Author: Tim Flynn

Mines’ Teams Continue to Shine

Coming off what was arguably the best year in its history, Colorado School of Mines Athletics had big shoes to fill entering the 2016 fall season. So how did the Orediggers respond? With four RMAC championships, an RMAC Tournament title and five NCAA Championships appearances. Here is a closer look at another historic fall season for Mines Athletics: CROSS COUNTRY The rise of Mines cross country continued as the men’s team— the 2015 national champions—again made history with the program’s first-ever RMAC and NCAA South Central regional championships. Mines had one of the most dominant RMAC Championships runs ever with five of the top six finishers. The women’s team continued...

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Orediggers Aim High

There’s no question that 2015–16 was the most successful year ever for Colorado School of Mines athletics. And the even better news? The best is yet to come. In July 2016, Mines accepted the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Sports Competition Cup for only the second time in its history, recognizing the top overall athletic program in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Impressively, Mines scored more points in the cup standings (937 out of a possible 1,000) than any other team in the 24-year history of the competition. The win was the Orediggers’ first RMAC All-Sports Cup since the 2011-12 season, and Mines has not finished lower than third place...

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Orediggers Enjoy Historic Winter Season

Colorado School of Mines athletics enjoyed a phenomenally successful 2015-16. During the winter season, Oredigger teams won five RMAC regular-season championships and three RMAC Tournament titles—the most ever in a single year. The athletics program has also made a splash on the national scene, ranking third in the final winter Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, which measure the best overall programs in NCAA Division II. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL The women’s basketball program won its first RMAC Championship in 36 years after an improbable underdog season established the Orediggers as the league’s top team. Picked ninth in the pre-season coaches’ poll, Mines went 21-7 (including a program record 13-game win streak in mid-season) under RMAC Coach of...

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Mines Soccer: The Ties that Bind

  In college athletics, bonds between teams are a given. No matter what sport student-athletes play, they all share a common thread of school pride and competitiveness. Those bonds are even stronger when it’s the men’s and women’s programs of the same sport. And for Colorado School of Mines soccer, the relationship between men’s and women’s teams goes a step further. On November 8, 2015, both teams celebrated together after winning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Tournament championships. Although the two teams had won the tournament in the same year before, it was the first time they had done it together at home. Leading the two programs are two...

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Rebuilding the West’s Oldest Football Stadium

Colorado School of Mines football has long held the distinction of playing in one of America’s most historic football stadiums. Now, they’ll enjoy playing in one of America’s best. The 2015 season marks the debut of Marv Kay Stadium at Campbell Field, a state-of-the-art home for Oredigger football that completely rebuilds the West’s oldest football stadium. Named in honor of long-time coach and administrator Marv Kay, who has spent nearly 60 years in Golden, the stadium and its support facilities put Mines Athletics at the forefront of NCAA Division II. As the centerpiece of the Clear Creek Athletic Complex,...

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