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Players put books before the ball

Players put books before the ball

By COLBY WILSON Contributing Writer

November 30, 2011

Members of Loyola University men's basketball team are students first, with academics high on their priority list, according to Assistant Coach Brandon Parham. The five seniors, five juniors, two sophomores and five freshmen that make up the ‘Pack keep an even balance between books and ball. Acc...

Champions of character and service

Members of the women's volleyball team spend the day with local Girl Scouts in the Residential Quad on Sunday. Oct 23.

By HALEY HUMISTON Contributing Writer

November 16, 2011

In an effort to instill an understanding of character values in the youth of the community, the women's volleyball team met with local Girl Scouts for a day of fun and life learning.  The volleyball team hosted a clinic for the Southeastern Louisiana Girl Scouts in the Residential Quad Sunday, O...

Pack sets long-term goals

Marketing freshman Tyler James attempts a jump shot at the team’s season opener against Carver Bible College on Thursday, Nov. 3 in The Den. The Wolfpack defeated Carver 85-78.

By CRAIG MALVEAUX The Maroon

November 16, 2011

Loyola's men's basketball team's journey to the conference tournament semifinals last season lends itself to a handful of exaggerated adjectives— considering the Wolfpack had never advanced past the first round in the last decade.  Yet Chris Joseph prefers none of them. His description draws on a 1950...

‘Pack puts up fight at Battle of Freret Street

Team members huddle around head coach Michael Giorlando.

CRAIG MALVEAUX

November 13, 2011

With eight minutes left and a 12-point cushion, the Tulane Green Wave players began celebrating pre-maturely. Several players threw clenched fists in the air. Some gave high fives. Others chest bumped each other and shouted, "It's wanted." Cameron Cates, business management senior, said there was something ...

Students kick it in the quad

Students kick it in the quad

CAMARA THOMAS

November 13, 2011

One of the identifiable aspects of Loyola's campus culture is the spontaneous of hacky-sackers near the Peace Quad. They can be seen as students rush to class—a group formed in a circle outside of the library, kicking away at a small ball in the same way one would juggle a soccer ball. For politic...

Wolfpack pulls off emotional victory

CRAIG MALVEAUX

November 2, 2011

Faulkner University tried its best to spoil the ceremony. And the Lady Eagles nearly succeeded, stealing a first set victory 25-20 against Loyola on Wolfpack Senior Night at the Den. But their efforts the rest of the match weren't good enough. Loyola regrouped and cruised through the next three sets t...

Student sets out to start swim club

Swimmers take laps at the University Sports Complex pool. Pending SGA approval, the swim club will use the facility for team practices.

LESLIE GAMBONI

November 2, 2011

Physics freshman Riley Mayes is looking to turn his love for swimming into a competitive venture by starting a swim club at Loyola. The University Sports Complex contains a six-lane swimming pool that is open to gym members and students. Currently Loyola has no intramural, club or swim team available...

Fan Fest kicks off basketball season

Havoc T. Wolf splits for the crowd at Havoc’s Fan Fest held Tuesday, Nov. 1. The event served as an early preview of the men’s and women’s basketball teams with a scrimmage between the starters and the bench players as well as activities including a three-point shooting contest.

Chelsey Richter

November 2, 2011

Loyola Athletics hosted its second annual Havoc's Fan Fest Tuesday, Nov. 1 in The Den. Havoc's Fan Fest started last year with the intention of giving Wolfpack fans a preview of what was in store for the upcoming basketball season. This year's Fan Fest featured the New Orleans Hornets French Quarter F...

Roller Derby Madness

Brooke Ethridge, second from the left, rounds the track during the Home Double Header. Ethridge's team, the Cresent Wenches, faced off against the Acadiana Good Times from Lafayette, La.

SARAH SZIGETI

October 27, 2011

Brooke Ethridge of The Big Easy Roller Girls competed in her last home bout of the year, the Home Double Header. At the event, held Oct. 15 at the University of New Orleans Human Performance Center, fans packed the stands and cheered on their favorite derby girls. Yet when she's not hip-checking her o...

Team Preps for Intramural Playoffs

Richard Dempsey

October 27, 2011

With the intramural flag football season coming to an end, teams such as Show Me Your TD's are preparing for playoff victory. Despite an early season 33-30 loss to Shark Week, Show Me Ya TD's is gaining the confidence needed to make a deep run in this year's intramural football playoffs.  "If we are on our ga...

Lifelong fighter finds success in kickboxing

English writing sophomore Michael Sanchez face off against opponent Troy McGee at Marlene's Place Friday Sept.30. Sanchez has gone undefeated since kickboxing in March

By CAMARA THOMAS Contributing Writer

October 6, 2011

After knocking out his opponent in the third round of his last match Friday, Sept. 30 at Marlene's Place, English writing sophomore Michael Sanchez is one step closer to his dream career as a successful kickboxer. With a record of four wins, no losses and one draw, the fighter said he is giving his all...

All hands on deck: Sailing team seeks new shipmates

By RICHARD DEMPSEY Contributing Writer

October 6, 2011

For thirty dollars and the ability to swim, Loyola students can learn the art of sailing and compete in regattas. "Any student can join the sailing team regardless of experience. The vast majority of people who join have had little to no experience. I had only been on a sailboat once before I joined ...

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