The Vermont Cynic

Coach sending wrong message

Joe Gallant

November 19, 2015

The college football landscape is rapidly changing with college football playoff rankings released weekly. However it seems that one major storyline has been hastily swept under the rug: the discipline surrounding Ohio State star quarterback J.T. Barrett. Last week, Barrett pled guilty to an impa...

The Gut and its glory

Joe Gallant

November 4, 2015

The University of Vermont’s home for its men and women’s hockey teams has been the subject of recent conversation.  Should the historic rink be kept or is it time to move on? Gutterson Fieldhouse, better known as “the Gut” has been home to UVM hockey since 1963. Of course, some renovations...

NHL sharpens its skates

Joe Gallant

October 23, 2015

The NHL season is underway and it’s time to draw some early season conclusions and identify things to look out for as the season progresses. First, youth is all the rage. Everyone knows about Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid.  I was admittedly wrong about how soon Eichel would become a force, bu...

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

PHOTO COURTESY OF JONATHAN KRUEGGER, KENTUCKY KERNEL Willie Cauley-Stein of the Kentucky Wildcats gathers the team in Cleaveland, OH Mar. 28.

April 4, 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 18, 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...

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