Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer of the Eagles: Ben Pratscher

No more classes, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks, right? (Well, not our Edgewood College professors. We love you!).

Summer is certainly meant to be a time for our Edgewood College student-athletes to take a break from their academics, recharge their batteries and without question, have some fun. For many Eagles, like Ben Pratscher, summer is a chance to give to others who could use a helping hand.

This summer Ben, an Edgewood College men's tennis player, was hired to the staff of the Appalachia Service Project (ASP). ASP recruits volunteers to work with low-income families in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia to renovate sub-standard housing and provide a warm, dry and safe place to live.

You can read all about Ben and his work with ASP on his blog "The Life of a Staffer." Follow the link and read about Ben and his volunteer teams working to put families in need in homes they can depend on.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Eagle women's tennis featured on NBC-15

The Edgewood College women's tennis left for Chicago on Wednesday to prepare for their fourth NCAA Division III Tournament appearance in the last five years. NBC-15 of Madison caught up with head coach Ben Oestreich and the team on their last practice before the trip. Special thanks to Robb Vogel and Hobie Artigue for the coverage...

Friday, May 3, 2013

Eagles tops in NAC on social media

Nobody wins every conference title, but Edgewood College is currently winning the Northern Athletics Conference social media race! As of May 3, 2013, here are the total number of Facebook likes and Twitter followers on each member school's main athletics account...

Edgewood 1,429
Aurora 1,310
Benedictine 1,182
Concordia Wis. 1,111
Lakeland 867
Wis. Lutheran 739
Dominican 577
Alverno 329
Concordia Chi. 307
Rockford 295
Marian 249
MSOE 233

Edgewood 937
Concordia Wis. 778
Lakeland 745
Benedictine 672
Wis. Lutheran 646
Aurora 635
Concordia Chi. 528
Marian 486
MSOE 381
Dominican 376
Alverno 285
Maranatha Baptist 98
Rockford 89

Thanks to all the Edgewood College Eagles fans who use social media to follow our teams! Spread the word and keep the Eagles on top!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dave Pallone's visit to Edgewood College

On Friday, April 26, former Major League Baseball umpire Dave Pallone visited Edgewood College to talk to Eagle student-athletes on sexual orientation in life and athletics. Both WISC-TV 3 and WMTV NBC 15 covered his lecture in Anderson Auditorium....

Openly gay umpire talks sports, sexuality barriers (Courtesy of WISC-TV 3)

Here's the story from Hobie Artigue from WMTV NBC-15. (Direct link)