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Club baseball team ready for playoffs

Club baseball team ready for playoffs

October 31
Filed under Sports

With Major League Baseball in the thick of its playoffs, UVM’s very own club baseball team is in the middle of a play-off run themselves. The Catamounts currently sit at the top of the Northwest Division within the New England Club Baseball Association standings. Since joining the le...

Men’s basketball roster adds players

October 31
Filed under Sports

PAYTON HENSON, Forward Head coach John Becker said Henson’s greatest attribute is his ability to stretch the court and get to the basket. “He can score at all three levels,” Becker said. “He’s a really smart player, very dependable, and I think he’s got a chance to be really really g...

Basketball team set for the season under new coach

Basketball team set for the season under new coach

October 30
Filed under Sports

After an offseason full of change and the addition of several newcomers, the Cats are ready to rebound from last year’s disappointing season. With an entirely new coaching staff, led by new head coach Chris Day, the program looks to turn things around after four straight seasons of less ...

Season set for a historic ending

October 30
Filed under Columns, Sports

The 2016 World Series will mark the end of one of the largest championship droughts in baseball. The Chicago Cubs will face off against the Cleveland Indians in this year’s installment of the World Series. The fanbases of the Cubs and the Indians have long been tortured. The Cubs have ...

Women’s basketball coach prepares for first season

Women’s basketball coach prepares for first season

October 23
Filed under Sports

Women’s basketball has a new head coach for the upcoming season. Chris Day, who was hired in May, is the eighth head coach in the history of the program, according to UVM athletics. He will be replacing Lori Gear Mc- Bride, who coached the Catamounts for the past six seasons. Day is a ...

Put your best pitcher out there

Jack Estrin
October 23
Filed under Columns, Sports

In the modern game of professional baseball, managers have a plethora of statistics on which to base late-game match-ups. Sometimes, as this year’s postseason has proven, it is often best for managers not to strictly adhere to these statistics and sacred baseball tradition, but instead to tak...

Men’s basketball gains a local player

Men’s basketball gains a local player

October 22
Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

This year, a highly touted first-year men’s basketball player is the buzz around campus due to his Vermont roots. Ben Shungu, a 6-foot-2-inch guard, grew up locally in Burlington. “I have a lot of support everywhere I go,” Shungu said. “Playing in front of your hometown, representing your community and state--it’s special....

Fantasy football outlooks and picks for week seven

October 21
Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Matthew Stafford (DET) – I had Stafford as my sleeper last week, and to no surprise, he delivered. With no depth in the backfield, the Detroit offense has been playing primarily in the air, and a matchup against the Washington Redskins’ injury-plagued pass rush is favorab...

Men’s soccer losing streak continues

Men’s soccer losing streak continues

October 21
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Catamount men’s soccer fell to the University of Hartford 1-0 at Virtue Field on Saturday. The loss extended the Catamounts’ losing streak to three games. The lone goal of the game came late in the second half, after the Catamounts cleared a Hartford throw-in. Hartford substitute ...

Star wide receiver has to mature in order to succeed

October 17
Filed under Columns, Sports

Odell Beckham, Jr. needs to grow up. The New York Giants’ star wide receiver has been the talk of sports media over the past week for his repeated antics in the team’s first four games this season. Beckham started his career under the radar of many opposing defenses, which led to a breakout...

UVM to name all the student sections

UVM to name all the student sections

October 16
Filed under Sports

In an effort to increase student interest, the UVM athletic department has announced they will be naming the student section in all of its sports facilities. Nora King ‘16, director of fan engagement, is collaborating with SGA on the project, King said. It has been decided that the UVM ...

Week six fantasy football picks

October 16
Filed under Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Marcus Mariota (TEN) – The Heisman Trophy winner torched a decent Miami secondary this weekend and has impressed me by displaying his ability to scramble and throw the ball downfield well. Start him against the winless Browns this weekend. RB, Theo Riddick (DET) – The...

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