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Hockey players suspended for hazing

October 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

Lead members of UVM’s hockey team have been suspended for hazing. Four members of the men’s hockey team, including two captains, were suspended by the athletic department for five games because of their role in a recent hazing incident Sept. 24. First-year hockey team members were ...

Former UVM recruit continues his road to recovery

Former UVM recruit continues his road to recovery

October 14, 2016
Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

Feb. 1, 2015 changed the life of one Catamount men’s basketball player forever. Before then, first-year Josh Speidel, a senior at the time attending high school in Columbus, Indiana, was preparing for his college career at UVM. The power forward was a standout basketball player that head coach ...

The equation for a legacy

October 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

A player’s reputation and legacy in golf is primarily based on his success in major championships. Even without a major championship victory to his name Patrick Reed should now be seen as one of the greatest golfers in the world. Reed propelled the U.S. to a victory in the Ryder Cup, its f...

Fantasy football: what to look for this week

October 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE RB, DeMarco Murray (TEN) – Before the beginning of the season, I had reservations about Murray’s production and role in Tennessee. But now it’s very clear that he is the go-to guy for short yardage and red zone situations. Keep starting him. QB, Tom Brady (NE) – On Su...

Women’s hockey: new player profiles

October 7, 2016
Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

EVE-AUDREY PICARD (Forward) Longueuil, Quebec Picard, a native of Longueuil, Québec, has some international experience under her belt. The forward was a member of Team Canada at the 2014 U18 Women’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. During the tournament, Picard posted six points, ...

Men’s hockey sanctioned following hazing incident

October 6, 2016
Filed under Sports

Four members of the UVM men’s hockey team, including both of the team’s co-captains, have been suspended for five games due to their role in a hazing incident. On Sept. 24, first-year hockey team members were forced to partake in an initiation activity by upperclassmen at the residence of a few...

Euro soccer: 2016 update

October 1, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

The domestic soccer season is well underway in Europe’s biggest leagues. Manchester City is the early favorite in the Premier League, having won its opening eight games in all competitions. City’s main rival, Manchester United, has made its own moves in an attempt to bounce back from ...

Women’s hockey falls in preseason opener

September 30, 2016
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

  A late comeback by the McGill University Martlets led them past the Catamounts 3-2 at Gutterson Fieldhouse in a preseason game Sunday. The two teams skated to a scoreless first period, as senior goaltender Madi Litchfield stopped all 13 shots against her and McGill goaltender Trici...

Fantasy Football: Outlooks for Week 4

September 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Trevor Siemian (DEN) – Denver’s rookie quarterback stunned everyone by beating an always-tough Bengal’s defense at Cincinnati. The Broncos play a weak Tampa Bay secondary Sunday, so Siemian, who’s only owned in five percent of leagues, is a sweet waiver wire pickup. RB, Le’V...

Men’s soccer ties, fans fill the stands

September 28, 2016
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

UVM men’s soccer played to a 1-1 draw against Dartmouth College Sept. 24 at Virtue Field. Cheered on by a crowd of 1,710 fans, Athletic Director Jeff Schulman was assisted by various UVM athletes in the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially announced the new renovations to Virtue Field. The...

NCAA’s actions send a message

September 25, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

Collegiate athletic championships will need to find a new home this season after the NCAA removed all championship games from North Carolina, in response to the HB2 “bathroom bill.” HB2 is a law mandating that all people must use the bathroom of the gender they were assigned at birth, a...

Catamount hockey adds nine new first-year players

September 24, 2016
Filed under Sports

Catamount men’s hockey is welcoming nine first-years to the team for the 2016-2017 season. Joining the returning Catamount players will be first-year goaltender Stefanos Lekkas, first-year defenders Max Daigle, Matthew O’Donnell, Jake Massie and Corey Moriarty as well as first-year fo...

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