Beavers Suffer a Pair of Overtime Losses

Alex Berg | Sports Editor |11-19-2012 After nearly a month between home games, the Bemidji State mens hockey team returned to the Sanford Center this weekend and suffered a pair of heartbreaking overtime losses to Michigan Tech. Friday night, the Beavers surrendered a power play goal in the opening minutes of the game, but rebounded with goals from Aaron Mcleod and Jordan George in the final three minutes of the

Basketball Legend Visits Bemidji

Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 10-30-12   Former NBA all-star, Olympic gold medalist and legendary college basketball player Christian Laettner brought his basketball academy to Bemidji recently at the Bemidji Middle School. The event was put on by Oak Hills Christian College. The school’s athletic director, Dan Hovestol, said there were 115 kids at the clinic. “I think it went well,” Laettner said of the event. “More than anything,
Football Sports

BSU football celebrates homecoming tradition

  Alex Berg| Sports Editor| 9-29-2012 The Bemidji State University football team gave its fans a happy homecoming by defeating the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) Golden Eagles 35-2 Saturday afternoon at Chet Anderson Stadium. After a long UMC drive that ended in a missed field goal, the Beavers marched down the field and capped off a 12-play, 80-yard drive with a five-yard touchdown by senior runningback Dustin Kroeplin. Kroeplin
Softball Sports

Beaver Softball Drops Three of Four on Weekend

[caption id="attachment_1587" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo by Patrick Rudlang."][/caption] Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 4-17-2012 The Bemidji State softball team won one of its four games last weekend in its series against Concordia-St.Paul and St. Cloud State.  BSU split with Concordia on Saturday and was swept by St. Cloud State on Sunday. Freshman outfielder Summer Monsrud and senior infielder Megan Beard led the way with three hits each in the
Campus Local News Student Life

“Call Me Maybe B-Town Style” Goes Viral on YouTube

Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 4-16-2012 In case you have not seen it yet, athletes at BSU made a wildly entertaining music video based off of Carly Rae Jespen's “Call Me Maybe.” The students involved are:  Erica Trabing, Shannon Thompson, Samantha Baldwin, Chelsea Carlson, Emily Kaus, Max Rosenbloom, Dillon Floyd, Jason Edwards, Brock Tesdahl, Allison McKee, Paige Tompkins, Kelly Niles, Tatum Lee, Brian Grant, and Kristen Thingvold. “The bread
Baseball Sports

Beavers Earn Split With Huskies

[caption id="attachment_1553" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The Beavers celebrate their walkoff win against the Huskies. Photo by Patrick Rudlang"][/caption]   Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 4-12-2012 Thanks in large part to a walk off single from sophomore infielder Dylan Webb, the Bemidji State baseball team was able to salvage a split with No. 8 St. Cloud State Wednesday at the BSU baseball field.  “Splitting with those guys makes us feel pretty
Baseball Sports

Beavers Split Four Games With UMD

[caption id="attachment_1519" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Junior outfielder Trevor Purvis bats in Saturday's game against the UMD Bulldogs. The Beavers won both games Saturday. Photo by Mike Chambers."][/caption] Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 4-2-2012 The Bemidji State baseball team opened its conference home season, splitting a four-game weekend with Minnesota-Duluth last weekend at the BSU baseball field. Both wins came on Saturday in dramatic fashion. After being no-hit for the first
Campus News Sports

Justin Bieber Pays $3.8 Million for BSU Mascot Rights

Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 4-1-2012 Teen pop star Justin Bieber announced late Saturday night that he is donating $3.8 million to Bemidji State University Athletics in exchange for the program to switch its nickname from "Beavers" to "Biebers." "I'm really excited," the 18-year-old singer said. "I think it will be a great opportunity to connect with a generation of people my age." The transition of the school's nickname
Softball Sports

Softball Team Drops First Four at Home

[caption id="attachment_1469" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo by Patrick Rudlang"][/caption]   Alex Berg | 2-26-2012 The Bemidji State softball team suffered from a lack of offensive production in its first four conference games at home last weekend. In the four losses, BSU managed to score just four runs. Saturday's sweep was at the hands of Southwest Minnesota State. Sunday's losses came against No.13-ranked Minnesota State. The first loss on Saturday was an
Basketball Sports

James Ellisor Named Division II Player of the Year

[caption id="attachment_1409" align="aligncenter" width="261" caption="Photo by Patrick Rudlang."][/caption] Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 3-20-2012 In a historical season for the Bemidji State men’s basketball team and senior forward James Ellisor, it is hard to believe that an award would come as a surprise. But on Tuesday Ellisor was announced Daktronics Division II Men's Basketball Ron Lenz National Player of the Year and Daktronics First team All-America. The All-American selection