Joe MacDonald

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Men’s Basketball Ends NCAA Run with Heartbreak

The men’s basketball team’s Cinderella run came to a halt on Saturday, March 5 with a 74-72 loss to Keene St. at Stockton University in[…]

Men’s Basketball Upsets Trinity and Amherst, Wins NESCAC

The men’s basketball team punched their ticket to the Division-III edition of March Madness by beating the NESCAC’s two best regular season teams on championship[…]

Men’s Basketball Bests NESCAC Champs

Middlebury Panthers defended their home court with an 86-74 victory over the visiting Wesleyan Cardinals in the NESCAC Quarterfinals on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Men’s Basketball to Face Wesleyan in Home Playoff

The men’s basketball team secured a home playoff game set for this Saturday, Feb. 20 against Wesleyan with a couple of conference wins in February.[…]

Men’s Basketball Snaps Five-Game Losing Streak to Williams

The Middlebury men’s basketball squad continued its climb through the ranks with a 2-0 week. Coming off of five straight losses to the Williams Ephs,[…]

Men’s Basketball Successful in New Year

The men’s basketball team has played its best basketball of the season since the calendar turned to 2016 and, after a recent weekend sweep, are in the hunt for a home playoff game in NESCACs with a 3-1 conference record and 9-7 mark overall.

Men’s Basketball Bests VT Rivals

The Middlebury men’s basketball team has begun to claw their way back towards a .500 record by stomping Johnson St. for the second time in five days.

Men’s Basketball Searching for Answers with 2-4 Start

The men’s basketball team has endured an up-and-down start to the 2015-2016 campaign, compiling a 2-4 record in the early going. Center Matt Daley ’16[…]

Football Unable to Get Past Jumbos

The Panthers could not steal a win on the road in Medford, Mass. against the Tufts Jumbos in the season finale on Saturday, Nov. 15.[…]

Football Beats Hamilton in 20th Straight Season

The football team improved to 5-2 on Senior Day by squeaking by the Hamilton Continentals (1-6) with a final score of 21-16.

Football Loses Heartbreaker to Bantams

The Middlebury football team has experienced an up-and-down October, and while the team has emerged with a winning record, its ultimate goal is now out[…]

Football Stumbles Against Stalwart Lord Jeffs

Middlebury hung close to the defending NESCAC champions for three quarters, but the Lord Jeffs finally broke down the Panthers and pulled away for a 24-7 win.

Football Wins Big in Home Opener

The Middlebury offense racked up 28 points and the defense held firm, with the first-team allowing nary a point as the Panthers (2-0) topped Colby (0-2) by a score of 28-9 at home last Saturday.

Football Wins Nailbiter in Opener Against Wesleyan

The Panthers overcame deficits of 12 and four points in a nail-biting victory in Middletown, CT against Wesleyan on Saturday, Sept. 26. When the outcome[…]

OU SAE: We’re not that different

Reactions to and repercussions for the racist chanting by members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Oklahoma University have been swift. Two former members[…]

Women’s Basketball Drops Tourney Game

The Middlebury women’s basketball team’s season ended this weekend with a 80-52 loss to the 16th-ranked Bowdoin College Polar Bears (22-3, 9-1) in the quarterfinals[…]

Women’s Basketball Earns Tournament Bid, Road Quarterfinal Set at Bowdoin

Despite dropping two games to conference foes this past weekend on the road, the Middlebury women’s basketball team earned the opportunity to play in the[…]

Men’s Hoops Needs Wins to Make Tourney

The Middlebury men’s basketball team won one of three games this week, defeating Keene State on Tuesday, Feb. 3, before falling to Colby on Friday,[…]

Women’s Basketball Grabs Another NESCAC Win

The Middlebury women’s basketball team (10-7, 2-2) garnered its second conference victory of the year with a thrilling 50-46 victory at Wesleyan on Friday night,[…]

Women’s Basketball Baffles Bates in NESCAC Win

With its victory in the conference opener Friday, Jan. 9 at home against Bates, the Middlebury women’s basketball team got its eighth victory of the[…]

Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Fourth in NESCAC

Coming off of a 15-8 win against Union College, the Middlebury women’s lacrosse team suffered an uncharacteristic loss to 10th-ranked Colby by a score of 14-11 on Saturday, April 19.

