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Badger briefs NVU-Johnson athletics 2/20/2020

NVU Athletics, Contributor

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 Saturday, Feb. 15 after cruising to a 75-69 win over the Owls. Junior Ellery Kiefer led the way for ...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

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 been a wild roller coaster ride filled with joy, fear, puke and sadness. It all started in the...

Badgers recruitment update

NVU Athletics, Contributor

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 Tuesday, Feb. 11. Aidan Kelly has signed the necessary paperwork and has committed to the NVU-Johns...

Loeffler named new XC coach as Woods steps down

Loeffler named new XC coach as Woods steps down

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

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 her leadership for the last two years, the triathlon team has gained instant success. In their...

The history of the NAC and its future

The history of the NAC and its future

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

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 first of a two-part feature about the NAC. The North Atlantic Conference is a NCAA Division III...

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 Nazarene as they faced Mount Saint Vincent. After the Dolphins claimed the first frame 25-23, the...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

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 became more and more of a liability and struggled to finish the season strong. They dropped to the third...

Men’s volleyball second season underway

Men’s volleyball second season underway

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

In their sophomore season as a program, the men’s volleyball team is back and hitting again with some new and familiar faces under second-year head coach Keven John. There is reason for optimism and hope in their second year. In their inaugural season, the team was competitive in many of their matches...

Renovations taking place in SHAPE

Renovations taking place in SHAPE

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

Construction is underway in the SHAPE facility for a new wellness suite. The project aims to convert the racquetball and mixed martial arts rooms that are downstairs into a workout space that is specifically for the athletes who participate within the NVU-Johnson athletic program and members of the...

NCAA for dummies: a brief history of intercollege athletics

NCAA for dummies: a brief history of intercollege athletics

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article is the beginning of a series devoted to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, its evolution, and the issues confronting it today. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a member-led organization that regulates collegiate sports to benefit over hal...

Badger Briefs NVU-Johnson Athletics

NVU Athletics

December 12, 2019

Men’s basketball grabs first conference win on the road against Mariners A strong start carried the Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s basketball to a convincing 74-60 victory over Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Badgers took the early lead and never looked back in their fi...

Women’s volleyball closes the door on historic season

Women’s volleyball closes the door on historic season

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

December 12, 2019

The gym is quiet once again for women’s volleyball at NVU-Johnson, but this year’s team made quite some noise by making the North Atlantic Conference playoffs for the first time ever. The team ended the regular season with a 13-12 record, 4-2 in conference play, which earned them a three seed...

Badger 4 Life campaign launched to raise money for athletic programs

Badger 4 Life campaign launched to raise money for athletic programs

Patrick Bell

November 22, 2019

The Badger 4 Life Giving Challenge has launched at the Johnson campus. The campaign works through the platform Give Campus to raise money for the athletic department for things like equipment, travel costs and uniforms. Donors can donate to the team of their choice, or to the athletic department. At ...

NAC weekly awards spotlight

November 22, 2019

Davis named NAC Rookie of the Week The North Atlantic Conference office announced early Monday, Nov. 18 that first year men’s basketball player Floyd Davis has been named NAC Rookie of the Week.   Davis averaged 6.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals, and 1.5 assists per game this week. Afte...

Badger Briefs 11/07/19

NVU-Johnson Athletics

November 7, 2019

Gray paces women’s cross country at NAC Championship The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s cross-country team competed in the North Atlantic Conference Championship hosted by Northern Vermont University-Lyndon on Saturday morning. The Badgers finished 6th overall. The Badgers were led...

The wild time that was the 2019 World Series

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

The Washington Nationals have come out of the shadows of the Major League Baseball big teams to have their first appearance in the World Series. This is the first time in their franchise’s history to win the World Series, a National League pennant and their first Wild Card berth. The Nationals beat...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

November 7, 2019

Recently, I’ve been heavily invested in the ESPN+ production “Peyton’s Places,” which stars future hall of fame quarterback Peyton Manning. This year is the NFL’s 100th year of existence as an American football league. There has been a lot of important moments in its history, such as 49ers...

