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St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

Protests for racial equality were present at UVM Nov. 4, but this time at Patrick Gymnasium. Seven players on the St. Michael’s College men’s basketball team kneeled during the National Anthem in support of Black Lives Matter. This is one year after they were booed for kneeling during the Nationa...

Basketball coach reflects on team’s success

Basketball coach reflects on team’s success

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Hanging on the wall of John Becker’s office are pictures of his most memorable moments as head coach at UVM. There are dozens of them.  Becker took over as men’s basketball head coach in 2011. He won two America East championships and almost 70 percent of the games he has coached. He is also a three-tim...

Winningest group of seniors in history say farewell

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

With the end of this year’s season, a special group of seniors bids farewell to UVM men’s basketball. They end their careers as the winningest senior class in program history, along with two America East regular season titles and one tournament championship. Trae Bell-Haynes, Guard Crafty, creative, and exc...

Men’s basketball hits the road for NIT

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Though UVM men’s basketball will not participate in the NCAA tournament, they will still take part in the postseason. The Catamounts will participate in the 2018 National Invitational Tournament and will be the No. 6 seed in their portion of the bracket. They will visit No. 3 seed Middle Tennes...

Late shot shocks Catamounts in title game

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

With one swish of the net as the final seconds ticked off, the University of Maryland Baltimore County broke the hearts of the Vermont Catamounts and their fans. Jairus Lyles made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds to go as the Retrievers celebrated the America East tournament title at Patrick Gym after a 65...

Catamounts stomp over Black Bears

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Vermont took the first step towards America East glory, defeating the University of Maine on the back of a superb second half performance. UVM outplayed Maine Saturday night, winning 75-60, and advanced to the semifinals. They will play Stony Brook University March 6. Senior guard Trae Bell-H...

Basketball loses two-year win streak

Basketball loses two-year win streak

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Editor's Picks, Game Recaps, Sports

For the first time in over two years, UVM men's basketball left the court with a conference loss. The Catamounts' win streak came to an end Sunday, Feb. 18 with a 69-68 loss to the University of Hartford at Patrick Gym. Senior forward Drew Urquhart posted a double-double in the defeat, with 15...

Senior forward excels in starting position

Nickie Morris, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

When sophomore forward Anthony Lamb went down injured at the end of December, it looked like it was going to be a long season ahead for Vermont basketball. Having been used mostly off the bench for his first three years at UVM, senior forward Drew Urquhart rose to the challenge and became a key me...

Basketball extends winning streak

Basketball extends winning streak

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Ten months after the America East matchup where the Cats were crowned conference champions, the University at Albany returned to the Tom Brennan Court. The result was the same again. Vermont emerged victorious and extended their win-streak to 10 games.   The Cats pulled away with a 61-50 win ag...

Men’s basketball wins tournament in the Bahamas

Men’s basketball wins tournament in the Bahamas

Aryanna Ramsaran, Cynic Correspondent

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

While most students headed home for Thanksgiving break, the Vermont men’s basketball team packed their bags for the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase in Nassau, Bahamas. The tournament took place Nov. 17-19. The Catamounts played the Bradley University Braves in their first game. The game was cl...

School responds to sports kneeling protest

School responds to sports kneeling protest

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

Six members of the Saint Michael's College men's basketball team, as well as a number of team staff, took a knee during the national anthem before an exhibition game against UVM Nov. 4. The gesture was met with hostility from the audience of home Catamount fans. Some audience members shouted at the players...

Basketball to build on last season’s successes

Basketball to build on last season’s successes

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

It’s almost that time of year. Feeding off the success of going to March Madness last season, the hope of another successful season is on the horizon. “Coming off a perfect conference season last year, expectations are high,” head coach John Becker said. ”We have a lot of guys coming back and ...

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