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Your Friday COVID-19 updates

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 remainder of the 2019-20 athletic season, following a slew of other athletic cancellations.    All...

Senior reflects on her time on the ice

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 that passion to the kids of UVM’s Campus Children’s School. “We’ve been showing them around th...

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 victory tonight would have given the Catamounts the regular-season title.  Vermont head coach Joh...

Men’s basketball leads conference nine straight wins

Men’s basketball leads conference nine straight wins

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

February 11, 2020

UVM men’s basketball is on a nine game winning streak after defeating University of Hartford, Feb. 8. The newfound win streak is the longest the team has had since the middle of the 2017-18 season. In the 2018-19 season, the Cats’ longest winning streak was six games. The team’s success can b...

UVM men’s hockey coach to retire at end of season

UVM men’s hockey coach to retire at end of season

Aryanna Ramsaran and Hayley Rosen

February 10, 2020

UVM athletics announced that men’s hockey head coach Kevin Sneddon is retiring after this season. Sneddon announced he will not be returning for the 2020-21 season Feb. 4 at a media press conference. “The decision to retire from college hockey coaching and announce this now has been a difficult one, b...

Preview: UVM men’s soccer coach talks semifinals ahead of the game

Preview: UVM men’s soccer coach talks semifinals ahead of the game

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

November 13, 2019

As UVM men’s soccer heads into their shot at the America East championship, the team has a sense of unfinished business, head coach Rob Dow said. The team’s last match against now No. 1 seed University of New Hampshire was an awesome test, Dow said. The game ended in a 1-1 tie that brought the...

Vermont cold doesn’t trip up track and field athletes

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

When heading down Dorset Street to go to the University Mall, one often sees members of the track and field team out for a long run. With cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter, and the spring track, distance runners especially train year round in Vermont. If it’s the winter, it...

Scholarship cuts expand in varsity athletics

Scholarship cuts expand in varsity athletics

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

UVM athletics decided to not offer scholarships to athletes in two women’s programs and one men’s program next year; however, the University is still in Title IX compliance. Title IX is a federal law that prevents athletic programs from discriminating against athletes based on their sex...

New event center will be named after major donors

New event center will be named after major donors

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

UVM’s new $95 million event center will be named after the project’s leading donors. The University announced that Richard and Deb Tarrant donated $15 million to a new multipurpose facility, according to a Dec. 18 press release. The Tarrants’ gift is the largest capital gift in UVM’s histo...

Game Attendance Dwindling for Women’s Sports Teams

Game Attendance Dwindling for Women’s Sports Teams

Joe Joyce, Multimedia Reporter

November 15, 2018

The Cynic investigates what draws people to different sporting events, and in particular, why the women's varsity basketball and hockey teams' number of spectators are dwindling.

Student-athletes score record GPA

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

UVM student-athletes achieved the highest GPA on record in history of UVM athletics for the fall 2017 semester. They earned an average cumulative GPA of 3.28, according to UVM athletics. “It was nice to see the hard work that our student-athletes, coaches, the Student-Athlete Development and Academi...

Club hockey fights for logo rights

Club hockey fights for logo rights

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

December 25, 2017

UVM is known as Catamount country. At varsity games, our athletes sport the fighting catamount on their apparel.  Sophomore club hockey president Andrew Ehler is angry that club sports cannot do the same because of logo use rules, he said. The split V logo, the V with the catamount in the center, can on...

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