The UVM athletic community has recently celebrated the major achievement of one of their own: Lisa Champagne, Director of Athletic Communications at UVM has recently been honored with the 2013 Irving T. March Award.
UVM’s women’s soccer program prepares for the 2013-2014 season after suffering a loss in the America East semifinals. Head Coach Kristi Lefebvre anticipates that the newly-introduced recruiting class will have an immediate impact.
We all, at times, feel helpless against the ever-ticking hands of the clock. The weight of time feels burdensome on our shoulders, even more so now that we approach what is, the most significant milestone in our young lives to date.
Previous accomplishments: While attending Brookline High School, Ouellette competed on both the baseball and track and field teams. She was the 2010 Massachusetts State Champions in the Javelin event. That year she was also named All-Scholastic, while earning the Brookline High School Female Athlete of the Year award.
The Track and Field season is upon us and UVM's squad is bright for the year ahead. Coach Matt Belfield believes they have “outstanding athletes in all events this year” and the team will strive to build on the six athletes they sent to the NCAA's last season.
Sports injuries are nothing new. They are presumably as old as sports themselves. Although getting injured has proven to be a constant in athletics, high profile sports injuries have been especially apparent in the national sports-media recently.
Over the past two weeks the UVM Snowboard Team sent 14 of their riders along with coach Charles Souchuns to compete at the 23rd annual USA Snowboard and Freeski Association national competition held at Copper Mountain in Colorado. Along with the Snowboard Team, Vermont’s Freeski team also sent nine of their own to compete, an increase from the seven it sent in 2012.
Every year brings even more gruesome injuries to athletes than the last. And with bigger, stronger and faster players it sometimes feels as if it is a consequence of the sports culture. But when Louisville’s Kevin Ware broke his leg, the YouTube era reached a crossroads.
This past week the men’s lacrosse team had home games Tuesday and Saturday, hosting Holy Cross and Stony Brook, respectively. While the game Tuesday was tight throughout, Holy Cross was able to make more plays when it mattered and won the game 8-5. In the first America East game of the season Saturday, Vermont fell at the hands of Stony Brook 19-10 in a game that was never in doubt.
Since the Expos' departure from the country where politicians say Canada, eh, to the country where politicians say well, I might as well get paid, the Nationals have little to show for their time in Washington. A few savvy moves and two franchise-changing draft picks later. They're on the verge of being the MLB's next dynasty.
Patrick gym overflowed with dedicated fans clad in green and gold as the men’s basketball team hosted the 2013 America East Championship this morning. The game resulted in a tough loss for the Catamounts as they fell to the University of Albany Great Danes 53-49.
On Saturday, Vermont’s power soccer team won the second annual Zach Stamis’ Memorial Cup located in Patrick Gym. The event is a tribute to Zach Stamis, a former Vermont student and team member who passed away in the summer of 2011.
Get your popcorn ready – The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Patrick Gymnasium this Thursday. These athletic showmen incorporate music, humor, and dance on the basketball court to create an enjoyable atmosphere for all.
The Catamounts were picked to finish fifth in this season according to the America East preseason poll announced earlier this month. No.15 Stony Brook took the top spot after receiving three first place votes, while Albany and Boston University finished a close second.
With more than 150 days until the next game, the NFL continues to prove why it is the $9 billion industry it is, and the best-run professional sport in the country. Since the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl, the NFL has dominated headlines with free agency and the NFL draft. Each scheduled a month apart, making the offseason not quite an “off” season. During the time when the NHL, NBA, and college basketball are all playing games the NFL not only holds their own in the media, but also dominates it.
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The seconds on the clock continued to tick away and waves of searing disappointment washed over me as they did. Three seconds. The realization of opportunity lost. Two seconds. Awareness of my finite life as an undergraduate student. One second. The realization that this would be the last time. Zero.
Although the UVM Ski team had a 54 point team going into the fourth day at NCAA Championships, the University of Colorado skied right past UVM and even Utah in the women’s 10k and men’s 20k freestyle Nordic races.
The Vermont men’s lacrosse team hosted the Colgate Raiders at Virtue field in the team’s first game of the spring season this past Saturday, Feb. 16. With this first season matchup came the Catamount’s first loss as they fell to the ten ranked Raiders, 13-7.
Feb. 24, there will be a ski and snowboard event at Pico Mountain Resort in Killington to raise money for diabetes research.Donations for Diabetesis a nonprofit charity organization that raises money to find a cure for the disease. Participants raise money through either skiing or snowboarding and all proceeds go to the cause.
