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Sophomore ultra-athlete takes her talents to the mountains

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter April 8, 2021

Sophomore Wren Pyle is an athlete who refuses to be defined by one sport.  A swimmer, biker, runner, as well as an extreme sports athlete who has competed in ultramarathon running and ski mountaineering,...

UVM Soccer wins first game with student crowd in over a year

UVM Soccer wins first game with student crowd in over a year

Max Clifford March 23, 2021

UVM men’s soccer team stole a victory in the 90th minute of Friday’s game in front of a sea of  fans for the first time in over a year. The Catamounts first home game of the season March 19...

Men’s soccer midfielder Joe Morrison, a sophomore, dribbles up the field, Nov. 13. The team lost 3-2 in overtime to Hartford University, ending UVM’s season.

Starting tomorrow, students can attend outdoor sports games

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter March 18, 2021

Tickets for UVM students to attend outdoor athletic events in-person will be available to students beginning this Friday, March 19, according to an email from the UVM Athletic Department.  For the...

Andrew Lucas, UVM sophomore and defensemen for the men's hockey team faces off against the University of Maine in the Gutterman Fieldhouse earlier this season.

Men’s hockey loses in first round of playoffs, finishing season in last place

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter March 17, 2021

UVM men’s hockey team lost in the first round of the Hockey East tournament March 10, marking the end of a season in which the Catamounts finished in last place.  Wednesday’s action saw the Catamounts...

Empty seats line up on the side of UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium Jan. 28. All UVM winter sports have been postponed until Feb. 4. as of Jan. 22.

UVM women’s basketball ends season while other sports remain on pause

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor January 30, 2021

UVM’s women’s basketball team has officially canceled the remainder of their season due to Covid-19, while all other UVM varsity sports remain on pause.  The decision to end the women’s basketball...

A skier from the UVM Ski and Snowboard Club launches from the top of the pitch, setting up to hit the rails below Oct. 23.

First turns of the season are made at Dawn of the Shred

Kate Vanni, Layout and Illustrations Editor October 29, 2020

“All of the Lights” blasted from speakers as skiers and riders snapped their bindings in and hit the rails for the first time in six months. UVM’s Ski and Snowboard Club set up their makeshift park...

The men's basketball team huddles together before a game in February 2017.

UVM varsity sports to resume play starting next month

Hayley Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor October 27, 2020

UVM fall and winter sports teams will soon return to gameplay after season resumption plans were announced by America East, ending indefinite season delays due to the pandemic.  America East, which...

Junior Kendall Ware stands in her Vermont Swimming and Diving shirt in front of the Patrick Gym, Oct. 9. Ware will be graduating this year to enter a Speech Pathology grad program at UVM.

Students demand change amid claims that UVM Athletics mishandled sexual assault investigation

Hayley Rosen and Emma Pinezich October 13, 2020

Nearly two weeks after UVM Junior Kendall Ware came forward about UVM Athletic Department’s gross mishandling of her sexual assault investigation, students are calling for systemic change, asking for...

Head Coach Todd Woodcroft stands with Assistant Coach Stephen Wielder on the UVM ice rink holding hockey sticks.

UVM Hockey hires new coach despite University-wide hiring freeze

Hayley Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor October 7, 2020

Despite budgetary shortfalls and dozens of unfilled job openings across the University due to a hiring freeze, UVM Men’s Hockey has added two new coaches onto payroll with a combined yearly salary well...

The UVM swimming pool lays empty and still in the Patrick Gym, Sept. 17.

Club sports cleared to start practicing with restrictions

Hayley Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor September 25, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions have brought one unexpected win to UVM students: club sports seem to be functioning better than many of the athletes could have expected, and for some even more than they’d experienced...

UVM Student-Athletes of Color Affinity Group raised the Black Lives Matter flag without permission outside Patrick Gym Sept. 12, rejecting the University's excuses for removing the flag from the Davis Center.

Student-athletes raise BLM flag without permission, demanding racial justice reform from UVM

Hayley Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor September 22, 2020

A group of UVM student-athletes raised the Black Lives Matter flag without permission last week and demanded the administration implement a list of University-wide racial justice reforms.  UVM Student-Athletes...

Fans fill the bleachers of Patrick Gym to watch the men’s basketball team play against Brown University in Oct. 2019.

First-year athletes confront semester of unknowns as they await first week of practice

Hayley Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor September 10, 2020

Under normal circumstances, first-year soccer player Jake Vitale and his team would have been practicing and conditioning for weeks, and have already played at least a few games.  But, Vitale said...

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