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‘Why Not Us?’ New Soccer Coach Renews Championship Goals

‘Why Not Us?’ New Soccer Coach Renews Championship Goals

Kaitlin Hall, Reporter
September 30, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

The men’s soccer team wants to create a legacy this season under new head coach Andrew Loughnane. Formally an assistant coach at The University of Scranton, Loughnane is honored to be part of the university community. “From a standpoint of coaching, it was an opportunity to work with a group of student-a... Read more »

Men’s Volleyball Fires Up Campus

Men’s Volleyball Fires Up Campus

Matt Scanlon, Reporter
September 14, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

Students have an opportunity to make history in the 2017-2018 academic year by becoming the first members of the men’s volleyball team. Athletic Director Chuck Edkins and volleyball graduate assistant Robert Wingert are recruiting men in preparation for the spring 2018 season. President Dr. Thomas... Read more »

Women’s Soccer Named As Favorite

Women’s Soccer Named As Favorite

Anthony Vega, Reporter
September 14, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

The Cougars finished last season with a perfect 7-0 record within the Conference, and an overall record of 15-4-2. The team received six out of eight possible first places votes in the preseason coaches poll. The two other first place votes were awarded to DeSales University, who won the postseason Mac... Read more »

“Agree to Disagree, But I’m Probably Right:” The Colin Kaepernick Scandal

“Agree to Disagree, But I’m Probably Right:” The Colin Kaepernick Scandal

Parker Abate, Columnist
September 14, 2016
Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

My five housemates and I have a 3-by-5 inch American flag that stands on a table in the front of our house. The stand that holds the flag has one button. It triggers the national anthem when pressed. In the event that the button is pressed, my housemates and I stop what we are doing, stand, and face... Read more »

Baseball Regulations Force Players to Tweak Game

Baseball Regulations Force Players to Tweak Game

Parker Abate, Reporter
April 21, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

Baseball players and coaches are adjusting to new bat restrictions and ball changes. The NCAA put restrictions on bats in 2011 to reduce the velocity hitters were generating when hitting a ball. The bat restrictions provided an advantage to pitchers due to the lack of pop in the new bats, resulting... Read more »

Tennis Team Eager to Stay Focused

Tennis Team Eager to Stay Focused

Melanie Quintanilla, Multimedia Editor
April 21, 2016
Filed under Sports

The tennis team cannot seem to catch a break with cancelled and rescheduled matches,  but players remain hopeful and motivated. “It is like we are being held in jail. They have not done anything, besides the men’s team getting one match under their belt, they want to get going and playing,”... Read more »

I Played Little League Once: Basketball: Battle of the Decades?

I Played Little League Once: Basketball: Battle of the Decades?

Sean Lynch, Reporter
April 21, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

With the Golden State Warriors on the brink of surpassing the ’95-’96 Chicago Bulls for wins in a season, people are becoming witnesses to perhaps the greatest debate in sports. Who would win the matchup between the two greats? Watch enough NBA games on TNT and you know that Kenny “The Jet”... Read more »

I Played Little League Once: Can Baseball Win Conference Title?

I Played Little League Once: Can Baseball Win Conference Title?

Sean Lynch, Reporter
March 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

   The baseball team finished with a 5-3 overall record in  its eight game Clemente Cup series in Puerto Rico.    The Cougars recorded two shutout wins in the Cup and ended the trip on a hot streak, winning three consecutive games, including impressive 13-0 and 18-1 victories over Oneonta State... Read more »

I Played Little League Once: Athletes Vs. Non-Athletes

I Played Little League Once: Athletes Vs. Non-Athletes

Sean Lynch, Reporter
March 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

   At Misericordia, it seems as if students are identified by the sport they play, which I’m sure is true of most other schools.  There are two types of students, the athletes and the non-athletes. And there are no in-betweens.    In one of my recent stories, I wrote about the performance of M... Read more »

Edkins Reflects on 30 Years

Edkins Reflects on 30 Years

Lena Williams, Reporter
February 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

   Chuck Edkins is stepping down as head men’s soccer coach to fully carry out the duties of Athletic Director, an appointment he received last fall.    During his last season as head coach, the soccer team faced the injuries of four goalkeepers and some midfielders. The beginning was challen... Read more »

I Played Little League Once: Can Softball Live Up To Its Expectations?

I Played Little League Once: Can Softball Live Up To Its Expectations?

Sean Lynch, Reporter
February 18, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

   The cold February weather starts the season for spring sports, and that presents a new chance for analysis.    Small rosters can mean big challenges.    The softball team is picked to finish third in the MAC Freedom Conference, according to the pre-season Coach’s Poll, after the Cougars... Read more »

Cheerleading Finishes Fourth

Cheerleading Finishes Fourth

Melanie Quintanilla, Multimedia Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

   The squad finished in fourth place at the Universal Cheerleading Association National Championships at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fl.    After nine appearances at the national championship, this is the squad’s sixth time advancing to the final round. The Cougars have also ad... Read more »

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