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Like a playoff: college football and championships

November 17, 2010

Bill Speare Staff Writer In college football there has been an ongoing debate for many years about how to best determine the national champion. Should the traditional bowl system be preserved or should there be a playoff to...

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins poised to win the Calder Cup

November 17, 2010

Amber Mohrmann Staff Writer The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have just begun their season out on the ice and are going after the coveted Calder Cup. They fell short last year and lost in the first round of playoffs, but have...

Marywood student balances school with passion

November 17, 2010

Dave Scarnato Staff Writer For most student-athletes, balancing a full time student role with the sport involves smart time management. In order for the student-athlete to enjoy the sport they love to play, as well as performing...

Marywood builds new aquatics center

November 17, 2010

Megan McGraw Staff Writer The addition of the new Aquatics Center marks a new era in intercollegiate sports with the inclusion of swimming and diving at Marywood University. In addition, Marywood also welcomes Greg Brown, Aquatics Director and Swimming and Diving Co...

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

October 7, 2010

Image by Fatty Tuna via Flickr Dave Scarnato Staff Writer When you envision running in a race, all you can picture is the finish line. But, the obstacle of getting to that line is running the race itself. Finishing (or ev...

Women’s Soccer Preview

October 5, 2010

Shane Ostroski Sports Editor As the 2010 Marywood Women’s Soccer season has officially kicked off, expectations are riding high. In 2009 their season ended one win short of reaching the NCAA Tournament, wit...

Men’s Soccer

October 4, 2010

Dave Scarnato Staff Writer As of deadline, the Marywood Men’s Soccer team is 5-1 before CSAC play begins. It seems as though early on the Pacers are determined to achieve CSAC gold this year. Head Coach ...

Marywood Women’s Tennis

October 4, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Dave Scarnato Staff Writer “One of our team mottos is, “Believe it, achieve it.”  From day one, the team has been striving to achieve the great goal of winning the CSAC.” With that statement from...

Pacers Field Hockey Season Preview

October 4, 2010

Amber Mohrmann Staff Writer Marywood University’s Field Hockey team has been hard at work preparing for their season under the direction of their new head coach, Megan Bullock. They are also being led by co-captains Brittan...

10 Questions: Stephanie Naro

April 14, 2010

By David Scarnato Staff Writer Stephanie Naro Major: Communications, Broadcast Media Sport: Women’s Lacrosse Position: Defense Number: 23 Hometown: Dunmore, PA What is your favorite moment from lacrosse? Finding out I became ...

10 Questions: Gaetan DeSimone

April 1, 2010

By Sara Tompkins Staff Writer Gaetan DeSimone Major: Digital Media & Broadcast Communication Sports: Men's Lacrosse Position: Close Defense Number: #38 What’s your favorite lacrosse memory? Junior of high school, one of my teammate...

Is it Time to Drop “Dropping” the Gloves in Hockey?

April 1, 2010

Image via Wikipedia By Dave Scarnato Staff Writer There is nothing like the feeling of going to a hockey game. The atmosphere really gives me such an adrenaline rush. Once the game starts, there is so much action that tensions ...