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 »

Rock secures tournament berth with win over UPJ

Kristin Karam, Sports Editor
February 11, 2014
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The Slippery Rock men’s basketball team (17-7, 8-4 PSAC-West) took control after a slow second half start against the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (12-10, 5-7 PSAC-West) to defeat UPJ 88-77. Heading into halftime, the Rock held a six-point lead over UPJ (41-35). “We ended the half so... Read more »

Men’s basketball falls at Gannon

Men’s basketball falls at Gannon

Kristin Karam, Sports Editor
February 6, 2014
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In their fifth consecutive single-possession game, the Slippery Rock men’s basketball fell 56-59 Wednesday night at the Hammermill Center at Gannon University. The loss dropped the Green and White (16-7,7-4 PSAC-West) to fourth place in the PSAC-West and gave the Golden Knights (13-8, 8-3 PSAC-West)... Read more »

Crosby to lead Canada to gold

Steven Bartley, Rocket Contributor
February 6, 2014
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Making it to the Olympic Games for hockey players is no easy task. With an extensive list of talented players to pick from, I predict that Canada will take gold, the U.S. will take silver and Russia will take bronze. Canada will take the gold because they have, arguably, the best players in the world... Read more »

Gannon shuts down Rock

Gannon shuts down Rock

Matthew Morgan, Assistant Sports Editor
February 6, 2014
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With their lowest scoring half under head coach Tanya Longo in her career at the Rock, the SRU women’s basketball (4-17, 1-10 PSAC) team fell to the nationally ranked Golden Knights of Gannon (21-1, 10-1 PSAC) on Wednesday evening, 71-39. For the fifth time this season, the Rock spent no time in... Read more »

Four Rock vaulters hit NCAA marks

Four Rock vaulters hit NCAA marks

Christian Stangroom, Rocket Contributer
February 6, 2014
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The Slippery Rock men’s and women’s indoor track teams secured four NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the pole vault at the Midwest Open last Saturday. Senior Julia Cain and sophomore Kaitlyn Clark both hit their marks with clearances of 3.55 meters and tied for fifth place. Freshman Jordan... Read more »