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Stapleton and his daughter run during an Olympic Triathlon at Lake Dunmore in 2018.

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

April 27, 2020

With 2.4 miles of swimming and 112 miles of biking behind him and a 26.22 mile run in front of him, CDAE lecturer Kevin Stapleton, in his first Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid, laced up his running shoes and took off. As a former swimmer, he likes that leg of the race and as someone whose weekend-lo...

New men’s hockey coach set to infuse excitement in program

Todd Woodcroft, left, is the new head coach of the UVM men's hockey team. He is slated to start the position May 1.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

UVM men’s hockey fans and players alike can expect a new attitude and mentality under the team’s new NHL trained coach. UVM has hired the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets’ assistant coach Todd Woodcroft. He is slated to start the position May 1, UVM Athletics Director Jeff Schulman said. Woodcroft,...

UVM picks NHL assistant coach as new men’s hockey coach

UVM men’s hockey won their first game of the season Oct. 5, The Cats won the game 6-1.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

April 15, 2020

UPDATE 10:20 p.m. April 15: UVM Athletics has officially named Todd Woodcroft as the next head coach of UVM's men's hockey team, according to an April 15 press release. UVM Athletics notified the media of the decision late Tuesday day night after news broke of an offer earlier in the day. ...

Your Friday COVID-19 updates

Senior forward Anthony Lamb reaches for the ball at a home game against University of Maine Feb. 5. UVM athletics has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 athletic season, following a slew of other athletic cancellations.   

Staff Report

March 13, 2020

In the last 48 hours, UVM has made several announcements regarding how COVID-19 will affect students. Here's what you need to know: UVM athletics cancels all activities UVM athletics has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 athletic season, following a slew of other athletic cancellations.    All...

Senior reflects on her time on the ice

Senior forward Abby Cleary sits during an interview, Feb. 26. The team finished their season with a 3-1 loss against Hockey East No. 1 Northeastern University Feb. 28.

Aryanna Ramsaran, Cynic Sports Reporter

March 3, 2020

Senior forward Abby Cleary said she began playing hockey around the age of four or five. Now, with the little time she and the other seniors on UVM’s women’s hockey team have left, Cleary is bringing that passion to the kids of UVM’s Campus Children’s School. “We’ve been showing them around th...

Speidel to play in first game

Speidel to play in first game

Sawyer Loftus, News & Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

Five years after a car accident left senior Josh Speidel with a traumatic brain injury, he’s slated to take the court during UVM men’s basketball ‘s senior night. In 2015, before coming to UVM, Speidel was in a serious car accident in his hometown of Columbus, Indiana, which left him in a coma for we...

COLUMN: What’s the Men’s b-ball playoff picture looking like?

Junior guard Stef Smith moves to pass a University of Maryland Baltimore county defender during a game, Feb. 22. UVM lost the game 64-66.

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

February 25, 2020

The UVM men’s basketball team’s prospects are shaky after the shattering of their 12-game win streak Feb. 22.  Despite their No. 1 seeding, the Cats lost 66-64 to No. 4 seeded University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  In many ways, the Catamounts seem like a clear contender for winning the America Ea...

Men’s lax seals home opener with a win

Sophomore midfielder Sal Iaria battles a Quinnipiac player during UVM’s home opener, Feb. 22. UVM won the game 16-7.

Aryanna Ramsaran, Cynic Sports Reporter

February 24, 2020

Parents of UVM’s men’s lacrosse team filled the stands, with lanyards of their son’s lacrosse stats around their necks, to cheer on the team in their first home game. The Catamounts faced Quinnipiac University Feb. 22 in their first home game of the 2020 season and came out with a 16-7 win. ...

Men’s basketball winning streak comes to an end

Men's basketball winning streak comes to an end

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

February 22, 2020

After 12 straight wins, UVM’s men’s basketball fell to the University of Maryland Baltimore County 66 to 64, Feb. 22.  In the Cat’s previous contest against UMBC on Jan. 11, UVM won 74-50.  A victory tonight would have given the Catamounts the regular-season title.  Vermont head coach Joh...

Men’s basketball leads conference nine straight wins

Men's basketball leads conference nine straight wins

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

February 11, 2020

UVM men’s basketball is on a nine game winning streak after defeating University of Hartford, Feb. 8. The newfound win streak is the longest the team has had since the middle of the 2017-18 season. In the 2018-19 season, the Cats’ longest winning streak was six games. The team’s success can b...

UVM men’s hockey coach to retire at end of season

After 17 years at UVM, men’s hockey coach Kevin Sneddon announced he would be retiring after this season.

Aryanna Ramsaran and Hayley Rosen

February 10, 2020

UVM athletics announced that men’s hockey head coach Kevin Sneddon is retiring after this season. Sneddon announced he will not be returning for the 2020-21 season Feb. 4 at a media press conference. “The decision to retire from college hockey coaching and announce this now has been a difficult one, b...

UVM goes full send: Ski and Snowboard Club hosts “Pipe Dreams” event

UVM goes full send: Ski and Snowboard Club hosts

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

UVM’s Andrew Harris Common was transformed into a high flying, skiing and snowboarding arena Jan. 24 for  the Ski and Snowboard Club’s annual winter sports competition. Members of the club donned their boards and skis to send it down the homemade ramps and test their skills on the rails.  ...

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