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UVM basketball star withdraws from NBA draft

UVM basketball star withdraws from NBA draft

Alek Fleury and Mills Sparkman, Managing Editor and Summer Editor

June 5, 2019

UVM basketball star Anthony Lamb decided to withdraw his name from the NBA draft despite multiple workout invites from NBA teams including the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. Lamb will return to UVM to play out his senior year on the team. “I’m excited to announce...

Coach centers team success off the field

Ashley Miller, Senior staff writer

April 30, 2019

Men’s lacrosse head coach Chris Fiefs didn’t always envision himself as a lacrosse coach. Instead, he wanted to pursue federal law enforcement or join the military. Feifs is in his third season at UVM and two years ago led the men’s program to their most successful season on the field and i...

Boston Celtics retain win streak

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

The No. 4 seed Boston Celtics secured a spot in the NBA quarterfinals with a game three series win over the Indiana Pacers April 21. After a turbulent season, the Celtics appear to be catching fire at the perfect time. Celtics guard Kyrie Irving led his team to victory, averaging 22.5 points, accordi...

UVM athletics acts on drug prevention

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

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

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 conversation

Intramural team requirements cause conversation

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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