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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...

Captain’s Column

Anthony Vega, Reporter

November 15, 2017

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Cheerleading captain and senior accounting and mathematics major Cori Aull is now entering her  fifteenth year cheering, and her fifth and final season for Misericordia. Chosen by her coach to be one of the four team captains this season, Aull understands the importance of  camaraderie. “Our team has a sisterhood that...

Captain’s Column

Anthony Vega, Reporter

November 3, 2017

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It's no easy feat to lead, as the captain of the women’s soccer team, Alex Gallagher, knows well. The senior business administration major has played soccer since she was five years old, and this year marks her sixteenth season playing the game. Gallagher is serving as team captain for the second straight year. “A lot...

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 Na...

Captain’s Column

Anthony Vega, Reporter

October 4, 2017

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If you ever wondered what it would be like to be the captain of the volleyball team, here is your chance. I was able to sit down and interview senior medical imaging major Paige Shaughnessy. She is in her eleventh year of volleyball, and her fourth and final season for the Cougars. Chosen by her coach to be one of the two team...

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 th...

‘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...

Football Competitions Aimed at Win

Kenneth Grady, Reporter

September 19, 2017

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Football players hope competitions last spring will convert into wins this season and in the future. Players broke into eight different teams to according to a drafting process created by senior players. Teams competed, one against the other. Each week, until every team had played. The one with the best record at the end...

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...

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