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Team dynamic to drive or hinder ski team’s season

Team dynamic to drive or hinder ski team’s season

January 20, 2017

In pursuit of their seventh straight Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association title, UVM skiing pr...

Anticipating sports in the year ahead

Anticipating sports in the year ahead

January 19, 2017

"I’m looking forward to seeing how the men’s hockey team closes the season after their hot start in the first half of it. Coming off a ...

European soccer leagues provide intrigue

December 4, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

Barring Leicester City’s shocking Premier League title win, last season saw all the top contenders win their respective major leagues. Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain all won their domestic leagues as expected, but they are finding it harder to dominate this time around. Real Madrid, Barcelona’s...

Fantasy football: what to watch

December 3, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Drew Brees (NO) – Brees continues to dominate as a standout fantasy starting quarterback, not just because of his ability to throw well, but because he is able to throw the ball to any target. He connected with eight different receivers last week, and an upcoming matchup against the porous Detroit defense is...

Basketball players win All-Tournament Honors

December 2, 2016

Filed under Sports

The Vermont Women’s Basketball team hosted the annual TD Bank Classic holiday tournament at Patrick Gym this past week. The team kicked off the weekend with a convincing victory over the New Jersey Institute of Technology, winning Friday night by a score of 64-42. Junior guard Sydney Smith and first-year forward Hanna Crymble...

Goaltending leads men’s hockey past Maine

Goaltending leads men’s hockey past Maine

December 1, 2016

Despite a sluggish start, Catamount men’s hockey were able to find their way to victory on a Friday...

Giving thanks to year in sports

November 24, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it seems necessary to give thanks to the past year in sports, with 2016 consisting of many highs for sports fans around the country. *** On behalf of the city of Cleveland, I give thanks to Lebron James. King James ended Cleveland’s 52-year title drought, winning the 2016 NBA fin...

Catamounts earn conference honors

November 19, 2016

Filed under Sports

The America East Cross-Country Championship took place at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Oct. 29, with UVM placing fifth in the standings and three Catamounts coming home with America East Honors. Senior captain Patrick Coppinger was named to the All-Conference first team. Sophomores Samantha Sayer and Autumn A...

Basketball season is underway

John Suozzo

November 18, 2016

Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The UVM women’s basketball team fell in their season opener to Bryant University, 63-57, Nov. 11 at Patrick Gym, before winning against Dartmouth 2 days later. The game against Bryant was the first at UVM for new head coach Chris Day, who took over the team after a stint as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvan...

Catamounts to host a NCAA game

Catamounts to host a NCAA game

November 16, 2016

Despite not winning the America East conference tournament, men’s soccer is headed to the national ...

Men’s lacrosse gets new coach

November 13, 2016

Filed under Sports

The men’s lacrosse team will start their season under new head coach Chris Feifs, who was announced as the seventh head coach of the program on June 29.Feifs has had nine years of college coaching experience, though this is his first head coaching position.Prior to coming to UVM, he spent seven years as th...

High-profile basketball recruit looks to begin season

November 12, 2016

Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

The men’s basketball team has had great success recruiting over the past few seasons, bringing in immense talent.Redshirt sophomore guard Ernie Duncan and junior guards Trae Bell-Haynes and Cam Ward are all examples of players who have excelled for the Catamounts.This season, UVM has brought in one of its hi...

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