The Vermont Cynic

ESPN’s clear anti-Patriots bias

Joe Gallant

October 5, 2015

Deflategate is wrapping up, or is at least on a hold for now, as the Patriots have run out to a 3-0 start. The full fallout from this muckraking has not fully been revealed. The way ESPN, the primary sports media source for many Americans, handled this story however sticks out. ESPN has been the subj...

Athletics adds new text service

October 1, 2015

The UVM athletics department has revamped their text alert system with their recent partnership with Vermont Sports Properties.UVM’s text alert system is a way for fans to receive instant texts with score alerts.  To sign up, a person just needs to text UVM to 83200.“Following a game our staff ent...

New and old NHL talent set to collide this year

Joe Gallant

September 14, 2015

It’s finally here. While the playoffs are still fresh in our minds, it feels like it’s been months. The sports fan’s purgatory is the summer block, where baseball is the only sport played, is coming to an end.  Sure, baseball is fun, but who really wants to sit and watch a game that feels like there...

Even the cupcake games matter in college football

Joe Gallant

September 10, 2015

Fall may not have come around yet, but the circus that is the college football season has definitely arrived. The NCAA season is already underway. These early games will set the tone of the season for some teams, while for others they function essentially as warm-up games. The beginning of the NCAA season is li...

Sending the wrong message to youth

Joe Gallant

September 1, 2015

By now, people are tired of hearing about “Deflategate” news. Overshadowed by the courtroom drama is the message the NFL is sending to the youth of the sport. The NFL, under the regime of führer Goodell, is showing a disturbing pattern  after recently upholding Tom Brady’s appeal of a four-game...

Kentucky’s (almost) domination

Kentucky’s (almost) domination

April 3, 2015

The overwhelming favorite entering the annual “March Madness” college basketball tournament were the University of Kentucky Wildcats, posting an undefeated record in the regular season. But, as years before have shown, a terrific regular season does not guarantee anything when it comes to this c...

Free agency onslaught

March 31, 2015

Okay, I know many of us in the wake of the eternally-exciting Super Bowl XLIX are experiencing football fatigue.Every year, we go through this process of entering the new NFL year and are met with an onslaught of preseason roster changes for one reason or another. Some teams are planning for the futu...

Snapchat covers sports

Jack Estrin

March 31, 2015

Recently, as many people open their Snapchat, they will find a live look into a major sports game, music festival or other big event. This live look consists of direct footage taken by fans who are actually in attendance at the game or event. Snapchat debuted this feature, also known as “Our Story,” ...

Basketball loses veteran seniors

Freddy Fields

March 17, 2015

Most college basketball teams appreciate the role veteran seniors provide. In addition to having more experience with the game, quality veterans help serve as mentors to the younger players. After losing to Stony Brook in the America East semifinals, the men’s basketball team is losing seniors Rya...

Cats offer tribute to former captain

March 17, 2015

A  former member of the UVM women’s lacrosse team, died Feb. 12.Vanessa Cox ‘05 was in a fatal car crash in New Hampshire.  She was 31 years old.Cox was one of the team captains her senior year, according to the team’s coach, Jen Johnson. Johnson coached Cox for her final season in 2004 and ...

Pep band membership is on the rise

Pep band membership is on the rise

Dave Brandt

March 17, 2015

Well known for their performances of “Go Cats Go” and “Vermont Victorious,” the UVM Fighting Catamounts Pep Band is recognized by many for its fun and inclusive spirit. “All comers are welcome. If you can come, and you can read music, you can join the band,” band director Jack Curtis said....

UVM Aikido Club considers the future

UVM Aikido Club considers the future

March 10, 2015

There is currently only one member of the UVM Aikido club – the president.Senior Patrick Markley, president of the UVM Aikido club, came to UVM as a transfer student in the fall of 2012, he said.He came from a background of competitive martial arts, but when he heard about the Aikido club, he decid...

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