Super Bowl Champion Returns to Midd

Super Bowl champion Steve Hauschka ’07 returns to his alma mater tonight for a Q&A with Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Alex Wolff. Tomorrow night, Friday,[…]

Softball Smacks Jeffs in Weekend Road Rout

The Middlebury softball team began its season in Clermont, Florida over spring break and returned to the northeast with a 6-6 record. After defeating conference[…]

Men’s Basketball Heartbroken at Final Buzzer in NESCAC

The men’s basketball season ended in disappointment with a 78-75 loss in the NESCAC semifinals against Williams on Saturday, March 1. Knowing they needed a[…]

Men’s Basketball Avoids Second Half Upset with Continental Victory

Middlebury (17-8, 6-4) kept its season alive with an 81-75 defeat of the Hamilton College Continentals (14-11, 5-5) in Pepin Gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 22.[…]

Men’s Basketball Will Host Continentals

It was the best of times and the worst of times for the men’s basketball team (16-8, 6-4) last weekend. The Panthers entered the final[…]

Men’s Basketball Secures Key NESCAC Wins After Falter

The Panthers split their four conference matchups sandwiching February break, dropping a home game against Williams and a road game at Hamilton, over the weekend of Feb. 1.

Women’s Hockey Skate to Five Consecutive Wins During Break

The Middlebury women’s hockey team kept its unbeaten streak alive through the end of February break; the women have yet to suffer a defeat through[…]

Men’s Hoops Grabs a Pair at the Buzzer in Connecticut

Middlebury squeaked out two conferences wins over the weekend by a total of five points, then hammered Johnson State on the road in a 95-65[…]

Panthers Drop Three Straight to Tip Off New Year

The men’s basketball team (8-5 overall, 1-1 in NESCAC) went into winter break on a high note with a nail-biting 89-84 victory at Skidmore, but[…]

Men’s Hoops Falls Twice at Hoopsville Classic

The Middlebury men’s basketball team hoped to have plenty to be thankful for over the break with two games in the Hoopsville National Invitational Classic[…]

Men’s Basketball Wins Tip-Off Tournament

The Middlebury men’s basketball team opened the season with a perfect weekend to win the Rotary Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster,[…]

Dirty Water

The mark of a powerful moment is how it affects us when we reflect upon it. Sometimes we cannot predict the effect something will have[…]

Williams Downs Men’s Soccer With Second Half Surge

Middlebury saw its season end in a frenetic final few minutes at Cole Field at Williams in the NESCAC quarterfinal, as the third-seeded Ephs bested[…]

Field Hockey Beats Wesleyan 3-1; Captures Fourth Seed in NESCAC

Hannah Deoul ’14 and Chrissy Ritter ’16 invigorated a second half masterpiece against Wesleyan on Saturday Oct. 26 to win the game by a final[…]

Men’s Soccer Falls in Final Game Against Cardinals

The Middlebury men’s soccer team had their five-game winning streak snapped in their conference regular season finale with a 1-0 loss at Wesleyan on Saturday,[…]

Men’s Soccer Legs Out Trinity, Hamilton

The Middlebury men’s team stopped a two game slide this weekend with convincing victories over Trinity on Saturday, Oct. 12 and Hamilton on Sunday, Oct. 13 at home during Fall Family Weekend.

Men’s Soccer Tusked by Jumbos, in Shutout Loss

The Panthers lost by a single goal for the third time this season on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Tufts. The Jumbos scored just before halftime[…]

Dawg Days

I am a die-hard Boston sports fan. For example, in 2003, at only 10 years old, I fell asleep in the 7th inning of Game[…]

Men’s Soccer Team Earns 1-1 Draw at Bowdoin in 2OT

The Middlebury men’s soccer team failed to earn three points in its second overtime tilt of the season on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Bowdoin, instead[…]

The Goal that Broke the Camels’ Back

The tenacious defense of the Panthers resulted in 1-0 victory and the first career clean sheet for keeper Ethan Collins ’14 on Saturday, Sept. 14[…]

Depleted Men’s Soccer Team Falls in OT at Amherst

A weakened Middlebury men’s soccer squad traveled to Amherst for a matchup with the heavily favored Ephs on Saturday, Sept. 7. Middlebury played well against[…]

Ryan-Davis Demolishes Records at D3 New Englands

The Middlebury College track and field teams participated in the New England Division III Championships this Saturday, May 4, at Colby College.  The men’s squad[…]

Track and Field Places Highly at NESCAC Championship

The Middlebury men’s and women’s track and field teams competed on Saturday, April 27 in the NESCAC Championship at Tufts University.  The hosts were victorious[…]

Track and Field Dominates Competition in Home Invite

The men’s and women’s track and field teams hosted the Middlebury Invitational on Saturday, April 20 at the Dragone Track.  The Panthers competed against University[…]

Track and Field Bests Div. I Teams at Army

  The Middlebury men’s and women’s track and field squads competed at Army against four Division I schools on Saturday, April 13. The men finished[…]

Track Teams Sweep Springfield and Bowdoin

The Middlebury men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in two meets in California over spring recess, March 23 and 30, and in a[…]

Women’s Indoor Track Places 15th at NCAAs

Five members of the women’s indoor track team competed over the weekend at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Naperville, Ill. on March 8 and 9. […]