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Brains Over Brauns: First Year Football Players Show Their Smarts

Brittany Lovette, Staff Writer

October 22, 2012

Change is roaring in throughout campus, especially with a new football program. The MU community is wondering why such a large number of freshmen signed up for the first year program. No scholarships are awarded to athletes, and all students are accepted according to their academic records. First year Brandon Salazar said...

Ross Confident in Team Growth

Arthur Dowell, Web Master

October 22, 2012

First year head coach said he will ensure the growth of the football team he helped build. Sports fans can plainly see Ross do his work on the sidelines on game day, but it is the year-round, behind-the-scenes work that gives faith in future victory. The team left for camp with 99 committed football players at the start...

Foy Succeeds on, off Court

Arthur Dowell, Web Master

October 11, 2012

Junior tennis player Cassie Foy is excelling on the court, but the speech/language pathology major said the achievement is the icing on her collegiate cake. Foy dropped the MAC championships to Wilkes University’s Katie Lynn 7-5, 3-6, and 2-10 after rallying 4-6, 7-5, 10-7 against second seeded Elizabethtown's Christine...

Swim to success

Josh Horton, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2012

Misericordia University Athletic Director wanted to wait until he found the perfect fit before hiring a new swimming coach. He believes he found that in Matt VanDerMeid. “You know we weren’t just looking for a swim coach,” Martin said. “There is much more to the job than coaching. We needed someone who could coach...

Setting pace for life

Devaughn Patterson, Staff Writer

October 8, 2012

The men's and women's cross country teams continue to train and grow as a unit even though the season is underway. Coach Chris Wadas feels the training makes the runners competitive. “We’re in the fourth meet. In the first meet the girls got first and the guys got second. The next meet we went to, the girls got fourth...

Active student bodies look to rugby

James Fisher, Staff Writer

October 8, 2012

A new club on campus is looking to get students active this semester. Patrick McKamy, Coordinator of Student Activities, started a rugby team in the hope of helping students get more active on campus and have something to do. McKamy has a background with rugby, having played three years in college. “We’re looking...

Aiming for Aces

Josh Horton, Reporter

September 24, 2012

The  men’s tennis team will no longer be giving away points before matches even start. “It’s huge for us,” tennis coach of both the men's and women's teams Justin Muthler said. “Numbers were a big problem for us in the past, but this year we have a ton of guys and I am really happy with our roster.” The men...

Positive Pre-Season Poll

Josh Horton, Reporter

September 10, 2012

The men's and women's soccer teams had successful seasons last year, but that isn't enough for either team in 2012. Both teams were picked to finish atop the standings at season's end in the annual Freedom Conference Pre-Season Coaches Poll. It is an important honor for both teams, but the season has just started with a lot...

Turf Fields Aid Performance for All Cougars

James Fisher, Staff Writer

September 10, 2012

Work began in fall 2011 to prepare for a brand new era at Misericordia University. With a year left until the official beginning of the school’s first ever football program, changes were needed to  athletic fields and complexes to ensure that both the football team, and other fall and spring athletics, had the best possi...

Cougars Bitten by Bullets

Dominick Dellos, Staff Writer

September 10, 2012

The Cougars left the field with their tails between their legs after their 70-0 loss to the Gettysburg Bullets. The game did not lead to victory, but the fact that Misericordia has put the Blue and Gold on the gridiron is something to celebrate win or lose, according to Dave Martin, Director of Athletics. “No matter wh...

Cougar basketball breaks records

Josh Horton, Reporter

March 13, 2012

MU basketball teams had stellar seasons and made leaping strides, both within school records and D3 basketball. Men’s head coach Trevor Woodruff summed up the 2011-2012 men’s basketball season best following the Cougar’s 84-65 NCAA Tournament opening round loss. “There are some people who would say making the NCAA...

Time management, prioritizing key for multi-sport athletes

Jimmy Fisher, Reporter

March 13, 2012

Most college sports involve training all year round and athletes like senior Jeff Slanovec can manage their time and balance two sports with academics. Slanovec plays basketball and baseball and has throughout his collegiate career. He admits it’s not an easy home run. “It’s pretty difficult,” Slanovec said. “You...

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