Winter Sports at Lawrence and The Boss

Tariq Engineer

Winter term at Lawrence is upon us and along with it come a whole host of sports. The Vikings Hockey team is currently second in the MCHA standings with a 6-2-0 record, coming off a wonderful 5-4 OT win over MSOE.

At the Gene Davis Invitational held at LU in the first week of December, Tom Towle set a new meet record for 3-meter diving when he totaled a stellar 416.9 points. Lawrence finished second at the Invitational behind Carthage College

Falling snow is also the signal for the Men’s and Woman’s Basketball seasons to begin in earnest. The men currently boast an overall record of 7-1, with a 1-0 record in the MWC. The woman is currently 3-5 on the season.

Ric Scannell, a junior from De Pere, leads the wrestling team with a 19-4 record and 3 pins. Scannell wrestles at a 157 pounds. Ben Dictus, Nick Morphew and Noah Planavsky also have also compiled winning records to this point in the season.

Indoor Track and Fencing are the two other sports that are about to get under way this term. The track team’s first meet is scheduled for the 18th of January, while the fencing team is set to attend the Northwestern University Mega-Meet from the 10th – 12th of January.

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Money, money, money,

Must be funny

In a rich man’s world

– Abba

After the new baseball agreement was signed last season, George Steinbrenner not only fired scouts and office staff to save money, but cut back on health benefits for his employees.

Since then George has thrown $21 million over three years at Japanese slugger Hideki Matsui, and $32 million over four years at Cuban pitcher Jose Contreras.

As a result the Yankees payroll has crossed the $165 million mark, making it somewhere between 50 and 55 percent higher than any other team.

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Money, money, money,

Must be funny

In a rich man’s world

-Abba

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