Wagner gets the call to the bigs

  By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Major League Baseball. The level all kids that are exposed to the game of baseball aspire to reach. Some wish to play while others hope to be in the broadcast booth. For Ben Wagner this past week, that wish was granted. Wagner, the play-by-play announcer for the Buffalo Bisons and Canisius … [Read more...]

On the Wing: The kids are alright

A learning curve is usually what happens when students make the transition from high school to college. We’ve all been there before. However, the learning curve on the pitch and court for the freshmen at Canisius has appeared to be a smooth transition this fall season. Some new players have played pivotal roles for their respective … [Read more...]

On the Wing: Mazurek, Shoniker earn promotions

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Wednesday was the day for coaching staff announcements at Canisius. The baseball and basketball programs both announced changes to their coaching staffs. Matt Mazurek, longtime assistant coach under Mike McRae, was named the baseball program’s fourth head coach in the past 40 years. On top of the … [Read more...]

Quit it with mock drafts

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor The NFL Draft, for some, has the makings of being a national holiday. For the three days that the draft takes, people will glue themselves to television screens at home, or at their local watering hole. For me, personally, the NFL Draft is overrated. Don’t at me. People spend not days or weeks, but … [Read more...]

What we can learn from UB

By Dominic Chamberlain Sports Editor The entire situation just sucks; 120 student athletes are no longer student athletes and four programs are now gone. The University at Buffalo will save about 2 million dollars but at the cost of the men’s soccer, baseball, men’s swimming and diving, and women’s rowing teams. It’s been a hot … [Read more...]

The one percent

By Adam Duke Sports Reporter On March 15, Charles Williams was declared a top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given to the top player in college hockey. He was the first Griff to ever be named a finalist for the award and was chosen from a pool of 66 players. The award is given to an athlete that demonstrates skill … [Read more...]

Flash vs. Thailand at the Demske

By Dominic Chamberlain Sports Editor On Saturday Sept. 17, Canisius College will play host to a bit of a rarity in the world of Women’s Soccer. On that night the Western New York Flash will take on the Thailand Women’s National team in a friendly match at the Demske Sports Complex.   The Flash, who normally play their home games … [Read more...]

Apathetic Student-Body Blights Progress

By Aaron Rispoli Assistant Sports Editor In my column a few weeks ago, I wrote about the “small-school mentality” at Canisius College and how it will forever stunt our athletic programs. In short, teams have been known to convey profound trepidation when they are scheduled to face a more prestigious institution. Admittedly, our … [Read more...]

Canisius Athletics Forever Marred by “Small-School Mentality”

By Aaron Risploi Assistant Sports Editor I spoke to a player on the women’s lacrosse team this week and among the first things she uttered to me was: “We had all the momentum in that game. We had them rattled and now they have an entire month to prepare for us.” Of course, this individual was referring to the contest against number … [Read more...]

Irreplaceable

By Dominic Chamberlain Sports Editor When the clock hit zero in third period of the Canisius/Air Force game last saturday night, the Griffs season wasn’t the only thing to end. It was the second round of the Atlantic Hockey tournament and the Griffs were already down one game in a best of three series.  After losing the first … [Read more...]


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