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Bison stomp AU

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The AU Men's Basketball team suffered its first Patriot League road loss of the season Saturday afternoon, falling 67-62 at Bucknell. The loss drops the Eagles to 5-3 in the PL and 11-11 overall, seriously damaging their regular-season title hopes. Lafayette and Lehigh are PL co-leaders at 7-1, after Lafayette dropped its first PL game at Colgate on Friday night.

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Sports Briefs

Briefs on recent AU sports events.

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Top ten new names for Bender

The Eagle Sports Desk counts down some favorite suggests for renaming our beloved athletic center.

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Wrestling pins Wagner 30-12

The AU Wrestling team seized its first team-win of the season at Bender Arena on Monday night, dominating Wagner throughout in a 30-12 victory. Behind fall wins (the wrestling term for a pin) from sophomore Tom Kniezewski (157 lbs.) and senior Jared Hyman (275 lbs.), and a technical fall win from sophomore Daniel Waters (184 lbs.), the Eagles won seven-of-10 weight classes on the night, with one of two losses coming via forfeit.


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Rose-y future?

Sports Columnist Jesse Epstein argues for Pete Rose's induction into the baseball hall of fame now that he has admitted his infractions


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Men skid to 5-2 in PL

AU Men's Basketball got an explosive offensive output from an unlikely source during this weekend's home stand: second-year junior forward Raimondas Petrauskas. The Lithuanian forward, who averaged only 6.3 points per game before the games, scored a career-high 24 points in a 60-46 win over Army Sunday to surpass his previous mark of 16 points tallied in an 86-83 overtime loss Friday to Lafayette (16-4, 7-0 Patriot League) that kept the Eagles (11-10, 5-2) out of first place.


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Patriots repeat in Super Bowl

Lightning apparently can strike twice in football. For the second time in three years, New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri kicked a game-winning field goal to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory. Vinatieri's 41-yard kick, with seconds left in the game, gave New England the victory by the score of 32-29.


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Lady Eagles soar

The stretch run officially began for the AU Women's Basketball team this weekend with key victories over winless Lafayette and preseason Patriot League favorite Army. With the wins, the Eagles moved into a first-place tie with Lehigh, Colgate and Holy Cross.


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AU still learning

Sports columnist Ian Quillen discusses the work to be done and the improvement to be made in the future of AU basketball.



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Top 10 Rejected AU Sports Slogans

Looking around the NCAA sports world, it's clear that AU lacks something that so many successful sports programs have. A slogan. Kansas fans rally around "rock chalk Jayhawk." Penn State and Alabama students echo cries of "We are Penn State" and "Roll Tide," respectively.




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Parity poopers, go home!

There's more at stake this Sunday than merely the Super Bowl and the Vince Lombardi Trophy. That's right. There is more at stake than just the crown jewel achievement of arguably the most popular pro sport in the United States. If the New England Patriots win, it will be their second Super Bowl victory in three years.


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Bittersweet weekend for Women's Basketball

The Women's Basketball team played a double-header weekend on the road splitting games with Colgate and Holy Cross. On Sunday, the Eagles suffered a 74-56 loss when they traveled to Worcester, Mass. to face their nemesis, Holy Cross.


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Skins fans welcome back head coach Gibbs

On Jan. 7 Comcast SportsNet ran a text banner along the bottom of the screen, the type usually reserved for natural disaster warnings, rain-delay reminders and other urgent unexpected news. January is neither baseball season nor hurricane season, and in Washington it hasn't been football season in a while. But with the bulletin running on the text banner announcing that Joe Gibbs (the old Redskins coach from more than a decade ago) had been named the new Redskins head coach, Washingtonians could finally believe that January could be important again.


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Mens Hoops rally to defeat Holy Cross

After starting the first game of the year back in November against Maryland, AU junior forward Matej Cresnik was demoted to the role of first, second or third player off the bench. But this weekend, head coach Jeff Jones gave Cresnik two more starts, against Holy Cross on Sunday and Colgate last Friday. The Slovenian responded, shooting a combined 13-of-17 in those games to lead AU Men's Basketball to two nail-biting road wins - a 62-59 victory at Holy Cross and a 74-71 win at Colgate. Cresnik scored 15 against the Crusaders and 17 against the Raiders.


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Swimmers split meet

The AU Swimming and Diving teams hosted an evening of rarities Saturday against Lehigh at Reeves Aquatic Center. In only the teams' second home meet of the season, the Men's side won its first dual meet in a year, 166-112, and Women's Diving performed for the first time this season but fell 173-119.


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AU soccer star signs with pros

Peter Philipakos, AU Men's Soccer's leading scorer last season, signed with Greek professional side AEK Football Club, a perennial contender in Greece's first division, on Jan. 9. Philipakos traveled to Greece over winter break to train with the club, with intentions to return for AU's spring season. Instead, AEK (Athletic Union of Constantinopolitans) signed him for a three-and-a-half year term, running from the second half of Greece's current 2003-04 season to the end of the 2006-07 campaign.




Section 202 host Gabrielle and friends go over some sports that aren’t in the sports media spotlight often, and review some sports based on their difficulty to play. 



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