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Annual D3 week hampered by bad weather

Patrick Bell

April 24, 2019

Every year, there is a week to promote and recognize Division III student-athletes called D3 Week. This year, it took place on the campus of NVU-Johnson from April 15-19 with tabling events, social media awareness, pickup volleyball, and capture the flag. D3 Week is a national event for all the Division...

Brouard heads games to focus on women’s health

Brouard heads games to focus on women’s health

Patrick Bell

April 24, 2019

For the last two basketball seasons, the women’s basketball team has sponsored two games dedicated to women’s health: Pink Zone for breast cancer awareness and the Go Red for Women’s Health game. The purpose of these two games is to educate and raise money for these two causes through donations,...

Men’s volleyball lose to Golden Flyers

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball team was defeated 3-0 by the Eastern Nazarene College Lions on Saturday, March 23 in the second match of the day for the Badgers. Johnson slides to 1-16 in the loss while Eastern Nazarene improves to 12-13. The Lions won by scores of 25-9,...

Men’s lacrosse edged out by Thomas

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s lacrosse team was edged by Thomas College on Saturday, March 23. The Terriers beat the Badgers by a score of 13-9. The Badgers had six players score in Saturday’s matchup against Thomas College. Josh Benak led the Badgers scoring three goals and providing...

Bison trample men’s volleyball

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball team fell to the Nichols College Bison 3-0 in their matchup hosted by Eastern Nazarene College on Saturday, March 23. The Badgers move to 1-15 on the season in the loss. The Bison improve to 13-8. The Bison won by scores of 25-9, 25-8, and...

Men’s tennis falls to St. Mike’s

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s tennis team dropped a non-conference match to in state opponent Saint Michaels College on Tuesday, March 26 at Topnotch Resort. The Badgers Austin Walters and John Folsom competed in #1 doubles for the first match of the evening. The Purple Knights were...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

April 4, 2019

The NBA is heading towards the end of the regular season. It’s been nothing short of an exciting season for fans of the league and their teams, with some teams becoming NBA Finals contenders for the first time in a long time. The Denver Nuggets have taken a huge leap from last year to this year....

Nazereth shuts out men’s volleyball

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball team traveled to SUNY New Paltz for their last tri-match of the inaugural season. The Badgers dropped the first match of the evening to Nazareth by a score of 3-0. The Badgers dropped the first three sets by a score of 25-7, 25-9, and 25-4...

Men’s volleyball falls to SUNY-New Paltz

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball ended their inaugural season falling to SUNY New Paltz by a score of 0-3. The Badgers were led by Garrison French who recorded three kills and two digs. Ryan Willete, Jesse Streeter and Nicholas Audet added one kill a piece. In the first stint...

Cadets beat men’s tennis

NVU-J Athletics

April 4, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s tennis team faced in state opponent Norwich University at Topnotch Resort on Thursday, March 28. The Badgers were overcome as the Cadets took the match by a score of 8-1. The Cadets controlled most of doubles play as Austin Walters and John Folsom competed...

My life as a lax bro

Patrick Bell

April 4, 2019

There is a lacrosse season going on this year. If you have noticed, I haven’t written a preview on their season for a couple of reasons. Some people haven’t been great at getting back to me for interview times for understandable reasons, which is fine. I play on the team and it’s a weird to...

Husson top men’s lacrosse 23-1

NVU-J Athletics

March 21, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s lacrosse dropped their first conference game of the season on the road at Husson University on Saturday, March 16. The Badgers were led by Kyle Picard (Lamoille,Vt.) who scored the first goal of the afternoon. Picard scored off an assist from teammate...

Engineers disqualified, women’s softball earns first win

NVU-J Athletics

March 21, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s softball team earned their first win of the season against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in their second game of the day on Wednesday, Feb 27. The Badgers had faced Rose-Hulman earlier in the week on February 25 that resulted in a 14-3 loss. The...

Men’s volleyball wins first game in program history

NVU-J Athletics

March 21, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball team captured their first victory versus the Lynx of Lesley University on Saturday, March 16. The Badgers forced the Lynx to a fifth and final set, emerging with a 15-9 advantage to seal the 3-2 victory. Johnson won by scores of 25-22, 25-16,...

John Folsom named NAC player of the week

NVU-J Athletics

March 21, 2019

John Folsom of the Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s tennis team was named the North Atlantic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on Monday, March 11. John Folsom (Califon, N.J.) was strong this past weekend against MCLA, in the first men’s tennis match of 2019 for the Badgers....

