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Professional sports affected by social distancing

Isabella Lee, Staff writer

September 29, 2020

The world of professional sports has seen some very interesting changes this year. From a signifi-cantly shorter baseball season to a lack of a preseason for football, things have certainly changed in order to score goals, points,...

Athletics throwback: Women’s hockey hosts team China

Alexis Lovewell, Staff writer

September 29, 2020

This week two years ago, the Mercyhurst University Women’s Ice Hockey team had the oppor-tunity to play against a national team at their home rink. On Oct. 3, 2017, Team China took a trip over to America to play some hockey. Mercyhurst...

PSAC partners for student-athlete mental health

Rebecca Dunphy, News editor

September 16, 2020

With  the  Pennsylvania  State  Athletic  Conference  (PSAC)  fall  season  being  suspended,  student  athletes  are  being  faced  with  the  unique challenge of coping with the stress and mental  health ...

Media day continues for athletes

RayLynn Chraston, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2020

Mercyhurst’s Media Day  has  always  been  a  day  for  athletes  to  look  forward  to.  When  looking  at  the  pictures  taken  of  all  the  athletes  from  the   university,   you   are   able ...

Football player starts fitness platform

Victoria Mcginty, Staff writer

September 9, 2020

Fitness has become an essential aspect of daily life for many people in the world today. When the COVID-19   pandemic pushed the majority of the nation to quarantine, many people began to spend their time adopting a  healthier...

Former MU athlete heating up in MLB

Michael Boylan, Sports editor

September 9, 2020

Mercyhurst graduate and Major League Baseball relief pitcher Dan Altavilla has been having a successful season in the majors this year. The  relief  pitcher  is  currently  in  his  fifth  year  of  his  professional ...

Student athletes affected by COVID-19

Caitlin Kramer, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2020

Due to the Covid-19, pandemic, all DII Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) sports have been suspended for the 2020 fall semester. This includes all of Mercyhurst University’s DII sports. For many student athletes,...

Stacey Gaudette promoted to associate athletic director and senior woman administrator

Elphena Elsar, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2020

Stacey Gaudette, formerly Assistant Athletic Director, has been promoted to the positions of both Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator within the Mercyhurst Athletics Department. Gaudette was previously...

Intramural sports expected sometime this fall

Samantha Weber, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2020

With the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) making the decision to postpone all competitive sports throughout the 2020 Fall semester, all students will have to adapt to a new setting on college campuses. Mercyhurst...

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