Smith selected by Los Angeles Angels in eighth round of MLB Draft

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Former Canisius right-handed closer Tyler Smith is going pro. The hard-throwing reliever was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth round of the 2018 MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon. Smith, a native of Trafford, Pa., is the earliest draft pick since Joe Mamott was selected in the sixth round of … [Read more...]

Zags’ heart of lineup eliminates Griffs from NCAA Tournament

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor MINNEAPOLIS -- A trio of two-run innings helped propel Gonzaga further into the NCAA Tournament as the Bulldogs eliminated Canisius from the Minneapolis Regional with an 8-2 victory at Siebert Field on Saturday afternoon. The game was delayed for two hours due to consistent rain in the Minneapolis … [Read more...]

Minnesota asserts offensive dominance in NCAA Tournament opener

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota came into the NCAA Tournament hot winning their last nine games and 26 of their last 30. Canisius wasn’t able to buck that trend Friday night as the Golden Gophers leaped out to an early 5-0 lead in the second inning, cruising to a 10-1 win in front of record 2,291 at Siebert … [Read more...]

Canisius baseball headed to Minneapolis for NCAA Tournament

    By Marshall Haim Sports Editor All eyes were on the projector screen in Science Hall during Canisius’ selection show watch party on Monday afternoon. In the second-to-last bracket announced, Canisius appeared as the No. 4 seed underneath the Minneapolis Region. The Griffs will face top-seeded Minnesota on Friday at … [Read more...]

Baseball clinches MAAC Championship title, automatic bid into NCAA Tournament with victory over Monmouth

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Four days. Four games. Four wins. MAAC Champions. With an 11-0 thwarting of Monmouth on Saturday at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island, Canisius earned their third MAAC Championship in the last six years. It was the seventh time in the last 10 years that the Griffs had appeared in the … [Read more...]

Monmouth offense powers past Griffs

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor When you’re hot, you’re hot. That’s exactly what Monmouth was when they entered Saturday’s doubleheader with Canisius. Going into the pair of games, the Hawks had won 13 of their last 14 games and led the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with an 11-1 record. They were also the lone team in the MAAC … [Read more...]

Opinion: About the practice of “snacking” and saving the planet

By Jorge Alvarez Rodriguez Opinion Contributor         Snacking has become, for most of us, something of a daily sacrament. Between big meals, we sometimes allow ourselves to enjoy the heavenly pleasure of a small piece of our favorite treat to alleviate the discomfort of an empty stomach.         The practice of snacking can … [Read more...]

Opinion: Mission Hundred Days: Day 22

Grace Horner Opinion Contributor We were all challenged not long ago by a fellow member of the class of 2018, Andrea Kraft, to reflect on our time at Canisius. So, as the final days to graduation quickly ticked down, I decided that I had better rise up to her challenge and figure out what my Canisius experience has done for me. My … [Read more...]

Editorial: Balancing finals and finances

The Editorial Board It’s a rough time of the semester, Hell Week Part I Don’t Even Know Anymore, and We at The Griffin know that money concerns don’t make this time of year any easier. We’re all just trying to crank out a final paper or two for every class, turn in any assignments we saved for the last minute, and prepare for our … [Read more...]

Opinion: With a poem in my pocket and love in my heart

By Emily Smith Opinion Editor Yesterday was National Poem in Your Pocket Day, one of my favorite days ever. In all honesty, I only heard about it, well, yesterday when a friend wished me a happy PIYP Day by pulling a poem out of her pocket. Go figure. As I read the poem she gave me (Beyond Love by Emma Bolden), I realized how lucky … [Read more...]


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