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Softball splits Colonial Classic Tournament with 1-1 record

Alexa Girasole, Contributing Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The softball team traveled to Washington for the Colonial Classic Tournament on March 5. Due to bad weather, the Bison only played two games instead of their scheduled four, unexpectedly shortening the tournament. The Bison first played Quinnipiac and won 15-11, followed by a loss to Monmouth 2-6, b...

Women’s water polo battles three nationally-ranked teams at Wolverine Classic

Clayton Keller, Contributing Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Water Polo

The Bison women’s water polo team traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich. to compete with some of the best water polo teams in the country from March 4–5, including three nationally ranked teams. Despite winning their first game, the Orange and Blue closed the weekend with a record of 1-3. The team s...

Beyond the Bison: Welcome to the League, Las Vegas

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Joining the NHL in its landmark 100th season, the Las Vegas Golden Knights will be the first major professional sports team to represent Las Vegas. Beginning in the 2017-2018 season, the team will join the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the first league expansion since 1997. Speculation of a L...

Women’s lacrosse off to best five-game start in eight years

Women’s lacrosse off to best five-game start in eight years

Brittany Willwerth, Contributing Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories, Women

The Bison women’s lacrosse team improved to 4-1 overall with two wins over Monmouth and Wagner. This is the team’s best five-game start since 2009. In the contest against Monmouth on Feb. 22, the team strode to a 14-10 win, with Sarah Galzerano ’18 leading the way with a career-high five goals....

And the oldest living Bison basketball player is…

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

“Did you know that I’ll be 100 years old in July?” Joe Diblin ’40 asked me with a smile. He is the oldest living Bison varsity basketball player, and a loyal fan who still occasionally returns to Sojka Pavilion to watch games, which is where I first encountered him. Raised in New Jersey, Diblin w...

Women’s club team ‘squashes’ competition to become best in the nation

Women’s club team ‘squashes’ competition to become best in the nation

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Club/Intramural, SPORTS

For a club team with no school funding, recruiting, or coach, the women’s squash team has evolved to establish a name for itself following a strong season. The team, founded in 2010 by former University students Kirk Bonner ’12 and Morgan Beeson ’12, gained notable momentum through the work...

Men’s basketball concludes season at No. 1 with Senior Day celebration

Men’s basketball concludes season at No. 1 with Senior Day celebration

Becky Chambers, Senior Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The men’s basketball team wrapped up regular-season play at home on Feb. 25, trampling Navy by a final score of 82-60. Before the game, Ben Oberfeld ’17, D.J. MacLeay ’17, and John Azzinaro ’17 were all honored at the Senior Day Ceremony. Afterwards, MacLeay reflected on his time in a Bison uniform. “As...

Women’s basketball clinches Patriot League regular season title

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Women

The Bison women’s basketball team traveled to Annapolis, Md. on Feb. 25 to face off against Navy in a game that would have important implications for playoff standings. With a win, the Orange and Blue would clinch the regular season championship and the top seed in the postseason. Despite trailing...

Men’s lacrosse loses Patriot League opener to Colgate

Men’s lacrosse loses Patriot League opener to Colgate

Marta Considine, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Men, SPORTS

The Bison opened their Patriot League competition at home against Colgate on Feb. 25. After a 40-minute game delay, the men's lacrosse team came out strong with a 2-1 lead in the opening minutes of the game, but Colgate netted four unanswered goals, including three with a man advantage, to take the lead...

Athlete of the Week: Christine Bendzinski

Athlete of the Week: Christine Bendzinski

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

Christine Bendzinski ’18 has already left her footprint on Bison track and cross country just two and a half years into her collegiate career. You could say running is in her blood. Despite trying a variety of sports growing up, she knew running was her natural calling after realizing that her speed...

Beyond the Bison: Can NASCAR and “going green” ever go together?

Beyond the Bison: Can NASCAR and “going green” ever go together?

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

It was a record-breaking weekend at the Daytona 500. Kurt Busch streaked across the finish line to win after not leading for a single lap the entire race. His victory marked him as the first NASCAR driver in history to win the Daytona 500 while leading just the final lap. Despite the wild finish, fans...

Softball continues strong start to season at Winthrop

March 2, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Bison softball had a successful run in South Carolina, finishing 4-1 at the Winthrop Invitational from Feb 24–26. In the first game of the tournament, the Bison scored one run in the first inning, earning the lead. However, North Carolina Central responded by scoring a run in the top of the...

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