NFL suggests banning ‘N’ word

Steven Bartley, Rocket Contributor
March 6, 2014
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The NFL reported recently that they want to put a penalty on racial or sexual slurs beginning this season, specifically the ‘N’ word. Controversy regarding the topic is now circulating. The league wants to put a 15-yard penalty for the use of the word, but is this the NFL’s battle to pick? Are... Read more »

Men’s indoor track breaks two records, finishes third

Christian Stangroom, Rocket Contributor
March 5, 2014
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The Slippery Rock men's indoor track set two school records on their way to a third place finish at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships  (PSAC) this past weekend. The Rock also recorded four NCAA provisional marks. Slippery Rock men’s track finished Sunday, the last day... Read more »

SRU baseball drops three-game series to King

Ryan Barlow, Rocket Contributor
March 5, 2014
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The Slippery Rock baseball team lost in extra innings on Sunday to close out a three game series with King University by a score of 9-8. Slippery Rock lost game one 7-3 on Saturday afternoon, but bounced back in game two to win 7-4. The Rock eventually dropped game three and brought their overall... Read more »

Women’s indoor wins PSAC Championship

Women’s indoor wins PSAC Championship

Christian Stangroom, Rocket Contributor
March 5, 2014
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 Slippery Rock women’s indoor track won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship with 108 points, beating the four-time defending champions, Shippensburg University. East Stroudsburg took second place behind the Rock with 86.5 points and Shippensburg fell to third with 85.5... Read more »

Rock tennis defeats Allegheny College

Brittany Fagan, Rocket Contributor
March 5, 2014
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The Slippery Rock women’s tennis team defeated Division III Allegheny College 7-2 last Friday night to improve their season record to 4-5. Allegheny College saw its season record fall to 4-3 after the loss. The event consisted of three doubles and six singles matches. Senior Nikolina Grbac... Read more »

Men’s basketball advances to PSAC Quarterfinals

Kristin Karam, Sports Editor
March 4, 2014
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After scoring only four points throughout the first nine minutes of play, the Slippery Rock men’s basketball team (20-9, 10-6 PSAC-West) regrouped and defeated Seton Hill University (15-12, 7-9 PSAC-West) 68-65 Saturday night in the First Round of PSAC Playoffs. The win by SRU marked the seventh... Read more »

Slow start ends in a 2-3 finish for softball at Shaw Challenge

Brian Hepfinger, Rocket Contributor
February 27, 2014
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The Slippery Rock University softball team opened up there season with a 2-3 record at the Shaw University Softball Challenge last weekend. On Saturday, SRU lost all three games. The first matchup was against Alderson-Broaddus University. Senior pitcher Emily Lobdell threw a complete game, but... Read more »

Rock slips in rivalry match against IUP

Rock slips in rivalry match against IUP

Kristin Karam, Sports Editor
February 27, 2014
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Slippery Rock fans packed into the Morrow Field House Wednesday night dressed in white in hopes of cheering on their men’s basketball team to victory over PSAC-rival Indiana University of Pa. The crowd’s energy, cheers and signs were shaken off by IUP as the Crimson Hawks took the victory 69-55. The... Read more »

Crimson Hawks rout Green and White

Crimson Hawks rout Green and White

Matthew Morgan, Assistant Sports Editor
February 27, 2014
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The Slippery Rock women’s basketball team (6-20, 3-13 PSAC-West) ended their 2013-14 season with a loss to the IUP Crimson Hawks (17-9, 8-8 PSAC West) in what could very well be SRU head coach Tanya Longo’s last game here at Slippery Rock. IUP claimed their final regular season win by a score... Read more »

Indoor track fine-tunes events at Kent State

Christian Stangroom, Rocket Contributor
February 25, 2014
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The Slippery Rock men's and women's indoor track teams earned a combined 52 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference marks at the Kent State Tune Up last Saturday. The women's team led SRU with 36 PSAC marks and 17 top-10 finishes while the men's team earned 16 PSAC marks and eight top-10 finishes. ... Read more »