Category: Sports

Soccer: sport of the year?

BY MATT MERKEL SPORTS EDITOR Growing up in America all of my life has conditioned me to think the NFL is the greatest piece of television I have ever witnessed. When I’m not glued to every stat, score and argument…

Shop talk with Kelly Herrmann

BY PETER MERCANDETTI STAFF WRITER “I’ve been waiting for this, and it is important that we do it right, and to have a real team.” These were the words that Coach Kelly Herrmann addressed the Franciscan women’s volleyball team with…

How to be a first-time rugby fan

BY MATT MERKEL SPORTS EDITOR Franciscan University athletics has been a roller coaster of success and failure over the past few years. Lovable bottom-feeders such as the basketball team have teased us with that elusive win for two years, while…

Track star reflects on success

BY THERESA SCANLON Franciscan University of Steubenville’s top runner is currently finishing out his last collegiate track and field season with record-breaking times. Bill Jones believes that his most recent successes are the results of tougher training, but his attitude…