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Volleyball sweeps invitational

Volleyball sweeps invitational

Hasani Grayson

October 24, 2012


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Playing four matches in two days made for an exhausting weekend for Loyola's volleyball team, but they should be pleased with the results. The Wolf Pack went 4-0 at the Loyola-hosted Hampton Inn Invitational beating Xavier University, University of Arkansas Monticello, Southern University of New Orlea...

Basketball looking to freshmen for future

Karl Gommel

October 24, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Loyola's men's basketball team started practicing with the intention of integrating new players while improving on last season's progress. The Wolf Pack is coming off of a 20-win season, the first since 1948, according to head coach Michael Giorlando. The team also won the West division of the Southern States Athl...

Loyola racks up national honors

Loyola racks up national honors

CAMI THOMAS

October 10, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Tennis

The athletes of Loyola's basketball and tennis teams were honored for their achievements on and off the field. Based on their academics, community service and superb sportsmanship, the NAIA awarded them the Buffalo Funds 5 Star Champions of Character Award. The Champions of Character award is prese...

Effort trumps talent for volleyball

Effort trumps talent for volleyball

HASANI GRAYSON

October 10, 2012


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

With a team that relies heavily on freshmen and sophomores, leadership from the more experienced players will be crucial. One player who is looking to fill that role is political science senior Sam Worsham. Worsham is looking strong on the stat sheet but said she is looking to help out her team in othe...

Brief: Volleyball takes game over Xavier in the Barn

Maroon Staff

October 10, 2012


Filed under Sports

Loyola was victorious on the road against Xavier sweeping all three sets by scores of 25-17, 25-20 and 25-19. After falling behind early in the first set, the Pack rallied with 10 consecutive points to fuel their first set victory. Loyola remained in control in the next two sets to get their second th...

Flag football gets to work as season starts

KARL GOMMEL

October 10, 2012


Filed under Sports

It's time to head down to Harrell Park on Claiborne Ave. and Leonidas St. and cheer on your friends because flag football intramurals at Loyola are underway. The season did not start until Saturday, Sept. 29 because of delays caused by Hurricane Isaac and other weather conditions. Every game was ra...

Rugby wins in historic fashion

Rugby wins in historic fashion

SANTIAGO CAICEDO

October 10, 2012


Filed under Rugby, Sports

In a historic win, the Loyola rugby team beat the University of South Alabama 56 to 5 in the first game of the season. The rugby team's victory on Saturday, Sept. 29 was the first time the team had ever scored more than 50 points. The 51-point win was also the largest margin of victory the team has e...

Brief: Goodell upholds Saints bounty suspensions

Maroon Staff

October 10, 2012


Filed under Sports

Although the New Orleans Saints are going into a bye week, the team is busier than ever. In relation to the team's bounty scandal that came to light earlier this year, the NFL recently adjusted several players' suspensions - for better and for worse. Former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita and former Sa...

Brief: Volleyball victorious in tougaloo game

Maroon Staff

October 10, 2012


Filed under Sports

Loyola's volleyball team came out on top in the game versus Tougaloo College last Tuesday night. Loyola won all three sets, 25-5, 25-15 and 25-18. Outside hitters, pre-med sophomore Lauren Brand and mass communications freshman Eva Allen, led Loyola in most kills. Political science senior Samantha Wor...

Brief: Hornets beat Bobcats 97- 82 in preseason action

Maroon Staff

October 10, 2012


Filed under Sports

The New Orleans Hornets beat the Charlotte Bobcats in the preseason's second game with a final score of 97-82. The game has put the spotlight on rookie forward Antony Davis, who played well for a teenager in a league full of grown men. The 6'10" first-year player scored a total of 22 points, along wi...

Brief: Loyola hires Lisa Tinkler as head golf coach

Maroon Staff

October 3, 2012


Filed under Sports

Lisa Tinkler has been appointed the head coach of men's and women's golf teams. Tinkler comes here from Springfield, MO's Drury University, trailed by a line of prestigious titles, including several Coach of the Year awards as well as an eighth place finish in the NCAA II Championships and various ot...

Brief: Volleyball to take on conference opponents

Maroon Staff

October 3, 2012


Filed under Sports

Wolf Pack volleyball will face conference foes Lee University and Faulkner University on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. Lee currently boasts a top-ranked volleyball team coming in at No. 6 overall in the NAIA poll. The matches against Lee and Faulkner will take place at 7 p.m. in the Den on Friday, Oct. 5 and Sa...

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