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Women’s basketball clinches Patriot League regular season title

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

March 2, 2017

The Bison women’s basketball team traveled to Annapolis, Md. on Feb. 25 to face off against Navy in a game that would have important implications for playoff standings. With a win, the Orange and Blue would clinch the regular season championship and the top seed in the postseason. Despite trailing...

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

Elise Covert & Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editors

February 23, 2017

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...

All eyes on the prize: Patriot League basketball playoffs preview

All eyes on the prize: Patriot League basketball playoffs preview

Michael Caruso & Elise Covert, Contributing Writer, & Sports Co-Editor

February 23, 2017

Men's One look at the Patriot League stats and standings will tell you just how dominant the Bison men’s basketball team has been this season. The Bison are currently first in the standings with a league record of 13-3 and an overall record of 21-8. This is the 13th time in program history that th...

DeBoer leads Bison to dominating 79-49 win at Colgate

Meredith Langs, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2017

The Bison women’s basketball team is back on the winning path after a decisive victory against Colgate on Feb. 11 on the Raiders’ home court. This triumph followed their Feb. 8 win against Lehigh at Sojka Pavilion. The two wins bring their season record to 19-5 overall. The Orange and Blue foreshadowed...

Women’s basketball suffers defeat to Holy Cross, looks to upcoming games for success

Meredith Langs, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2017

The Bison women’s basketball team suffered a 63-51 loss to Holy Cross on Feb. 4. The game was hard fought on Holy Cross’s home court and was a close battle leading up to the final minutes. The game saw both teams tied neck-and-neck multiple times throughout the contest. The scoreboard read 32-32...

Women’s basketball continues to shatter records with Army victory

Women’s basketball continues to shatter records with Army victory

Meredith Langs, Contributing Writer

February 2, 2017

The Bison women’s basketball team triumphed in a tight contest against Army West Point on Jan. 28 to record its 17th win of the season. The game was a close and exciting one to watch, complete with five ties and six lead changes. It started out as a tight battle, with the first half ending in a home...

Women’s basketball extends winning streak to 11 games

Becky Chambers, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017

With two consecutive road victories against Patriot League opponents Loyola (Md.) on Jan. 18 and Boston on Jan. 21, the Bison women’s basketball team is now at the top of the record books with its 11 straight wins this season. It was a strong showing in Baltimore as the Bison trounced Loyola. The...

Women’s basketball defeats Drexel 78-66

Women’s basketball defeats Drexel 78-66

Anslee Krouch, Senior writer

December 2, 2016

The women’s basketball team improved its record to 5-2 after the Bison victory over the third-ranked-mid-major program in the country, Drexel, on Nov. 27 and Akron on Nov. 30. In the game against Drexel, the Bison never trailed in the game and shot 60 percent, which is the team’s best in three years. Claire...

Slagus smashes expectations in women’s basketball season opener

Bri Pomonis, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016

The Bison women’s basketball team commenced its 2016-17 season with a 2-0 road sweep against Binghamton and Saint Joseph’s. It is no surprise that the team accomplished this, as they were selected to top the Patriot League in a poll of the league’s coaches and sports information directors. “Pi...

Roussell looks for success in fifth season with women’s basketball

Bethany Blass, Sports Co-Editor

November 10, 2016

Head women’s basketball coach Aaron Roussell hopes to continue the success he has found during his four seasons with the Bison in the team’s 2016-2017 season-opener on Nov. 11 against Binghamton. A 2001 graduate of the University of Iowa, Roussell was a double major in political science and...

A peek into Bison basketball 2016-2017

Scott Goldstein, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016

This upcoming basketball season, both the men’s and women’s teams look to continue the Bison basketball tradition and come out of the conference on top. With the season kicking off on Nov. 11, the teams will rely on standouts Nana Foulland ’18 and Claire DeBoer ’17 to lead them to victorious regula...

Craig and DeBoer lead Bison in PL Championship quest, advance to semifinals

Charlotte O’Donnell, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

In front of hundreds of fans, the Bison shattered program records with their hard-fought 73-65 win against American during the Patriot League quarterfinals on March 7. The team recorded its 10th straight win, breaking the program record and earning a 24-6 record this season. This win brings the Bis...

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