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Men’s basketball three-game winning streak snapped

Men’s basketball three-game winning streak snapped

Patrick Dempsey, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

After losing a heartbreaker to undefeated Maryland 80-78 on Nov. 18 to round out a four-game road trip that kicked off the 2017-2018 season, the Bison men’s basketball team recovered by winning three games straight before dropping a loss to St. Joseph's on Nov. 29. Zach Thomas ’18 leads the offense...

Women’s basketball shows depth, wins three straight

Women’s basketball shows depth, wins three straight

Ross Lazarus, Senior Writer

November 30, 2017


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Bison basketball season is finally back, and the women’s team is off to a 5-3 start. However, the Bison suffered their third loss of the season on Nov. 21, falling to St. Bonaventure in a game that saw the team scoring only five of the 30 three-point shots taken. However, the Bison’s shooting...

Meet the Managers: The faces behind the scenes of Bison Basketball

Meet the Managers: The faces behind the scenes of Bison Basketball

Elise Covert and Lauren Whelan

November 30, 2017


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Sam Cox ’18 and Mike McNally ’18: Men’s basketball senior managers For Bison men’s basketball, it takes a team. No one recognizes this more than Mike McNally ’18 and Sam Cox ’18, who have worked as the managers for Bison men’s basketball for four and three years, respectively. Some ...

Bendzinski competes in NCAA national cross country meet

Bendzinski competes in NCAA national cross country meet

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Bison women’s cross country star Christine Bendzinski ’18 traveled to Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 18 to compete in the NCAA National Championship meet. It was her first time running at the meet, qualifying after earning a fourth-place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships on Nov. 10. Bendzinski...

Women’s swimming and diving finish in second at the Bucknell Invitational, men place seventh

Anslee Krouch, Senior Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The Bison swimming and diving team hosted the Bucknell Invitational over the weekend of Nov. 17-19. The women’s team placed second with 1,322 points, while the men finished in seventh place with 625.5 points. By the end of the first day of the Invitational, the women’s team sat in third place...

Athlete of the Week: Zach Thomas ‘18

Athlete of the Week: Zach Thomas ‘18

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

Scoring a stunning 38 points in just one game, Zach Thomas ’18 has been explosive for the men’s basketball team as the Bison kick off their season. Now in his senior campaign and a co-captain for the 2017-2018 season, Thomas has certainly shown his leadership on the court, and was named to the Preseason...

Beyond the Bison: The money hidden in NCAA college athletics

Beyond the Bison: The money hidden in NCAA college athletics

Brittany Willwerth, Senior Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was founded in 1906 with the purpose of regulating the world of collegiate sports. The "non-profit" organization seeks to mediate what is appropriate when it comes to the relationship between athletes and Division 1, 2, and 3 schools. The NCAA...

Women’s basketball opens season with two wins

Women’s basketball opens season with two wins

Marta Considine, Senior Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Women

The Bison women’s basketball team began its 2017-2018 season on Nov. 10, traveling to Lawrenceville, N.J. to take on Rider University. They recovered from a 16-point deficit to win 76-71. On Nov. 12, the Bison defeated Akron University 63-52 in their home opener. The team then dropped their second...

18 Years of Orange and Blue: John Hardt to become Athletic Director at University of Richmond

18 Years of Orange and Blue: John Hardt to become Athletic Director at University of Richmond

Lauren Whelan and Elise Covert

November 16, 2017


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After being with the University for 18 years, Director of Athletics and Recreation John Hardt has announced that he has accepted a new position as Athletic Director at the University of Richmond. Beginning in January 2018,  Hardt will oversee Richmond’s 19 varsity athletics programs, which compete...

Football shuts out Georgetown on Senior Day

Football shuts out Georgetown on Senior Day

Anslee Krouch, Senior Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Men, SPORTS

The Bison football team beat Georgetown 12-0 on Nov. 11 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium for their first shutout victory in over two years. The Orange and Blue recognized 19 senior players for their Senior Day before the game and wore special helmet decals to honor the 28th Infantry Division...

Cross country runs in mid-Atlantic regionals; Bendzinski qualifies for NCAAs

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Women

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships this past weekend, with both teams finishing in impressive placements. The women’s team finished in eighth place overall, with the men’s team also finishing in eighth. Most notably,...

Men’s basketball struggles on the road to start the season

Patrick Dempsey, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team opened their regular non-conference schedule with an 0-3 record on the road, dropping losses at Monmouth, Arkansas, and North Carolina. The second-half push from the team fell short as the Bison dropped their season opener on Nov. 10 to the Monmouth Hawks, 79-78....

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