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Cheerleaders ‘Elated’ Over UCA Nationals Finish

Cheerleaders ‘Elated’ Over UCA Nationals Finish

February 14, 2018

After a very tough first day of competition in Disney World, the cheerleaders bounced back to finish second in the first ever National Game ...

New Men’s Volleyball Ready to Debut

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

December 16, 2017

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Men's volleyball is set to debut in the spring semester.   The program marks the university's fifteenth sport added since it joined the NCAA Division III  in 1992.  The program now brings the number of intercollegiate offerings to 24. Men's volleyball joined fellow Middle Atlantic Conference schools such as Alvernia, Arcadi...

Football: Cougars Look to Make History Next Year

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

December 4, 2017

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The football team again gave it a valiant effort but ultimately failed to make history in the fall season. Since the university began the program in  2012, the team has not won more than one game in regular season play. The record since the inaugural season has been 5-55, when all five wins have been a combination between ...

Coaches are Using Injury Prevention Programs

Keana Elsayed, Reporter

November 15, 2017

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Sports injuries are theme for the fall season. Athletes are ending their seasons early due to injury. Mark Stauffer, women’s soccer head coach, has faced multiple season-ending injuries to players on his team. He said knee injuries are most common. “These injuries have impacted us drastically as we have had six season-ending...

Student-Athletes Differ on Anthem Protests

Student-Athletes Differ on Anthem Protests

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

October 18, 2017

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Members of the college community have differing views about athletes kneeling during the national anthem at sports events. Athletes in the Nati...

Is a New Football Tradition Forming?

Is a New Football Tradition Forming?

October 4, 2017

Dominic Augustine A new post-game football culture is starting to take hold. While tailgates, those celebrations of food and drink  before football games, are the n...

‘Heartbreaking’ Injury Ushers in New Quarterback

‘Heartbreaking’ Injury Ushers in New Quarterback

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

October 1, 2017

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Sophomore quarterback Brady Williams is having his debut after an unfortunate turn for the football team’s senior quarterback. Williams, who...

Donald Stacknick is New Assistant Athletics Director

Donald Stacknick is New Assistant Athletics Director

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

September 19, 2017

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The university is welcoming Donald Stacknick, Laplume Township, as Assistant Athletics Director. Donald...

Women’s Lacrosse Gets New Head Coach

Women’s Lacrosse Gets New Head Coach

Zoe Laporte, Reporter

March 6, 2017

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With an all-new coaching staff and a huge roster, the women’s lacrosse team is working to achieve an...

Okafor Stays, Process in Question

Okafor Stays, Process in Question

March 6, 2017

Three weeks ago, Sixers fans had their hopes in a team pushing for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference,...

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Clinch Spots in MAC Freedom Tournament Policy

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Clinch Spots in MAC Freedom Tournament Policy

Anthony Vega, Reporter

February 15, 2017

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As the season comes to an end, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are set on making a deep...

Women’s Basketball Makes Conference Tournament

Women’s Basketball Makes Conference Tournament

Sean Lynch, Reporter

February 14, 2017

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At 17-6 (10-2), the women’s basketball program has clinched a berth in the MAC Freedom Tournament for...

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