The beginning of bowling can be dated back to Ancient Egypt and the early Roman Empire. During that time the most primitive forms of bowling entailed tossing stone objects towards sticks and stones. The first standardized rules for bowling weren’t established until 1895 in New York City. Today, bowling is played by millions of people each year with a variety of different rules and styles.
With a new season ahead of them, the Mines women’s soccer team pushes forward in their attempt to gain the title of National Champions, an award they were only too close to getting in the past two years before they were knocked out by heartbreaking shootout losses. This new season provides a fresh start, and with this clean slate, head coach, Kevin Fickes, has brought in a new assistant coach, Shannon McDonnell, to replace Kate Cortis after her devastating departure from the program last spring. McDonnell played for Illinois (2004-2007), leading them to four NCAA tournament appearances, including a sweet sixteen and elite eight appearance. With the help of McDonnell and the foundation Cortis and Fickes created for the team, Mines hopes to follow in last year’s footsteps during conference play and keep the RMAC tournament trophy.
Saturday marked the start of the Orediggers 2013 football season, and they certainly started off on the right foot, routing South Dakota School of Mines 72-6.
The 11th ranked Oredigger volleyball team kicked off their 2013 season in Minnesota with a tough tournament at Concordia University in St. Paul this weekend and returned to Golden with a 1-3 record.
The nineteenth ranked Colorado School of Mines men’s soccer team opened their season on Friday against St. Edwards in Austin, Texas. In what hopes to be a promising season for the Orediggers, their first game of the year proved to be good test of character as the Orediggers gave up an early goal and had to fight their way to a 2-1 victory.
The ninth ranked Colorado School of Mines women’s soccer team traveled to Canyon, Texas for a pair of games against some quality opponents. In the season opener on Thursday, the Lady Orediggers squared off against the fourteenth ranked Dallas Baptist Patriots, whom Mines defeated in the second round of last year’s NCAA tournament where they grabbed the early lead and never looked back in a 3-1 victory. In Saturday’s game, the Lady Orediggers started slower, but rode three second half goals and a stellar defensive performance to a 3-0 victory.
The Colorado School of Mines men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their season on Friday at Colorado State University. The men’s team finished fifth overall out of seven teams and second out of the division two schools, losing to RMAC rival Western State. The women finished third out of the three D II teams. Chloe Gustafson finished in a career best fourth place out of 77 women and Phil Schneider came in tenth overall out of 115 runners.
Affectionately nicknamed, “Where the West Lives”, Golden provides its students and residents enjoyable activities to do year-round. Its proximity to the mountains and the metropolis of Denver offers many recreational opportunities all while maintaining the small-town charm of historic Golden. This week, Minds at Mines asked, “What is your favorite thing to do around Golden?”
Students who will not have the chance to interact with Dr. Bruce Trudgill during their career at Mines are missing out on an experience. For this past week’s Van Tuyl lecture series, the department of geology and geological engineering’s own Welsh structural geologist stopped by to give an enthralling lecture in European geography, North Sea oil reserves, and how the school’s future can be bettered through paradigm shifts.