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Bison baseball finishes 3-1 in Lehigh series with doubleheader sweep

Lucas Friedman, Contributing Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Men, SPORTS

Bison baseball opened up Patriot League play on April 1—2 by winning three out of four games against Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa. ,including their first doubleheader sweep of the season on April 2. The Orange and Blue looked sharp on both sides of the field despite coming off a tough week, which included...

Softball begins conference play, sweeps Lafayette

Softball begins conference play, sweeps Lafayette

Alexa Girasole, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Bison softball had a clean sweep against Lafayette from March 25-26, improving their overall record to 18-5. These games marked the beginning of the Patriot League play on the 2017 season. Lafayette did not stand a chance against the Bison, who won three consecutive games. During the first game on...

Women’s and men’s lacrosse capture Patriot League wins

Women’s and men’s lacrosse capture Patriot League wins

Dani Kaufman, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS

The women’s lacrosse team beat Army in an away match on March 25. Callie DeWitt ’19 said that the motto for this game was “Hard work beats talent, when talent does not work hard.” That spoke volumes to the team effort from the start. The Bison took an early lead and never looked back, finish...

Men’s and women’s track and field take gold in 22 events

Scott Goldstein, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Track & Field

Men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled down the road to Selinsgrove, Pa. on March 25 to compete in the Jim Taylor Invitational, winning nine and 13 events respectively. Sophomore sensation Reggie Harris ’19 topped 43 competitors to win the long jump with a jump of 21-10 3/4, in addition...

Ian Wood hired as University’s new head athletic trainer

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The department of athletics recently appointed Ian Wood to the position of associate athletic director for sports medicine and head athletic trainer. Wood began his tenure with the department on March 20, 2017. His job responsibilities include overseeing the entire athletic training program at the...

Beyond the Bison: United States wins first-ever World Baseball Classic title

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

“We’re trying to make America great again,” Team USA Manager Jim Leyland said in a pregame press conference for the World Baseball Classic final. After facing criticism throughout the tournament that the U.S. players weren’t as spirited or having as much fun as other teams, Leyland’s quip set...

Bison athletes conclude winter seasons with PL wins and NCAA, ECAC appearances

Becky Chambers and Elise Covert, Senior Writer and Sports Co-Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The week of spring break brought the Bison winter sports season to a close. Overall, the winter sports programs saw outstanding success this year; some highlights include four wrestlers who competed at the NCAA Championships and both the men’s and women’s basketball teams playing in first-round games ...

Athlete of the Week: Maddy Molinari ’17

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

If you were to say lacrosse runs in the Molinari family, you wouldn’t be far from the truth. The youngest of six Division I lacrosse players, Maddy Molinari ’17, is no exception. Growing up in her lacrosse-frenzied hometown of Manhasset, N.Y. alongside five older siblings who would play Divisi...

Bison baseball salvages a victory to end tough series against Cornell

Lucas Friedman, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

After its scheduled home opener against Saint Joseph’s was postponed due to inclement weather, the baseball team opened its home season with a four-game set against Cornell from March 25-26. After a tough start on March 25, the Bison were able to salvage a win in the last game of the series. The...

Men’s tennis wins against Holy Cross, falls to Army in League play opener

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Tennis

The men’s tennis team traveled to West Point, N.Y. on March 26 to open Patriot League play against Army and Holy Cross. With the Bison extending their all-time series record to 11-0 against Holy Cross and adding another loss to their 3-30 record against Army, history proved to repeat itself again...

Women’s basketball falls to Maryland 103-61, sends off inspiring senior class

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

Women’s basketball wrapped up their 2016-17 season after falling to Big Ten opponent University of Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The 14th-seeded Bison were coming into the tournament hot off winning a highly contested Patriot League Championship title over Navy. With 27 wins thi...

Men’s basketball get knocked out first round of March Madness

Becky Chambers, Senior Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The Orange and Blue went dancing this year in the NCAA Tournament. After winning the Patriot League Championship and a berth to March Madness, the No. 13 seed Bison traveled to Buffalo, N.Y. on March 16 to face No. 4 seed West Virginia University (WVU). The team played one of its best games in a stadium...

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