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Women’s basketball coach prepares for first season

October 23, 2016

Filed under Sports

Women’s basketball has a new head coach for the upcoming season.Chris Day, who was hired in May, is the eighth head coach in the history of the program, according to UVM athletics. He will be replacing Lori Gear Mc- Bride, who coached the Catamounts for the past six seasons.Day is a native of Pennsylvania ...

Put your best pitcher out there

Jack Estrin

October 23, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

In the modern game of professional baseball, managers have a plethora of statistics on which to base late-game match-ups.Sometimes, as this year’s postseason has proven, it is often best for managers not to strictly adhere to these statistics and sacred baseball tradition, but instead to take a more unconventional app...

Men’s basketball gains a local player

Men’s basketball gains a local player

October 22, 2016

This year, a highly touted first-year men’s basketball player is the buzz around campus due to his V...

Fantasy football outlooks and picks for week seven

October 21, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Matthew Stafford (DET) – I had Stafford as my sleeper last week, and to no surprise, he delivered. With no depth in the backfield, the Detroit offense has been playing primarily in the air, and a matchup against the Washington Redskins’ injury-plagued pass rush is favorable.RB, LeSean McCoy (BU...

Men’s soccer losing streak continues

October 21, 2016

Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Catamount men’s soccer fell to the University of Hartford 1-0 at Virtue Field on Saturday.The loss extended the Catamounts’ losing streak to three games.The lone goal of the game came late in the second half, after the Catamounts cleared a Hartford throw-in.Hartford substitute Quenton Swift fired ...

Star wide receiver has to mature in order to succeed

John Suozzo

October 17, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

Odell Beckham, Jr. needs to grow up. The New York Giants’ star wide receiver has been the talk of sports media over the past week for his repeated antics in the team’s first four games this season.Beckham started his career under the radar of many opposing defenses, which led to a breakout rookie season in 201...

UVM to name all the student sections

October 16, 2016

Filed under Sports

In an effort to increase student interest, the UVM athletic department has announced they will be naming the student section in all of its sports facilities.Nora King ‘16, director of fan engagement, is collaborating with SGA on the project, King said.It has been decided that the UVM community will choose ...

Week six fantasy football picks

October 16, 2016

Filed under Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Marcus Mariota (TEN) – The Heisman Trophy winner torched a decent Miami secondary this weekend and has impressed me by displaying his ability to scramble and throw the ball downfield well. Start him against the winless Browns this weekend.RB, Theo Riddick (DET) –There were a lot of concerns ...

Hockey players suspended for hazing

John Suozzo

October 15, 2016

Filed under Sports

Lead members of UVM’s hockey team have been suspended for hazing.Four members of the men’s hockey team, including two captains, were suspended by the athletic department for five games because of their role in a recent hazing incident Sept. 24.First-year hockey team members were forced to partake in an init...

Former UVM recruit continues his road to recovery

Former UVM recruit continues his road to recovery

October 14, 2016

Feb. 1, 2015 changed the life of one Catamount men’s basketball player forever. Before then, first-year Josh Speidel, a senior at the time attending...

The equation for a legacy

October 9, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

A player’s reputation and legacy in golf is primarily based on his success in major championships.Even without a major championship victory to his name Patrick Reed should now be seen as one of the greatest golfers in the world.Reed propelled the U.S. to a victory in the Ryder Cup, its first triumph over Euro...

Fantasy football: what to look for this week

October 8, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKERB, DeMarco Murray (TEN) – Before the beginning of the season, I had reservations about Murray’s production and role in Tennessee. But now it’s very clear that he is the go-to guy for short yardage and red zone situations. Keep starting him.QB, Tom Brady (NE) – On Sunday at midnight, NFL ...

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