Author Archives: Reid Trier

Game 7

Ask any player on the Lawrence University men’s basketball team, and this season did not pan out as expected. The Vikings finished 10-13 overall and 8-10 in the MWC, good for sixth in the conference. However, this season has made the Vikings’ points of weakness more salient. The players now have a clear vision heading

Sixth Man

Welcome back for part two of the interview with the seniors, the penultimate column on the men’s basketball team. In next week’s final column, we will wrap up the season and examine what lies ahead for Lawrence basketball. Q: Ryan, how did you earn your nickname, “The General?” Ryan: So I’m not sure if you

Starting Five

Last spring term, I studied abroad at the London Centre with the three seniors on the men’s basketball team: Andrew Borresen, Shane “Blade” Cullian and Ryan “The General” DePouw. The trio lived in flat 3 of our housing complex on Manson Place in South Kensington, and I often made the trek from flat 8 to

4-Point Play

On Saturday, Jan. 31, the Knox Prairie Fire entered Alex Gym hoping to get revenge on a Vikings’ team who defeated them by 22 points just one week earlier. The home defeat dropped Knox to 2-9 in conference, preventing a tie with Lawrence in the Midwest Conference standings. The second matchup yielded similar results. Lawrence

3 in the Key

A look inside Alex Gym during last Thursday’s practice revealed a loose and energetic men’s basketball team. Coming off a 72-63 loss to rival Ripon College the previous night, it was clear the Vikings conveyed an ‘on to the next one’ mentality. Head coach Joel DePagter preached three keys in practice: activity, energy and communication.

Double Dribble

“A tale of two halves” would be a fitting narrative for the men’s basketball team this season. The Vikings are midway through their conference schedule and have struggled much more in the second half of games than in the first. With a lot more basketball to be played, however, players are not dwelling on the

Backcourt Violation

The Lawrence University men’s basketball team emerged from a grueling stretch on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The 69-62 home win over Carroll University ended a seven-game losing streak in which the Vikings played six opponents over .500. It is safe to assume this high-level competition will prepare the Vikings for the remainder of Midwest conference play.

Draft Guru: The Milwaukee Bucks select…

On Tuesday, May 20, the NBA Draft Lottery was held in New York City, where our Milwaukee Bucks grabbed the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Bucks entered the night with the best chance of landing the first overall pick, but for the third time in four years, the basketball gods handed