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Jay Elsen

Augie's Improbable Second Chance

It was quite a whirlwind few days for the Augustana men's basketball team. On Wednesday (Feb. 29), Augie dropped a 91-83 decision at MSU Moorhead in the NSIC quarterfinals. At the time, it appeared the loss would mark the end to a disappointing season for the talent-laden Vikings, who had been tabbed as the preseason favorite in the...
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NSIC Tourney Update

Tonight's quarterfinal round of the NSIC Tournament offered very little in the way of surprises. All but one higher seed advanced, though you could hardly call Winona State's win over St. Cloud State a surprise. There is still one quarterfinal game to be played. The Minnesota State-Minnesota Duluth women's contest was postponed due to a...
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Wild Weekend Sets Stage For NSIC Tournament

It's always fun when the final weekend of the regular season means something. And last weekend was a lot of fun in the NSIC, especially on the men's side. With all eight spots for the conference tournament were up for grabs, in one way or another, the only certainty was that the tiebreaking system--which Tom Nieman and I spent at least three...
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NSIC Preview: Concordia-SP vs U-Mary

MidcoSN is back in Bismarck, getting set to bring you Friday’s NSIC twin bill between Concordia-St. Paul and the University of Mary. Game times are 6 and 8 p.m., and both could have conference tournament implications. Women’s Matchup: Concordia (10-15, 7-12 NSIC) vs. U-Mary (15-8, 12-7 NSIC) With two weeks until tournament time, there’s...
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Who Will Cool In SDSU-USD Women's Rematch?

The men have had their chance. Now it's the women's turn. SDSU travels to USD for the first time since 2004 tonight, in a game we'll have live on MidcoSN. In addition to the obvious and, frankly, overused rivalry storyline, this rematch is exciting because it features the two hottest teams in the Summit League. Since the Jacks and Coyotes...
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NSIC Preview: Minnesota Duluth at Northern State

MidcoSN returns to the Hub City on Friday, Jan. 27. Al Bahe and I have the call for the NSIC twinbill between Minnesota Duluth and Northern State. Game times at Wachs Arena are 6 and 8 p.m. Women's Matchup: UMD (11-6, 8-5 NSIC) vs. Northern St. (11-8, 6-7 NSIC) These teams met just over a month ago with UMD claiming a 68-52 decision. Shelly...
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