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UVM athletics acts on drug prevention

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

1 day ago


Filed under Sports

In college sports, athletes strive to perform at the highest level possible. Performance-enhancing drugs exist, but UVM has resources to prevent their use. UVM employs several strategies to prevent athletes from using performance-enhancing drugs,  as well as alcohol and recreational drugs. UVM Team Physic...

Athletes aim to win academic success

Athletes aim to win academic success

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

When it comes to varsity athletes, some fans are more concerned with players’ performance in a game than in a classroom. But, to remain eligible to compete, athletes must maintain good grades. Swimmer Sierra Sexton, a  junior biochemistry major, said that she uses a carefully created plann...

Intramural team requirements cause cancellations

Intramural team requirements cause cancellations

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

A co-ed intramural volleyball game was canceled because there were not enough men on the court. Gender ratio requirements for intramural sports at UVM have caused some participants to question their necessity. Co-rec teams have male and female players in order to balance the team’s gender distribu...

Taekwondo club hosts tournament in Vermont

Taekwondo club hosts tournament in Vermont

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Personal expression through a painting, a song or a sculpture is only one form of art. For a group of 14 UVM students, they think differently, and embrace martial arts. The UVM Taekwondo club hosted its sixth tournament April 7 at Patrick Gym for the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference. The...

Former dancer shatters track records

Former dancer shatters track records

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

After 12 years of competitive dancing, senior Lauren Trumble of Ithaca, New York, chose UVM to pursue a collegiate running career on the track and field team. Trumble later rose to track captain and broke the America East Championship record in February 2019, according to UVM athletics. She...

Men’s lacrosse defeats conference rival

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

April 7, 2019


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The men’s lacrosse team defeated University at Albany 10-9 April 6 marking their first win against Albany since Spring 2011, according to UVM athletics. UVM fell to Albany last season, which eliminated Vermont from the America East Championship. Head coach Chris Feifs said he was very pleased...

Pay disparity overshadowed by baseball contracts

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

In the past month, four high-paying, long-term contracts worth a combined $1.3 billion have been signed by Major League Baseball players under the age of 30. The MLB gets away with paying minor league players less than minimum wage. Meanwhile, billions of dollars go to major league players. T...

Five game winning streak ends in loss

Five game winning streak ends in loss

Jared Paquette, Sports Writer

April 1, 2019


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

During a blustery Saturday afternoon battle on Virtue Field, women’s lacrosse faced conference rival University of Maryland Baltimore County. Vermont ended a five-game winning streak with the loss, according to UVM Athletics. The Catamounts concluded with a final score of 14-13 for the March 30 game. Vermont ...

Men’s lacrosse player has career score high

Men’s lacrosse player has career score high

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

In the midst of a chilly afternoon on Virtue Field, the UVM men’s lacrosse team played Hartford University. The Catamounts held the Hawks scoreless for the first three periods of the March 23 game. UVM won with a final score of 15-6. The game began with nearly nine minutes of attempted shots, each team missing a few times before the scorebo...

Sadness follows short-lived madness

Sadness follows short-lived madness

Sabrina Hood, Sports Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under March Madness, Sports

The crowd at UVM’s March Madness game had a tiny section of Florida State University fans. The rest of the stadium was green and gold. Vermont was viewed as the underdog in the March 21 NCAA tournament game against Florida State. Vermont had a No. 13 seed ranking while FSU was No. 4. UVM remain...

UVM knocked out of March Madness tournament

UVM knocked out of March Madness tournament

Sabrina Hood, Sports Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Game Recaps, March Madness, Sports

The Catamounts energized a stadium full of fans in a back and forth game before losing the first round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. UVM had a No. 13 seed for the tournament and their opponent, Florida State University, was a No. 4 seed. During the first half of the game, neither team was able to pull ahead. At halft...

Men’s basketball heads to March Madness

Men’s basketball heads to March Madness

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019


Filed under Game Recaps, Headliners, March Madness, Sports

The UVM men’s basketball team has made it to the NCAA March Madness tournament for the first time since 2017, when they were eliminated in the first round. The Catamounts defeated the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers in the American East title rematch March 16 with the final score of 66-49, securing themse...

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