Fall sports season nearing end of competition

Fall sports season nearing end of competition

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

November 7, 2019

As the winter months start to approach the campus of NVU-Johnson, we say goodbye to many of the fall sports seasons and hello to the playoffs for the women’s volleyball team. Women’s volleyball will be running as the third seed in Head Coach Keven John’s second year with the program. This North...

Badger Briefs: Men’s golf finishes eighth in NAC Championship

NVU-Johnson Athletics, Contributor

October 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s golf team shot a team score of 345 on day two of the North Atlantic Conference men’s golf championship to earn an eighth-place finish with a total score of 705. Austin Walters was the top performer for the Badgers shooting an 84 on day one of the championship...

Badger Briefs: Men’s soccer edged in road conference match

NVU-Johnson Athletics, Contributor

October 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s soccer team traveled to Husson University on Saturday afternoon and fell to the Eagles in a North Atlantic Conference match by a score of 3-1. 1st Half: It was the Eagles who set the tone in the first half of action. Cai Pritchard recorded his first...

Badger Briefs: First half run halts women’s soccer on the road

NVU-Johnson Athletics, Contributor

October 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s soccer team dropped a North Atlantic Conference game on the road to Husson University on Saturday afternoon by a score of 7-2. 1st Half: It was the Husson Eagles who made an immediate impact on Saturday in the first stint of action. Bri Saulter started...

Badger Briefs: Women’s volleyball improves to 3-0 in conference play

NVU-Johnson Athletics, Contributor

October 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s volleyball team swept the Owls of UMaine-Presque Isle winning 3-0 in a North Atlantic Conference match on Saturday morning. The Badgers improve to 11-9 overall and 3-0 in conference play with the win. Nikola Knapova and Lauren Havill led the Badgers...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

The NBA season isn’t back just yet, but it is approaching fast and I am excited to see what the season has in store. This season will be an interesting one for sure as the landscape of the league was shaken like a mixed drink during the summer months. Many NBA teams saw their roster change dramatically...

Women’s basketball working with blank canvas in 2019-2020

Women’s basketball working with blank canvas in 2019-2020

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

Under Head Coach Greg Eckman, the women’s basketball team are looking to go back to their winning ways with a mix of trusted returners and talented freshmen. The program has experienced a rough couple of seasons. For the last two years, the team dealt with multiple injuries to key players that has...

Men’s basketball back with height and athleticism

Men’s basketball back with height and athleticism

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

It’s a new season for the men’s basketball team under fifth-year Head Coach Miles Smith. Last year’s team struggled for a majority of the season, but a late-season push with wins against NVU-Lyndon and SUNY Canton gave them a chance of making the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) playoffs heading...

NAC adds three schools to expand to twelve

NAC adds three schools to expand to twelve

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) will grow to twelve participating schools starting in the summer of 2020. It was announced on Aug. 20 that SUNY Polytechnic Institute, SUNY Cobleskill, and Cazenovia College will join the conference, creating an east and west division within the NAC. “We are so...

Men’s lacrosse suspended for immediate future

Men’s lacrosse suspended for immediate future

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

In any NCAA sport, there needs to be proper resources to keep that sport going at its institution. Without those resources to keep the program going at NVU-Johnson, the tough decision was made that men’s lacrosse would be suspended for the immediate future, effective July 2019. “It’s gut-wrenching...

Michon hired as assistant athletic trainer

Michon hired as assistant athletic trainer

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson athletics department hired a new assistant athletic trainer for the start of the 2019-2020 sports season. Ben Michon joins the Badgers’ athletic department after graduating from Lasell College with his Bachelors in Science for Athletic Training this past spring. Michon...

Women’s volleyball sets eyes on NAC Championship

Women’s volleyball sets eyes on NAC Championship

Patrick Bell

September 20, 2019

The women’s volleyball team is back and hitting under second-year head coach Keven John. In his first season as head coach, John led them to a 10-11 season overall, 1-4 in conference play. Despite not making the playoffs, many viewed the season a success for a rebuilding year. Their 10 wins was...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

September 20, 2019

Ever since former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski retired from the game of football at the end of last season at age 29, people have speculated that he might return at some point this season. During his career, he was a beast at his position and one of the best players ever in football....

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