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Bison mount big fourth-quarter comeback to down Georgetown on Senior Day

Bison mount big fourth-quarter comeback to down Georgetown on Senior Day

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

Nov. 16, the Bison football team hosted Georgetown on Senior Day. The Bison came into the game 2-7 on the season and 2-2 in conference play. After honoring the team’s seniors and fifth-years, the team strutted to an impressive 20-17 victory over the Hoyas. The key difference in this game was the...

A brief history of Thanksgiving Day football

A brief history of Thanksgiving Day football

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

For many Americans, it is hard to imagine Thanksgiving without football. The very first Thanksgiving Day game was played in Philadelphia in 1869. The landmark contest came six years after former President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a fixed national holiday, and only two weeks after the Rutgers-Princeton...

Athlete of the Week: Sophie Bullard ’20, Volleyball

Athlete of the Week: Sophie Bullard ’20, Volleyball

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

Over the past four years, Sophie Bullard ’20 has played an extensive and crucial role for the women’s volleyball team. This past weekend, in the team’s season closing game against first-place Colgate, Bullard stood out among the rest of her teammates and dominated the court despite the eventual...

Cross country races in NCAA Regional Championship

Emily Doyle, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 15, the Bison cross country team participated in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, held in Bethlehem, Pa. The women’s cross country team finished in 11th place out of 31 teams, while the men’s cross country team ranked 10th overall. The two teams each had a strong leading runner...

Wrestling travels to Northern Illinois, falls to the Huskies and Cyclones

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 15, the Bison wrestling team faced Northern Illinois for the teams’ first-ever dual. Despite a few solid wins, the team dropped a 24-10 overall decision to the Huskies. Drew Phipps ’20, Zach Hartman ’22, and Noah Levett ’22 scored individual wins for the Bison. With his most recent...

Football surpasses Lehigh 20-10

Football surpasses Lehigh 20-10

Emily Doyle, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 9, the Bison football team (2-7, 2-2 PL) took on Lehigh (4-5, 3-2 PL) in a Patriot League matchup, defeating the Mountain Hawks by a final score of 20-10. Led by a strong defensive effort, the Bison held their opponent to -6 total rushing yards. In the first half, the Bison limited Lehigh...

Women’s basketball records back to back wins

Women’s basketball records back to back wins

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

November 14, 2019

The Bison women’s basketball team put on a show during their home opener 71-37 win against the Monmouth Hawks on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Sojka Pavilion. This was the team’s, and new head coach Trevor Woodruff’s, first win in the 2019-20 season. Abby Kapp ’21 led the Orange and the Blue with 13 points,...

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Keiser ’21, Football

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Keiser ’21, Football

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

November 14, 2019

This past weekend, the Bison football team defeated the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in a decisive manner by a score of 20-10. The Bison dominated the Mountain Hawks throughout all four quarters and emerged victorious. Tyler Keiser ’21 proved to be among the most notable players this weekend as he kicked...

Bison drops home opener to Vermont, defeat Hofstra

Sarah Hazard, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 10, the Bison men’s basketball team fell to the Vermont Catamounts by a final score of 66-63 in their season home-opener. Then on Nov. 13, the Bison earned their first home win of the season over Hofstra by a score of 86-71.  The Bison battled throughout the first half in a back-and-forth con...

Field Hockey falls to Lafayette 1-0 in Patriot League semifinal

Holly Burns, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 8, the Bison field hockey team suffered a tough 1-0 loss to Lafayette in the Patriot League semifinals. Lafayette’s lone goal coming off a penalty corner with only eight minutes remaining in the game. The Leopards were awarded eight penalty corners in the game, four of which fell back-to-back....

Beyond the Bison: NBA load management

Beyond the Bison: NBA load management

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

November 14, 2019

The 82-game NBA regular season takes a physical toll on players’ bodies. In response, teams and coaches are choosing to sporadically bench their high-profile players in what has become known as “load management.” While the league grapples with deciding whether this procedure falls within the bounds...

Volleyball swept in three PL matchups

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

November 14, 2019

Over a five day stretch, the Orange and Blue volleyball team played a total of three games, starting with a road trip to Holy Cross, then continuing to Army, and  finishing with a home game against Navy. Despite fighting through each and every set, the Bison fell in the three matches, 3-0, 3-0 and 3-1,...

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