The Vermont Cynic

An Unknown Team, Makes Itself Known

April 19, 2004

The silent sleeper sport of UVM....the equestrian team. For those of you who are confused...the horse back riding team. Though we may not have varsity status, get funded by the University or have fans cheering us on in the stands...WE ARE going to the National Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (I...

Catamounts Rally in Seventh Inning to Top Northeastern

April 19, 2004

The men's baseball team had fans on the edge of their seats as they foisted a nail biting come from behind victory over Northeastern this Saturday afternoon. The Cats struggled in the first six innings allowing the Northeastern Huskies eight runs while scoring only two themselves. The first th...

UVM Women’s Gymnastics Are National Champions

April 12, 2004

Last week 12 catamounts representing the University of Vermont's women's gymnastics team traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan to compete in the Club Gymnastics National Championships hosted by Eastern Michigan University. Coached by Gary Bruening, the club, which has only been in existence since 2002 wh...

This Is About A Sports Fan You Know

April 12, 2004

The other day I was sitting with a friend who said something rather uninteresting. Although he did not intend it, what he said seriously made me consider his thinking. It was rather incredible. It should be noted at this point that he was watching baseball. He sat there, watching intently as if...

Men’s Tennis Trampled in Final Home Game of the Program

April 12, 2004

In front of a larger than average crowd on Thursday April 8th, the Catamounts suffered their third straight loss to Stony Brook during their last home game of both the season and program. The Sea Wolves swept the Cats 7-0 leaving the team with an 8-7 home record and a 9-12 record overall. Due to...

A Personal Perspective Behind the Athletic Cuts

April 12, 2004

To my fellow UVMers, Athletic supporters, and readers, I offer to you an insight into what took place during these past weeks in the realm of athletics at the University of Vermont. As you may or may not be aware, the Athletic Department, headed by Dr. Robert Corran, decided on Wednesday March 24...

UVM to Cut Four Varsity Sports

April 5, 2004

On Wednesday March 24th the UVM Athletic Department announced the cancellation of four varsity teams and the reinstatement of Men's Indoor and Outdoor Track. The teams being let go include Men and Women's Tennis, Men's Golf, and Men's Swimming. "The goal with this plan is to create a culture of excell...

Refinancing, Athletic Department Cuts Three Teams

March 29, 2004

Earlier this week, the UVM athletic department announced its plans for cutting back certain division one teams in an attempt to "refinance." This came as a surprise to the five teams that include men's basketball, men's and hockey, and baseball. "Hockey has been lack luster," commented a member of...

Tom Brennan: The Man Behind the Magic

March 8, 2004

Three time American East Coach of the Year, Tom Brennan has been the man at the helm for the Catamounts for 18 years, the longest tenure of any coach in the history of the American East. Last season he led the Cats through a program-record 21 wins, an American East Championship, and last but not least th...

Women’s Basketball Ends Regular Season with Thrilling Comeback

March 8, 2004

Vermont senior Theresa LaRocque (Randolph, Vt.) sank a three-pointer with 1.2 second left in regulation to force overtime and the Catamounts out scored Binghamton, 12-4, in the extra session to earn a 69-61 overtime win in the regular season finale for both squads. With the win, Vermont (14-12, 8-10) ea...

Lady Cats Upset Black Bears

March 1, 2004

The Vermont Catamounts shot 59.5% from the field en route to upsetting league-leading Maine, 76-66, at Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine. UVM's win snapped Maine's 31-game conference win streak as the Black Bears dropped to 20-6 overall and 15-1 in the conference. Vermont improved to 12-12 overall and 6-...

UC-Berkeley Student-Athletes’ Balancing

March 1, 2004

Right after a devastating defeat at the Big Meet against Stanford last May, California State University track and field high jumper David Glasgow considered ending his more than a decade-long athletic career. Glasgow had just recently come off of a pulled hamstring, which left him off the field and kept ...

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