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

March 21, 2019

I’m trying something new today. I’m going to write about Major League Soccer, specifically the New England Revolution. I’ve been a fan of soccer since the late 2000s. I didn’t really follow any teams early on but I was a huge fan of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was on the legendary club Manchester...

Lyndon handed down sanctions by NCAA

Lyndon handed down sanctions by NCAA

Patrick Bell

March 21, 2019

In a Feb. 26 email to the NVU community, NVU President Elaine Collins announced that Northern Vermont University-Lyndon received the final decision of the NCAA Division III Committee on infractions regarding violations that occurred between 2013 and 2017. Collins noted, “The NCAA found two violations....

UMPI Owls beat men’s basketball

NVU-J Athletics

February 21, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s basketball team fell to the University of Maine Presque Isle Owls at home on Feb. 9, by a score of 76-75. It was Senior Day, as Co-Captains Vernon Slater (Washington, D.C.) and Donell Shaw (Washington, D.C) were honored before the game for their contributions...

Men’s basketball falls to NVU-Lyndon in President’s Cup challenge

NVU-J Athletics

February 21, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s basketball team fell to Northern Vermont University-Lyndon in a men’s President’s Cup Challenge match up by a score of 105-93 on Feb. 13. The Badgers had four players score in double figures on the evening. Vernon Slater (Washington, D.C.) scored a...

Hornets top Badgers in NAC play

NVU-J Athletics

February 21, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s basketball team concluded the 2018-2019 season with a loss to Northern Vermont University-in an NVU Presidents Cup Challenge matchup on Feb. 13. The Badgers were led by Mariah Ramos (Lebanon, N.H.) who recorded a double-double on the evening. Ramos paced...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

February 21, 2019

I was ecstatic when the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53, or as many people like to call it, “the most boring Super Bowl of all time.” For me, being a Patriots fan, it was quite the opposite, as the team earned its sixth Super Bowl ring and continued its dynasty...

Men’s volleyball fall vs. Bison

NVU-J Athletics

February 21, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball team dropped their first match of the day to Nichols College by a score of 3-0 on Feb. 16. The Badgers fell by scores of 25-7, 25-7 and 25-11 in their first match of the afternoon. Ryan Willette (Wolfeboro, N.H.) paced the Badgers with three...

Badgers fall to Southern Vermont in tri-match finale

NVU-J Athletics

February 21, 2019

The Northern Vermont University- Johnson men’s volleyball team fell in the second of two matches on Feb. 16. Southern Vermont College took the match by a score of 3-1. Both teams seemed evenly matched throughout most of the match. The Mountaineers prevailed last weekend beating the Badgers by a...

Softball heading in new direction under new head coach

Softball heading in new direction under new head coach

Patrick Bell

February 21, 2019

There is still snow on the ground, but spring softball is in the air once again under first-year head coach Stacey Fox. Fox, a former Division I softball catcher and assistant for the University of Rhode Island, and head coach of an AAU club team, comes to NVU-Johnson looking to start her collegiate...

President’s Cup at halfway point in annual competition

President’s Cup at halfway point in annual competition

Patrick Bell

February 8, 2019

Yet another innovation sparked by the creation of Northern Vermont University is the President’s Cup challenge, which is now at the halfway point in the yearly competition between the NVU Johnson and Lyndon athletic programs. The Johnson campus is currently in the lead at four points to two. The...

Women’s basketball drops conference game to Mariners

NVU-Athletics

February 8, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s basketball team faced off in their second conference game of the weekend. Maine Maritime Academy pulled away by a score of 66-27. The Badgers were led by Maraiah Ramos (Lebanon, NH) who scored a team high 15 points and nine rebounds. Kaitlyn Brouard...

Badgers take first set, but eventually fall to Pratt

NVU-Athletics

February 8, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball team won their first set of the inagural season as they beat Pratt 25-17, but the Badgers eventually fell in the match losing 3-1. The Badgers started off strong earning the victory in the first set of the day by a score of 25-17. The Badgers...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

February 8, 2019

The NBA is absolutely bananas right now and I love it. There is absolutely no dull moment for the league. There is always something happening that is newsworthy, and right now, the biggest news in the league is Anthony Davis requesting a trade away from his current team, the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

December 14, 2018

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

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...

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