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Interim athletic director Greg Eckman

Eckman appointed interim director of athletics

Kyle Gagnon, Staff Reporter September 23, 2021

COVID-19 and the ever-changing merger situation have caused shifts and changes within the NVU community, and the athletic department has been no exception. The Lyndon/Johnson merger has already made its...

Jamey Ventura, associate dean of athletics, to leave NVU

Jamey Ventura, associate dean of athletics, to leave NVU

Basement Medicine Staff June 3, 2021

Associate Dean of Athletics Jamey Ventura is stepping down after 10 years, serving first at Johnson State College, where he was hired as director of athletics in 2011, and then for the past three years...

Miles Smith

Miles moves on

Allison Irons and BM Staff, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

Assistant Athletics Director and Head Coach of Men’s Basketball Miles Smith is leaving NVU at the end of May, having served in those positions for the past six years. Smith graduated from Johnson State...



Allison Irons, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers were crowned World Series Champions this year. This was their first win since 1988 and their seventh overall, while The Tampa Bay Rays have never won a World Series. This season...

Sitting here in limbo

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

The fall season is almost over. It’s been anything but business as usual with the COVID-19 restrictions on competition. Nevertheless, NVU-J’s soccer, tennis and volleyball teams have been training...

COMSA: finding safety and support

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

This fall, the NVU-Johnson athletics department founded the Coalition of Minority Student-Athletes (COMSA). “Having a minority-based student-athlete group on campus creates a safe space for us,” said co-founder...



Allison Irons, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

On Sept. 16, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I council announced that men’s and women’s basketball can begin starting on Nov. 25. This is two weeks later than the usual...

NCAA Division III week is held every year to celebrate college athletics.

Johnson Athletics finds fun ways to celebrate DIII week

Patrick Bell, Sports Editors May 1, 2020

Despite  the Covid-19 pandemic sending students off campus and the cancelations of intercollegiate athletic seasons, the NCAA’s Division III week still took place from April 13-19 at NVU-Johnson,...

Sights from outside Amherst College gym where spectators were banned from attending regional games from the DIII womens basketball tournament.

COVID-19 cancels and changes athletics across the globe

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor May 1, 2020

The sports world has been drastically impacted by COVID-19. All around the world, athletic competition came to pause in order to help combat the virus. In the month of March, there were discussions...

College athletics: its Pay to Play

College athletics: it’s Pay to Play

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor April 20, 2020

The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) is a multi-billion-dollar industry. It conduct collegiate sports and give student-athletes a chance to compete at the national level all around the...

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