The Rocket

Stephen Cukovich
As I enter my fifth semester with The Rocket, I never thought I would be working at the level I am now.  Simply as a fan of sports, I am honored to be Sports Editor for our outstanding school newspaper. Getting to know some of the coaches and players of our many sports on campus has been so amazing and has been a huge learning experience.  I feel I couldn’t have chosen a better professional learning atmosphere here at Slippery Rock to better my career in journalism.

Throughout my time with The Rocket, I have been blessed to be surrounded by wonderful people whom I could learn from.  Sports Editors before me such as Cody Nespor and Justin Kraus have taught me so much in my first two years with The Rocket and I feel I owe it to them to do my best and make the sports section as good as its ever been.  With only one semester left coming into the fall, I look forward to the new people I will meet along the way and all the craziness from the sports about to take place. I will truly miss Slippery Rock once I am gone because the students and faculty here are completely amazing, which will make it hard to say bye to those I have met.

Stephen Cukovich, Sports Editor

Dec 06, 2018
One last giddy up (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
Former student athletes return as student coaches for women’s basketball (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Rock football set to take on No. 11 Notre Dame College in third round of NCAA Playoffs (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Rock Football is one of 28 Division II teams in the running for the National Playoff title (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Women’s basketball draws even to start season in weekend road trip (Story)
Nov 10, 2018
Rock falls to No. 9 West Chester in windy PSAC Championship (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Rock defense ranks 11th in the nation in run defense heading into PSAC Championship (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Women slotted to finish fourth in PSAC West (Story)
Nov 03, 2018
Women’s soccer falls 1-4 to Bloomsburg; NCAA Tournament still in sights (Media)
Oct 31, 2018
National playoff implications on the line this week against Gannon (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Rock claims PSAC West title with win over CalU (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
Rock brings home “Milk Jug Trophy” for eighth time in series history (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
From third-string to starter: Roland Rivers III’s journey to being one of the PSAC’s top quarterbacks (Media)
Oct 17, 2018
Rock looks to bring home Milk Jug at Clarion on Saturday (Story)
Oct 13, 2018
Rivers torches Edinboro for six touchdowns in homecoming win (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Inclusion Week helps start conversations about diversity and inclusion (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Rivers proves he can spread the wealth to everyone (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Rock football set to get first true test against ranked IUP (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Rock Football rolls past Mercyhurst (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Martin signs practice squad contract with LA Rams (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Men’s cross country places ninth at Lock Haven (Story)
Sep 23, 2018
Backup goalie named PSAC Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week (Media)
Sep 21, 2018
Cross country set to host events at their new home course in Lawrence County (Story/Media)
Sep 20, 2018
Football back at home for first PSAC Western showdown (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
Injuries did not hold back offensive surge for The Rock in win over Millersville (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Freshmen making immediate impact for women’s soccer (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
Men’s cross country finishes fourth at Edinboro over the weekend (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Men’s cross country returns most core runners from last years championships (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
Rock football looks for more consistency on defense this week against Shippensburg (Story)
Sep 03, 2018
Men’s soccer drops season opener at Tiffin (Story)
Sep 01, 2018
Rock football survives the heat and a three possession deficit (Story)
May 03, 2018
Stage is set for Rock men to host the PSAC Championships this weekend (Story)
May 03, 2018
Rock softball falls just short of the playoffs despite winning season (Story)
May 03, 2018
Senior centerfielder proved highly consistent at the plate throughout her collegiate career (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
Ollio breaks two personal records at Ashland (Story)
Apr 29, 2018
Lacrosse edges Shippensburg to break program win record (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
Senior Spotlight: Brooke Dawson (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Rock wins 12 events at home and hit 19 PSAC marks last week (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
Softball’s five game loosing streak comes to an end after split with Mercyhurst (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
Weather proves to be The Rock’s biggest opponent this spring (Story)
Mar 29, 2018
Freshman pitcher off to a fast start to her college career (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
SRU softball had their hands full with spring break tournament (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
Rock football shows off their talent at annual Pro Day (Story)
Mar 19, 2018
Intramural and club sports prove great way for freshmen to get involved (Story)
Mar 06, 2018
Rock softball is getting excited about the upcoming season through social media (Story)
Feb 27, 2018
Rock falls short to ranked CalU in first round playoff action (Story)
Feb 25, 2018
Softball sweeps Virginia State in first doubleheader (Story)
Feb 25, 2018
A late offensive surge wasn’t enough to for Rock women’s basketball in final regular season game (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
New borough council committee aims to strengthen the borough and university relationship (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
Rock softball gets rolling with tournament play after trip to South Carolina (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
Tennis drops a tight matchup with an unfamiliar opponent (Story)
Feb 16, 2018
Rock football signs 34 players on National Signing Day (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
A late offensive surge lifts men’s basketball to win over Clarion (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
SRU Crushes torch to be passed on (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Women’s basketball ends five game losing skid (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Women’s basketball coach gives his take on today’s dating atmosphere (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Softball head coach up to task with coaching and having a young child (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Hinderliter hits 600 point mark in home loss to Seton Hill (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Senior Spotlight: Sierra Fordham (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
Marcus Martin scores touchdown as fullback in Shrine Game (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
