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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

Nate Gomez

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

2019 Men's lacrosse team

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

Ben Michon in the athletic trainer's office with student athlete Morgan Grace

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

2019 women’s volleyball team

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

Patrick Bell himself

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....

Women’s soccer hungry for success in 2019

Morgan Grace gets her kicks

Patrick Bell

September 20, 2019

The women’s soccer team is back on the field in Johnson under Head Coach Andrew Lafrenz. Coming off a year in which they went to the playoffs, Lafrenz is looking to duplicate that success and climb further to the NAC Championship. One of the keys to do that, he believes, is team chemistry. “One...

Men’s soccer looks ahead to 2019

2019  men's soccer team

September 20, 2019

After making the playoffs and hosting a first-round playoff game a year ago, the men’s soccer team is looking to repeat their previous success and move farther in the postseason. The team has started the season with a record of 2-1 with wins versus Vermont Tech twice. Freshman midfielder Aibek Allan...

BADGER BRIEFS

NVU-Johnson Athletics

September 20, 2019

Cass sets personal record at Lynx Invitational The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s cross country team had two runners complete the 6k course at the Lynx Invitational hosted by NHTI on Saturday morning. Senior Emily Cass (Braintree, Vt.) set a personal record at the event, completing t...

Athletic banquet looks back on year of Johnson athletics

Athletic banquet looks back on year of Johnson athletics

Patrick Bell

May 9, 2019

The NVU-Johnson 2018-2019 sports season officially came to a close with the annual athletic banquet. Held each year in Carter Gym in SHAPE, it is a way for the athletic department to honor teams and student-athletes for their accomplishments on and off the playing surface. Austin Walters took home the Male S...

Women’s track and field concludes season at Regis College

NVU-J Athletics

May 9, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s track and field team competed at the North Atlantic Conference Track and Field championship hosted at Regis College on April 27 and 28. The Badgers finished in fifth place with 18 points. The Great Northeast Atlantic Conference (GNAC) and New England Colle...

Men’s track and field participates at NAC championship

NVU-J Athletics

May 9, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s track and field team competed at the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Track and Field championship hosted at Regis College on April 27 and 28. The Great Northeast Atlantic Conference (GNAC) and New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) also participated in ...

Men’s golf finishes second

NVU-J Athletics

May 9, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s golf team took second place overall in the SUNY Adirondack College Golf Invitational. Senior Austin Walters earned medalist honors shooting a tournament best 73. The Badgers earned a second place finish this past weekend at the SUNY Adirondack College...

Cruz set to make immediate impact for men’s soccer

NVU-J Athletics

May 9, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s soccer team and Head Coach Shane Bufano have tabbed another commitment for the 2019 season. The most recent commitment for the Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s soccer team comes from Marquiss Cruz. Cruz, a product of Portland, Oregon, is the fi...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

May 9, 2019

The NBA awards are always a hot topic to discuss with people who cover and follow the league. This year, we have had some great award races and so I am going to give my picks. The Rookie of the Year award had several candidates. Luka Doncic, forward for the Dallas Mavericks, has had a hell of a first y...

Softball falls in home opener against Husson

NVU-J Athletics

April 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson softball team played their first home games of the season on Minaert Field in a North Atlantic Conference contest against the Husson University Eagles. Strong bats excelled the Eagles to the win as they took game one of the doubleheader by a score of 16-0. The...

Men’s track and field competes at meet

NVU-J Athletics

April 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s track and field team traveled to the University of Albany to compete in the U Albany Spring Classic on Saturday, April 20. The Badgers were led by Ryan Willette. Willette recorded a fifth-place finish in the men’s triple jump and a 12thplace finish...

Women’s track and field makes strides in Albany

NVU-J Athletics

April 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s track and field team traveled to the University of Albany to compete in the U Albany Spring Classic on Saturday, April 20. Jaden Gray had a top 20 finish as she finished 16th overall in the women’s 800 meters recording a time of 2:49.14. Melissa...

Men’s tennis captures first win of season

NVU-J Athletics

April 24, 2019

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s tennis team edged Northern Vermont University-Lyndon by the smallest of margins winning their first match of the season by a score of 5-4. Three doubles matches started play off on Wednesday evening. The Badgers No. 1 doubles team of Austin Walters and...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

April 24, 2019

In the history of sports, numbers on players’ jerseys have gone from “just a number” to the identity of a icon who has transformed a sport. If you have ever played a sport that requires a number on the back of a uniform, then you know that there are cool numbers to wear, and some that are not....

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,...

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