Change of plans: Fall athletes thrown into unpredictable spring seasons

It’s not unusual for college athletes to prepare their bodies and practice their skills year-round, and perhaps even play non-league games in their offseason. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the ways in which college athletics operate have completely changed. And the biggest change of all might be the Patriot League’s decision for all fall […]

Recent TikTok video highlights gender-based inequities in the NCAA

In a year marked by change and the continued fight for equality, it is unfortunately no surprise to see women dealing with second-rate treatment, even at some of the highest levels of competition. This past week as men’s and women’s college basketball programs began competing in the NCAA March Madness tournament, a video began circulating […]

Women’s soccer comes up short against Holy Cross

The Lafayette women’s soccer team suffered their first loss of a shortened season at the hands of Holy Cross last weekend, 2-1. The Leopards now hold a 0-1-1 record with just four games remaining before the playoffs.  “It’s definitely difficult to balance the changing schedules,” said sophomore forward Melissa Lamanna. “Normally, we would have around […]

Women’s basketball season ends with quarterfinal loss to Boston University

The Lafayette women’s basketball team could not carry their momentum into the Patriot League quarterfinal last weekend, falling 74-68 to No. 2 seed Boston University. The team’s season comes to a close as the Leopards finish 5-8 overall and 5-7 in conference play.  “Given the outcome, it wasn’t our best performance, but we fought hard […]

Cross Country has highest finish since ’90s in Patriot League Championships

The Lafayette men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Bethlehem last weekend and earned their highest placements in the Patriot League Championship in over 20 years.   Out of the nine teams that competed, the men’s team took third place overall and the women’s team took fourth overall with scores of 73 and 123, respectively. The […]

Track and field teams slow out of the gate to start spring season

The men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Colgate University for a tri-meet with Lehigh and Colgate last Saturday, Feb. 27. The event was Lafayette’s first meet this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Leopards struggled in both divisions, finishing third in both men’s and women’s competition. The men’s team posted […]