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Former women’s basketball coach receives severance

Former women’s basketball coach receives severance

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Former UVM women’s basketball coach Chris Day will be paid a severance equivalent to his annual salary over the next year, according to a May 7 Burlington Free Press article. Day was hired by UVM in May 2016 following the release of former head coach Lori McBride. McBride was fired in 2016 from the ...

Anticipating sports in the year ahead

Anticipating sports in the year ahead

John Suozzo

January 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

"I’m looking forward to seeing how the men’s hockey team closes the season after their hot start in the first half of it. Coming off a mediocre season in 2015-16, it will be interesting to see how this team reacts to their recent success, especially due to the many first-years in primary roles on the t...

Basketball players win All-Tournament Honors

December 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Vermont Women’s Basketball team hosted the annual TD Bank Classic holiday tournament at Patrick Gym this past week. The team kicked off the weekend with a convincing victory over the New Jersey Institute of Technology, winning Friday night by a score of 64-42. Junior guard Sydney Smith and first-year...

Basketball season is underway

John Suozzo

November 18, 2016


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The UVM women’s basketball team fell in their season opener to Bryant University, 63-57, Nov. 11 at Patrick Gym, before winning against Dartmouth 2 days later. The game against Bryant was the first at UVM for new head coach Chris Day, who took over the team after a stint as an assistant coach at ...

High-profile basketball recruit looks to begin season

November 12, 2016


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

The men’s basketball team has had great success recruiting over the past few seasons, bringing in immense talent. Redshirt sophomore guard Ernie Duncan and junior guards Trae Bell-Haynes and Cam Ward are all examples of players who have excelled for the Catamounts. This season, UVM has brou...

Basketball hopes to avenge 2015 loss

Basketball hopes to avenge 2015 loss

November 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

Vermont men’s basketball had a heartbreaking end to their 2015-2016 campaign, suffering an 80-74 loss at the hands of Stony Brook University in last year’s America East Championship, according to America East records. “Last season was a very good season,” senior captain Kurt Steidl said, “althou...

Men’s basketball roster adds players

October 31, 2016


Filed under Sports

PAYTON HENSON, Forward Head 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 g...

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 ...

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 ...

Men’s basketball gains a local player

Men’s basketball gains a local player

October 22, 2016


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

This year, a highly touted first-year men’s basketball player is the buzz around campus due to his Vermont roots. Ben Shungu, a 6-foot-2-inch guard, grew up locally in Burlington. “I have a lot of support everywhere I go,” Shungu said. “Playing in front of your hometown, representing your community and state--it’s special....

Former UVM recruit continues his road to recovery

Former UVM recruit continues his road to recovery

October 14, 2016


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

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 high school in Columbus, Indiana, was preparing for his college career at UVM. The power forward was a standout basketball player that head coach ...

LGBT law causes Cats to cancel game

Jack Estrin

September 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

Due to North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, on Aug. 24, the UVM athletic department announced the cancellation of the women’s basketball team’s game in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The law “prevents transgender people from using government-run bathrooms based on their gender identity,”...

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