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New head coach to lead young team

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Sports

Men’s soccer has found its new head coach, and the program did not have to look far. Athletic director Jeff Schulman announced Rob Dow as the eighth head coach of Vermont men’s soccer Feb. 17. Dow’s contract will run for four years. Dow, has spent five years on the UVM coaching staff.  He served...

NBA Slam Dunk Contest has lost its importance

John Suozzo, Staff Writer
February 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s time to officially abandon the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The Slam Dunk Contest has often been seen as the marquee event of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, where recently four NBA players will appear on center stage to show off choreographed slam dunks that all look vaguely similar. The contest h...

Hockey player gathers honors

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under Sports

A UVM women’s hockey player was recently honored for her performance for her national team at Olympic qualifying. Sophomore defender Sammy Kolowrat joined the Czech Republic national team for the final round of Olympic qualifying in Arosa, Switzerland Feb. 9 to Feb. 12, as they attempted to qualif...

Basketball makes conference history

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer
February 25, 2017
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Men’s basketball’s historic regular season came to a close on Saturday, with a 66-51 win over Stony Brook University on Senior Night. First-year forward Anthony Lamb led all scorers with 19 points, as the team enters the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed. The season has been filled with record...

Multipurpose center approved

Zach Falls, Staff Writer
February 25, 2017
Filed under Sports

The committee in charge of the planning for a new arena on Athletic campus approved a concept to upgrade Gutterson Fieldhouse at its latest meeting. UVM athletics brought to the public the approved concept to upgrade Gutterson, and to add a new event center Feb. 3. “The goal was to present the ideas f...

Hockey splits a week before quarter finals

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

A split against Merrimack College on senior weekend sent Vermont women’s hockey on the road for the Hockey East quarterfinals. The Catamounts scored first Feb. 17, striking in the last minute of the second period. Junior defender Katherine Pate took a shot from the top of the face-off circle that b...

Men’s basketball receives national attention after historic season

Men’s basketball receives national attention after historic season

Eribert Volaj, Sports Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Sports

Whether due to individual brilliance or impeccable team chemistry, the Vermont men’s basketball team is reaching new heights. With every game, there seems to be a new broken record. Their dominating 87-66 win over UMass Lowell sent the team into the history books, as they clinched a program-recor...

Cats rally against cancer

Matt Chimenti-Carmen, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The Rally Against Cancer game began with the UVM crowd giving a warm welcome to two families that have children with cancer. Vermont athletics awarded each child their own Vermont Rally Against Cancer jersey. Following a lengthy period of cheers and applause, the families were escorted off the court and...

Cats set eyes on championship

Cats set eyes on championship

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

Vermont men’s basketball has enjoyed a very successful start to their season thus far with a record of 23-5. The skill that the team has acquired over the years has gotten stronger with each class. The class of 2018 has lived up to the hype that surrounded them in the fall of 2014. With their 82-7...

Pep band energizes UVM

Pep band energizes UVM

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

The floor was vibrating as a group of around 20 yellow jerseys banged on cowbells. “The pep band adds the energy that’s needed at games,” sophomore Flannery Mehigan said. “I just want to get up and dance with them.” The Fighting Catamount Pep Band, which plays at UVM hockey, basketball a...

Cats finish great season

Matt Chimenti-Carmen, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

The UVM women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up their season this past weekend at the America East Championships. The team placed third for the fifth consecutive year, setting a program record point total of 668. Prior to the championship meet, the team finished the season with a 6-1 record. ...

Men’s hockey splits games with UNH

Men’s hockey splits games with UNH

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor
February 12, 2017
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Gutterson Fieldhouse was home to a shooting gallery this weekend, as Vermont men’s hockey split with rival University of New Hampshire in two high-scoring games. On Friday night, the Catamounts opened up a 2-0 lead in the second period. Junior forward Anthony Petruzzelli opened the scoring by burying a...