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Women’s rugby looks to expand campus presence

Jake Reidenbach, Junior Sports Editor

September 20, 2018

Filed under Sports

Rugby was created in late 19th-century England and soon after, American universities began competing against one another. However, it was not until the late 1960s, when rugby started to gain popularity, reports USA Rugby. Today...

First-year brings military experience to gator football

Olivia Blakeslee, Senior Sports Editor

September 20, 2018

Filed under Football, Sports

Aaron Burnside, ’22, is donning a new type of uniform. The 24-year-old defensive end joined the military after graduating high school and is now bringing five years of army experience to the Allegheny football team and into ...

Two newest varsity sports recruiting for debut seasons

Olivia Blakeslee, Senior Sports Editor

September 13, 2018

Filed under Sports

Allegheny’s 22nd and 23rd sports are poised to become parts of the athletic department and the greater campus community. The Allegheny Women’s Field Hockey and Men’s Lacrosse coaches are currently recruiting athletes to build t...

Search for new athletic director is currently a work in progress

Olivia Blakeslee, Senior Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

Filed under Sports

Allegheny College’s search for a new athletic director is currently in the early stages of a multi-step process. Executive Vice President Eileen Petula said the process is still taking shape and few definitive details have ...

Ultimate frisbee offers lessons outside of campus varsity sports

Jake Reidenbach, Junior Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

Filed under Sports

Allegheny College is home to 21 varsity athletic teams. However, the college also fields a number of club sports teams that not only offer competitive opportunities for non-varsity athletes, but also provide a number of other addi...

Gators defeated in 2018 season home opener

Olivia Blakeslee, Senior Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

Filed under Football, Sports

Gator football fell to visiting 25th-ranked Rennsalaer Polytechnic Institute at its home opening game on Saturday, Sept. 1. The 2018 season opener at Frank B. Fuhrer Field ended with a 40-19 loss against the Engineers. “We wer...

Zavolta joins tradition of alumni turned coaches

Olivia Blakeslee, Senior Sports Editor

August 30, 2018

Filed under Sports

New Assistant Women’s Softball Coach Jessica Zavolta, ’18, will become part of a group of Allegheny athletes who have returned to their alma mater to coach the sport they played as undergraduate students. Zavolta’s hiri...

Allegheny women’s tennis team seeks new athletes

Olivia Blakeslee, Senior Sports Editor

August 23, 2018

Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

The Allegheny Women’s Tennis team is seeking new athletes to become a part of the 2018-2019 roster. Students interested in joining the team are asked to attend an informational meeting before the official start of the season. ...

Updates underway for Allegheny athletic facilities

Olivia Blakeslee and Jake Reidenbach

August 23, 2018

Filed under Sports

Allegheny athletes can anticipate new and updated facilities both inside and outside in the coming months. The David V. Wise Center is currently undergoing a resurfacing of its blue courts, while Robertson Athletic Complex recently b...

Behind the scenes of Gator athletics

Andrew Murphy and Jake Reidenbach

April 26, 2018

Filed under Sports

With 21 varsity sports teams and hundreds of student athletes, it takes a lot to ensure the Allegheny College athletics program runs smoothly. Much of this credit goes to assistant athletic director for communications and media...

Senior gators reflect on athletic careers

Andrew Murphy, Jake Reidenbach, and Marley Parish

April 19, 2018

Filed under Sports

With the 2017-18 academic school year wrapping up, senior Gator athletes reflect on their careers and their retirement from athletics. In the United States millions of students each year graduate high school and move on to furt...

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