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Jillian Loyden Pays Wilkes U a visit

Michelle Coyle, Assistant Sports Editor

October 2, 2012

When inspiration comes to mind, the women’s soccer team thinks of Jillian Loyden. Not everybody can have the chance to say that they met an Olympic and World Cup player. On September 23rd, 2012, the women’s soccer team here ...

Wilkes bounces back after 0-90 loss to Widener with record game

Frank Passalacqua, Sports Editor

October 2, 2012

After last week’s 0-90 loss to Widener University, the Wilkes football team is looking to put the past behind them and move on. Sitting at (2-2) on the season, Coach Frank Sheptock said the Colonels know what is needed of...

Wilkes Women’s Tennis MAC Tournament Preview

Frank Passalacqua, Sports Editor

October 2, 2012

The Wilkes University women’s tennis team is looking to bring home a first-place victory in the Middle Atlantic Conference Individual Tournament. The Lady Colonels will participate in the MAC Individual Tournament at the...

Men’s soccer team looks for comeback at home game

Matthew Ciampaglio, Correspondent

October 2, 2012

The Wilkes University men’s soccer team looks to get back over .500 when it takes on one of the top teams in the conference, DeSales University, at Schmidt Stadium on Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. The Wilkes team is 3-4 but has also dropped...

Wilkes faces Misericordia football for historic first game

Trevor Gilliam, Correspondent

October 2, 2012

History will be made Oct. 6 when Wilkes takes on the Misericordia Cougars for the first time ever.  Wilkes hosts Misericordia at 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Schmitt Stadium in the Cougars’ first season of football. The game will be...

Faceoff: the replacements

September 30, 2012

The NFL only a year after it locked out its players has locked out its normal Referees.  The referees were demanding more money, most importantly a better pension and retirement package.  The Refs just like the media and players,...

Faceoff: The NFL is officially a mess

September 30, 2012

The NFL is officially a mess; see what I did there? Last year when the players failed to reach an agreement with the CBA, the lockout had fans all across the country scared out of their minds. What could be worse than no football?...

Athlete of the Week: Meet Ryan Joyce

September 30, 2012

Meet Ryan Joyce
, a sophomore defender for the Wilkes University men’s soccer team. Ryan hails out of Warminster, Pennsylvania (right outside of Northeast Philadelphia)
. Fresh out of Archbishop Wood, Ryan earned himself...

The Ultimate Fighter: It’s Broken, So Fix it

September 25, 2012

By Jake Cochran Sept. 14 was the premiere of Season 16 of "The Ultimate Fighter," and it had the lowest ratings of any season’s debut, while 947,000 isn’t terrible for a Friday, it’s a far cry from it’s glory days. A...

Athlete of the Week: Meet Megan Powers

Michelle Coyle, Staff Writer

September 17, 2012

Meet Megan Powers, a freshman volleyball player who has already stepped up and shown off her skill in games. In high school she was named all area her senior year, and captain. Studying accounting at Wilkes, she has a plan for...

Wilkes paintball team aims to move up in 2012

Frank Passalacqua, Sports Editor

September 17, 2012

You would never guess that Wilkes University would be associated with schools like Florida State University, University of Alabama, Rutgers University, and Clemson University. You probably would have never guess that Wilkes...

Area 151: Where did the title fight go?

September 14, 2012

After Jon Jones rejected the offer of the UFC to fight Chael Sonnen as a replacement for Dan Henderson on 9 days notice to defend his title on the advice of his coach and manager Greg Jackson, the Light Heavyweight Title picture...

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