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First week of practices complete

Megan Julian, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

Athletes and coaches have begun to feel a little bit of normalcy this past week with practices returning for fall sports. According to Athletic Director Kiki Jacobs, the department is allowing teams to practice up to four days p...

Meet the freshmen: Niall Shea

Kristen Dansereau, Sports Manager

September 17, 2020

Niall Shea of Portsmouth, Rhode Island is a freshman on RWU's men’s soccer team this year. Besides the competitive nature of the soccer team, Shea came to RWU for the competitiveness of the Engineering and Business program...

Uncertainty adds to intrigue for NFL season

Andrew Hart, Sports Reporter

September 17, 2020

The return of professional sports to television screens and social media feeds have given people a sense of normalcy during uncharted times. The NFL kicked off its season on Sept. 10, regaining its hold of Americans’ attentio...

Meet the freshmen: Aidan Maguire

Kristen Dansereau, Sports Manager

September 10, 2020

Aidan Maguire, freshman on the cross-country and track and field teams from Brookline, New Hampshire, came to RWU for three main reasons. He wanted to study within the engineering program. He also wanted a close community a...

Fall sports return with new restrictions

Megan Julian, Sports Editor

September 10, 2020

Men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, field hockey, sailing and women’s tennis have begun practicing this week in order to prepare for their competitions, now set to be held in the spring. Back...

Hiring of Steve Nash draws concerns about coach diversity

Andrew Hart, Sports Reporter

September 10, 2020

The Brooklyn Nets recently announced Steve Nash as their new head coach, signing the former two-time MVP to a four-year deal on Sept. 3. Reaction to the signing was mixed, with some applauding the Nets for signing a respected leader and all-time great point guard while others questioned the selection due to limited coaching experience compared to other available ...

Possible return of intramural sports

Megan Julian, Sports Editor

September 3, 2020

On Aug. 31, an email sent out by Marty Kelly, men’s lacrosse coach and intramural and recreational coordinator, addressed that the university is trying to bring back intramural sports for the fall semester. “We are still...

Major sports leagues make solid plays to spread awareness about social injustice and Black Lives Matter

Megan Julian, Sports Editor

August 27, 2020

Sept. 1 will mark four years since Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the national anthem during a preseason game for the San Francisco 49ers. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said in an exclusive interview with NFL media. “T...

Fitness Center reopens with new changes and time slots in high demand

Kristen Dansereau, Sports Manager

August 27, 2020

As students started returning to campus last week, Roger Williams University began utilizing its sign-up system for the Fitness Center. Guidelines for the university and the state of Rhode Island determine the spacing and capac...

Fitness Center to reopen for fall semester

Kristen Dansereau, Sports Manager

July 30, 2020

The Roger Williams University Fitness Center has been closed to students and staff since March when campus shut down due to COVID-19. Michael Gallagher, associate director of athletics, provided insight on future student use...

CCC suspends fall sports

Megan Julian, Sports Editor

July 30, 2020

On Friday, July 17 the Commonwealth Coast Conference Board of Directors decided to suspend CCC intercollegiate athletic competition for the fall 2020 semester. Fall athletes will instead compete next spring. “It was a rough day for college athletics,” said Athletic Director Kiki Jacobs. “Along with the CCC postponing sports, other conferences and schools announced the same thi...

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