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Bison football partners with Be The Match organization

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Bison football team partnered with the nonprofit organization Be The Match to host a bone marrow donor registry drive in the Elaine Langone Center on April 3. Be The Match partners donors with recipients suffering from certain blood illnesses. A bone marrow transplant has the potential to be life-saving...

Football has 21-7 showing over Georgetown

Kyle Greene, Contributing Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Football

The Bison played a tough game both offensively and defensively on Nov. 12 against Patriot League contender Georgetown, culminating in a 21-7 win in favor of the Orange and Blue. The Bison moved to 3-2 in the Patriot League and improved to 4-6 overall. Both the Orange and Blue and Georgetown are...

Football falls to Lehigh giving them the title

Kim Ghahramani, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Bison had a chance to stop No. 24 Lehigh from winning the Patriot League title on Nov. 5, but fell just short to the Mountain Hawks with a final score of 20-13 at Goodman Stadium. R.J. Nitti ’17, Will Carter ’17, and Joey DeFloria ’18 all kept pressure offensively while Mark Pyles ’18 and...

Football battles hard but loses to No. 9 Charleston Southern

Kim Ghahramani, Contributing Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

Bison football made the trip below the Mason-Dixon Line on Oct. 29 where they put up a tough fight but ultimately fell 49-28 to No. 9 Charleston Southern at Buccaneer Field. Quarterback R.J. Nitti ’17 led the team offensively while Joe Lauro ’19 and Ben Richard ’18 held down the defense. Nitti...

Homecoming win brings football to 2-1 in conference

Homecoming win brings football to 2-1 in conference

Bri Pomonis, Staff Writer
October 27, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories

The men’s football team tallied a Homecoming Weekend win after beating Patriot League competitor Lafayette 42-17 on Oct. 22. Will Carter ’17 and Chad Freshnock ’20 each recorded two touchdowns for the Bison. The game marked the team’s third consecutive win over Lafayette, the longest run from 1968-1972....

Football falls short to Colgate 27-7

Football falls short to Colgate 27-7

Bri Pomonis, Contributing Writer
October 20, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Bison football team fell short to preseason Patriot League favorite Colgate at the Oct. 15 home game by a margin of 27-7. John Chiarolanzio ’20 made his quarterback debut for the Orange and Blue in the hopes of contributing to a Bison win. Bison football had tallied a big win over Patriot League...

Football loses nail-biter to VMI in triple OT

Football loses nail-biter to VMI in triple OT

Scott Goldstein, Contributing Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories

During the University’s Family Weekend, the Bison football team took on yearly opponent Virginia Military Institute (VMI) on Sept. 24. Despite falling to VMI 23-17 in triple overtime, Will Carter ’17 had an impressive game, recording multiple impressive catches for the Orange and Blue. On the...

Bison football fall 24-16 to Cornell in home opener

Bison football fall 24-16 to Cornell in home opener

Becky Chambers, Contributing Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Bison football team had their home opener against Cornell University on Sept. 17 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The game kicked off at 6 p.m. with the stadium seats on the home team’s side packed with supporters. Although the Bison ultimately fell to Cornell 24-16, the team had some...

Duquesne proves tough competition for Bison football

Anslee Krouch, Staff Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The men’s football team fell short Sept. 10 losing 30-19 to Duquesne in Pittsburgh. The Duquesne defense did not allow the Bison to score in the first half, keeping the Bison defense on their heels with the Dukes’ fast-paced, no huddle offense. On their second drive of the second half, the...

Bison defense carries the football team to 26-10 win over Marist

Anslee Krouch, Staff Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Bison powered past Marist with a 26-10 season-opening road win on Sept. 3. Marist started the game with a no-huddle, fast-paced offensive looking to catch the Bison flat-footed. However, the Bison defense turned the tables by forcing six turnovers, the most turnovers for the team since 2011. Doug...

Offense falls flat in 17-9 homecoming loss against Georgetown

Offense falls flat in  17-9 homecoming loss against Georgetown

Bethany Blass, Assistant Sports Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Featured Sports, Football, SPORTS, Top Stories

Quarterback R.J. Nitti ’17 completed 28 passes with a career-high of 338 yards during the Homecoming game against Georgetown Oct. 24. Will Carter ’17 made a career-high 12 catches. Bobby Kaslander ’16 had a 100-yard receiving performance, the second during his career, while C.J. Williams ’17...

Football denied upset over No. 9 Fordham with 30-27 overtime loss

Football denied upset over No. 9 Fordham with 30-27 overtime loss

Ajan Caneda, Copy Editor
November 13, 2014
Filed under Football, Men, SPORTS

In front of the energetic Bison faithful, the football team gave No. 9 Fordham all it could handle, but the Bison fell minutes short of the upset and were handed a heartbreaking 30-27 overtime loss on Nov. 7. Despite the loss, the defense held Fordham well below its season averages in points, passing...

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