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Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

December 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Over the past several years, the National Football League (NFL) has supposedly made numerous changes to their policies regarding the handling of instances of domestic violence involving their employees. Investigations are allegedly more thorough, while the punishments are definitely more severe. But ...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

December 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

The NBA has been weird this year with teams not living up to the hype, players blowing away their expectations, strange storylines and everything in between. Let’s start with my favorite team in the NBA, the Boston Celtics. They have been spending most of their time early on in the season trying to fi...

SUNY-Delhi joins the NAC

SUNY-Delhi joins the NAC

Patrick Bell

December 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

State University of New York-Delhi was named the ninth member of the North Atlantic Conference, starting in 2019-2020. Delhi joins the NAC along with Northern Vermont University-Johnson, NVU-Lyndon, SUNY Canton, Thomas College, Husson University, UMaine-Farmington, UMaine-Presque Isle and Maine Maritime Aca...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

December 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

For the last 13 years, the NFC East division has been the definition of parity in the National Football League (NFL), as it hasn’t had a repeat winner during that stretch. However, heading into the 2018-2019 season, the Philadelphia Eagles appeared poised to break that streak. Unfortunately, their...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

December 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Over the weekend, I watched the most recent ESPN 30 for 30, a documentary series that covers a wide range of sports stories. This particular story was about the life and death of Junior Seau, a defensive Hall of Fame player that played nearly 20 seasons in the NFL for three different teams. It was a t...

John named NAC Coach of the Year

John named NAC Coach of the Year

Patrick Bell

December 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

In his first season as head coach of the women’s volleyball program at NVU-J, Keven John was named North Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year. He inherited a program that hadn’t won a game in their previous season and hadn’t been that successful in the seasons prior. This season, his team earned...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Traditionally in professional sports, a team can never have too much talent. Acquiring and developing as much talent as possible is essentially the primary directive for roster construction. But can a team, particularly in the National Basketball Association (NBA), have too much depth? During the openi...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

As the Los Angeles Clippers took the floor against the Denver Nuggets to start the season, it was the first time they had played a game without star players Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan in the lineup. Instead, their roster consisted of role players at best that play hard and do some t...

Men’s basketball has high hopes for success

Chad Copeland

October 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s basketball team has a new look for the 2018-2019 season. The Badgers have 11 new faces on this year’s roster with seven returning players. The Badgers have put the time in this pre-season and the new players have acclimated well to the transition to...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

October 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s the month of October, and that means the NBA season is right around the corner. I’m excited for this season for many reasons, so I’ll take the time in this column to discuss them. Let’s start with talking about my favorite NBA team, the Boston Celtics. The anticipation for this season...

Whitmore taking on new role as men’s tennis coach

Whitmore taking on new role as men’s tennis coach

Patrick Bell

October 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Used to wearing multiple hats, Associate Dean of Students Michele Whitmore has donned yet another: she is now the men’s tennis team head coach. Whitmore isn’t new to the tennis scene. She has been the women’s coach for the past nine years and counting at NVU-J. Whitmore currently ranks first...

Eckman hired as new associate athletics director

Eckman hired as new associate athletics director

Patrick Bell

October 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Greg Eckman has been promoted to associate athletic director of athletics at NVU-J. “Greg Eckman has earned this opportunity,” said Associate Dean of Athletics and Recreation Jamey Ventura. “Greg is perfectly positioned to take on the additional leadership role of running the day-to-day operations...

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