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Going the Distance

The Southwestern Lady Builders cheer on athletes during the annual Special Olympics at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City Iowa. Teams from the NAIA Women's Division II Basketball Tournament volunteered to help encourage the Special Olympic athletes to participate in various basketball activities. (Photos by Chloe Ekberg)

Teams travel from 17 states to participate in National Tournament. By Laura Bernero The Milligan College Buffaloes are feeling a little jet-lagged. The 18 basketball players and their coach started their journey to the NAIA DII National Women’s Basketball Tournament Monday morning with a drive from their campus in Milligan, Tenn. to Nashville. From Nashville,

“More Than Basketball”


20 NAIA teams participate in Special Olympics event to launch national tournament. By Laura Bernero Tuesday morning, the basketball court at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City, Iowa was filled with over 200 athletes of all ages and abilities. Some dribbled basketballs down the court, others dunked and passed with zeal. Some were seasoned