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Ben Mandell
Ben Mandell is currently the co-sports editor. Mandell began as a staff writer in Fall 2017, promoted to assistant editor in Spring 2018 and was promoted to his current role in Fall 2018.

He is a junior double majoring in communication studies and history

Mandell is responsible for working with the other co-sports editor in all aspects of production of the sports section.

He is a member of the Wilkes Football team and also plays an important role as a member of the 90.7 WCLH Sports Team, Wilkes University Radio, and was recently promoted to Assistant Sports Director.

Ben Mandell, Co-Sports Editor

Apr 22, 2020
AOTY2020: Kelley versus Huffman set to face-off in the Championship Round (Story)
Apr 21, 2020
AOTY2020: Nelson versus Almeky set to face-off in the Championship Round (Story)
Apr 19, 2020
AOTY2020: No. 19 seed Moustafa Almeky takes poll re-vote after tampering incident, advances to Semifinal Round (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
AOTY2020: Athlete of the Year Tournament begins today; fillable brackets online (Story)
Apr 11, 2020
BREAKING: Beacon Sports releases “Athlete of the Year” tournament bracket (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
Beacon Sports team announces third annual “Athlete of the Year” tournament, set to begin Monday (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
How soon, through what means can professional sports resume? New isolation plans from MLB, NHL and NBA excite fans but leave ethical concerns (Story)
Apr 03, 2020
NHL: When will the season resume, how does this depend on the NBA? (Story)
Mar 28, 2020
MIH: Three Colonels receive national recognition from AHCA, USCHO (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
MIH: Flynn nominated for Sid Watson Player of the Year award after earning Co-UCHC Player of the Year honor (Story)
Feb 29, 2020
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Tyler Barrow’s sudden death goal leads Wilkes to semi-final series victory over Stevenson (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Colonels earn first-ever playoff win with third period comeback against Stevenson (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
MIH: Tough weekend still gives Colonels positive results (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Can the Amazin’s overcome ownership flaws, have success? (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
MBB: Wilkes eliminated from playoffs after 73-71 loss to King’s (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
WBB: Late run isn’t enough for the Colonels (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
MLB: More details come out on Astros (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
MIH: Gurska powers offense to dominant win over King’s (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
MIH: Wilkes wins MAC with win over No. 14 Stevenson (Story/Media)
Feb 04, 2020
Remembering Kobe: How The Beacon reacted to losing an icon (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
MIH: Wilkes can’t overcome crucial call in loss to Elmira (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
BB: Teams travel for tournies (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
MBB: Wilkes explodes for 122 points against PSU-Scranton (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
WBB & MBB: Basketball programs prepare for 2019-2020 season (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
MIH: Araujo’s hat trick not enough to spark Colonels in opener (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
FB: Colonel quarterbacks come from north, south, east and Weist (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
CFB: Will there be new teams at the top of CFB? (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
NHL: Top picks Hughes, Kakko ignite “Hudson River Rivalry” (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
FH: Colonels fall to DeSales in Homecoming weekend opener (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
NHL: What chances does the league have to surprise its fans? (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
MLB: Astros and Braves; from worst to first (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
MSOC: Wilkes has 1-0-1 week (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
NFL: Star WR Antonio Brown schemes his way out of Oakland (Story)
Aug 19, 2019
MIH: Riley accepts job offer after tremendous inaugural season (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
SB: Colonels rebound to split series with rival Monarchs (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
MLAX: Daly’s hat trick powers Wilkes past King’s (Story)
Apr 02, 2019
MLB: How does revamped NL East stack up in MLB? (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
NFL offseason kicks off (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
Which NHL contender will win the Stanley Cup? (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
MBB: Wilkes can’t finish cinematic comeback in Championship (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE- MBB: One. More. Game. Colonels to MAC Freedom Final after 79-72 win over Eastern (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
MBB: Playoff Bound (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
WBB & MBB: Colonels Conquer Monarchs (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
MBB & WBB: Colonels travel to Misericordia (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Olympic curler Tyler George visits Toyota Sportsplex (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
MBB: Colonels secure back-to-back conference wins (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
NFL: Past vs. Future? (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
MBB: Colonels look to bounce back after rough patch (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
MBB/WBB: Colonels fall to in latest installment of King’s-Wilkes rivalry (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Heisman picks (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
MLB: Mets make controversial general manager hire (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
WSOC: Colonels fall short (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Wilkes SAAC hosts “Trick or Treat” event for the kids in the community (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
MIH: Wrap (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
MSOC: Colonels struggle early in loss to Misericordia (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
Puig and Dodgers look to make good on their promise (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
Yankees and Red Sox renew “The Rivalry” in ALDS (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
MSOC: Colonels bounce back and beat Scranton 3-1 (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
Wright calls it a career (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
WSOC: Colonels fall 1-0 in physical contest to River Hawks (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
MSOC: Colonels shut out Defenders with 4-0 victory (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
New times for Wilkes Athletics (Story)
Aug 15, 2018
Evolution of MLB analytics (Story)
Aug 15, 2018
McNichol, Macciocco, Drach, Limouze hired as new head coaches (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
Wilkes tops King’s in blowout fashion 12-5 (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
SB: Lady Colonels split doubleheader with King’s (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
UPDATED: Beacon Sports team announces first “Athlete of the Year” tournament (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
MBB: Wilkes’ Season ends with ECAC semifinals loss (Story)
Mar 03, 2018
MBB: Wilkes advances to ECAC semifinals with 77-62 win over Penn State-Behrend (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
BREAKING: Wilkes earns spot in ECAC Tournament (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
MBB: Metz named MAC Freedom Coach of the Year (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
MBB: Colonels fall in MAC Freedom playoffs (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
MBB: Colonels fall to Eastern in heartbreaking fashion on Senior Day (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
MBB: Colonels fall to Eastern in heartbreaking fashion on Senior Day (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
MBB: Offense explodes as Colonels rout Monarchs 101-72 (Story)
Feb 11, 2018
MBB: Colonels clinch postseason berth with win over Misericordia (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
MBB: Colonels inch closer to playoffs with win over DeSales (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
AOTW: Tommy Bowen, junior basketball player (Story)
Feb 01, 2018
Colonels take care of business with 86-59 win (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Colonel Athletics in brief — Jan. 30 (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
MBB: Colonels escape trap game with 58-57 win over Delaware Valley (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
MBB: Colonels top Cougars in OT thriller for pivotal road win (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
MBB: Colonels top Cougars 87-82 in OT thriller (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
MBB: Colonels make a statement with big win over DeSales (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
MBB: Wilkes rolls past visiting Summit in rout (Story)
Dec 02, 2017
MBB: Late surge fallen short as visiting Messiah drops Wilkes (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
MBB: Colonels stay perfect with 74-65 win over PSU Wilkes-Barre (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
MBB: Wilkes drops Penn State Hazleton in 83-58 rout (Story)
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Ben Mandell