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The Patriots clinch predictable Super Bowl win

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

In the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history, many around campus regarded New England Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady’s sixth title as boring and routine. The Patriots won the Super Bowl Feb. 3 with a score of 13-3. Starting with Brady’s first Super Bowl in 2002, the Patriots have appeared in nine...

Super bowl hype touches down on campus

Super bowl hype touches down on campus

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

 Sabrina Hood After two thrilling league championship games, the New England Patriots and L.A. Rams will head to the Super Bowl Feb. 3 in Atlanta. For local New England fans, including many UVM students, the Patriots stand out as clear favorites. This could be Patriot’s quarterback, Tom Brady, sixth super bowl ...

Quarterback leads team to season success

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles finished the 2018 season on top of the world with second-string quarterback, Nick Foles, leading the path to unexpected triumph. Over the past two years, Foles has proven himself to be an essential asset for Philadelphia. In 2017, Foles took over for the Eagles’ start...

MLB wildcard system creates issues

MLB wildcard system creates issues

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Meredith Rathburn With the summer coming to a close, sports fans will soon see the end of the Major League Baseball season and the start of the always-exciting playoffs. With the MLB divided into two leagues, American and National, the postseason is divided into league division and champion...

Unexpected upsets from the World Cup

Unexpected upsets from the World Cup

Valerie Courtright, Senior Staff Writer

August 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Emma Pinezich This summer’s FIFA World Cup had a little something for every fan tuning in from around the world. The tournament had drama, great goals, upsets, memorable games and the emergence of new national heroes. Drama started the day before the tournament when Spain fired Julen Lopeteg...

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Valentina Czochanski Many players try to go from pitching to hitting because of injuries, but never has true stardom been found in both positions since Babe Ruth. Ruth retired in 1948, and since then two-way players have rarely seen MLB success. There have been some converted players who ha...

Underdogs bring the madness in NCAA tournament

Underdogs bring the madness in NCAA tournament

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Columns

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is the home of the unpredictable — they don’t call the tournament “March Madness” for nothing. This year’s tournament has lived up to the moniker in the form of two teams: the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Loyola University Chicago. The...

New format improves NBA All-Star Game

Greg Mandozzi, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns

In the middle of the NBA season, with injuries and fatigue affecting many players, the All-Star weekend provided a break from day-to-day basketball activities. The league’s brightest stars came together in one city to put on a show for the basketball world in a newly structured NBA All-Star gam...

Korean unity headlines the Pyeongchang Olympics

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

The Baron Pierre de Coubertin designed the Olympic rings to represent the "united by Olympism," according to a Feb. 11, 2014 The Week article. Perhaps the biggest show of unity in Olympic history is happening right now, with two bordering nations still technically at war coming together in cooperat...

Super Bowl LII: A tale of two quarterbacks

Super Bowl LII: A tale of two quarterbacks

Will Santacroce, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

The Super Bowl is less than one week away, and it is poised to be an excellent game. The two top ranked teams in the NFC and AFC, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, square off in Minneapolis. The Eagles had quite the season this year, largely in part to their spectacular sec...

Celtics disturb the peace in the NBA

Greg Mandozzi, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

As the midway point in the NBA season approaches, I seem to be watching a story of two conferences. The Golden State Warriors have taken care of business out on the west coast. With a 37-10 record, they are looking like the familiar high-flying team of the last few years. The star-studded Houston R...

New eSports league kicks off

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

As spectators took their seats in anticipation, the athletes they had come to watch took their positions as well. They were also sitting in chairs. The fans in Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California, saw the beginning of a new eSports league Jan. 10. eSports is a form of organized competitive onl...

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