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Macalester football mostly lives up to outlandish prediction

At the State Fair back on Labor Day, Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, predicted that the football team at his alma mater Macalester College would do extraordinarily well this year. He said, "10 and 0, division three playoffs. We're going to shock the world" At the time, the prediction sounded ludicrous given Macalester's long tradition of football ineptitude. But lo and behold, Mac finished the regular season 9-1 and is headed to the Division three playoffs. They play UW-Whitewater tomorrow. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Sinker about the season Macalester has had, and looks ahead to the playoff game.