Basement Medicine

Emily Marshall

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...

Tyhee Taylor

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...

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...

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...

Patrick Bell

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...

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....

Patrick Bell

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...

SUNY-Delhi joins the NAC

SUNY-Delhi joins the NAC

Patrick Bell December 14, 2018

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...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary December 6, 2018

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...

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell December 6, 2018

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...

North Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year Keven John

John named NAC Coach of the Year

Patrick Bell December 6, 2018

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...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary November 9, 2018

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...

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell November 9, 2018

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...

Men’s basketball has high hopes for success

Chad Copeland October 25, 2018

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...

Badger Briefs

NVU-J Athletics October 2, 2018

Badgers XC competes in Vermont State Meet LYNDONVILLE,Vt.- The Northern Vermont-Johnson men’s cross-country team competed in the Vermont State Meet on Saturday morning hosted by Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. Kenneth...

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell October 2, 2018

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...

Michele Whitmore

Whitmore taking on new role as men’s tennis coach

Patrick Bell October 2, 2018

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...

Greg Eckman

Eckman hired as new associate athletics director

Patrick Bell October 2, 2018

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...

Badger Briefs

NVU-J Athletics September 18, 2018

Johnson Leads Age Division at Inaugural Triathlon Race SOUTH BERWICK, ME — The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s triathlon team soared at the Pumpkinman Triathlon on September 8th and 9th...

Nikola Knapova

New coach Keven John setting up volleyball for success

Patrick Bell September 18, 2018

Volleyball is growing at a rapid pace at NVU-Johnson. New this year to campus is men’s volleyball. It’s a sport, described by many, that is growing quickly at the high school and collegiate level.Vermont...

Head Coach Andrew Lafrenz

Women’s soccer looks to remain competitive with young squad

Patrick Bell September 18, 2018

Third-year head coach Andrew Lafrenz and the women’s soccer team are looking to work hard and grow this season. Being a young squad with only one senior on the team is a big challenge to overcome....

Arthur Clayton, Daniel Arriola, Alex Vetere, Joseph Holloway

Men’s soccer aims for success

Patrick Bell September 18, 2018

The men’s soccer team season is underway, and is looking to be the best under second year head coach Shane Bufano. In his first year, Bufano had to bring in close to 20 players to add to the five...

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell May 10, 2018

Over the weekend, a friend of mine texted me a picture of his hypothetical soccer lineup of the best current 11 players from all over the world. There was a catch though, and that catch was that you could...

Tom O'Leary

Tomfoolery

Tom O’Leary May 10, 2018

As I have been writing this column over the past two semesters, I have often analyzed the current state of the professional sports teams I am most passionate about. But due to the structure of our production...

Badger Briefs

JSC Athletics May 10, 2018

Castleton takes doubleheader sweep over Johnson JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College softball team split a doubleheader with Lyndon State College, winning 11-0 and falling 8-6 in extra innings on...

Senior student-athletes

Sports banquet honors student-athletes and coaches

Patrick Bell May 10, 2018

On Tuesday, May 1, the JSC sports banquet took place in the SHAPE varsity gym to honor the student-athletes, coaches and athletic department for their successes on and off the playing surface. Kylie...

Badger Briefs

JSC Athletics April 26, 2018

Men’s lacrosse loses on senior night to New England College BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Johnson State College men’s lacrosse team fell to New England College 25-0 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC)...

Tom O'Leary

Tomfoolery

Tom O"Leary April 26, 2018

Heading into the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) season, the Boston Red Sox were largely overlooked as a legitimate World Series contender. Even the most devoted fans had tempered their expectations after...

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell April 26, 2018

The injury bug has hit the Boston Celtics hard as they head into the first round of the 2018 playoffs. With many players on the team out for the foreseeable future, it has allowed other players on the...

Aly Finn

Annual rugby tournament honors former player

Patrick Bell April 26, 2018

Every year, the women’s rugby team hosts a tournament to celebrate one of their former players. The annual Alyson Finn Memorial Tournament will take place Saturday, April 28, on the rugby pitch at...

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