Spells, Swords, and Keyboards:The Rapid Growth of eSports

By Andrew Beers Staff Writer In 1972, the megahit Pong was released to arcades in America. The game was such a success that it proceeded to be a popular hit in households as the featured game on the first commercial video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey. Over 40 years later, Pong can be seen as a staple in competitive game. Although popular present day video games such … [Read more...]

All-Semester Athletic Team: Spring 2016

By Will Edwards Sports Editor This article was originally published in Issue 14, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (April 28, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue.  As DeSales’ spring sports teams finish up their seasons, our editorial staff has looked back at some of the driving forces that have gotten them to this point. Here are the results of that process: … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday: Baseball Team Picks Up String of Wins (2003)

DeSales men's baseball will play Manhattanville College this weekend in a double-elimination tournament that includes Misericordia University and King's College. The teams will compete for the MAC Freedom Conference Championship and an NCAA tournament berth. The team will be lead by long-time head coach Tim Neiman who has a wealth of postseason experience. Over 13 years ago, he … [Read more...]

Athletes in the Spotlight

By Will Edwards Sports Editor This article was originally published in Issue 13, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (April 14, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue. Tyler Sweeney - Baseball The junior infielder was named to the D3baseball.com Team of Week and was listed as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Honorable Mention Hitter of the Week for … [Read more...]

Baseball’s Texas Trip Sparks Improvement at Home

By Bridget Walsh Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 11, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (March 24, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue. Spring is in the air, which can only mean one thing: It is time for some baseball. DeSales’ spring sport athletes have been preparing long and hard for this time of year when they can finally hit the … [Read more...]