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Former Catamounts in the NHL

Former Catamounts in the NHL

Cam Panepinto

January 18, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

While many Catamounts have taken the ice in a blur of green and gold, several players now wear different colors for professional teams around the country. Among the men’s hockey alumni, six players are currently in the NHL, according to UVM Athletics: Kevan Miller ’11 - Boston Bruins Viktor Stalbe...

Ty’s Take: The College Football Playoff

January 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

One thousand seventy-five  yards of total offense over two games, 84 total points in two convincing victories, one undisputed champion.Ladies and gentlemen, the College Football Playoff works, and it’s here for the long haul.Last night, the Ohio State Buckeyes took home the National Championship as ...

Keeping hot and fast

Keeping hot and fast

Jack Estrin

January 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

During the winter months, the UVM track and field team moves much of their practice and preparation to the warmth of indoor facilities. Although there are many positive effects of this winter transition, the change produces unintended negative effects as well. The indoor track allows the team to co...

Athletics merchandise draws revenue

Athletics merchandise draws revenue

January 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

One effective way to both visually and financially support UVM athletics is one that nearly all fans have done — buy UVM clothing.“This year has been a banner year for wool hats,” UVM Bookstore Director Jay Menninger said, only half-joking about the student body’s need for head warmth.UVM athlet...

Ty’s Take: Legacy left at ESPN

January 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

In sports, as in life, we are often taught that actions speak louder than words. But how do you remember a man who so greatly impacted the sporting world without ever playing a professional minute?Stuart Scott, the beloved anchor of “Sportscenter” since 1996, passed away  Jan. 4. A giant in the s...

NFL Picks Week 11

November 12, 2013


Filed under Archives, Columns, Sports

Kansas City vs Denver   The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs are in for a mile high of a test going up against Peyton Manning and the 8-1 Denver Broncos at home this Sunday night.  For the second straight week, the Broncos will be without head coach John Fox as he is recovering from a successful aortic heart valve...

Going Global: International Basketball

September 24, 2013


Filed under Archives, Columns, Sports

            In the midst of heated discussion over Doc Rivers' trade to the West Coast and the super human powers of Lebron James, it is hard to believe that there is any other worthwhile basketball league out there besides the NBA. But with an increasing number of intern...

NFL Picks Week 4

Jake Bielecki

September 24, 2013


Filed under Archives, Columns, Sports

The Jets are somewhere between what Rex Ryan thinks they are and what 85 percent of NFL fans thinks they are. Their offense is primitive, but their defense is still upper tier and I wouldn't be surprised to see them win eight games in a weak AFC. However, having them as the lone 4 p.m. game was cr...

Bengals set to breakout

Jake Bielecki

August 27, 2013


Filed under Archives, Columns, Sports

Littered with parody and unpredictability, the NFL is gearing up for another marathon. Omitting the perpetual cellar dwellers seen in other major sports (glancing your way, Charlotte Bobcats) there is never a dull season in the NFL.   Like the Texans in 2011 and the Seahawks in 2012, some te...

Five Questions for the Second Half of the NBA Season

Jeremy Karpf

February 20, 2013


Filed under Archives, Columns, Sports

  5. Are the Memphis Grizzlies Better After the Rudy Gay Trade? In a word, yes. Memphis took a big risk when they traded star forward Rudy Gay and many argued that the trade was more for salary cap availability than for play on the court. Fact is, prior to the trade the Grizzlies had an impotent...

Joe Flacco: Elite Quarterback? Maybe

Jeremy Karpf

February 6, 2013


Filed under Archives, Columns, Sports

For ten straight Super Bowls, the winning quarterback was a Hall of Fame player. Both Peyton and Eli Manning won titles; Eli actually won two. Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger each captured two of their own Lombardi Trophies. Even Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers qualify as elite quarterbacks who will...

QB prototype changes

Jake Bielecki

January 23, 2013


Filed under Archives, Columns, Sports

About 6'4", 225 pounds with a laser arm, pass-first mentality and boyishly good looks. For years this has served as the prototype for fans of the NFL quarterback.  Glancing over the successes of elite collegiate programs utilizing the running quarterback, from Oregon to Ohio State to whatever program R...

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