Basement Medicine

Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!
November 28, 2020

My time as a Division III athlete has been both rewarding and heartbreaking. I have had the opportunity to play for two separate colleges during my collegiate career. While studying journalism, I have...

Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!
November 13, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers were crowned World Series Champions this year. This was their first win since 1988 and their seventh overall, while The Tampa Bay Rays have never won a World Series. This season...

Sitting here in limbo

November 13, 2020

The fall season is almost over. It’s been anything but business as usual with the COVID-19 restrictions on competition. Nevertheless, NVU-J’s soccer, tennis and volleyball teams have been training...

COMSA: finding safety and support

November 13, 2020

This fall, the NVU-Johnson athletics department founded the Coalition of Minority Student-Athletes (COMSA). “Having a minority-based student-athlete group on campus creates a safe space for us,” said co-founder...

Ally-Oop! WNBA

October 26, 2020

The 2020 WNBA season has been an interesting one. Like the NBA, all the teams played in one stadium. There were no home-court advantages, no fans, and fewer games. This was the first season in years that...

Coalition of Minority Student Athletes advocates for student-athletes of color

Chad Copeland
October 26, 2020

With all the issues of racism raised in 2020, a group of Black student-athletes from NVU-Johnson have come together out of a desire to ignite change at the college and Lamoille community. The Coalition...

A sports media internship

October 8, 2020

Last spring, I was on the hunt for a local and sports-related internship. I didn’t have a clue on where to look for internships, let alone a sports-based internship near Johnson. My adviser asked if...

No banquet for you… not this year anyway

No banquet for you... not this year anyway
October 8, 2020

During the virtual Homecoming weekend that took place on Sept. 26, the NVU-Lyndon athletics department held their athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The week leading up to homecoming, some people...

Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!
October 8, 2020

On Sept. 16, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I council announced that men’s and women’s basketball can begin starting on Nov. 25. This is two weeks later than the usual...

Swimmers not in SHAPE

the covered-over pool in SHAPE
September 22, 2020

The SHAPE athletic facility recently reopened on Aug. 24 for the campus community. There are new guidelines in place in order to keep students and staff safe. The facility is currently in the first phase...

Documenting a long history of sexual abuse

Athletes featured in the documentary
September 22, 2020

On June 24, 2020, Netflix released its newest documentary, “Athlete A.” The documentary gives an in-depth view of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal and downfall of USA Gymnastics. It follows the journalists...

Ally-Oop! Tennis

Ally-Oop! Tennis
September 22, 2020

The 140th US Open was held in a “bubble” this year, the first time in the competition’s history. This was to use to stop the spread of COVID-19 while players spent their time at the USTA Billie Jean...

Fall sports season in limbo

Fall sports season in limbo
September 15, 2020

On July 20, NVU President Elaine Collins sent an email to NVU students and staff announcing the cancellation of NAC competition for fall sports “due to due to health and safety concerns stemming from...

Ally-Oop! MLB during COVID

Ally-Oop! MLB during COVID
September 15, 2020

The MLB is halfway through its shortened season due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks when the season was put on hold and later continued. As an...

Life as a DIII athlete is rewarding, exhausting

The author on the tennis court
May 3, 2020

Life as a Division III student-athlete is demanding. Athletics has become a large part of my college career, but it’s also been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. When I enrolled at...

Johnson Athletics finds fun ways to celebrate DIII week

NCAA Division III week is held every year to celebrate college athletics.
May 1, 2020

Despite  the Covid-19 pandemic sending students off campus and the cancelations of intercollegiate athletic seasons, the NCAA’s Division III week still took place from April 13-19 at NVU-Johnson,...

COVID-19 cancels and changes athletics across the globe

Sights from outside Amherst College gym where spectators were banned from attending regional games from the DIII women's basketball tournament.
May 1, 2020

The sports world has been drastically impacted by COVID-19. All around the world, athletic competition came to pause in order to help combat the virus. In the month of March, there were discussions...

College athletics: it’s Pay to Play

College athletics: it's Pay to Play
April 20, 2020

The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) is a multi-billion-dollar industry. It conduct collegiate sports and give student-athletes a chance to compete at the national level all around the...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down
April 13, 2020

Well folks, he actually did it. Tom Brady is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, announcing to his fans and teammates that he would leave the New England Patriots after 20 seasons with the team. A couple weeks...

Floyd Davis named NAC Rookie of the Year

Floyd Davis named NAC Rookie of the Year
April 10, 2020

The men’s basketball team had many highlights from their 2020 campaign, but one of the biggest highlights was when Floyd Davis, freshman from Riverdale, Georgia, earned the North Atlantic Conference...

Women’s basketball 19-20 season recap

Women's basketball 19-20 season recap
April 10, 2020

  The women’s basketball team had a tough but rewarding season as they earned their way to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Tournament for the first time since 2017. To start the season,...

Men’s basketball 19-20 season recap

Men's basketball 19-20 season recap
April 10, 2020

For the NVU-Johnson men’s basketball team, the 2019-2020 season is one to remember as they finished their year in the playoffs for the first time since 2016. The first half of the season was a mixed...

The History of the NAC, part two

The History of the NAC, part two
March 15, 2020

Editor's note: this is the second installment in the history of the North Atlantic Conference. See part 1 here. In order to retool and strengthen the North Atlantic Conference (NAC), newly appointed...

Badger briefs NVU-Johnson athletics 2/20/2020

February 20, 2020

Women’s basketball clinches playoff berth against Owls The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s basketball team clinched a playoff birth for the 2020 North Atlantic Conference playoffs on...

The Pat-Down

February 20, 2020

The Boston Celtics have had quite the steady season so far. And if you ask any Celtics fan, that could probably be one of the biggest things that they were hoping for this year. The last two years have...

Badgers recruitment update

February 20, 2020

Men’s soccer earns commitment from Aidan Kelly The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s soccer program and Head Coach Shane Bufano have tabbed their second commitment for the 2020 season on...

Loeffler named new XC coach as Woods steps down

Shawn Woods
February 20, 2020

Starting next season, Kim Loeffler will be taking over for the men’s and women’s cross country team. Loeffler is no stranger to NVU-Johnson, as she is currently the women’s triathlon head coach. Under...

The history of the NAC and its future

Former NAC Athletic commissioner Julie Muller
February 20, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article is the second of a six-part series devoted to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, its evolution, and the issues confronting it today. This particular story is the...

Badger Briefs

February 10, 2020

Streeter helps lift men’s volleyball past Mount St. Vincent The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball team captured the 3-1 win in the final match of the day on Feb. 1 at Eastern...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down
February 10, 2020

Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, is officially a football bachelor. The Patriots had a disappointing season. They started hot, winning their first eight games, but their offense...

Load more stories
The student-run community news site of Northern Vermont University- Johnson
Sports