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 »

Rock basketball snaps losing streak

Kristin Karam, Sports Editor
February 5, 2014
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Slippery Rock men's basketball team (16-6, 7-3 PSAC-West) dug deep in overtime to defeat California University of Pa.(9-11,4-6) 64-53, ending a two-game losing streak Saturday afternoon. The Rock's three contests prior to meeting with the Vulcans were decided within one or two points. They fell to... Read more »

SRU falls to Cal-U

Matthew Morgan, Assistant Sports Editor
February 4, 2014
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Slippery Rock (4-16, 1-9 PSAC) women's basketball led for nearly the first four minutes against California University of Pa. (12-7, 6-4 PSAC) but the Vulcans offense proved to be far too efficient for SRU to handle in the final 36 minutes of regulation as the Rock fell 85-67 Saturday afternoon. Cal-U... Read more »

SRU suffers overtime loss to Golden Eagles

SRU suffers overtime loss to Golden Eagles

Kristin Karam, Sports Editor
January 30, 2014
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Taking advantage of a wide-open shot, Clarion junior Marques Jones sank a three-point shot with 1.4 seconds remaining in overtime to upset the Slippery Rock men's basketball team 87-86 Wednesday night in a Pennsyvania State Athletic Conference match-up. The loss drops SRU's overall record to 15-6... Read more »

Women’s basketball falls at Clarion

Women’s basketball falls at Clarion

Matthew Morgan, Assistant Sports Editor
January 30, 2014
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Slippery Rock trailed the Golden Eagles of Clarion University by 17 points at halftime, a deficit that proved too great in the end as the Rock fell 89-73 on Wednesday night. Slippery Rock has trailed at the half in 14 of 19 games this season. “We have worked on different things during practice... Read more »

Coach K reaches career milestone

Coach K reaches career milestone

Steven Bartley, Rocket Contributor
January 30, 2014
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Duke’s head coach Mike Krzyzewski, is in many people’s mind the greatest coach in men’s basketball history. Coach K, as he is known in and around the basketball scene, got his 900th win as head coach at Duke on Saturday January 25 against Florida State. He has led Duke to the NCAA tournament every... Read more »