There has been a lot of excitement around St. Cloud State Athletics over the past two years. The men's hockey team won back-to-back conference titles, made a trip to the frozen four, Drew LeBlanc won the Hobey baker while Nic Dowd was a finalist the following year, and the National Hockey Center renovations concluded with the reopening and a renaming to the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The football team had some excitement as well with their best season in school history after they upset top ranked Minnesota State in the playoffs. They got an upgrade of their own with new state-of-the-art turf put in at Husky Stadium.