For the second straight week, the Mines football team raced out to an early lead before struggling to hold on as they let their opponent climb back into the game. But for the second straight week, the Orediggers held on long enough to claim the victory as they outscored Western State College 48-33 Saturday at Campbell Field in Golden.
It has been a momentous weekend for college football fans, as the first major upsets of the season were delivered. Michigan State pulled off a ridiculous, last-second Hail Mary play to beat mighty Wisconsin, and Texas Tech humbled Oklahoma’s defense, doing just enough to outscore the Sooners, 41-38. The cluster of undefeated teams at the top of the standings is dwindling, and what looked like an impossible mess of a title race has clarified significantly. At this point, the list of realistic championship contenders has been narrowed significantly. Here are the contenders, ranked by their chances of reaching the title game if they finish unbeaten.
The Mines Women’s soccer team shutout an undermanned University of Nebraska Kearney team en route to a 2-0 home victory during Senior Night on October 14.
Coming into the game with a record of 7-3-1, The Mines Men’s Soccer team was a heavy favorite over the win-less Colorado Christian University Cougars. After an early goal, the #23 Orediggers took off, cruising to a 9-1 win.
Ask any young child what his or her favorite holiday is, and Halloween will often be the answer. For children, Halloween provides an opportunity to dress up, stay out late, and raid the neighborhood for candy. As college students, trick-or-treating is off limits, but memories of nights spent collecting and eating candy remain. Anyone who has trick-or-treated remembers his or her favorite costume, favorite candy, or the one house that needed to liquidate its sweets supply and dropped half of a bowl of candy into a waiting pillowcase. In the spirit of Halloween, and in those houses that let trick-or-treaters pick their favorite treats, this week, Minds at Mines has two delicious, individually wrapped questions. “What is your favorite Halloween candy, and why?” or “What is your favorite memory of Halloween?”