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Getting a workout with a Mr. SRU competitor

Madeline Williams, Assistant Sports Editor

March 30, 2012

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As a collegiate athlete on the Slippery Rock University women’s cross country and track and field team, I thought I was in great shape, until I worked out with SRU bodybuilder Adam Gibson. After watching Gibson compete in...

The life of a bodybuilder

Madeline Williams, Assistant Sports Editor

March 30, 2012

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If you’re in the Aebersold Student Recreation Center on any weekday afternoon, chances are, you might spot 22-year-old, elementary and special education major Adam Gibson pumping iron and preparing for his next bodybuilding...

Rock splits against Seton Hill

Mike Hurliman, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

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Slippery Rock baseball pulled out a big split against nationally ranked Seton Hill University on Wednesday at Jack Critchfield Park. Seton Hill is ranked in the top-20 of all three of the national Division II polls and won...

Women’s tennis defeats U of Charleston, 5-4

Levi Lewis, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

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The 39th-ranked Slippery Rock University women's tennis team claimed two doubles wins and three singles wins to get a win over 47th-ranked University of Charleston (W. Va.) in a battle of nationally ranked NCAA Division II rivals. The...

Outdoor track runs in Shamrock Invitational

Kristin Karam, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

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The Slippery Rock outdoor track and field team traveled to Myrtle Beach, SC over Spring Break for the Shamrock Invitational. The three-day invite, which started on March 15 and ended March 17, hosted 54 teams and over 1,700...

Lacrosse drops PSAC opener against the Golden Knights

Madeline Williams, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2012

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The Slippery Rock University women’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season, 17-7, to Gannon University on Tuesday evening. With the loss, the Rock dropped to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic...

Softball wins six games at the Rebel Spring Games

P.J. Shipe, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

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Underneath the Florida sun in Kissimmee is where Slippery Rock women’s softball team started its season and played its first 11 games of the season at the Rebel Spring Games. The Rock left Florida with a 6-5 record. In their...

Indoor track teams finish second in PSACs

Kristin Karam, Rocket Contributor

March 1, 2012

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Slippery Rock's indoor track and field teams both finished in second place at the 2012 PSAC Championships at Edinboro University last weekend. The women's team was in first place at the end of Saturday with 53.50 points with...

Rock women’s basketball ends season with victory

P.J. Shipe, Rocket Contributor

March 1, 2012

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Slippery Rock women's basketball ended its disappointing season on a positive note with a 71-63 victory against Clarion University of Pennsylvania on Saturday night at Morrow Field House. The Rock finishes the season with a...

Women’s tennis loses three of four after winning five straight matches

Levi Lewis, Rocket Contributor

March 1, 2012

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The Slippery Rock women's tennis team has enjoyed a strong start to their season as well as veteran leadership that has propelled them to their fast start. SRU started their tennis season in the fall and finished an impressive...

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