ways. The team has lost three of its last four games, including a 26-point loss to rival Rock Valley College and an overtime loss to Milwaukee Area Technical College. Madison... Read more »

Not that Super: Peyton Manning struggles in big games

Not that Super: Peyton Manning struggles in big games

Nicholas Garton, Sports Editor
February 6, 2014
Filed under Sports

Over the past decade, it seems the Super Bowl has taken on a life of its own. Rarely does the talk of the town wind up being about the actual game itself. Things like Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction, spotty singing during the national anthem and, of course, the commercials usually hijack the Super... Read more »

Eckhart’s 21 not enough to stop Rock Valley

Joe Galligan, Staff Writer
February 6, 2014
Filed under Sports

It has been a rough time for the Madison College men’s basketball team. In the team’s latest home game, it fell 105-74 to rival Rock Valley College in their first meeting of the season. The WolfPack struggled to get good offensive looks early on, shooting 22 percent from the 3-point line and just... Read more »

7th-ranked WolfPack women continue national quest

7th-ranked WolfPack women continue national quest

Nicholas Garton, Sports Editor
February 5, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The WolfPack women’s basketball team’s quest for a national title is in full effect. Madison College has won 8 of its last 9 games, a dominant streak that has allowed the WolfPack to rocket up the national polls. They are currently ranked seventh in the nation after starting the season completely... Read more »

CrossFit Training: High intensity workouts push your limits

CrossFit Training: High intensity workouts push your limits

Elizabeth Osterberger, Staff Writer
January 22, 2014
Filed under Sports

As millions of Americans rush to their local gyms to fulfill New Year’s resolutions, they will choose various types of exercise based on specific benefits that each provides. For example, yoga enthusiasts boast the practice’s ability to generate a peaceful state of mind and an über-bendable body.... Read more »

Shooting woes bring men’s basketball losing streak

Shooting woes bring men’s basketball losing streak

Tyler Richter, Staff Writer
January 22, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Madison College men’s basketball team continues to struggle as conference play begins. The WolfPack came into this season’s conference opener against Triton College having lost its last five games. During the first half of the game, an undersized Madison College team went toe to toe with Triton... Read more »

WolfPack women’s basketball team rolling over opponents

WolfPack women’s basketball team rolling over opponents

Nicholas Garton, Sports Editor
January 22, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The WolfPack women’s basketball team has been on a roll and it could not have come at a better time. Early on in the season coach Jessica Pelzel said she knew the WolfPack had a deep roster, good defensive chemistry and a chance to make noise in the postseason. The key, she said, would be how the WolfPack... Read more »

Men’s basketball team earns hard-fought win over Elgin

Men’s basketball team earns hard-fought win over Elgin

Tyler Richter, Staff writer
December 11, 2013
Filed under Sports

When you step out onto the floor, all that matters is whether your guys can beat theirs. That’s exactly what happened last Wednesday when Madison College (2-5) upset Elgin Community College (4-6) by a score of 75-68 in men's basketball. “We were fortunate to pick up a win against a good team who... Read more »

NBA games not worth the price of admission

Nicholas Garton, Sports editor
December 11, 2013
Filed under Sports

If you’re looking for bang for your buck this holiday season- or anytime really- save your money instead of checking out an NBA game.  With ticket prices where they are today you might as well finish off your Christmas shopping or go all in for something special for yourself. Chances are great that... Read more »