Category Archives: Sports

Westminster Teams Find Optimism When Division III Rules Set Them Back

The Westminster women’s soccer team practices team building exercises. PHOTO BY MOLLY GRISHAMN.


Westminster College student athletes compete at the Division III level, the largest division within the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Division III athletics are particularly unique because athletic scholarships are not given to student athletes. However, this division also stands out from other NCAA divisions due to its list of rules and regulations that athletes and coaches must adhere to.

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Westminster Women’s Lacrosse Program Sees a Bright Future After Ending Its First Season

Team huddle before the first women’s lacrosse home game against Benedictine College. PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER COLLEGE ATHLETICS 


The women’s lacrosse team closed its first season on Friday night against Missouri Baptist, a game in which team members honored their seniors–Roberta Burns and Bailey Mitchell.

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Coaching Culture at Westminster

John Brinkmann, ’12 (center), played baseball for Westminster College and is now the varsity baseball coach at Fulton High School. He is pictured here with two of his players, future Blue Jays Alec Fleetwood, ’21 (left), and Devin Masek, ’21 (right). Fleetwood and Masek are also Westminster legacies. PHOTO BY JOHN TUTHILL, FULTON HIGH SCHOOL, ’18.


While attending a sporting event at William Woods University or Fulton High School, you might notice some familiar faces. Many of the coaches in the area, such as John Brinkmann, ’12, varsity baseball coach at the high school, and James Hays, head basketball coach at William Woods, are graduates of Westminster. The alumni revealed that it was their Westminster coaches who inspired them to pursue their career paths.

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Westminster Wins Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge for Second Time in Two Chances


The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) announced earlier this month that Westminster finished first in a conference-wide fundraising competition for the American Cancer Society. Westminster collected nearly $1,800, while Fontbonne University finished second with over $800. The $1,800 raised accounts for almost two-thirds of the $2,739 raised by all 10 SLIAC schools.

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Opinion: Why Sports Wagering Should be Legalized in the US

The NFL and NHL will each have one franchise in Las Vegas within the next four years. 


Betting on sports is illegal in 49 states, but by 2021, Las Vegas, the sports betting capital of the world, will be home to one team apiece in both the National Football League and the National Hockey League. Las Vegas is also the most populous city in Nevada, the only state where sports gambling is legal. The fact that the NFL and NHL are making themselves vulnerable to gambling culture raises a question: Should wagering on athletics be legalized in all 50 states?

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