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NCAA Extends Eligibility for Spring Student-Athletes

NCAA Extends Eligibility for Spring Student-Athletes

Courtney Day, Maroon-News Staff

April 6, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council recently voted on several motions to provide eligibility relief for spring sports student-athletes after their seasons were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Patriot League does not usually allow fifth-year students, as there is an eight-semester rule. But, with ...

Quarterback Carousel Highlights Start of NFL League Year

Nov 3, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks on prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Schiller, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

The NFL is back. With the start of the league year on March 18, teams can officially sign free agents and complete trades. And while the NFL offseason normally does not generate the same level of excitement as the offseasons of other sports leagues, such as the NBA, this year has proven unusual for two...

Colgate Athletics Deals with Cancelled Seasons, Questions of Recruitment, Eligibility and How to Move Forward

Colgate Athletics Deals with Cancelled Seasons, Questions of Recruitment, Eligibility and How to Move Forward

Eric Fishbin, Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

In the hours after the Patriot League men’s basketball Championship game came to a close on March 11, Colgate players and fans were struggling with the emotional impact of a historic season and playoff run cut short. After the team set a school record for wins in the regular season (25), and reac...

Intramural Sports Goes Virtual to Connect Colgate’s Competitive Gamers

Intramural Sports Goes Virtual to Connect Colgate's Competitive Gamers

Hunter Firment, Maroon-News Staff

March 30, 2020

In an effort to continue athletic programming after the community was sent home, the Colgate Recreation Department will offer esports in place of traditional intramurals. Those typically working behind the scenes of Colgate’s Recreational Programs as well as the Colgate Esports Club were quick to resp...

Colgate Athletics Responds to Patriot League Cancellation

Colgate Athletics Responds to Patriot League Cancellation

Courtney Day, Maroon-News Staff

March 27, 2020

For Colgate’s student-athletes, Thursday, March 12 began a seemingly regular day, but quickly turned into one that would be unforgettable. As they woke up, packed their bags in anticipation of that afternoon’s practice and headed to classes uphill, these student-athletes would soon receive the news...

The Great Eight, Alex Ovechkin, Reaches 700 Career Goals

Aaron Silverstein, Maroon-News Staff

March 5, 2020

Usually, when athletes reach incredible career milestones, it feels as though their time is coming to an end. A big achievement reminds us of how great a career the player had in his prime, which is what led up to that accomplishment in the first place. With Washington Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin ...

Women’s Soccer Adds Two Assistant Coaches Ahead of 2020 Campaign

Eric Fishbin, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

Colgate women’s soccer head coach Lyndsae Hokanson added two assistant coaches to the staff in February 2020—just three months after Athletic Director Nicki Moore hired Hokanson in December 2019 to lead the team following 29-year head coach Kathy Brawn’s resignation the prior month. Coach Hokanson look...

Women’s Hockey Heads Into ECAC Playoffs After Auby’s Pair of Shutouts

Women's Hockey against Union College

Jack Breitowich, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

After splitting last weekend’s series on the road, the Colgate women’s ice hockey team came back home and made a statement against the Union College Dutchwomen and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22, respectively. The Raiders began their weekend Fri...

Swimming and Diving Teams Finish Season at Patriot League Champs

Andrew Kelemen Competing

Zach Schiller, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

This past weekend, the Colgate Swim & Dive teams competed in the Patriot League Championships at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Although both the men’s and women’s team finished near the bottom of the standings at the end of the four-day event, tenth and seventh respectively, severa...

NBA Revamps All-Star Game Format and It Worked

Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers holds up his NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award after the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Hunter Firement, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

Picture this: all of your favorite basketball players on the planet playing a ruthless, hard-fought pickup game with hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity on the line. Some of them are even taking charges!Well, that is what we got Sunday, Feb. 16 when the NBA rolled out its new All-Star Game templa...

Baseball is Back: Previewing Each Division as Spring Training Starts

Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers holds up his NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award after the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Aaron Notis, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

Spring is just around the corner, which means that Major League Baseball (MLB) players are making their way down to Florida and Arizona to prepare for the coming season. Here’s a look at each division as they go into spring training.AL EastIt has been a busy off-season in the American League East. The...

Names and Teams to Watch in the Quarterback-Heavy NFL Free Agency

Spring Training

Hunter Firement, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

Although it tends to slow down for a few days after the Super Bowl in early February, the NFL news cycle never comes to a full stop. Currently, most of the talks are related to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations between the owners and the players association and the proposed expa...

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