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Nick Sortedahl

Nick Sortedahl is a student at UW-River Falls.

November 29, 2007

Cascade redesign plan takes shape

After months of meetings and planning, the plans for the redesign of Cascade Avenue have been narrowed down to one basic design concept. The design was unveiled at a public meeting held 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26, in the St. Croix Room of the University Center. More than 50 UW-River Falls administrators and students, as well […]

November 8, 2007

UWRF alumna killed in line of duty in Iraq

UW-River Falls lost an outgoing former member of the campus community this week. Tracy Alger, a 2001 UWRF graduate, was killed by an improvised explosive device Nov. 1 in Shubayshen, Iraq. Alger, 30, graduated from UWRF with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Communications. Alger grew up in New Auburn, Wis., and graduated from Chetek High […]

October 18, 2007

Giving up on season inexcusable

Four years ago I witnessed a fantasy football miracle. An owner in a dynasty league I am the commissioner of started the season 1-5. He and his team were the butt of jokes amongst the other league members. The owner himself became so demoralized that he changed his team name to reflect his putrid start. […]

October 4, 2007

Early season trading tips from a fantasy football veteran

If you’re playing fantasy football, you need to read this column. I’m not saying you need to do what I tell you, but to at least consider it. During 15 seasons I’ve experienced many scenarios to start my season. Some of you may be sitting at 4-0 and saying to yourselves, “what the hell do […]

September 20, 2007

Bomb scare causes University Center evacuation

In what is being called a bomb prank by an intoxicated student, the UW-River Falls University Center was evacuated late on the first day of the first full week of classes. The incident that led to the evacuation took place between 10:15 p.m. and 10:25 p.m. Sept. 10 outside the University Center. “Students were upset […]

May 3, 2007

Falcons set to host WIAC meet

This is the weekend the men’s and women’s track teams have been working for during the entire outdoor season. “Their training is meant for them to be peaking this weekend,” Falcons track and field coach Martha Brennan said. The WIAC meet will be hosted by UW-River Falls Friday and Saturday at Ramer Field with several […]

May 3, 2007

Softball team ready for WIAC tournament

After proving preseason predictions wrong and accomplishing many of the team goals, the UW-River Falls softball team is preparing to take on its biggest challenge of the season, the WIAC tournament. The double elimination tournament will take place Friday and Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis. The Falcons were predicted to finish seventh, according to a […]

February 8, 2007

Men’s lacrosse team preps for season, including exhibition game at the Xcel

Their hard work will pay off with the opportunity to play in an exhibition match at the Xcel Energy Center on Feb. 18. “It gives us an opportunity to create some excitement within our school,” team captain and coach Ben Wilson said. “We don’t get a lot of fan support traveling to places like Platteville […]

February 8, 2007

Two student-athletes back in the game

During the past two weeks, some prominent faces have been missing from the ice and hardwood for the Falcons; as of Monday that was no longer the case. The hockey team lost the services of junior defenseman Jim Jensen for six games and the basketball team was without junior Courtney Davis for four games. Athletic […]

February 1, 2007

Football junkie shares Super Bowl thoughts and hopes

This Sunday is basically a holiday for me, and my holiday wish is for a close game. Blowouts have been a common occurrence when the Super Bowl is concerned. Only 12 out of 40 Super Bowls have been decided by a touchdown or less, a paltry 30 percent. Considering how big an event the Super […]

October 19, 2006

School spirit goes on strike

In an odd scene the week before Homecoming, UW-River Falls’ cheer and stunt squad left Saturday’s football game with five minutes on the clock without having done anything to support the Falcons. Instead of pumping up the crowd during Saturday’s 20-17 victory against UW-Stevens Point, Cheer and Stunt President Amber Frome held a sign that […]

October 19, 2006

Seven memorandums initiate exchange with India

UW-River Falls Chancellor Don Betz traveled to India this September, signing seven memorandums of understanding with universities and colleges to further globalize the curriculum and establish future opportunities for students and staff. A memorandum of understanding is an agreement between institutions to exchange students and faculty, and to take up joint faculty research programs for […]