The Vermont Cynic

Sending the wrong message to youth

Joe Gallant

September 1, 2015

Filed under Columns, Sports

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 suspension. Tom Brady’...

Kentucky’s (almost) domination

Kentucky’s (almost) domination

April 3, 2015

The overwhelming favorite entering the annual “March Madness” college basketball tournament were th...

Free agency onslaught

March 31, 2015

Filed under Columns, Sports

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 future and clearing cap space, ...

Snapchat covers sports

Jack Estrin

March 31, 2015

Filed under Columns, Sports

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,” last year after trial...

Basketball loses veteran seniors

Freddy Fields

March 17, 2015

Filed under Columns, Sports

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 Ryan Pierson and Hector Ha...

Cats offer tribute to former captain

March 17, 2015

Filed under Columns, Sports

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 2005.“She was such a compet...

Pep band membership is on the rise

Pep band membership is on the rise

March 17, 2015

Well known for their performances of “Go Cats Go” and “Vermont Victorious,” the UVM Fighting ...

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 t...

ROTC student athletes carry dual obligations

ROTC student athletes carry dual obligations

March 10, 2015

For few students at UVM, the job of being a student athlete is mixed with the responsibility that comes fr...

Former Cats prolong career

Former Cats prolong career

March 10, 2015

For some UVM basketball players, playing at Patrick Gymnasium is just the beginning.    Recently, in...

UPB event is busing students to Boston

Colby Cunningham

March 10, 2015

Filed under Columns, Sports

The UVM Program Board has arranged an event where students have the opportunity to go to a Boston Celtics game at the TD Garden against the Los Angeles Clippers, with transportation included, for just $40. The first round of 50 tickets sold out in just three days, according to Queena Hoang, the assistant director of campus pr...

Senior tops team in points

Alexander Benoit

March 10, 2015

Filed under Columns, Sports

Over the course of a regular season in hockey, players are plagued by inconsistency, bad puck luck and, of course, injuries. One thing is certain: numbers never lie. Obviously one cannot just look at stats to see who the best players are; you have to watch each and every game and pay close attention. So who is the best player this year fo...

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