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Disc golf course gets a makeover

Hayden Cheever, Contributer October 14, 2021

The NVU disc golf course has seen its fair share of ups and downs in its near 30-year existence. According to Interim Director of Athletics Greg Eckman, the course was created in the early-to-mid 1990s,...

Kelley Peterson

John Peterson to head women’s soccer

Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor October 14, 2021

The new soccer season is underway at NVU-Johnson, and with it comes a new Head Women’s Soccer Coach, John “Norm” Peterson. Peterson doesn’t look anything at all like his Cheers nick-namesake, but...

Alfred Johnson

Alfred Johnson new men’s hoops coach

Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor October 14, 2021

The new academic year at NVU-Johnson brings with it a new head men’s basketball coach and assistant athletics director, Alfred Johnson. Johnson comes to NVU with over 20 years of coaching experience...

Jamey Ventura, associate dean of athletics, to leave NVU

Jamey Ventura, associate dean of athletics, to leave NVU

Basement Medicine Staff June 3, 2021

Associate Dean of Athletics Jamey Ventura is stepping down after 10 years, serving first at Johnson State College, where he was hired as director of athletics in 2011, and then for the past three years...

Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

The United States National Women’s Soccer Team has set off on a victorious season. The team is the hopeful winner at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games after winning the She Believes Cup in February. This...

Tackling mental health as a student athlete

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

On March 13, the North Atlantic Conference hosted Victoria Garrick for an online talk about mental health awareness in collegiate sports. Garrick was a starter for the University of Southern California...

Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter April 12, 2021

The NCAA has faced some backlash over the past two weeks for the handling of the Division I women’s tournament. The lack of proper workout facilities, branding and intense tournament game scheduling...

Athletics fundraising exceeds goals

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter April 12, 2021

This spring, the NVU-Johnson athletics department is hosting its second annual “Support Your Sport” fundraiser campaign. The campaign ran from March 15-29. Both the Johnson and Lyndon campuses were...

Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

The Connecticut Huskies are finally back on top after returning to the Big East Conference for the first time since 2012. Selection Sunday for the NCAA tournament on March 14 will determine if both teams...

SAAC plans events for rest of semester despite COVID

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

This year has been quite a virtual one for the athletic department. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, known as SAAC, has worked hard to create events for the Johnson campus for all students. “Most...

Jordan Pelland

Badgers roundup and recap

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Men’s Basketball v. Norwich University, March 1 and March 2 The Badgers men’s team finally reached victory against the Cadets with a 95-66 win on March 1. The Badgers outscored the Cadets by 26...

Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were victorious this season with Tom Brady at the helm, but was it worth having a crowd there? This was one of the most interesting championships in the NFL in the past few years....

Devyn Thompson

Badger Athletics moves ahead with new regulations regulations

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

COVID-19 has changed all aspects of competitive sports, from the big leagues to colleges and universities. At Northern Vermont University, the athletic department has worked hard since this summer to...

Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter 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!

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter 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

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter 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

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter 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

Allison Irons, Sports Editor 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...

Chad Copeland

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

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter 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

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter 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!

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter 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...

the covered-over pool in SHAPE

Swimmers not in SHAPE

Allison Irons, Sports Editor 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...

Athletes featured in the documentary

Documenting a long history of sexual abuse

Allison Irons, Sports Editor 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

Allison Irons, Sports Editor 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

Allison Irons, Sports Editor 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

Allison Irons, Sports Editor 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...

The author on the tennis court

Life as a DIII athlete is rewarding, exhausting

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor 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...

NCAA Division III week is held every year to celebrate college athletics.

Johnson Athletics finds fun ways to celebrate DIII week

Patrick Bell, Sports Editors 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,...

Sights from outside Amherst College gym where spectators were banned from attending regional games from the DIII womens basketball tournament.

COVID-19 cancels and changes athletics across the globe

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor 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...

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