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Basketball season is underway

John Suozzo
November 18, 2016
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The UVM women’s basketball team fell in their season opener to Bryant University, 63-57, Nov. 11 at Patrick Gym, before winning against Dartmouth 2 days later. The game against Bryant was the first at UVM for new head coach Chris Day, who took over the team after a stint as an assistant coach at ...

Catamounts to host a NCAA game

Catamounts to host a NCAA game

November 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

Despite not winning the America East conference tournament, men’s soccer is headed to the national tournament. The NCAA tournament bracket was revealed Nov. 14. The Catamounts earned an at-large berth to the tournament, and will host Rider University Nov. 17 at Virtue Field. The victor will travel ...

Men’s lacrosse gets new coach

November 13, 2016
Filed under Sports

The men’s lacrosse team will start their season under new head coach Chris Feifs, who was announced as the seventh head coach of the program on June 29. Feifs has had nine years of college coaching experience, though this is his first head coaching position. Prior to coming to UVM, h...

High-profile basketball recruit looks to begin season

November 12, 2016
Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

The men’s basketball team has had great success recruiting over the past few seasons, bringing in immense talent. Redshirt sophomore guard Ernie Duncan and junior guards Trae Bell-Haynes and Cam Ward are all examples of players who have excelled for the Catamounts. This season, UVM has brou...

NFL predictions: Week 10

November 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Blake Bortles (JAX) – After struggling to get it going against the Chiefs, Bortles will look to rebound against the 5-3 Texans. Houston leads the AFC South right now, but an Osweiler-led offense is anything but promising. Expect a lot of passes out of Bortles, and a lot of gar...

Role players end Cubs’ drought

John Suozzo
November 10, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

No more waiting until next year. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in a winner-take-all game seven in the 2016 World Series, ending a 108-year championship drought for the Cubs. The Cubs were down three-games to one in the series, but won a close game at Wrigley Field in ga...

Catamounts ride momentum into playoffs

Catamounts ride momentum into playoffs

November 9, 2016
Filed under Sports

As the outdoor temperature drops, the tension in college soccer rises, a sign that it is play- off time. For the reigning America East tournament champion, the Vermont Catamounts, it is no different. After a 1-4-1 midseason slump, head coach Jesse Cormier’s side enters the playoffs riding...

NFL ratings are down this year: here is why

John Suozzo
November 6, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

NFL television ratings have decreased during the first half of the 2016 season. Nielsen television ratings have shown nearly a 10 percent loss in viewers over the first quarter of this year’s NFL season compared to previous years. Some have chalked up the decrease in football ratings ...

Basketball hopes to avenge 2015 loss

Basketball hopes to avenge 2015 loss

November 5, 2016
Filed under Sports

Vermont men’s basketball had a heartbreaking end to their 2015-2016 campaign, suffering an 80-74 loss at the hands of Stony Brook University in last year’s America East Championship, according to America East records. “Last season was a very good season,” senior captain Kurt Steidl said, “althou...

Student section naming results announced by UVM

November 5, 2016
Filed under Sports

UVM athletics has decided to name the student section in each of its facilities. The UVM athletic department has released the results of the contest they announced just three weeks ago, where students were encouraged to submit potential names for the UVM student section. In an effort to in...

Fantasy Football: what to watch

November 4, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Aaron Rodgers (GB) – After throwing four touchdowns and rushing 60 yards against the Atlanta Falcons, Rodgers has earned the must start status this week. Rodgers managed to torch Atlanta’s secondary, even without Lacy, Cobb or Montgomery. A matchup against the beat-up Indianapol...

Hockey knocks off ranked opponent

November 4, 2016
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

UVM men’s hockey hosted the University of Michigan in the first-ever matchup between the two teams. Backed by a hot start and a sellout crowd head coach Kevin Sneddon called “electric,” the Catamounts upset the Wolverines 3-0 at Gutterson Fieldhouse Oct. 28. Michigan entered the ...

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