Baseball picked to finish third in PSAC

Ryan Barlow, Rocket Contributor
February 20, 2014
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Coming off a 31-21 season (13-11 PSAC), Slippery Rock’s baseball, led by head coach Jeff Messer, was picked to finish third in the PSAC-Western Division preseason polls. Messer has been pushing his team to work hard during the offseason and has high expectations for the 2014 season. “Across the... Read more »

Pittsburgh likely to struggle without Burnett in 2014

Pittsburgh likely to struggle without Burnett in 2014

Steven Bartley, Rocket Contributor
February 19, 2014
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The 2013 season was a magical one for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They made the playoffs for the first time since 1992, ending a 21-year drought. The team saw success at which seemed so far gone just a couple years ago. In my opinion, 2014 will have a different result. They are sitting on a boatload of... Read more »

Softball set for season opening tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina

Brian Hepfinger, Rocket Contributor
February 18, 2014
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Coming off a 16-20 record in the 2013 season, the Slippery Rock University softball team was picked to finish fifth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division during preseason polls. “Just because we’re picked fifth, it doesn’t mean we’ll finish there,” head coach Rebecca... Read more »

SRU freshman shines at YSU Invite

Christian Stangroom, Rocket Contributor
February 13, 2014
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The two-day Youngstown State University National Invite brought out five total NCAA qualifying marks from the Slippery Rock men's and women's indoor track teams. Friday's highlight for the Rock came from freshman Sabrina Anderson, who took first in the pentathlon and recorded two NCAA qualifying marks. Anderson... Read more »

Slippery Rock earns fifth win of season, downs Mercyhurst

Slippery Rock earns fifth win of season, downs Mercyhurst

Matthew Morgan, Assistant Sports Editor
February 13, 2014
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SRU (5-18, 2-11 PSAC) earned their fifth win of the season Wednesday night 70-63 against the Lakers of Mercyhurst University (6-16, 4-8 PSAC). The game was the second meeting of the season for the two green teams in the PSAC. The Lakers defeated the Rock in January, 75-82. “Winning always gives... Read more »

Turnovers cost men game at Mercyhurst

Kristin Karam, Sports Editor
February 13, 2014
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The Slippery Rock men’s basketball team fell into familiar territory with another game being decided with just a few points as they fell 52-56 to the Mercyhurst Lakers Wednesday night. The decision dropped the Rock’s record to 17-8 (8-5 PSAC-West) and improved the Lakers to 13-9(9-3 PSAC-West). In... Read more »

Missouri’s defensive end Michael Sam receives nationwide support

Steven Bartley, Rocket Contributor
February 13, 2014
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Defensive end Michael Sam made national headlines this week for coming out as a gay football player. Sam is a senior at the University of Missouri and is projected to be picked up between the third and fifth rounds of the NFL draft. He will be the first active player in NFL history to come out as... Read more »

SRU baseball picked to finish third in PSAC

Ryan Barlow, Rocket Contributor
February 11, 2014
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Coming off a 31-21 season (13-11 PSAC), Slippery Rock’s baseball, led by head coach Jeff Messer, was picked to finish third in the PSAC-Western Division preseason polls. Messer has been pushing his team to work hard during the offseason and has high expectations for the 2014 season. “Across the... Read more »

Women’s tennis drops match to CMU

Brittany Fagan, Rocket Contributor
February 11, 2014
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The Slippery Rock women’s tennis opened up their Spring season with a 0-9 loss to Division III Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday Feb. 9. The win kept the Tartans undefeated at 3-0 and the loss drops SRU’s overall record to 2-4. This is the eighth time Slippery Rock has met with Carnegie... Read more »

SRU outlasted by UPJ

Matthew Morgan, Assistant Sports Editor
February 11, 2014
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After tying the game with nearly 11 minutes remaining in the second half, the SRU women’s basketball team (4-18, 1-11 PSAC) failed to keep up with the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Mountain Cats (8-14, 5-7 PSAC) down the stretch and suffered their fifth consecutive loss, 76-60. The Rock could... Read more »