The Spectator

EDITORIAL: Brewers open Miller Park with excitement, win

April 9, 2001

The Brew Crew and their fans entered a new era Friday night with the long-awaited and much anticipated opening of Miller Park. This is the same ballpark that opened a year late after the crane incident that killed three ironworkers...

Golf 1st of 18

April 9, 2001

The men's golf team finally was presented with playable conditions over the weekend and took full advantage of the opportunity. Overcast skies on Friday and Saturday's 50-mile-per-hour winds couldn't stop the Blugolds from taking...

Softball falls to defending champs

April 9, 2001

The Blugolds challenged the Div. III defending national champions, St. Mary's University (Minn.), on Friday. St. Mary's is ranked No. 1 in the most recent National Fastpitch Coaches Association Div. III poll, while the Blugolds...

Men to challenge Mankato, Gustavus during weekend

April 5, 2001

When the Blugolds took on Mankato State University (Minn.) last season, they won 5-4. The men's tennis team is looking for a repeat of last year's performance when it challenges Mankato Saturday at Mankato. Sunday, the Blugolds...

Women’s tennis to host two Minnesota teams Saturday

April 5, 2001

Last season, the UW-Eau Claire women's tennis team beat Mankato State University (Minn.) by a score of 8-1. The next weekend it took on Winona State University (Minn.) and had a similar performance, winning by a 9-0 margin. This...

EDITORIAL: Duke program demands respect

April 5, 2001

When I first saw the Final Four pairings, I realized that every game would be good. I knew the teams weren't exactly the four toughest teams in college basketball, but I knew it would be exciting to watch. Although I really had...

Former coach, sports enthusiast to retire at end of semester

April 5, 2001

Teacher, coach, educator - particularly in physical education - husband and father. These are just a few of the titles Steve Kurth has assumed throughout his career at UW-Eau Claire. The associate dean of the School of Education...

Men’s golf looks to rebound from fall season

April 5, 2001

For the past 24 years, the Blugold men's golf team has been the dominant university division team in the state of Wisconsin. The 'Golds have won eight Wisconsin State University Conference (now the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic...

Men’s track takes eight firsts despite snowy weather

April 2, 2001

On a day more fit for ice hockey, the men's track team kicked off its outdoor campaign at the UW-Stout Invite Saturday at Simpson Field. Heavy snowfall early on in the meet and a high temperature of only 38 degrees made for an...

Women’s track begins outdoor season with successes

April 2, 2001

Despite weather conditions, the women's track team opened its outdoor season with strong individual performances Saturday at Simpson field. Although no team scores were kept at the Blugold OpenInvite, the Blugolds gave many solid...

Men’s club volleyball will travel to nationals in Kansas City, Mo.

April 2, 2001

After finishing 31-15 in the regular season and third in the Northern Intercollegiate Volleyball Conference, senior captain Ryan Dalzell had high hopes going into the season-ending conference tournament. Playing its best volleyball...

Gymnast takes 17th at nationals

April 2, 2001

Freshman Kristina Reitzel was the lone Blugold gymnast to represent UW-Eau Claire at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association championships held March 23 and 24 at UW-Stout. Junior Jessica Pink represented the Blugolds...

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