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Women’s golf finishes 39 out of 43 at Kiawah Island

Ross Lazarus, Contributing Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Golf, SPORTS

It was a tough weekend for the women’s golf team at the Kiawah Island Classic, which is filled with skilled competition from all across the East Coast. As the biggest college tournament in the country, it is an incredibly difficult event to win.  Coastal Carolina University took the trophy home...

Baseball concludes VMI best-of-three series with a victory

Mike Caruso, Contributing Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Orange and Blue traveled to Lexington, Va. for a three-game series against the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) from Feb. 24–26, winning one of three against the Keydets. Jeff Gottesman ’19 led the Bison to their final-game win, pitching a career-high seven innings, and only giving up two...

Swimming smashes nine school records at Patriot League Championships

Swimming smashes nine school records at Patriot League Championships

Marta Considine, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Swimming & Diving, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories, Top Stories

The Bison hosted the Patriot League Championships at Kinney Natatorium on Feb. 15–18. They started the meet strong on Feb. 15, with both the men and the women breaking the school records in the 200 medley relay. Julie Byrne ’19, Libby O’Hare ’20, Julianna Foss ’18, and Rachel Perry ’...

Beyond the Bison: Six Patriots players refuse to attend White House congratulatory dinner

Beyond the Bison: Six Patriots players refuse to attend White House congratulatory dinner

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Since the New England Patriots’ overtime comeback to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, six of the Patriots’ players have publicly announced that they will not be accompanying the team on the congratulatory visit to the White House later in the year. More are expected to fol...

Women’s basketball senior class (DeBoer, McGurk,Swart) makes history with 80th win

Elise Covert & Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editors
February 23, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Women

After being recognized for Senior Day, Claire DeBoer ’17, Sune Swart ’17, and Megan McGurk ’17 attained their 80th win as a class against Boston University on Feb. 18 at Sojka Pavilion, setting a program record. With the 73-56 win, the Bison extended their home winning streak to 24 games and clinched...

Wrestling coach receives two-game suspension

Wrestling coach receives two-game suspension

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Wrestling

The department of athletics identified secondary NCAA rule violations within the Bison wrestling program on Feb. 9. These infractions were reported to the NCAA, and the University took the initiative to impose a two-match suspension penalty on head wrestling coach Dan Wirnsberger. Wirnsberger missed...

Men’s and women’s lacrosse teams look to bounce back after weekend losses

Ross Lazarus, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS

The men’s lacrosse team faced off against Fairfield while the women’s team took on Hofstra at home on Feb. 18, but both teams fell for their first losses of the season. For the men, the Bison started off strong as they took a 2-0 lead into the second quarter. Strong defense from Matt Gilray...

Bison clinch top seed in Patriot League Tournament

Scott Goldstein, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

After suffering a one point loss to Loyola, the Bison men’s basketball team was able to rebound and defeat Boston University to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Patriot League tournament for the third straight season. The Orange and Blue traveled to Baltimore on Feb. 15 to take on the Loyola Greyhounds....

Bison dominate PL Indoor Track and Field Championships

Becky Chambers, Senior Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Track & Field

The men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Boston Feb. 17–19 for the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships. The women’s team brought home the trophy, winning the Patriot League indoor title, while the men earned a fourth-place finish and a few All-Patriot League nods. Feb....

Softball goes 4-1 at Gardner-Webb during opening weekend

Erica Chen, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Bison softball traveled south Feb. 17–19 to Boiling Springs, N.C. to compete in the Gardner-Webb Tournament. They left with two wins each over Hampton and Gardner-Webb, and only dropped one game to Seton Hall. Starting the season off strong, the Bison had a 5-0 shutout over Hampton. Meghan Kovac...

Athlete of the Week: Louis Behnen

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

As the career of swimming and diving veteran Louis Behnen ’17 comes to a close, he leaves behind an incredible legacy of continued excellence in and out of the pool. Like most children, Behnen started swimming lessons at a very young age. At just nine years old, his coach saw nothing but untapped...

Women’s water polo competes in Mercyhurst Invitational

Brittany Willwerth, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Water Polo

The women’s water polo team traveled to Erie, Pa. to face George Washington, Mercyhurst, VMI, and Gannon at the Mercyhurst Invitational Feb. 18–19. Coming off a strong performance in the Bison Invitational Feb. 10–12, the team sought to keep their momentum rolling. In their first game of...

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