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Carter Krick on final season, leadership among seniors

Carter Krick high fives his teammates at the Washington Wild Things Park ater Cal U defeated West Liberty, 7-6, in Game 1 on March 5.

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

March 27, 2018

Carter Krick is one of 10 seniors on the California University of Pennsylvania baseball team. Two of those seniors are redshirt seniors, but Krick is not. A starting pitcher for Mike Conte's team, Krick's main role is throwing for "at least a third" of game one during the weekends. His biggest goal...

Christen Press-Houston Dash drama a bad look for NWSL

Photo of Christen Press courtesy of the Associated Press.

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

March 26, 2018

After three years in the National Women’s Soccer League, Christen Press is going back to Europe to play professional soccer for IFK Göteborg. The conclusion to go back abroad – Press formerly featured for the Swedish club in 2012 – came after weeks of holding out of preseason for the Houston...

VAR: Is it good for soccer or does it delay?

Image courtesy of Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

March 26, 2018

Soccer is a sport of fast-paced action. It is two separate halves of 45 minutes of non-stop action. In many cases, it goes longer than 45 minutes with the addition of stoppage time. However, the continuous game is getting slowed down with the introduction to modern technology. Soccer has implemented...

Carlos Cordeiro named next U.S. Soccer president

Photo of USSF President-elect Carlos Cordeiro courtesy of Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports.

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2018

The U.S. Soccer Federation has a new president. However, it’s a familiar face in the program. Former vice president under Sunil Gulati – now the former president of U.S. Soccer – Carlos Cordeiro won the vote on Feb. 10 to become the next president of the federation. Cordeiro won 68.6 percent...

Curtis ready for new, challenging adventure at Cal U

Photo of Pete Curtis courtesy of Sports Information at California Univ. of Pennsylvania.

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

February 27, 2018

It’s a new dawn for women’s soccer at California University of Pennsylvania. That’s the new motto for brand new head coach Pete Curtis, who was hired by the university and introduced on Feb. 7. Curtis is a veteran of NCAA coaching, in both the men’s and women’s game. His recent coaching...

Pennsylvania’s USL clubs: Penn FC & Riverhounds SC

Pennsylvania's USL clubs: Penn FC & Riverhounds SC

Rachael McKriger and Jessica Crosson

February 26, 2018

For this article, entertainment editor Jessica Crosson and editor-in-chief Rachael McKriger take a look at the two respective United Soccer League clubs of Pennsylvania: Penn FC and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC. Crosson writes about the new name, logo and rebuilding of Penn FC, formerly the Harrisburg...

Top 10 moments from the Pyeongchang Olympics

Photo of gold medalist Alina Zagitova, right, and silver medalist Yevgenia Medvedeva of Russia courtesy of Petr David Josek/Associated Press.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

February 26, 2018

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are officially over. It was three weeks of friendly sport competition, a bit of controversy and unforgettable moments. The winner of the Olympics, by medals, was Norway, grabbing 39 medals. Germany followed behind with 31 medals and Canada rounded out the top three...

Boston Breakers folding the NWSL’s fault

Photo of the Boston Breakers during the 2017 season courtesy of Mike Gridley/ISI Images.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

February 19, 2018

The National Women’s Soccer League is officially back to nine teams. On Jan. 28, the Boston Breakers announced that they will not compete further in the league, which is entering its sixth season. The Breakers, owned by Boston Women’s Soccer LLC, could not find the correct amount of funds to...

McBride confident in team, despite injuries

Photo of Kent McBride on the sideline against Ashland courtesy of Jeff Helsel, SAI.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

February 15, 2018

To say that the California University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team has overcome adversity is an understatement. Kent McBride, second-year head coach of the Vulcans, has been dealt with injury after injury this year. Three seniors have season ending injuries, including returners Luka Anđušić...

Gessner adapting to collegiate game play

Photo of sophomore guard Jordan Gessner courtesy of Jeff Helsel, SAI.

Colin Kirkwood, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

When Jordan Gessner arrived on campus in the fall of 2017, he had one goal on his mind: to walk onto the basketball team at California. This goal stems from his resilient spirt and his love of the game. Gessner hails from the small town of Elizabethville, Pa. in an area where high school athletes transitioning...

Olympians take center stage in Pyeongchang

This photo was taken during the Opening Ceremony during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Photo courtesy of David J. Phillip/Associated Press.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

February 9, 2018

It's the moment athletes dream of; standing on top of a podium, national anthem playing and a medal wrapped around their neck. The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics began last night with figure skating and mogul skiing. The event -- which is being held in South Korea -- has drawn all kinds of headlines. One...

Kirkwood: Pirates ownership pushing fans away

Photo of Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting courtesy of Jared Wickerham/Getty Images.

Colin Kirkwood, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Many Pittsburgh Pirates fans knew that this offseason would be a crossroads for the historic franchise nestled along the Allegheny River. The team had the feel of becoming a bit stagnant after coming off a second consecutive season of finishing sub-.500 after capturing three consecutive wild-card bi...

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