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Friendly competition delivers food to those in need

Alana Lewis, Contributor December 9, 2021

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) participated again in this year’s Harvest Basket initiative designed to provide food to the Johnson Food Shelf. The representatives from each athletic team...

Kyle Gagnon

Slater to spearhead athletic diversity initiative

Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor December 9, 2021

Brian Slater is the newest member of the NVU Johnson sports administration team. Taking on the newly created role of Assistant Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion / Sports Information,...


Kyle Gagnon, Staff Reporter December 9, 2021

I hate the NFL. Truly. Do I watch every Sunday from noon to midnight? Yes. Do I know every team’s record and the college that their backup quarterback went to? Sure. But that has more to do with what...

Brian Slater

Brian Slater joins NVU-Johnson athletic department

NVU-Johnson Athletics, Contributer November 18, 2021

Northern Vermont University-Johnson, and Interim Director of Athletics & Recreation Greg Eckman has announced the hiring of Brian Slater as NVU-Johnson’s new Assistant Athletic Director for Diversity,...

Kyle Gagnon


Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor November 18, 2021

As sports editor for Basement Medicine, I have been tasked with providing a sports column for our wonderful little paper. I am a huge sports fan. The sports I follow vary seasonally but also annually,...

Womens soccer coach, John Peterson

A season for team building: stats don’t tell the whole story

Hayden Cheever, Contributor October 28, 2021

“Successful.” That is the word sophomore team captain Jimmi Williams chose to describe the Women’s Volleyball season. At the time of writing, the Badgers are sitting in second place in NAC conference...

Johnson mens and womens volleyball coach, Dongping Fang

Fang’s goal: build a team, win a championship

Kyle Gagnon, Staff Reporter October 28, 2021

The new NVU-Johnson men’s and women’s volleyball coach, Dongping Fang, is wrapping up his first season heading the women’s side. Fang has over 20 years of collegiate volleyball coaching experience...

Disc golf course gets a makeover

Hayden Cheever, Contributer October 14, 2021

The NVU disc golf course has seen its fair share of ups and downs in its near 30-year existence. According to Interim Director of Athletics Greg Eckman, the course was created in the early-to-mid 1990s,...

Womens soccer coach, John Peterson

John Peterson to head women’s soccer

Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor October 14, 2021

The new soccer season is underway at NVU-Johnson, and with it comes a new Head Women’s Soccer Coach, John “Norm” Peterson. Peterson doesn’t look anything at all like his Cheers nick-namesake, but...

Alfred Johnson

Alfred Johnson new men’s hoops coach

Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor October 14, 2021

The new academic year at NVU-Johnson brings with it a new head men’s basketball coach and assistant athletics director, Alfred Johnson. Johnson comes to NVU with over 20 years of coaching experience...

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...



Allison Irons, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

The United States National Women’s Soccer Team has set off on a victorious season. The team is the hopeful winner at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games after winning the She Believes Cup in February. This...

Tackling mental health as a student athlete

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

On March 13, the North Atlantic Conference hosted Victoria Garrick for an online talk about mental health awareness in collegiate sports. Garrick was a starter for the University of Southern California...

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 April 12, 2021

The NCAA has faced some backlash over the past two weeks for the handling of the Division I women’s tournament. The lack of proper workout facilities, branding and intense tournament game scheduling...

Athletics fundraising exceeds goals

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter April 12, 2021

This spring, the NVU-Johnson athletics department is hosting its second annual “Support Your Sport” fundraiser campaign. The campaign ran from March 15-29. Both the Johnson and Lyndon campuses were...



Allison Irons, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

The Connecticut Huskies are finally back on top after returning to the Big East Conference for the first time since 2012. Selection Sunday for the NCAA tournament on March 14 will determine if both teams...

SAAC plans events for rest of semester despite COVID

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

This year has been quite a virtual one for the athletic department. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, known as SAAC, has worked hard to create events for the Johnson campus for all students. “Most...

Jordan Pelland

Badgers roundup and recap

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Men’s Basketball v. Norwich University, March 1 and March 2 The Badgers men’s team finally reached victory against the Cadets with a 95-66 win on March 1. The Badgers outscored the Cadets by 26...



Allison Irons, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were victorious this season with Tom Brady at the helm, but was it worth having a crowd there? This was one of the most interesting championships in the NFL in the past few years....

Devyn Thompson

Badger Athletics moves ahead with new regulations regulations

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

COVID-19 has changed all aspects of competitive sports, from the big leagues to colleges and universities. At Northern Vermont University, the athletic department has worked hard since this summer to...



Allison Irons, Staff Reporter November 28, 2020

My time as a Division III athlete has been both rewarding and heartbreaking. I have had the opportunity to play for two separate colleges during my collegiate career. While studying journalism, I have...



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...

Ally-Oop! WNBA

Allison Irons, Sports Editor October 26, 2020

The 2020 WNBA season has been an interesting one. Like the NBA, all the teams played in one stadium. There were no home-court advantages, no fans, and fewer games. This was the first season in years that...

Chad Copeland

Coalition of Minority Student Athletes advocates for student-athletes of color

Chad Copeland October 26, 2020

With all the issues of racism raised in 2020, a group of Black student-athletes from NVU-Johnson have come together out of a desire to ignite change at the college and Lamoille community. The Coalition...

The master and the student ready for training to being.

Kids, coaching and COVID

Justin Robertiello, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

Each day, I wake up feeling like someone placed a bowling ball on my chest. I know I am not alone. The current situation with COVID-19 has everyone adjusting and possibly re-thinking how their life is...

A sports media internship

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

Last spring, I was on the hunt for a local and sports-related internship. I didn’t have a clue on where to look for internships, let alone a sports-based internship near Johnson. My adviser asked if...

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