After its doubleheader against Ashland was canceled due to weather, the SVSU softball team had to prepare for a two-day homestand against Ferris State and Lake Superior State on Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26, respectively.
The Ferris state doubleheader resulted in a sweep in favor of the Bulldogs. Game one was a pitching duel that featured senior hurler Jillian Williamson at the top of her game. The right hander pitched a full seven innings, surrendering seven hits while striking out three and walking four. She allowed just two runs, both unearned. A 2-1 final saw the Cards’ offense manage just four hits.
Williamson was on the hill once again for game two. Her second performance of the day … Read More…
Tuesday marked the semester’s final Coffee House, an event that combines SVSU students’ love for both music and coffee.
Program Board’s Coffee House series allows aspiring musicians, comedians and poets to showcase their talents, all while getting to take in the talents of others while enjoying coffee, conversation and, on this particular occasion, donuts.
Physical education sophomore Travis Toye has been a Coffee House regular since the beginning of last year. He says he takes any opportunity he has to play at these events for those who want to hear his music.
“I like the chance to perform for people in a professional setting, rather than just being the college kid that plays in people’s dorms for fun while they … Read More…
Fans filed into Wickes Stadium on Saturday to watch the SVSU football team play its annual Red vs. White spring game.
Red kicked off the scoring when sophomore quarterback Joe Boisture connected with senior wide-out Jeff Janis on a three-yard strike. Janis was a major part of the Cardinals’ offense last year, having averaged nearly 150 yards per game and hauling in 17 touchdown receptions.
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Junior quarterback Jonathon Jennings started all 11 games for the Cardinals in 2012. His 27 touchdown passes helped lead SVSU to an 8-3 record.
In response, senior starting quarterback Jon Jennings led team White’s offense down the field. The drive stalled before sophomore kicker Scott Stanford connected on a 22-yard field goal. … Read More…
The debate over whether or not minimum wage should go up or stay the same has been frequently discussed. The circumstances surrounding the topic now involve the attempt to pass a bill that would increase minimum wage from $7.25 to $10. During a time of economic instability when families have to ask themselves, “how will I pay this month’s rent,” an increase in minimum wage would theoretically help them. The long-term effect, however, could actually hurt the middle class instead of helping it.
If the proposed bill goes through and minimum wage does go up to $10, small businesses will struggle to pay their workers. While large corporations such as Wal-Mart will also have to dish out more money to … Read More…
Another successful season prepared the SVSU Dodgeball team for an April run at the national championship.
The Cardinals finished the season strong with a 12-2-3 record and ranked fourth in the country. They had advanced to the national tournament in each of the last three seasons, going as far as to capture the title last year while hosting the event.
The team had to wake up early as the tournament began at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday against the Ohio State University.
SVSU captain Max Siler was concerned early on because Ohio State’s strategy counters the Cardinals’ fast-paced approach, but a quick start allowed for SVSU to win their first game, 4-2.
“Ohio State played their usual ball control strategy which … Read More…
After enjoying a weekend of playable weather, the SVSU softball team kept the pedal to the metal.
The Cardinals began their week of play on Sunday against Tiffin University. The double-header began with a pitching duel with senior pitcher Jillian Williamson going for the Cards.
The pitching was so good that the teams took a 0-0 tie into extra innings. In the top of the 8th inning the Tiffin offense woke up and scored four runs. All of the runs allowed by Williamson were unearned. Her final line was 8 innings pitched, six hits allowed along with three walks and three strikeouts.
The offense failed to capitalize on their 10 hits by leaving 13 on base. The final was 4-1, … Read More…
On the backs of strong pitching performances, the Lady Cardinals won four of their last eight game before dropping a weekend series against Tiffin.
Sunday, the Lady Cardinals hosted Tiffin University for a double-header in which they could not keep up and were beaten 4-1 and 6-2.
The losses came at the end of a winning stretch that started in the beginning of the week.
SVSU traveled to Findlay University on Tuesday for its first series of the week. The Cardinals swept the series, winning 7-4 and 8-7, respectively.
Senior pitcher Jillian Williamson dominated the Findlay lineup in the first game while going all seven innings. She spread out seven hits while striking out three. The second game was highlighted … Read More…
Bad weather has caused the softball team’s season to begin later than expected.
SVSU’s first six games were canceled due to bad weather and the following series against Lake Erie and Walsh colleges were postponed for April 5 and April 12, respectively.
Despite the lack of playing time, coach Todd Buckingham said his team has continued to stay sharp.
“It’s really a challenge, more mentally than physically because the girl are still lifting on a daily basis with our strength and conditioning coach,” he said.
Buckingham added that staying focused is difficult because the players have had such a long layoff.
“Mentally, it is a challenge to keep them sharp and to keep them focused because at the end of … Read More…
Spencer Jardine first joined the SVSU dodgeball team in 2007. In the six years since then, he has left his mark on the team after leading it to the national tournament multiple times as captain.
Jardine thanks several role models that have inspired him to do some of the things he has done while at SVSU. One such role model is law professor Joe Jaksa, whose teaching style and real world know-how have helped motivate him.
“If you have never taken a class with him you don’t know what you’re missing in ‘The Jungle,’” he said. “You have got to love a teacher that shows up to his class wielding a Louisville Slugger Al Capone style.”
Another person that helped … Read More…
Some teams rebuild. Others simply reload.
After losing eight players from last year’s national championship team, the SVSU dodgeball club has set its sights on silencing the doubters who have tabbed it as a rebuilding program.
After going 1-3-1 in its first tournament at The Ohio State University, the team has rebounded and has only lost two games since – both of which were taken to overtime.
Torrie Peplinski is one of the team’s four captains. The veteran said that the early issues were due to the lack of team chemistry.
“In the beginning we just struggled,” he said. “I think the chemistry wasn’t there after losing the eight players, and when you take eight people out of a 15 … Read More…