Category Archives: Sports

MEN’S HOCKEY

RPI overcomes deficit vs. Brown

SOPHOMORE DEFENSEMAN MIKE PRAPAVESSIS SKATES aggressively past a Yale Bulldog near the Engineers’ net. (file photo)

-+*Down 3-0 12 minutes into the second period of play against Brown University on Friday night, the Engineers took their adversary’s fortune with a grain of salt when they fought back to claim a 4-3 advantage by the end of … Continue reading

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TRACK & FIELD

Engineers place in the middle at Middlebury College

-+*Field athletes dominated against the eight teams competing at Middlebury College in Vermont on Saturday. Victories by sophomore jumper Matt Vitagliano and senior throwers Tyler Yeastedt and Andrea Ukleja paved the way for the third and fourth place finishes by … Continue reading

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SUPER BOWL PREVIEW

Panthers, Broncos prepare for historic game

-+*For the third year in a row, the Super Bowl will feature the number one seed from both conferences. The Carolina Panthers, the champions of the National Football Conference, and winners of all but one game this season, will make … Continue reading

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

Hobart College Statesmen overtake lead to defeat RPI

-+*At 4 pm on Saturday, Rensselaer confronted Hobart College in Geneva, NY, where they swallowed their sixth failure in the Liberty League with only a three-point deficit. In the first half, Hobart successfully interrupted the Engineers’ pace. Not only did … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY

Engineers split 1-1

-+*Women’s ice hockey split the weekend 1-1, first losing to Colgate University 5-3 on Friday night, and following with a 2-1 win against Cornell University on Saturday. The Engineers struck first Friday night, when senior forward Lauren Wash played senior … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Tigers, Herons challenge Engineers and win

-+*Despite holding leads in both of their away games over the weekend, women’s basketball ultimately fell short of victory to both the Rochester Institute of Technology Herons and the William Smith College Tigers by a combined seven points. In the … Continue reading

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

St. Lawrence, Skidmore face doom on court

AFTER A ROUGH START TO THEIR SEASON, RENSSELAER BOUNCED BACK with two consecutive victories. (file photo)

-+*The Rensselaer men’s basketball team struggled for much of their winter break slate of games, losing four in a row and five out of six during one stretch. However they won two games last weekend, improving their record to 9-7 … Continue reading

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MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

Rensselaer tramples Union by three points

-+*Eleven games have passed since The Polytechnic last wrote about men’s ice hockey. Among these games were contests against Dartmouth, Harvard, Arizona State, Miami University, Princeton, Cornell, Colgate, Quinnipiac University, and Union College. Notably, the Engineers tied Harvard after losing … Continue reading

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SWIMMING & DIVING

Engineers continue undefeated this season

THE ENGINEERS SWAM to victory in all six of their dual meets this season, where they have competed against Rochester Institute of Technology, Ithaca College, Vassar College, Hartwick College, Union College, and Skidmore College. (file photo)

-+*RPI Swimming and Diving won 20 of 28 events in its meet against Skidmore College on Saturday. Both the women’s and men’s teams won with commanding leads of 123-62 and 146-78, respectively. Both teams remain undefeated, improving to 6-0 for … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Tetrault, Boucher hone team leadership skills

PLAYERS ENTHUSIASTICALLY CHEER on their teammates before the start of the game in the spirit of sportsmanship. (file photo)

-+*To new team leaders seniors Bailei Tetrault and Ellen Boucher of the Rensselaer women’s basketball team, basketball means a lot more than the score on the board. “Since basketball is a team sport, commitment and trust in your teammates is … Continue reading

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TRACK & FIELD

Fazio, Lord, Dery shatter track records

-+*RPI distance track runners junior Ben Fazio and sophomore Jaime Lord sent the indoor records at the Bombers’ Athletics and Events Center to the grave when they crossed the finish in 8:24.4 and 10:06.2, respectively. Both were honored as Liberty … Continue reading

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MEN’S MINIGOLF

Union gets putted to defeat in first match

SOPHOMORE SEAN BEACHAM PREPARES to tee off on the eleventh hole, which takes the players through the Polytechnic office.

-+*Varsity minigolf hosted their first home event this past week, scraping by with a win against Union College on Thursday afternoon. Since the team is new this season, RPI Athletics has not had time to build a proper facility. The … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Tall girls dominate the field in latest victory

SUBSTITUTE REPORTER FINDS thrill in her state of confusion while attending the women’s basketball win over Clarkson University.

-+*Folks, we’re in for a real treat today. The Rensselaer women’s basketball team is lining up to duke it out with the Clarkson University’s Golden Knights. Unfortunately, our usual sports writer is a little under the weather, so I’ll be … Continue reading

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SPEEDWALKING

New sport sweeps campus, involves many

SPEEDWALKING TAKES practice to the second floor of the Union due to the freezing temperatures outside.

-+*There have been reports filed to the Department of Public Safety of large crowds of people heard excessively yelling outside the Troy Building and adjacent buildings. It turns out the Rensselaer Club Speedwalking team has been practicing from sunrise to … Continue reading

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MEN’S CURLING

Original six comes to compete in two weeks

THREE CURRENT MEMBERS PRACTICE good form and beautiful aesthetics while training for bodycurling com petition.

-+*Back in August, the board members of the National Collegiate Sports Association gathered around the fabled oval table in Jacksonville to discuss the addition of a new sport to the collegiate docket. Outside, temperatures hiked 100 degrees, and the central … Continue reading

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Full issue: December 2, 2015

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MEN’S FOOTBALL

RPI Football wins Asa S. Bushnell Bowl 20-13

RPI FOOTBALL MANUFACTURED a huge comeback in their season finale to beat Buffalo State 20-13. (file photo)

-+*The seniors of Team 129, known more widely as the 2015 Rensselaer football team, went out with a bang on Saturday, November 21, establishing the legacy they had once only dreamed of leaving. At Central Connecticut State University’s Arute Field, … Continue reading

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MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

Engineers dominate over Thanksgiving to go 3-1

MEN’S HOCKEY STRUCK early and often in their four Thanksgiving break games.

-+*The Engineers played four hard games over the week of Thanksgiving break. The first was on Friday, November 20, against Bentley. In this game, RPI scored three unanswered goals in the first two periods. These goals were scored by sophomore … Continue reading

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

Men start off strong with winning season

THE MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM WON a hard-fought home game against the Middlebury Panthers with a final score of 68-66.

-+*Underway competitively since November 15, when they won the first game of the season at an away game against the State University of New York at Cobleskill 75-46, the 2015 Rensselaer men’s basketball team has already dribbled their way to … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Two wins and losses for RPI

RENSSELAER WOMENS BASKETBALL COMPETED in five games, finishing with a 1-4 record. (file photo)

-+*The Rensselaer women’s basketball team has competed away from home in the past five games over the last two weeks, and they will not return to East Campus Stadium until December 30 when they will meet Drew University. In that … Continue reading

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