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University president admitted to NCAA committee

University president admitted to NCAA committee

Cullen Paradis, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

President Tom Sullivan has been appointed to the Infractions Committee of the NCAA. The committee oversees the Association’s various member organizations and ensures that guidelines are followed and punishments assigned for violations. Sullivan’s term began Jan. 23 and will last through 2021, ac...

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 an...

NCAA playoff schedule affects ratings negatively

John Suozzo

January 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The NCAA needs to adjust their playoff schedule if they want to receive media coverage and television ratings comparable to those of the National Football League. The new College Football Playoff, used to determine the NCAA national champion, is a new format which concluded its third season in 2017. This...

NCAA’s actions send a message

John Suozzo

September 25, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

Collegiate athletic championships will need to find a new home this season after the NCAA removed all championship games from North Carolina, in response to the HB2 “bathroom bill.” HB2 is a law mandating that all people must use the bathroom of the gender they were assigned at birth, a...

Seawolves end UVM’s run

Seawolves end UVM’s run

John Suozzo

March 16, 2016


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Stony Brook University’s three-time America East conference player of the year Jameel Warney scored 43 points, helping the Seawolves deny UVM an NCAA Tournament bid. In the America East Championship, the Catamounts came up short against top-seeded Stony Brook, losing 80-74. Stony Brook had an ...

Textbook resale violates UVM student athlete policy

John Suozzo

January 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

Recently, student-athlete compliance with NCAA scholarship eligibility rules has affected a UVM athlete. On Dec. 16, the men’s basketball team’s junior guard Dre Wills was suspended for violating the student-athlete code of conduct, according to the original report from the Burlington Free Pre...

Web service, UVM clash over cash for NCAA athletes

April 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

A new website with a mission to fund NCAA athletes was asked by UVM athletics to stop funding their athletes.FanPay, which has raised about $1,300 since its launch, is designed so that fans can donate money to college athletes. The athletes will receive these funds when they graduate. The NCAA rules pr...

Board of trustees set for meeting

Hannah Kearns

February 3, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The board of trustees will be holding a meeting Feb. 5-7 on the fourth floor of the Dudley. H Davis Center. “The board of trustees has full legal responsibility and authority for the University of Vermont, including entire management and control of property and affairs of the University,” according...

Vt. board battles NCAA

Vt. board battles NCAA

February 3, 2015


Filed under Sports

The UVM athletic advisory board voted “no” despite the recent NCAA autonomy ruling, where it was officially put into effect at a convention in Washington, D.C. this past January.In August 2014, the NCAA Division I board of directors voted 2-1 to allow the schools in the top-five conferences to leg...

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