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NFL predictions: Week 10

November 12, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Blake Bortles (JAX) – After struggling to get it going against the Chiefs, Bortles will look to rebound against the 5-3 Texans. Houston leads the AFC South right now, but an Osweiler-led offense is anything but promising. Expect a lot of passes out of Bortles, and a lot of garbage time.RB, Melvin...

Role players end Cubs’ drought

John Suozzo

November 10, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

No more waiting until next year.The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in a winner-take-all game seven in the 2016 World Series, ending a 108-year championship drought for the Cubs.The Cubs were down three-games to one in the series, but won a close game at Wrigley Field in game five, sending the serie...

Catamounts ride momentum into playoffs

Catamounts ride momentum into playoffs

November 9, 2016

As the outdoor temperature drops, the tension in college soccer rises, a sign that it is pla...

NFL ratings are down this year: here is why

John Suozzo

November 6, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

NFL television ratings have decreased during the first half of the 2016 season.Nielsen television ratings have shown nearly a 10 percent loss in viewers over the first quarter of this year’s NFL season compared to previous years.Some have chalked up the decrease in football ratings to the presidential electio...

Basketball hopes to avenge 2015 loss

Basketball hopes to avenge 2015 loss

November 5, 2016

Vermont men’s basketball had a heartbreaking end to their 2015-2016 campaign, suffering an...

Student section naming results announced by UVM

November 5, 2016

Filed under Sports

UVM athletics has decided to name the student section in each of its facilities.The UVM athletic department has released the results of the contest they announced just three weeks ago, where students were encouraged to submit potential names for the UVM student section.In an effort to increase student engagement,...

Fantasy Football: what to watch

November 4, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Aaron Rodgers (GB) – After throwing four touchdowns and rushing 60 yards against the Atlanta Falcons, Rodgers has earned the must start status this week. Rodgers managed to torch Atlanta’s secondary, even without Lacy, Cobb or Montgomery. A matchup against the beat-up Indianapolis Colts is very appeal...

Hockey knocks off ranked opponent

November 4, 2016

Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

UVM men’s hockey hosted the University of Michigan in the first-ever matchup between the two teams.Backed by a hot start and a sellout crowd head coach Kevin Sneddon called “electric,” the Catamounts upset the Wolverines 3-0 at Gutterson Fieldhouse Oct. 28.Michigan entered the game ranked No. 11 in the Oct. 2...

Club baseball team ready for playoffs

October 31, 2016

Filed under Sports

With Major League Baseball in the thick of its playoffs, UVM’s very own club baseball team is in the middle of a play-off run themselves.The Catamounts currently sit at the top of the Northwest Division within the New England Club Baseball Association standings.Since joining the league in 2010, Vermont has made...

Men’s basketball roster adds players

October 31, 2016

Filed under Sports

PAYTON HENSON, ForwardHead coach John Becker said Henson’s greatest attribute is his ability to stretch the court and get to the basket. “He can score at all three levels,” Becker said. “He’s a really smart player, very dependable, and I think he’s got a chance to be really really good.” Henson was team...

Basketball team set for the season under new coach

October 30, 2016

Filed under Sports

After an offseason full of change and the addition of several newcomers, the Cats are ready to rebound from last year’s disappointing season.With an entirely new coaching staff, led by new head coach Chris Day, the program looks to turn things around after four straight seasons of less than 10 wins, according to...

Season set for a historic ending

John Suozzo

October 30, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

The 2016 World Series will mark the end of one of the largest championship droughts in baseball.The Chicago Cubs will face off against the Cleveland Indians in this year’s installment of the World Series.The fanbases of the Cubs and the Indians have long been tortured. The Cubs have not won a World Series ch...

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