5. Are the Memphis Grizzlies Better After the Rudy Gay Trade?
In a word, yes. Memphis took a big risk when they traded star forward Rudy Gay and many argued that the trade was more for salary cap availability than for play on the court. Fact is, prior to the trade the Grizzlies had an impotent and individualistic offense ranking near the bottom of the league in both points and assists per game. Since the trade the Grizzlies have scored more points and have continued to be a top-five defense holding all but one opponent to less than 100 points in February. And the addition of Ed Davis to the frontcourt makes the Grizzlies dangerous both this year and moving forward in the West.
Defending a 13-game winning-streak at Patrick Gymnasium, Vermont faced off against Boston University in the final matchup the two founding America East teams will play as conference foes. Boston is leaving the America East next year and is ineligible for tournament play
Campus celebrity and forward for the men’s basketball team, junior Brian Voelkel, sat down with the Cynic to share some of his secrets and advice on dating, tips in picking up girls, love and Valentine’s Day.
Following a split against UNH, the Women's Ice Hockey team is seeking to build momentum for the final six games of the season, starting with Maine next weekend. Injuries and constant movement has hindered the team’s ability to create cohesion on the lines and has led to a 5-7-3 start to the season.
The Vermont men’s basketball team became the sole spot holder of the second place position of the America East conference after they beat the Albany Great Danes 50-43 on the Danes’ home court this past Saturday January 26.
Over the weekend the Catamounts took on the UMass Amherst Minutemen in a back-to-back at GuttersonFieldhouse. The teams split the series, each winning by a score of 3-2. But Friday and Saturday were vastly different games.
I do not care about cycling. Never really have. I vaguely remember watching some bits and pieces of the Tour De France with my father on sweltering July afternoons. Even today I couldn’t tell you a damn thing about the rules, strategies and finer points of the sport.
If the Catamounts want to repeat as National Champions this year, the team will to have to rely heavily on sophomore Alpine skier Kristina Riis-Johannessen. Last season she was a First Team All-American in slalom as well as EISA All-East First Team.
The Baltimore Ravens’ victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday is nothing less than an extraordinary accomplishment on a number of levels. Baltimore defeated the best playoff quarterback of our generation in a building where he had lost just three games in 14 playoff appearances.
The men’s hockey team defeated the University of Maine Black Bears 2 to 1 this past weekend in an away game televised by CBS Sports Network. The following night, the teams had their second meeting of the weekend. By the end of regulation, the Catamounts tied Maine 2-2.
The men’s basketball team is currently 10-6 along with placing third in its division this season, after sweeping the America East Championship last year.
Luke Apfeld and SandroCarissimo are the leading scorers this season. Brian Voelkel leads the team in rebounds and assists with 8.3 RPG and 4.1 APG. First year recruit Ethan O’Day has been a nice addition to the Catamounts, averaging 6.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.
The Vermont women’s basketball team hosted the 18th TD Bank Classic this past weekend that welcomed teams from Drexel, Houston Baptist and Rhode Island to Catamount Country. The well-known tournament ended with the Drexel Dragons named as the champions after pulling wins in both of their weekend games.
The Cats entered a semifinal matchup after a first round bye against the No. 5 seeded University of New Hampshire Wildcats on Nov. 7. The game remained scoreless until the 57th minute, when Wildcat first-year and Essex resident Paul Bianchi capitalized on a Vermont defensive miscommunication to score the only goal of the match.
Quote of the week: “I will always love the Jets because they are in my heart, and I will attend games as usual, just not as Fireman Ed. God bless and, as always, let’s go Jets!” -Edwin Anzalone, better known as Fireman Ed, announcing that he is quitting his role as Jets superfan after Thursday’s loss to the Patriots.
New Orleans Saints AT Atlanta Falcons
A victory in their week 12 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers would have been monumental for the Saints for two reasons. The more obvious is that New Orleans would maintain pace in the chase for a wild-card bid in the NFC playoffs. On a more symbolic level, a win against one of the NFC’s best teams would be a legitimizing act by a team that started 0-4 this season.
Catamount fans packed the stands of Gutterson Fieldhouse this past weekend and cheered the members of the men’s hockey team to their first victory of the season. The win came in game two of the weekend doubleheader against the Providence Friars, marking the 50th meeting between the teams.
