An Independent, Student-Run Newspaper at Slippery Rock University

The Rocket

Jordyn Bennett, Asst. Sports Editor
In the fall of 2013 I traveled across the state from Chester, PA to Slippery Rock to pursue a degree in communication-journalism and fulfill a dream of playing collegiate football as a member of the university's team. After two seasons, I made the decision to end my career for the Rock after a severe injury, but was not ready to be done with Rock athletics. In the Fall of 2015 I found myself on the door of The Rocket looking for my first assignment as a contributor. Through the entire fall season I covered the women's volleyball team. After covering volleyball for the most of the semester, my responsibilities increased. I began covering men's basketball and writing feature stories consisting of the feature story in the "Basketball Preview 2015" and Athlete of the Month stories for the remainder of the year. Now, going into my senior year, I will be The Rocket's 2016-2017 Assistant Sports Editor and could not be more excited about what is in store. As the paper is going to be undergoing a lot of changes and doing things a lot differently then it has in the past, I am confident in the staff we have that we will deliver campus information in a fun and efficient way that SRU has never experienced before!

Jordyn Bennett, Asst. Sports Editor

Mar 28, 2017
Rock LAX wins shootout against Warriors (Story)
Mar 26, 2017
Howard’s on-field performance turns heads at SRU pro day (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Rock basketball ends season with worst record of Reynolds’ career (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Rock football promotes academic excellence through self-run study tables (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
Chan sisters bring family atmosphere to Rock lacrosse (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
SRU looks to settle the score with Mercyhurst in round one (Story)
Feb 18, 2017
Rock snaps three-game losing streak on senior night (Story)
Feb 17, 2017
Golden Eagles upset SRU in final seconds of game (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Late first-half run by Lakers too much for SRU to overcome (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Rock basketball not prepared for no. 5 Indiana (Pa.) in 83-66 loss (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
Rock losing streak extended after a 54-57 loss to Gannon (Story)
Dec 03, 2016
Green’s buzzer beater gives Rock basketball first conference win (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
Rock football’s Raye crosses over from gridiron to hardwood (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
International basketball athletes stay at school during holiday season (Story)
Nov 21, 2016
PSAC East to much to handle for men’s basketball in weekend losses (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Marshalltown becoming a pipeline for Reynolds (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
Men’s basketball placed at the bottom of the PSAC (Story)
Nov 05, 2016
Rock basketball outmatched by Tennessee in 83-48 loss (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Football loses most games since 2012 (Story)
Oct 28, 2016
Rock football looking to end losing streak in “Battle for the Milk Jug” (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Football team thinks protecting home win streak could save school morale (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Fighting Scots come to town Saturday looking to spoil Rock’s homecoming (Story)
Oct 15, 2016
Crimson Hawks fly past the Rock in 49-19 blowout (Story)
Oct 14, 2016
Rock football looks to freshman to replace Greene in annual rivalry game (Story)
Oct 06, 2016
Rock looking for backups to step up against Lakers (Story)
Sep 30, 2016
SRU freshman working to make her Olympic dream a reality (Story)
Sep 29, 2016
Rock to renew rivalry on the road against CalU Saturday (Story)
Sep 26, 2016
West Mifflin football graduates stick together on the field (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
Rock takes on Gannon as first conference challenge (Story)
Sep 19, 2016
Lock Haven over-matched in blowout loss against Rock (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Four former linebackers transition from the field to the sideline (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Rock football to face tough test in title game rematch (Story)
Sep 04, 2016
Special teams spark second half comeback over Chargers (Story)
Aug 31, 2016
King III crowned starting QB against New Haven (Story)
Apr 28, 2016
Senior track athlete runs into the record books (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
Rock duo continues their gridiron journey together (Story)
Apr 16, 2016
Rock baseball drops two in doubleheader against Gannon Saturday (Story)
Apr 13, 2016
Harsh weather causes schedule changes (Story)
Apr 06, 2016
Women Who Rock: SRU grads bring passion to women’s football (Story)
Mar 17, 2016
Women’s basketball player stands out for SRU during her freshman season (Story)
Mar 02, 2016
Sophomore soccer player discusses cultural differences between native Australia and United States (Story)
Feb 25, 2016
Senior football player switches to track and field (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Missed free throw leads to one-point loss (Story)
Feb 12, 2016
Men’s basketball holds advantage on boards in win over Cal U (Story)
Feb 04, 2016
Junior thrives since transfer to Rock (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
Rock basketball drains Lakers in 65-54 victory (Story)
Nov 23, 2015
Rock basketball prepares to go head-to-head with PSAC rivals (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Volleyball season ends, growth expected in future (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Rock volleyball drops two matches in Erie (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
Volleyball’s losing streak reaches six (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Volleyball coach reaches career milestone (Story)
Oct 14, 2015
Volleyball drops two PSAC matches over Homecoming weekend (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
Rock volleyball winless at PSAC crossover (Story)
Sep 02, 2015
Transfer students to make big impact on women’s volleyball (Story)
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