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Men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams take third at PL Championships

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams take third at PL Championships

Brittany Willwerth and Patrick Dempsey, Sports Co-Editors

February 28, 2019


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving, Swimming & Diving, Women

Over the course of the four-day-long Patriot League Swimming & Diving Championships held in Kinney Natatorium, the Bison men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams broke numerous records as each swam to an overall third place finish. Stand-out Maddie Hartigan ’22 won a gold medal in the 1,650...

BTB: New Nike ad: A compelling cry for respect of female athletes

BTB: New Nike ad: A compelling cry for respect of female athletes

Elise Covert, Print Managing Co-Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Nike released a new ad titled “Dream Crazier,” narrated by Serena Williams, on Feb. 24 during the Oscars. The video has accumulated over 6.5 million views on YouTube in only three days. Many high profile female athletes have shared the ad on their social media platforms in a renewed collective call fo...

Bison wrestling come up short against Columbia on Senior Day, beat Bloomsburg

Bison wrestling come up short against Columbia on Senior Day, beat Bloomsburg

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Wrestling

The Bison wrestling team fell short to Columbia on Senior Day on Feb. 23 by a score of 20-16. However, they rebounded nicely on Feb. 24 to defeat Bloomsburg on the road with a score of 35-7. The Orange and Blue finished the regular season with a 7-11 overall record. D.J. Hollingshead ’19, Christian...

Women’s basketball comes up short in final seconds at Holy Cross, defeats Navy

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Women

The Bison women’s basketball team lost against the Holy Cross Crusaders on Feb. 23 at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. This loss ended the Bison’s 12-game winning streak. Despite the defeat, the Bison seniors logged career milestones with Kyi English ’19 hitting the 1,000th point mark and Kaitlyn...

Men’s lacrosse comeback falls short in 16-13 loss to Ohio State

Patrick Dempsey, Sports Co-Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s lacrosse team (1-3) lost to the No. 11 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) by a final score of 16-13 on Feb. 23 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Bison scored seven goals in the fourth quarter to cut a nine-goal deficit down to two, but the rally proved to be too little too late. Two of...

Softball impresses at Liberty Softball Challenge, finishes weekend with 3-1 record

Sarah Dimock, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Women

The Bison softball team went 3-1 in their second weekend of play at the Liberty Softball Challenge from Feb. 22-24 in Lynchburg, Va. The Orange and Blue entered the weekend with a record of 1-4 following their opening weekend, where the team went up against top-notch competition at LSU. Their overall...

Women’s lacrosse drops game to University of Albany, regains footing against Howard

Anna Carroll, Senior Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Women

The Bison women’s lacrosse team took to the road on Feb. 23 to face University of Albany. Despite Eve Calabria ’21 recording a five-point day for the Bison with three goals and two assists, the UAlbany Great Danes secured the victory 18-9. The Orange and Blue rebounded with a 23-0 defeat of Howard...

Baseball leaves South Carolina with losses to Radford and Pitt

Jack Donovan, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison baseball team traveled to Spartanburg, S.C. on Feb. 22-24 for three exhibition games against Pittsburgh and Radford as part of the USC Upstate-Wofford Tournament. After a postponed game on Feb. 22, the Bison fell to the Radford Highlanders 9-1 on Feb. 23. In a doubleheader on Feb. 24, the...

Women’s basketball ties program-record 12-game winning streak

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Women

The women’s basketball team came out with a spark to win its 11th straight game in a 76-58 victory over the Colgate Raiders on Feb. 16. The team then tied the program record for consecutive wins with their 12th straight in an 87-55 win over Loyola on Feb. 20. With the win against Colgate, the Bison...

Women’s water polo dominates Mercyhurst Invite

Anna Carroll, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Water Polo, Women

The Bison women’s water polo team traveled to Mercyhurst University to compete in the Mercyhurst Invitational held from Feb. 16-17. The Bison completed a full sweep, going 4-0 against Mercyhurst, McKendree, VMI, and Gannon. With these victories, the team improved their overall record to 10-2.   The...

Track and field with two third place finishes at League Indoor Championships

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Track & Field, Track & Field, Women

The Bison men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Patriot League Indoor Championships on Feb. 16-17 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Both the men’s and women’s teams placed third among tough Patriot League competition. The meet was filled with broken records – many of...

Athlete of the Week: Kate Walker ’19, Women’s Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Kate Walker ’19, Women’s Basketball

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS, Women

With only four games left in regular season play, the Bison women’s basketball team is determined to finish out the season with another chance at a Patriot League Championship. Kate Walker ’19 stands out as a major influence, guiding the team to a current record of 22-4 and a 12 game winning...

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