Lady Griffs off to best start in MAAC play in 10 years

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor A 3-pointer from D'Jhai Patterson-Ricks with 9.6 seconds left helped Canisius women's basketball to a 53-50 victory over Fairfield at the Koessler Athletic Center on Friday evening. Patterson-Ricks' shot was the result of fantastic ball movement from a pair of her teammates, Maria Welch and Anndea … [Read more...]

Youngstown State, Buffalo have own way against Canisius

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor A career day for Youngstown State’s Alison Smolinski helped the visiting Penguins double-up Canisius last Saturday at the Koessler Athletic Center, 62-36. Smolinski scored a season-high 29 points, making 10 of her 16 shot attempts, including a school-record nine 3-pointers. Six of her nine makes from … [Read more...]

Bearcats sweep Griffs, concluding fall portion of season

By Matthew Duke Communications Director Binghamton swept both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams this past weekend. The men were defeated 191-108, while the women fell to the Bearcats 200-100. The Griffs’ women’s team started the day when a relay unit consisting of Maddy Chapin, Kelsey Childress, Ashlynn Gilfillan and … [Read more...]

Leaving their legacy: Vazquez, trio of seniors reflect on historic season

By Adam Duke Editor in Chief This season, the Griffs went further than they ever have in MAAC playoffs, going all the way to the championship match, where they fell to the Iona Gaels in four sets. With a 14-4 record in MAAC play, the Griffs also matched their best-ever MAAC record, set in 2006.   “Since I’ve been here it’s been … [Read more...]

Hemer earns first Division I victory against Albany

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It took until the sixth game, but Canisius women’s basketball head coach Scott Hemer has his first-ever victory at the Division I level. Hemer’s squad defeated Albany, 48-42, in a defensive battle before a crowd of 747 at the SEFCU Arena in Albany on Wednesday. “I am happy for the team,” Hemer told … [Read more...]

“Let Emily be herself:” A story in six parts

From left to right, Grace Hausladen, Emily Scheck, Justyna Wilkinson. By Mike Pesarchick Copy EditorIt has been a tumultuous three months for Canisius’ Emily Scheck. Disowned by her parents for her sexual orientation and left with almost nothing to her name, Scheck’s friends created a GoFundMe, which has attracted national … [Read more...]

Griffs ready for tonight’s home opener

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It's crazy to think that basketball season is finally here. Canisius' women's basketball team will tipoff the 2018-19 season tonight when they face Miami (Ohio) at the Koessler Athletic Center at 7 p.m. This will be the first game for Canisius under new head coach Scott Hemer. Here are some things to … [Read more...]

Tough stretch ahead for Canisius volleyball

By Matthew Duke Communications Director The volleyball team toppled Niagara at the Koessler Athletic Center on Senior Night last Saturday, sweeping the Purple Eagles in straight sets.  The Griffs took the first set, 25-17, before winning the second set, 25-11. They wrapped up the match with a win in the third set, 25-18. The victory … [Read more...]

Iona sweeps Griffs, snaps program-record 10-game home win streak

By Matthew Duke Communications Director The Griffs’ 10-game home winning streak has come to a close. This past weekend, Canisius came out victorious on Saturday, trouncing the Manhattan Jaspers in straight sets before dropping Sunday’s match to conference-leading Iona in straight sets. Canisius came out strong against Manhattan, … [Read more...]

Rowing closes out fall portion of season strong in Philadelphia

Griffin Staff Report The fall portion of the Canisius rowing season has concluded following a fifth-place finish for the varsity four and a 15th-place finish for the varsity eight at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia, Pa., last Saturday. The first five races of the day were cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions in … [Read more...]


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