Club football earns spot in YCFC championship game
The men’s club football team met their first postseason opponent Nov. 4 when they traveled to Boston University to face the Terriers in a semifinal game. Vermont entered the matchup having finished the season with a 3-2 record; the Terriers ended the regular season at 4-2.
Boss of the Week—Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Running back Doug Martin ran four touchdowns and 251 yards for a Buccaneers record against the Oakland Raiders Sunday en route to a 42-32 victory. Martin, who was born in Oakland, celebrated a memorable homecoming after being drafted 31st in last April’s draft.
Detroit at Minnesota Earlier this season the Vikings handled the Lions in a somewhat fluky fashion with the Vikings returning a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns. Maybe with Percy Harvin this isn’t so fluky, but it’s not something you can hang your hat on.
Raise your hand if you thought that at the mid-way point, the week nine Dolphins vs. Colts matchup would be a critical one in the AFC playoff chase.
These two franchises combined for eight wins last season, and here they are in week nine, already matching that total. Both teams sit at 4-3 and have legitimate hopes at a wild-card spot this season. In fact, the Dolphins and Colts currently sit in the fifth and sixth playoff seeds respectively.
The men’s soccer team played the University of New Hampshire Wildcats on Oct. 20 to a 0-0 double-overtime draw in America East play. The Catamounts clinched a spot in the America East Tournament from the tie. The game drew a crowd of 726 people at Virtue Field — the highest attendance at a men’s soccer game in the facility’s inaugural season.
I am being completely honest when I say I love this university. I am more than a quarter of the way done with my senior year and I emphatically believe that UVM has provided me with an incredible college experience on both the educational and social level.
On Wednesday Oct. 10, Vermont traveled to Boston University and earned a 0-0 draw in double-overtime. Vermont junior Connor Leland and the Terriers’ goalkeeper Nick Thomson were both credited with seven saves in the game — preventing offensive chances from both sides to materialize into goals.
Whether fidgeting in the seats in Patrick Gymnasium trying to watch some basketball, or constantly trying to readjust on the seats in Gutterson cheering on the hockey teams, Catamount fans have found the current indoor sports facilities to lack in both their size and quality
Despite my occasional outbursts over the lack of quality on Sports Center – someone please point me to a content analysis of what proportion of the time Tim Tebow was talked about this preseason – I cannot live without ESPN’s signature program. Crucial to the enjoyment of an hour of Sports Center are the anchors who host the show.
The men of UVM’s club rugby team lost against instate rivals, the Norwich Cadets, Sept. 22 in their second match of the season. The loss came in the last two minutes of play in a game that saw seven different lead changes.
On their way to their 2-1 record, the Jets and 49ers have looked dramatically different. The Jet offense can best be described as inconsistent, whether that is in-game or between games. After trouncing Buffalo in week one and getting routed by Pittsburgh in week two, the Jets outlasted Miami to get victory number two. It took a bad-guessed timeout in overtime attempting to ice Jet kicker Nick Folk. The timeout nullified what would have been a Miami blocked field goal and allowed Folk to make the 33-yard game winning kick.
After receiving the news that his 19-year-old brother was killed in a motorcycle accident, Smith recorded a career-high day Sunday night versus the Patriots. Smith finished the game with 6 catches for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 31-30 Ravens’ victory. Smith looks to back up this performance Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns.
On Sept. 14 and 16, the University of Vermont men’s soccer team traveled to New York for a pair of games. On Friday, he Catamounts faced Cornell University and on Sunday, they competed against Colgate University.
New York Giants @ Carolina Panthers. Both teams are 1-1 and both teams had important week two wins after extremely deflating week one losses. The Giants were able to rebound from their loss to divisional rival Dallas on the opening night of the 2012 season with an emotional come-from-behind win over a surprisingly tough Tampa Bay team. Eli Manning racked up 510 passing yards in the victory – good for eighth best all-time – and reminded us why he is one of the elite signal callers in the league. Carolina was able to withstand a late Drew Brees rally and beat New Orleans – who is off to an alarming 0-2 start – as Cam Newton got back on track with a 253 yards passing and 71 yards rushing.
After a poor first half including three interceptions against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the defending Super Bowl MVP regrouped from a 14-point deficit to lead the Giants to a 41-34 victory, despite a slew of injuries. For the Giants to begin the season 0-2 at home, facing the NFL’s hardest schedule would have made the defending champion’s repeat aspirations even more difficult than it should have been.