The Vermont Cynic

Track and Field Looks Ahead to AE Championships

John Suozzo

April 27, 2016

Filed under Sports

The Catamounts’ track and field team has carried momentum from a successful winter season into their spring season. Under the leadership of head coach Matt Belfield, the track and field team has shown trends of improvement in his 13th season at the helm of the program. Coming off a fourth-place finish in the America E...

Two Cats shine overseas

April 20, 2016

Filed under Sports

 Two Catamount first-years and one recent alum suited up for the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Women’s World Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia in late March.First-year forward Saana Valkama represented her native country of Finland at the competition, while fellow first-year defender Sammy Kolowrat pl...

Red Sox Fail to ‘Buy’ Rings

April 16, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

The story of the Boston Red Sox for the past decade or so has been one of gargantuan contracts.First there was Carl Crawford, who was signed to a seven-year, $142 million contract. Then there was Adrian Gonzalez, signed for seven years and $154 million. Crawford and Gonzalez were both traded away in 2012, and the following seas...

Student Balances Classes, Being An NFL Cheerleader

Claire Messersmith

April 14, 2016

Filed under Sports

While most UVM students cram into dorm rooms to view New England Patriots football games in the fall, one student drives three-and-a-half hours every home game to cheer for the team at Gillette Stadium from the field.   Sophomore Bridget Martin, a transfer student from the University of Rhode Island, found out she had been ac...

New athletic director announced

April 13, 2016

Filed under Sports

[media-credit name="OLIVER POMAZI" align="alignleft" width="1160"][/media-credit] A new athletic director was named in an April 6 ceremony at Patrick Gym.Jeff Schulman ‘89, is currently serving as senior associate athletic director.He will take over the position from current athletic director Robert Corran July 1.“Jeff...

‘Bro code’ defends cheater

April 9, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour has been tainted by the locker room division, brought about by the actions of rising star D’Angelo Russell.This seems to be a fitting conclusion for a team that is much more of a Harlem Globetrotter-esque traveling sideshow than a competitive basketball unit.Russell recorded a conversation he had...

Women’s lacrosse opens their 2016 conference slate

Women’s lacrosse opens their 2016 conference slate

April 7, 2016

The women’s lacrosse team opened their conference season March 26 against the same team that ended their season last year. UVM suffered an overtime loss to the University of A...

Lacrosse first-year starts strong

Lacrosse first-year starts strong

April 6, 2016

 You only get one chance to make a first impression and one men’s lacrosse first-year is making the most of his.On his Feb. 6 Catamount deb...

Athletes face tough choices

Athletes face tough choices

April 2, 2016

If asked where a professional athlete derives most of their yearly income, most people would say, ...

Athletic Director finalist selected

Jack Estrin

March 31, 2016

Filed under Sports

An alumnus and longtime faculty member could fill the soon-to-be-vacated athletic director position. Associate Athletic Director Jeff Schulman has been named as a finalist for the soon to be vacated athletic director position, according to a March 25 email sent to the UVM community by Ian Boyce, chair of the search advisory co...

Women’s Lacrosse loses at Virtue

Claire Messersmith

March 30, 2016

Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The University of Vermont women’s lacrosse team opened their conference slate at home against the University of Albany March 26. The Cats fell short, falling to Albany 18-6. The Catamounts began strong in the first half, with junior attacker Meredith Moore answering each of Albany’s goals, and tying the game 2-2...

The illegal duality in sports

March 6, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

Athletes, both professional and collegiate, are frequently criticized on a multitude of levels.One common criticism of the pros, usually from non-fans, is  “they get paid too much.”The reality is that in a free and open economy something gains worth only when others are willing to pay.The reason that they receive such h...

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