An Independent, Student-Run Newspaper at Slippery Rock University

The Rocket

Brian Hepfinger
Growing up, I had no idea what I wanted to be. Up until my senior year of high school, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do with my life during and after college. It took me up until halfway through my senior year to discover my passion; journalism. I remember sitting in study hall and reading an ESPN article about LeBron James and the Miami Heat. This inspired me to create my own blog and post about it as well. That’s when it all started. I continued posting sports news and opinions on my blog, and it took off from there. That is when I chose journalism. I started covering sports for The Rocket during my freshman year at SRU, and it has been a great experience thus far. This being my senior year, I decided to apply for the sports editor position at The Rocket. I joined this staff because I love writing about and covering sports. My career goals have been the same ever since that day I created my blog: to work for ESPN. That’s been my dream for a long time, and I won’t shy away from it. The Rocket has given me great experience throughout my three years of being a contributor. I’m excited and ready to take over as the next sports editor.

Brian Hepfinger, Sports Editor

Apr 30, 2015
Sports editor takes pride in working with ‘best minds in communication department’ (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
Softball ends season with doubleheader losses (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Golden Knights sweep softball in double header (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
Softball blows out UPJ in doubleheader sweep (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Low-scoring games lead to sweep for softball (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Softball ties season-high runs in sweep of IUP (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
Softball scores 16 runs in doubleheader split with UPJ (Story)
Mar 19, 2015
Men’s basketball eliminated in second round of NCAA Tournament (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Rock athletics known for success (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Men’s basketball loses in second round of PSAC Tournament (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
Men’s basketball wins tight game over Cal U (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
Men’s basketball unable to overcome first half deficit (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
New softball head coach expects to create a thriving program (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Rock men clinch playoff berth (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Rock softball looks to compete for playoff spot (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Rock men win close game over Mercyhurst (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
Men’s basketball falls to Gannon (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
Men’s basketball wins close game over Edinboro (Story)
Nov 26, 2014
Rock football knocked out of NCAA Division II playoffs (Story)
Nov 26, 2014
Men’s basketball scores season-high in win over UPJ (Story)
Nov 20, 2014
Men’s basketball suffers first loss to Gannon (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Rock men’s basketball ready to continue winning after first three games (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Rock football wins PSAC, qualifies for NCAA Playoffs (Story)
Nov 11, 2014
Rock football clinches PSAC-West (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
Rock volleyball loses fifth game in a row (Story)
Nov 03, 2014
Rock football holds Edinboro to single digits in win (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
Rock football ends losing streak with win over IUP (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
Rock football blown out in Big House Battle (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
Rock football first in PSAC West (Story)
Oct 02, 2014
Rock football soars over Griffins (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
Sophomore leads Rock football to blowout (Story)
Sep 18, 2014
Running backs lead Rock football to blowout win (Story)
Sep 18, 2014
Domestic violence and child abuse plaguing the NFL (Story)
Sep 11, 2014
Football rallies for first win (Story)
Sep 04, 2014
Cross-country senior ready to continue success (Story)
Aug 28, 2014
Rock football not fazed by preseason ranking (Story)
May 01, 2014
Rock softball ends playoff hopes (Story)
Apr 24, 2014
Softball splits another low-scoring doubleheader (Story)
Apr 17, 2014
Rock softball sweeps Mercyhurst doubleheader (Story)
Apr 12, 2014
Softball splits with Crimson Hawks (Story)
Apr 10, 2014
SRU and Fighting Scots split doubleheader (Story)
Apr 03, 2014
Softball soars above Clarion (Story)
Apr 02, 2014
Softball splits Seton Hill series (Story)
Feb 27, 2014
Slow start ends in a 2-3 finish for softball at Shaw Challenge (Story)
Feb 18, 2014
Softball set for season opening tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina (Story)
Nov 21, 2013
Men’s soccer ends season (Story)
Nov 21, 2013
Rock basketball takes flight: Recruitment techniques shape futures of the programs (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
Men’s soccer claims PSAC Championship (Story)
Nov 07, 2013
Men’s soccer ready for semifinals (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
Rock defeats Millersville in final seconds (Story)
Oct 17, 2013
Green and White shuts out Gannon (Story)
Oct 04, 2013
SRU wins first conference game, 4-0 (Story)
Sep 12, 2013
Rock earns first shut out of year (Story)
Aug 29, 2013
Rock sets sights on improvement (Story)
May 09, 2013
Ladies tune up for PSAC meet: Case breaks 5K record at Gina Relays G (Story)
May 02, 2013
SRU wins three events at Ashland: Rock to host SRU Last Chance meet (Story)
Apr 25, 2013
Green and White tunes up for PSACs: Ladies win six events at Ed Fry Invitational (Story)
Apr 18, 2013
17 athletes hit PSAC standard (Story)
Apr 11, 2013
23 ladies qualify for PSAC meet: Four athletes hit NCAA provisional standard at SRU Open Invitational (Story)
Apr 04, 2013
Rock competes at Raleigh Relays (Story)
Oct 18, 2012
Volleyball drops three matches in straight sets (Story)
Sep 28, 2012
After three straight wins, Rock volleyball falls to Clarion (Story)
Sep 20, 2012
Volleyball goes 3-0 at Shepherd Tournament (Story)
Sep 14, 2012
SRU Volleyball goes 2-1 at Tony Banner Tournament (Story)
Sep 07, 2012
Volleyball gets off to rocky start (Story)
Aug 31, 2012
Sixth ranked volleyball sets high expectations (Story)
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