Category: Sports

The Arnold Classic: The Greatest Fitness Convention in the World

By Dakota Meyers, Contributing Writer The Arnold Classic is a fitness convention held in Columbus, Ohio every year during the first week of March by […]

A Cubs Fan in a Cardinals World

By Allison Donofrio, Staff Writer Before November 2, 2016, when the Chicago Cubs broke their 108-year World Series drought, it was difficult to be a […]

More Than a Game

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-Chief Lebanon, Ill. – To many people, basketball is just a game, and a silly one at that. Players run up and […]

Behind the Success: Andrew Best

By Zach Breeding, Co-Editor of Sports LEBANON, Ill. – Anyone who has followed the McKendree men’s hockey team as of late is well aware of […]

2016-17 Top Ten GLVC Men’s Basketball Players

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-Chief The Great Lakes Valley Conference is annually one of the best Division II basketball conferences in America, with this season being […]

Weekly Sports Lineup: Feb. 20 – Feb. 26

By Steve Sladek, Co-Editor of Sports Thursday, Feb. 23   Women’s Basketball: at University of Illinois at Springfield, 5:30 p.m. Men’s Baseketball: at University of […]

Behind the Success: Darren Wynn

By Zach Breeding, Co-Editor of Sports Darren Wynn’s life is one that is heavily influenced by family and friends. And if it wasn’t for his […]

Weekly Sports Lineup & Recap: Feb. 12 – Feb. 19

By Steve Sladek, Co-Editor of Sports This week in McKendree Athletics, 10 of the Universities’ 33 teams are in action for the Bearcats. Basketball, track […]

Women’s Track Takes Flight

By Zach Manion, Contributing Writer After a successful weekend at Missouri Southern State University, the McKendree University Women’s track and field team propelled themselves to […]

Mike Babcock’s Relentless Pursuit

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-Chief On Wednesday, February 1, at 6:30 a.m., Mike Babcock, 5th-year head football coach at McKendree University, walked into his office knowing […]

Weekly Sports Lineup: Feb. 5 – Feb. 11

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-chief First Glance Sunday, Feb. 5 Men’s Tennis: Loss 0-9 at Drury University Women’s Tennis: Loss 0 -9 at Drury University Men’s […]

Weekly sports recap and lineup: Nov. 28 – Dec. 3

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer At a glance Thursday, Dec. 1 Women’s Basketball: 5:30 p.m. at home vs. University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball: 7:30 […]

Weekly sports recap and lineup: Nov. 14 – Nov. 20

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer At a glance Tuesday, Nov. 15 Men’s Basketball: 7 p.m. at University of Illinois, State Farm Center in Champaign, IL. […]

Weekly sports recap and lineup: Nov. 7 – Nov. 13

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer Weekly sports recap and lineup: Nov. 7 – Nov. 13 Recap of previous week (Oct. 31 – Nov. 6) On […]

Weekly sports line-up: Oct. 31 – Nov. 5

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer First Glance Friday Nov. 4 Women’s Soccer: 5 p.m. at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Women’s Volleyball: 7 p.m. at Drury […]

What to make of McKendree’s 40-7 win over Missouri S&T

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer As I first sat down to write this article, I struggled with naming it. On one hand, McKendree had its […]

Seeing the big picture: McKendree’s win against St. Joseph’s

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer At first glance, McKendree’s football game against St. Joseph’s College (SJC) on Oct. 15 seemed like a relatively unimportant game […]

McKendree adds water polo as 34th sport

BY ALEXIS PORTER Contributing Writer As part of a University-wide initiative to attract a more diverse student population, the McKendree University Athletic Department has added […]

Make or break: Why this Saturday’s game is a must-win for McKendree football

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer In football, a “trap game” is generally described as a game against an opponent that is thought to pose little […]

Going for the win: the men’s volleyball team hits the net

BY LAUREN REEVES Staff Writer The McKendree University men’s volleyball team would like to keep their winning streak going. The team had a three game […]

An inside look: Statham’s win and the crew behind him

BY SCHALLON FOGGS Staff Writer As we all know, winning is the most important thing when it comes to sports. Ha! Just joking. It’s about […]

Women’s Volleycats: The Road to Postseason

BY GRACE McDOWELL Staff Writer With a record of 15-8 and a conference record of 9-2, the McKendree women’s volleyball team is “digging” their way […]

