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The Vermont Cynic

NHL All-Star voting backfires

January 30

Filed under Columns, Sports

The NHL All-Star game will be held Jan. 31. Usually the game isn’t a serious event, but this year one particular player has sparked uproarious debate. His name is John Scott, and as of writing this, he is not even on an NHL r...

Domestic violence in the NFL

November 20

Filed under Columns, Sports

Domestic violence has been swept under the rug for many decades, but is finally getting more attention in the NFL. First there was Ray Rice, who knocked his then-girlfriend unconscious in an elevator. Then, just a few weeks a...

Coach sending wrong message

November 19

Filed under Columns, Sports

The college football landscape is rapidly changing with college football playoff rankings released weekly. However it seems that one major storyline has been hastily swept under the rug: the discipline surrounding Ohio State star...

The Gut and its glory

November 4

Filed under Columns, Sports

The University of Vermont’s home for its men and women’s hockey teams has been the subject of recent conversation.  Should the historic rink be kept or is it time to move on?Gutterson Fieldhouse, better known as “the Gut” ha...

NHL sharpens its skates

October 23

Filed under Columns, Sports

The NHL season is underway and it’s time to draw some early season conclusions and identify things to look out for as the season progresses.First, youth is all the rage. Everyone knows about Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid.  I ...

ESPN’s clear anti-Patriots bias

October 5

Filed under Columns

Deflategate is wrapping up, or is at least on a hold for now, as the Patriots have run out to a 3-0 start.The full fallout from this muckraking has not fully been revealed.The way ESPN, the primary sports media source for man...

Athletics adds new text service

October 1

Filed under Columns, Sports

The UVM athletics department has revamped their text alert system with their recent partnership with Vermont Sports Properties.UVM’s text alert system is a way for fans to receive instant texts with score alerts.  To sign up...

New and old NHL talent set to collide this year

September 14

Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s finally here. While the playoffs are still fresh in our minds, it feels like it’s been months.The sports fan’s purgatory is the summer block, where baseball is the only sport played, is coming to an end.  Sure, ba...

Even the cupcake games matter in college football

September 10

Filed under Columns, Sports

Fall may not have come around yet, but the circus that is the college football season has definitely arrived.The NCAA season is already underway. These early games will set the tone of the season for some teams, while for other...

Sending the wrong message to youth

September 1

Filed under Columns, Sports

By now, people are tired of hearing about “Deflategate” news. Overshadowed by the courtroom drama is the message the NFL is sending to the youth of the sport.The NFL, under the regime of führer Goodell, is showing a disturbing patter...

Free agency onslaught

March 31

Filed under Columns, Sports

Okay, I know many of us in the wake of the eternally-exciting Super Bowl XLIX are experiencing football fatigue.Every year, we go through this process of entering the new NFL year and are met with an onslaught of preseason roste...

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