Women’s basketball faced stiff competition over winter break (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
Rock’s comeback bid falls short against Gannon (Story)
Dec 10, 2017
Big fourth quarter lifts women’s basketball to a win (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
Women’s soccer leads race in SAAC Presidents Cup (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
Awards and honors continue to pile up for football’s Marcus Martin (Story)
Dec 03, 2017
Women’s basketball ran away with 84-63 win at Lock Haven (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Senior Spotlight: Patrick Sullivan (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Gateway Project bid gets thumbs up from borough council (Story/Media)
Nov 20, 2017
Longo officially claims mayor’s office in general election (Story)
Nov 20, 2017
Women’s basketball wins second straight in home win over Kutztown (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Women’s basketball falls to Division I Cincinnati in exhibition game (Story)
Nov 12, 2017
A bad first half proved costly in FB loss to Kutztown (Story)
Nov 12, 2017
Women’s basketball drops second game of season (Story)
Nov 11, 2017
Women’s basketball drops season-opener on the road (Story)
Nov 11, 2017
Field hockey season comes to close after shutout loss (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
St. Francis transfer looks to make immediate impact (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Women’s PSAC West to feature fierce competition (Story)
Nov 05, 2017
Volleyball splits match-ups in weekend road trip (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Rock offense looks to rebound against winless Seton Hill (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Martin collects 4.5 sacks to claim NCAA record in 24-9 win over Clarion (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Men’s club ice hockey travels to Florida this weekend (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Women’s tennis finishes strong in first half of season (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Homecoming king and queen announced during halftime of IUP game (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
Football looks to rebound against Edinboro (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Women’s soccer blanks CalU for fourth straight win (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
SRU Men’s soccer team earns USC academic award (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Sophomore Cohen wins athlete of the month (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Football looks to stay perfect this weekend at Mercyhurst (Story)
Oct 03, 2017
Women’s soccer gets shut out in weekend match-up (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
Rock upsets No. 5 California (Pa.) in overtime thriller (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Men’s soccer goalie leads PSAC in save percentage (Story)
Sep 24, 2017
Volleyball drops two over weekend road trip (Story)
Sep 24, 2017
Field hockey shuts out Seton Hill (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Martin grabs Division II records in home win (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Football to play first PSAC game at Gannon (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
Volleyball drops four games over weekend tournament (Story)
Sep 17, 2017
Women’s cross country finishes ninth in Kutztown (Story)
Sep 17, 2017
Martin breaks NCAA records in 33-7 win (Story)
Sep 16, 2017
Women’s tennis starts off with win at Westminster (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
SRU graduate student has mayor office in sights (Story)
Sep 12, 2017
Rock soccer field currently undergoing renovations (Story)
Sep 10, 2017
Field hockey blanks Bellarmine 2-0 (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
Rock football scores a win at Kentucky State (Story)
Sep 03, 2017
Football to square-off against #24 West Chester (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
Rock football kicks off season with southern road trip (Story)
May 23, 2017
Rock alumnus Brandon Fusco signed by 49ers (Story)
May 04, 2017
Longo and Fodor in the running for Slippery Rock Borough Mayor (Story)
May 03, 2017
Rock softball drops final four games to finish in fifth place (Story)
May 01, 2017
Softball drops final two games to Gannon (Story)
Apr 28, 2017
Nagle breaks head coach’s school hit record (Story)
Apr 24, 2017
Softball splits doubleheader with Seton Hill (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
Softball sweeps Clarion with offensive explosion (Story)
Apr 20, 2017
PSAC recognizes three track and field athletes in Winter Top 10 list (Story)
Apr 18, 2017
Softball splits doubleheader against CalU (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
Softball duo tops PSAC in batting average (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
Softball falls in doubleheader to first-place Gannon (Story)
Apr 07, 2017
Men’s soccer plays host to NSCAA open training practice (Story)
Apr 04, 2017
Softball draws even in first PSAC-West play (Story)
Mar 22, 2017
Softball goes 4-6 during spring break tournament (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Former Rock assistant coach thriving at Navy (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
Thompson earns MVP, Rock men take second at indoor Championships (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
Slippery Rock Fire Department to start live-in program (Story)
Feb 22, 2017
Men’s indoor track lands 11 event wins (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Thompson breaks school, conference mile record at weekend meet (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Rock softball picked to finish second in competitive PSAC-West (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Men’s indoor track records two NCAA marks over weekend (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
Reinhardt breaks NCAA mark in weekend meet (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
Freshman Nieves leads Rock indoor track with NCAA provisional mark (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
Men’s indoor track to kick off season in a dual meet weekend (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Transfer players highlight Rock men’s starting line-up (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
Women’s starting lineup full of talent (Story)
Nov 13, 2016
Rock volleyball loses to Gannon, wins on senior day against Mercyhurst (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
Rock upsets West Liberty in Dig for the Cure game (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
Volleyball goes 1-1 over weekend (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
Rock volleyball snaps seven-game losing streak (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
Volleyball losing streak extends to five (Story)
Oct 09, 2016
Struggles continue for Rock volleyball against Seton Hill (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
Volleyball falls to Millersville in weekend match-up (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
Volleyball gets match sweep against Alderson Broaddus (Story)
Sep 20, 2016
Rock Volleyball drops three during weekend tournament (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Rock volleyball splits first tournament of the year (Story)
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