Miss Perfect

BY TAQUISHA DRISDELL, EDITOR Irma Maciukaite is from a small town in Pasvalys, Lithuania known as Sinkhole Park.  Maciukaite attended Petro Vileisio Gymnasium High school […]

The Key to Victory

BY WILL BASLER, STAFF WRITER Players and fans alike have their ways of avoiding bad luck. For fans, it may be sitting in the same […]

[Issue 9] Cheerleading At McKendree

BY KENDRA BARACKMAN, STAFF WRITER As McKendree grows, so does their sports and programs. In the past few years, the cheerleading program has made a […]

[Issue 9] Superbowl Sunday At McKendree

BY WILL BASLER, SPORTS COLUMNIST On Sunday, the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks to win Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona. Quarterback, Tom […]

McKendree University Women’s Soccer Drops 4-2 Decision to Drury

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Contributing Writer(s) The McKendree University women’s soccer team lost a conference match to Drury University on Sunday 4-2. The Bearcats fall to […]

McKendree University Men’s Soccer Falls to No. 25 Drury 2-0

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Contributing Writer(s) The McKendree University men’s soccer team was unable to upset No. 25 Drury University on Sunday in a 2-0 […]

McKendree Women’s Tennis Improves to 2-0 with 6-3 Win over Webster

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (BELLEVILLE, Ill., Sept. 14) The McKendree University women’s tennis team won its second match of the weekend on Sunday with a […]

McKendree Men’s Tennis Defeats Brescia 8-1 for First Win of the Season

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (BELLEVILLE, Ill., Sept. 14) The McKendree University men’s tennis team earned its first victory of the season on Sunday with a […]

Two Write-Ups Written on McKendree University’s Bass Fishing Team

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS McKendree University Bass Fishing Leads After Day One at FLW Central Invitational (GILBERTSVILLE, Ky., Sept. 13) The duo of seniors Dustin Pendegraft […]

Three Write-Ups Written on McKendree University’s Women’s Soccer Team

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Crane, Reiniger Lead McKendree Women’s Soccer in 7-0 Rout over Hannibal-LaGrange (LEBANON, Ill., Sept. 6) Senior forward Natalie Crane (Granite City, Ill./Granite […]

Three Write-Ups Written on McKendree University’s Men’s Soccer Team

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Cerna’s Hat Trick Not Enough In 5-4 McKendree Men’s Soccer OT Loss to Oakland City (LEBANON, Ill., Sept. 7) Senior forward C.J. […]

McKendree University Softball Completes 2015 Recruiting Class

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (LEBANON, Ill., Aug. 15) – McKendree University softball coach, Evelyn Bean, recently completed her 2015 recruiting class. Lucienda Adams of Dahlgren, Ill., Rebecca Franke […]

McKendree University Men’s Soccer Picked to Finish 12th in GLVC Pre-Season Poll

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (LEBANON, Ill., Aug. 27) – The McKendree University men’s soccer team has been picked to finish 12th out of 16 schools in […]

McKendree University Women’s Soccer Picked to Finish 11th in GLVC Pre-Season Poll

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (LEBANON, Ill., Aug. 28)- The McKendree University women’s soccer team has been picked to finish 11th out of 16 schools in the […]

The Ultimate Struggle: Rooting for the Chicago Cubs

BY WILL BASLER ______________________ In The Shawshank Redemption, escaped convict Andy Dufresne wrote to his fellow-prisoner and long-time friend Red, “Hope is a good thing, […]

History Made

BY LAUREN APETZ __________________________ The McKendree Men’s Volleyball team put up a fight against multiple teams over the course of the past few weeks. The […]

You’re Missing Out on the Excitement

You’re Missing Out on the Excitement BY WILL BASLER ___________________________________ High- flying and sharp-shooting Bearcats are truly an exciting team to watch. *** Over the […]

Brand New Bearcats

Brand New Bearcats BY LAUREN APETZ __________________________________________ This year, McKendree University began a new sports program: men’s volleyball. This team is young, with 15 freshmen […]

Bearcats Cross Country Wrap Up Seasons, Sending One to NCAA Nationals

Bearcats Cross Country Wrap Up Seasons, Sending One to NCAA Nationals By: Megan Doty The McKendree Bearcats Men’s and Women’s Cross Country team began their […]

Marching Band: It is More than a Sport

Marching Band: It is More than a Sport An Opinion written by: Emily Lucia With the recent online popularity of the Ohio State Marching Band, […]