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So Can Vermont Beat Purdue, Or What?

So Can Vermont Beat Purdue, Or What?

Tonight! #4 Purdue vs. #13 Vermont, 7:27 p.m. TruTV (live from Milwaukee or some shit)  Last time we checked in with UVM hoops was five days ago, when they were gearing up for the America East championship final at home against Albany. I rather foolishly predicted Vermont to win easily, which was making me feel...
What To Know About The Vermont Catamounts, Aspiring America East Champs

What To Know About The Vermont Catamounts, Aspiring America East Champs

By my calculations, it’s been about five years since I wrote about the UVM basketball team. It’s also been about that long since I could consider myself someone who regularly followed the team – at the time, I was learning how to be a writer while covering the team for a now-defunct (but not wholly forgotten)...
The Road to the Barre Auditorium

The Road to the Barre Auditorium

As the girls spilled off the bench and onto the court, we stood and applauded. They met their teammates at half court for one of those impromptu pig piles that look so pre-rehearsed. The coaches embraced. The team managers cried. I couldn’t help but laugh. If you would have told me eight years ago when...
Conference Tournaments in College Basketball Are The Worst

Conference Tournaments in College Basketball Are The Worst

In what feels like an annual rite of spring, this past Sunday night I found myself listening to the University of Vermont men’s basketball team blowing their chances to get to the NCAA tournament to a lesser Albany team (this has happened four times in eight years). Though Vermont has been to the NCAA tournament...