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Wrestling to take on three-time defending national champions Penn State

Wrestling to take on three-time defending national champions Penn State

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, Wrestling

The Bison wrestling team will face off against Penn State tonight in a highly anticipated wrestling match in Sojka Pavilion at 7 p.m. The Bison will try to defeat the three-time defending national champions and improve their record to 3-1 on the year. The Bison enters the meet with wins over VMI...

Fall sports recap

Brittany Willwerth and Patrick Dempsey, Sports Co-Editors

November 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Women’s Soccer - During the 2018 campaign, the two-time defending Patriot League champion women’s soccer team concluded its season with a 7-11-1 record, led by co-captains Ali Russo ’20 and Maddie Dano ’19. The team finished fourth among 10 teams to secure a spot in the Patriot League tournament, falling...

Women’s basketball earns three wins at Turkey Tip-off

Megan Keeney, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The Bison women’s basketball team competed in the Turkey Tip-off at Brown University from Nov. 23 to Nov. 25. The Bison picked up three wins, including a 77-58 win over UMass, a 77-54 win over Fairfield, and a 91-78 victory over Brown. The team improved to a record of 5-2. Against UMass, the...

Strong second half leads men’s basketball to victory over Vermont

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The men’s basketball team overcame a 13-point deficit to defeat Vermont on Nov. 25, improving their record to 2-2. The Bison outscored the Catamounts 49-29 in the second half as they took the court for their first game in 12 days. Forward Nate Sestina ’19, who returned from a two-game absence,...

Beyond the Bison– Pulling your weight: Disordered eating in athletics

Beyond the Bison– Pulling your weight: Disordered eating in athletics

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Athletes are considered some of the most determined people in society. They are driven to top the competition, which is often what pushes so many to be the best: an attitude that is encouraged in many settings. But what happens when this need to outdo competitors or to improve takes priority over an...

Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Slagus ’19, Women’s Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Slagus ’19, Women’s Basketball

Leah Fogelsanger, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

As the winter sports season kicks off, it is common to hear Kaitlyn Slagus’ ’19 name among the news, a senior forward for the women’s basketball team. Both on and off the court, Slagus tries to promote a team mentality that focuses on hard work and confidence. “I want our team to work...

Women’s basketball pulls out impressive win in home opener

Women’s basketball pulls out impressive win in home opener

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Top Stories

The Bison women’s basketball team secured a well-deserved win against Quinnipiac in their home opener at Sojka Pavilion on Nov. 11. Setting a dominant tone, the Bison defeated the top-ranked mid-major program in the country by a final score of 75-58. Entering the 2018-19 season ranked 16th in...

Men’s basketball drops first two home games of season

Men’s basketball drops first two home games of season

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team was unable to complete a huge second-half comeback in a narrow 60-58 loss to Fairfield on Nov. 10 at Sojka Pavilion in their home opener. The Bison erased a 10-point Fairfield halftime lead to tie the game at 58 when guard Kimbal Mackenzie ’19 converted a driving...

Wind and rain slows down Bison runners at Mid-Atlantic Regional meet

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, SPORTS

On another cold and rainy day, the Bison women’s and men’s cross country teams raced in the Mid-Atlantic Regional cross country meet at Penn State on Nov. 9. Overall, the women’s team finished eighth among 30 teams while the men’s team finished 12th out of 24 teams. The women’s cross country...

Beyond the Bison: NHL concussion settlement arises

Beyond the Bison: NHL concussion settlement arises

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

The National Hockey League (NHL ) announced a $18.9 million dollar settlement between the league and more than 300 retired players on Nov. 12. After suing the league for failing to protect its players from the brutality of the sport, specifically dangerous head injuries, this latest settlement further...

Athlete of the Week: Bridgette Holland ‘20, Volleyball

Athlete of the Week: Bridgette Holland ‘20, Volleyball

Leah Fogelsanger and Brittany Willwerth, Staff Writer and Sports Co-Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

Bridgette Holland ’20 had an outstanding season as a middle blocker on the Bison Women’s volleyball team. After finishing this season, Holland looks back at her past three seasons as a Bison. “Though they might not be my favorite memories, two that I remember strongly were my first full practice...

Volleyball finishes season with a victory

Volleyball finishes season with a victory

Anna Carroll, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Volleyball

The volleyball team wrapped up its season last weekend with two tough Patriot League matchups against Army West Point and Loyola Maryland. The Bison fell short to Army in a 3-1 loss on Nov. 9, but they bounced back on Nov. 10 to overcome the Greyhounds 3-2, ending the season on a high note. In...

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