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Men's Hoops sweeps PL weekend

The AU Men's Basketball team entered its final home weekend of Patriot League season play hoping to find the home-court advantage that has evaded them for much of the year. The Eagles, who lost just once at Bender Arena last season, have surrendered four home losses this season.

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Aiming for a fine line

In high-level tennis, hit a forehand straight at your opponent, and the next thing you know, he swats it back down the line for a winner. Drive a backhand too close to the line, it misses wide, and you lose the point. Only your most precise shots will turn into winners. Such is the challenge for the 2004 AU Men's Tennis team. After winning two Patriot League team titles in the last two springs, the Eagles want more than an NCAA Tournament berth.

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Women's Tennis looks forward to PL hat trick

As AU Women's Tennis gears up for the spring season, head coach Carol Daniels feels very good about her team's chances in the Patriot League. "I have a lot of confidence in our chances of winning the league," she said. "It's most likely going to come down to Army, Colgate and us," she said of the PL.

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Eagles fall to George Mason

Despite winning four of the eight contested matches, AU Wrestling fell to George Mason on Monday night, 30-15. Once again, forfeits in the 157-lb. and 174-lb. weight classes cost the Eagles valuable points. Leading the Eagles was senior Matt Pelligrino, who defeated Ed Tan by technical fall, winning 17-2 on points.

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Lady Eagles back in business

The AU Women's Basketball team took a huge step in the quest to win the Patriot League Saturday with a 55-48 win over the Lehigh Mountain Hawks at Stabler Arena in Easton, Pa. The win moved AU to 7-3 in the league and to a first-place tie with Colgate and Holy Cross.

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Mountain Hawks prey on AU

The AU Men's Basketball team suffered its second loss of the season to Patriot League contender Lehigh, an 86-65 romp in Bethlehem, Pa. on Friday night in front of 2,274 people. AU (12-12, 6-4) now sits in fourth in the PL, three games out of first place with only four left to play.

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Wrestling smothered in meets

Wrestling grappled valiantly during Sunday's match, when it traveled to North Carolina for the Davidson College Duals. During the first meet of the day, against Davidson, the team suffered a tough 25-24 loss. Despite five wins for AU, the Eagles fell hard.

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A model coach

Kevin Hilgers of the sports desk discusses contributions of Patriot League coach Don DeVoe, whose retirement is approaching

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Top ten ways to spice up V-Day

With Valentine's Day just a few days away, many students are probably wondering how to make this year extra special for their sports-fanatic lover. Well, wonder no longer, girls. The Eagle Sports desk has decided to provide you with a list of ways to integrate sports into your Valentine celebration.

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Lennox the great

Ian Quillen, sports columnist: 'Lewis fought and beat everyone who wanted to fight him. And he should rank among the greatest boxers of all time. 'But with the media giving only moderate attention to his retirement, it's already clear that he won't.'

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AU wrecks Navy, ends slump

Mired in a slump - losing two of its last three games - the AU Men's Basketball team entered Tuesday night's home game against Navy looking to change all the trends it could. The Eagles altered their starting lineup, starting freshman guard Linas Lekavicius for the first time this season, in place of junior guard Jason Thomas. And they refocused their offensive strategy, refusing to settle for poor outside shots like in recent games.

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Women's B-ball downs Midshipmen

The Women's Basketball team bounced back from a loss at Bucknell to beat the Navy Midshipmen 59-48 at Bender Arena Wednesday night. AU was led by senior guard Kaitlyn Schuyler and junior forward Kim Salem, who each scored 17 points in the contest. Salem also pulled down nine rebounds.

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Wrestlers hit mat hard in duals

AU Wrestling was only able to muster four non-forfeit victories in three meets Saturday, as it lost to Navy, Eastern Michigan and North Carolina in a dual meet in Bender Arena. Graduate student Daniel Waters and senior Jared Hyman were the only Eagles to win matches on the day, each taking two.

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Eagles cannonball Howard

Onward and upward for the Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams as they crushed crosstown rival Howard University in the last home dual meet of the season. The squad swept every event except one, winning 13 events overall.

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Women's Hoops trips up at Bucknell Univ.

Just a week after cementing its place atop the Patriot League, the AU Women's Basketball team now finds itself looking up from fourth place after a disastrous 51-39 loss at Bucknell Saturday. The Eagles (10-11, 5-3 PL) started the game strong, getting an eight-point lead late in the first half, but a 12-0 Bucknell run left the Eagles down 23-19 at halftime.

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