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Sport Court – Did Hank Williams deserve to get the boot?

Justin Franiak/Joe Pugliese, Asst. Sports Editor/Correspondent

October 11, 2011

Joe Pugliese Hank Williams Jr. is most likely known for his intro song to ESPN’s Monday Night Football and the famous lyrics “Are you ready for some football?!”  But the other day he became famous for not the words he...

The Penalty Box

Justin Franiak, Asst. Sports Editor

October 11, 2011

Another year has gone by with no World Series ring and more questions than answers. The 102 franchise record in wins, arguably the best pitching staff in the league, and two former MVP’s means nothing if you can’t sport around...

Bringin’ XC back: Wadas filling in the gap

Phat Nguyen, Sports Editor

October 9, 2011

When Nicholas Wadas was a senior at Hanover High School, he chose Misericordia University because it offered both the major he was interested in pursuing and the fact that he would be able to participate in his favorite two sports,...

Green Room is an infamous zone for athletes to hone their skills

Justin Franiak, Asst. Sports Editor

October 4, 2011

The basement of the Marts Center holds the secret weapon for all of Wilkes Athletics. It’s not some kind of magical machine or super supplement; it’s good old-fashioned hard work. The keeper of this secret weapon is Keith...

Getting to know…Alex George

Phat Nguyen, Sports Editor

October 4, 2011

Meet Alex George, sophomore business administration major of the football team. The sophomore quarterback is leading a potent rushing attack that has put up back-to-back 300 yard performances. George who has been named the MAC...

Model student picks pre-med over pre-game

Phat Nguyen, Sports Editor

October 4, 2011

Collegiate student-athletes are unique breed. While NCAA Division-I athletes are allowed to receive a certain amount of compensation for their athletic endeavor, Division-III athletes are not reimbursed at all. While most get...

The Sport Court debates who had the bigger regular season collapse, the Sox or the Braves?

October 2, 2011

  Joseph Pugliese - Boston Red Sox The Red Sox in my opinion flat out collapsed, going 7-20 in the month of September.  The Red Sox did not win consecutive games all month.  The Rays also did not have what someone...

Sport Court: Are Super Conferences a good idea?

Justin Franiak/Joe Pugliese, Asst. Sports Editor/Correspondent

September 26, 2011

Justin Franiak's take: The new trend in College Football is the idea of “Super Conferences," so essentially having the Pac-10 become the Pac-57. Being a college football traditionalist, I am completely against this idea. For...

Wilkes sports teams lend a hand in flood relief efforts

Justin Franiak, Asst. Sports Editor

September 26, 2011

A team is defined as a group of people linked in a common purpose. This common purpose is not to beat King’s, win a MAC or Metro title, or qualify for nationals, but rather help those in need. Our end of River Street was lucky...

Wilkes dedicates stadium to former coach and beats Widener at homecoming game

Mark Ricci, Correspondent

September 26, 2011

Rollie Schmidt, the former Wilkes football coach leading in all-time wins, had the name of the football stadium dedicated in his honor. The Ralston Athletic Complex is where the honorary ceremony had taken place at around 12:30...

Getting to know…Katy Fissel

Phat Nguyen, Sports Editor

September 26, 2011

Meet Katy Fissel, a senior integrative major of the women's soccer team. The senior captain has high hopes to lead the Lady Colonels to goals of a regional and eventual national ranking. The first team all-MAC performer...

Colonels use ‘Fall Ball’ to prepare for spring season

Phat Nguyen, Sports Editor

September 26, 2011

The typical off-season is usually a time in sports where there is no official competition, a recess if you will. However, at Wilkes University, this off-season is anything but typical. The Colonel baseball team has fourteen...

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