A year in sports

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor As is typical of all sports programs, Canisius athletics had its ups and downs in the 2016-17 season. In the fall, the men’s cross country team finished in second place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Iona Gaels dominated the race, taking spots one through eight. Galen Snyder … [Read more...]

Marist’s 2nd half offense too much for Griffs

By Marshall Haim Assistant Sports Editor The Canisius Golden Griffins' offense came to play on Thursday morning during the 18th annual Kids Day game, however defensively the Griffs couldn't contain the Marist Red Foxes. Canisius allowed 53 second half points to the Red Foxes, after allowing just eight in the 2nd quarter, enabling the … [Read more...]

MAAC tournament hosts third rivalry matchup

By Robert Janish Senior Sports Reporter The Griffs ended their 2015-16 home schedule in the form of a gritty, defensive 54-45 win against the Niagara Purple Eagles last Thursday. "That's a big deal for us," junior Lauren D'Hont said about sweeping Niagara prior to the game. Freshman Maria Welch added "beating Niagara is the … [Read more...]

The purple roadblock

By Dominic Chamberlain Sports Editor This won’t be the most riveting column I have ever written but I wanted to address this. When was the last time our men’s basketball, women’s basketball and hockey teams all kicked off their conference tournaments on the same weekend against their biggest rivals? That’s insane to me and it … [Read more...]

Porter: A team leader on and off the court

By Robert Janish Senior Sports Writer In the midst of the final month of her college career at Canisius, senior forward Crystal Porter has left a lasting impact on her teammates, coaches and the program itself that will remain for years to come.   The Houston, Texas native, currently averaging 9.9 points per game, along … [Read more...]

Searching for wins on two game road trip

By Robert Janish Senior Sports Writer Currently 4-8 and in a tie for 8th place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference along with the archrival Niagara Purple Eagles, the Griffs' women basketball team will embark on a weekend road trip to face the Manhattan Jaspers and Monmouth Eagles, two teams sitting in the middle of the pack … [Read more...]

Women’s basketball struggles over winter break

By Dave Maurer Sports Reporter The Griffs women’s basketball team started off the 2015-16 season with a bang as they won seven of their first 10 games, but have since faltered. The Griffs lost eight of their nine games over the college’s winter recess to fall into the lower half of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference … [Read more...]

Griffs squeak out OT win against arch-rival Niagara

By Robert Janish Senior Sports Writer Currently not where they like to be in the standings, a lot of work must be done in order for our women's basketball team to get in a better position within the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. They have now gained some much needed momentum with a tough, gritty 68-66 victory against the … [Read more...]

Not all breaks are good

By Dominic Chamberlain Sports Editor            For most of us, me included, the winter recess was a welcomed break from the day to day college grind. Most of us probably went home to enjoy the holidays with friends and family. And while we relieved the hung-over stress from finals week, our student athletes took an abbreviated … [Read more...]

Flying high after 2-0 start to MAAC

By Robert Janish Senior Sports Writer After heading into this past weekend winless on the road, the women's basketball team made a resounding statement, sweeping the weekend and starting their 2015-16 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference campaign with a 2-0 unbeaten record with wins over both St. Peter's and Rider. Senior forward … [Read more...]

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