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UVM Athletics awaits guidance for upcoming season, following tumultuous year of setbacks

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter May 14, 2021

Following a year marred by COVID outbreaks, cancellations and lost revenue, the UVM athletic department lacks answers about what the future holds for the 2021-2022 seasons.  The UVM athletic department...

Empty seats line up on the side of UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium Jan. 28. All UVM winter sports have been postponed until Feb. 4. as of Jan. 22.

UVM women’s basketball ends season while other sports remain on pause

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor January 30, 2021

UVM’s women’s basketball team has officially canceled the remainder of their season due to Covid-19, while all other UVM varsity sports remain on pause.  The decision to end the women’s basketball...

Sophomore Cam Morrissey sits in the empty bleachers of the Gutterson Fieldhouse Dec. 6. Morrissey trains with her team five days a week during the winter.

Concern arises for student athletes’ mental health during isolation

Payton Kurrle, Feature Staff Writer December 22, 2020

A month before Christmas, Cameron Morrissey, a member of the UVM women’s hockey team, and her family decorated their Christmas tree.  The next day, Morrissey returned to UVM, for the entirety of...

The men's basketball team huddles together before a game in February 2017.

UVM varsity sports to resume play starting next month

Hayley Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor October 27, 2020

UVM fall and winter sports teams will soon return to gameplay after season resumption plans were announced by America East, ending indefinite season delays due to the pandemic.  America East, which...

Members of UVM Athletics and the community discuss changes to sports at UVM in light of COVID-19 Oct. 13 over teams.

Athletics Department ignores student athlete concerns at meeting

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor October 21, 2020

The UVM Athletics Department continues to receive high praise from community members despite student outcry over their alleged mishandling of a sexual assault investigation and racial justice activism...

Junior Kendall Ware stands in her Vermont Swimming and Diving shirt in front of the Patrick Gym, Oct. 9. Ware will be graduating this year to enter a Speech Pathology grad program at UVM.

Students demand change amid claims that UVM Athletics mishandled sexual assault investigation

Hayley Rosen and Emma Pinezich October 13, 2020

Nearly two weeks after UVM Junior Kendall Ware came forward about UVM Athletic Department’s gross mishandling of her sexual assault investigation, students are calling for systemic change, asking for...

Anthony Lamb making a basket

UVM Athletics confirms multiple positive COVID-19 tests and at least one active case

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief August 4, 2020

Two unidentified members of UVM Athletics have tested positive for COVID-19 and one case remains active, according to an Aug. 4 UVM Athletics press release. Although UVM Athletics did not provide further...

Todd Woodcroft, left, is the new head coach of the UVM men's hockey team. He is slated to start the position May 1.

New men’s hockey coach set to infuse excitement in program

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor April 22, 2020

UVM men’s hockey fans and players alike can expect a new attitude and mentality under the team’s new NHL trained coach. UVM has hired the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets’ assistant coach Todd Woodcroft....

UVM men’s hockey won their first game of the season Oct. 5, The Cats won the game 6-1.

UVM picks NHL assistant coach as new men’s hockey coach

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor April 15, 2020

UPDATE 10:20 p.m. April 15: UVM Athletics has officially named Todd Woodcroft as the next head coach of UVM's men's hockey team, according to an April 15 press release. UVM Athletics notified the media...

Senior forward Anthony Lamb reaches for the ball at a home game against University of Maine Feb. 5. UVM athletics has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 athletic season, following a slew of other athletic cancellations.   

Your Friday COVID-19 updates

Staff Report March 13, 2020

In the last 48 hours, UVM has made several announcements regarding how COVID-19 will affect students. Here's what you need to know: UVM athletics cancels all activities UVM athletics has cancelled the...

Senior forward Abby Cleary sits during an interview, Feb. 26. The team finished their season with a 3-1 loss against Hockey East No. 1 Northeastern University Feb. 28.

Senior reflects on her time on the ice

Aryanna Ramsaran, Cynic Sports Reporter March 3, 2020

Senior forward Abby Cleary said she began playing hockey around the age of four or five. Now, with the little time she and the other seniors on UVM’s women’s hockey team have left, Cleary is bringing...

Men's basketball winning streak comes to an end

Men’s basketball winning streak comes to an end

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter February 22, 2020

After 12 straight wins, UVM’s men’s basketball fell to the University of Maryland Baltimore County 66 to 64, Feb. 22.  In the Cat’s previous contest against UMBC on Jan. 11, UVM won 74-50.  A...

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