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Boldly Brandt: An Inflated Scandal

Dave Brandt

January 27, 2015

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

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...

Former Catamounts in the NHL

Former Catamounts in the NHL

Cam Panepinto

January 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

            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

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

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

  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...

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