The Vermont Cynic

A look back: the history of Catamounts in the NCAA tournament

A look back: the history of Catamounts in the NCAA tournament

March 16, 2017

As the Men's basketball team prepare for the matchup against the 4 seeded Purdue tonight, we take a...

Looking at the matchup: what to know about each team’s seasons before the round of 64

Looking at the matchup: what to know about each team’s seasons before the round of 64

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

Filed under March Madness, News, Sports

The Men's basketball team will take on Purdue University in the round of 64 of the NCAA tournamen...

After a narrow victory, Cats will dance in March Madness

After a narrow victory, Cats will dance in March Madness

March 14, 2017

For the first time since 2012, Vermont men’s basketball is going dancing.The Catamounts punched their ticket to the N...

NCAA should suspend Baylor

John Suozzo, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017

Filed under Columns, March Madness, Sports

The NCAA should punish Baylor University’s football program by suspending the team for multiple seasons. Baylor’s football team has been under a prolonged investigation over Title IX violations, where numerous members of the team were cited as aggressors in sexual assault. The coaching staff and administration have also come ...

Men’s hockey sweeps Maine in first round

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2017

Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

How sweep it is. Men’s ice hockey earned a spot in the Hockey East quarterfinals for the fifth consecutive season after sweeping University of Maine in two games. The Catamounts started quickly on the weekend, scoring within the first four minutes of the first period March 3. Sophomore forward Liam Coughlin tipped a shot...

End of the road for women’s hockey

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 10, 2017

Filed under Sports

The University of Vermont women’s ice hockey team continues to build toward success as another season concludes, providing much optimism for the future. The Catamounts finished the regular season as the fifth seed in Hockey East, and were sent on the road for the Hockey East quarterfinals against Providence College. The Cats h...

Major League Soccer kicks off an exciting new season

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Sports

As Major League Soccer begins its 22nd season of operation, the dawn of a new era looms. The 2017 season sees the ever-growing league add another two teams, Minnesota United and Atlanta United. Atlanta immediately made it known that they wanted to be taken seriously, hiring former Barcelona manager Gerardo “Tata” Marti...

Basketball wins…again

Matt Chimenti-Carmen, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The No. 1 seeded Catamounts made their way into the America East final with two resounding wins in front of sold out crowds at Patrick Gym. Vermont kicked off their America East Playoffs with a convincing win against the No. 8 seeded University of Maine March 1. The Cats put on an excellent performance on Wednesday night, d...

Basketball makes conference history

Basketball makes conference history

March 1, 2017

Men’s basketball historic regular season came to a conclusion on Saturday, with a 66-51 win over Stony Bro...

Trade deadline fails to deliver

John Suozzo, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Sports

The NBA’s trade deadline provided much intrigue about possible transactions in the league. However, most of the buzz around the deadline turned out to be nothing more than wild speculation. The biggest deal of the trade deadline actually occurred days before the Thursday deadline, when star center Demarcus Cousins was d...

New head coach to lead young team

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

February 27, 2017

Filed under Sports

Men’s soccer has found its new head coach, and the program did not have to look far. Athletic director Jeff Schulman announced Rob Dow as the eighth head coach of Vermont men’s soccer Feb. 17. Dow’s contract will run for four years. Dow, has spent five years on the UVM coaching staff.  He served as an assistant for t...

NBA Slam Dunk Contest has lost its importance

John Suozzo, Staff Writer

February 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s time to officially abandon the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The Slam Dunk Contest has often been seen as the marquee event of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, where recently four NBA players will appear on center stage to show off choreographed slam dunks that all look vaguely similar. The contest has turned away from what ...

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