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Kicking off for community connection

The men’s and women’s soccer teams scored more than just goals last Saturday, with a day meant to give back to the community.

Children from grades K-8 were invited to SVSU to learn skills, participate in games and run drills with members from SVSU’s teams as part of the seventh annual Community Youth Days.

Vanguard photo | Jamie Loubert

Members of the men’s and women’s soccer teams guided children through drills and taught them basics of the sport as part of SVSU’s Community Youth Days on Saturday, Jan. 24. The event coincided with Alumni Family Fun Day and was followed by women’s and men’s basketball games against Michigan Tech.

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January 26, 2015 | Permalink

Taking a closer look at ‘Death Valley’

The students who fill the stands at the Saginaw Bay Ice Arena cheer on the SVSU hockey team with such passion that they are renown for their chants, their heckling and their encouragement. It is because of these things that they have earned the nickname, “Death Valley.”

As the players suit up for games, their fans likewise suit up, throwing on red in support of the Cardinals before making their way to the rink to watch their team play and cheer them on with vehement vocalization and an enthusiasm seen nowhere else in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).

The ACHA named the Saginaw Bay Ice Arena as the toughest place to play in 2013 thanks to the fans. But … Read More…

January 26, 2015 | Permalink

RSOs begin semester with side-splitting doubleheader

Students enjoyed a night of laughs with music/comedy duo Dakaboom and stand-up comedian Justine Marino for SVSU’s Welcome Back Comedy Night.

The free event was Jan. 24 by Valley Nights and Program Board.

Marino lives in Los Angeles and has worked in improv and sketch comedy. She plays at colleges and clubs across the country and has opened for comedians Joel McHale and Bo Burnham.

Vanguard photo | Jamie Loubert

Entertainment RSOs Valley Nights and Program Board kicked off their winter semester with a Welcome Back Comedy Night, featuring comedy duo Dakaboom (pictured: Paul Pegler, left, and Ben McLain) and stand-up comedian Justine Marino.

She began her set by asking one audience member who she was texting and continued to … Read More…

January 26, 2015 | Permalink

Former Cardinal looks to impress scouts at the College Gridiron Showcase

SVSU tight end Andrew Dillon will be competing in the College Gridiron Showcase in Arlington, Texas this weekend in an attempt to show what he can do against some of the nation’s top talent.

The former Cardinal will be among players from all over the country in a game that NFL scouts will be keeping a close eye on. He will be playing for team “Desperados,”  who will be taking on team “Wranglers.” Among others playing in the game are several division-1 players also looking to catch the eyes of  NFL scouts. Despite being from a division-2 school, Dillon is confident he can keep up with the other guys.

“Division-1 has some strong and has fast athletes, but division-2 has … Read More…

January 27, 2015 | Permalink