The Vermont Cynic

ROTC student athletes carry dual obligations

ROTC student athletes carry dual obligations

Freddy Fields

March 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

For few students at UVM, the job of being a student athlete is mixed with the responsibility that comes from being an ROTC cadet. There are currently four students that both play a varsity sport and are ROTC cadets: sophomore Kyle Walsh on men’s lacrosse, seniors Heidi Peterson and Ed Simon on the wo...

Former Cats prolong career

Former Cats prolong career

Jack Estrin

March 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

For some UVM basketball players, playing at Patrick Gymnasium is just the beginning.    Recently, increasing numbers of UVM basketball players have signed to play professionally overseas. In early February, former UVM point guard Sandro Carissimo became the fourth player in the Catamounts’ 2014 g...

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 ...

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. ...

EPIX presents “Road to the NHL Stadium Series” highlights players on and off the ice

Alexander Benoit

February 25, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

If you could say anything about former president of HBO Sports and 51-time Sports Emmy-winner Ross Greenburg, it is that he leaves marks where he steps. Widely considered a pioneer in the field of sports documentaries, Greenburg set his sights on a new and innovative arena: the National Hockey League. The...

Intramurals alleviate stress

Intramurals alleviate stress

Erik Francken

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

UVM Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of intramural sports that allow students to destress. “We get so stressed that we find sports as a way of relieving ourselves and having fun,” sophomore Elvis Lizardo said.  “Intramurals are a great way to play a sport that you played in high school, but may no...

Teams put on the pink for cancer fundraiser

Teams put on the pink for cancer fundraiser

Jack Estrin

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

The UVM men's and women's basketball teams held their “rally against cancer” games  Feb. 14 and 18. In their Feb. 14 game against University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the men’s team came out on top, while the women narrowly fell to the University of Maine in their game Feb. 18. In both g...

Season ticket waitlist drops

Season ticket waitlist drops

Dave Brandt

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

The waitlist for men’s hockey season tickets is lower than it has been in years. There are currently fewer than 200 people on the waitlist, with a wait time of one to three years, according to the athletic ticket office. There have been times, when over a thousand names filled the season ticket wa...

Hockey attracts fan loyalty

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

Fans come from across the state of Vermont to Gutterson Fieldhouse, Patrick Gym and Virtue Field to watch the Catamounts compete each year.George Vernon, a Colchester native, has been watching the UVM men’s hockey team for 20 years.“They’re our professional hockey team here in Vermont.” Vern...

Next great Catamount

Alexander Benoit

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

You may not know his name yet, but defenseman Jacob Kearley of the Langley Rivermen will soon be a household name in the Vermont hockey community. The Rivermen produced current UVM hockey sensation sophomore Mario Puskarich. Kearley looks to be on the same track. The 6-foot-3, 220 pound defenseman hai...

Boldly Brandt: An Inflated Scandal

Dave Brandt

January 27, 2015


Filed under Columns

In the 13 days without football leading up to the Superbowl, the sports media is bound to blow even the smallest story out of proportion. This year, 11 deflated footballs and Bill Belichick have fallen victim. The result is being called ‘Deflate-gate.’ Following the New England Patriots dominating 45-7 win over...

UVM club basketball opens year with win

UVM club basketball opens year with win

January 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

The women’s club basketball team at UVM started strong this season by winning the team’s first one-day tournament at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.“That was a good start to the year, and that carries through,” senior Captain Danielle Esenler said.  “We are really hoping to do well...

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