The week of November 11 on the Marist Campus, was a week which included sports championships, a special visit, changing of the leaves, class registration and even a special birthday.
1. Marist Football Clinches the PFL Title
The Marist College football team set a school record on Saturday with their 8th win of the year. The Red Foxes defeated Mercer University 33-7 at Tenney Stadium to earn a share of the Pioneer Football League Title. Senior quarterback Chuckie Looney had 245 yards of total offense with three touchdowns, while senior defensive lineman Terrence Fede finished with half a sack to tie Marist’s single-season record with 12.5 sacks.
2. Adrian Wojnarowski visits Marist
Yahoo Sports NBA writer and best-selling author spoke to students and the public in the Marist College Student Center on Thursday. Wojnarowski is best known for his work with Yahoo Sports, where he is renowned for breaking NBA stories. Wojnarowski also serves as an NBA insider for the NBC Sports Network. He was named “Columnist of the Year” in 1997 and 2002 by the Associated Press Sports Editors. At the talk, Wojnarowski spoke about his career and also took questions from the audience.
3. Marist in the Fall
As the fall season continues, Marist students enjoy the changing of the leaves and the amazing sunsets. Here are a couple of photos taken during the week:
4. Women’s Volleyball Wins a Big Game
The Marist volleyball team had a 3-2 victory (21-25, 25-27, 25-20, 25-22, 15-4) over Rider on Sunday. With the win, the team earned a share of the MAAC season championship. The Red Foxes enter the MAAC tournament Championships as the No. 2 seed. The Red Foxes will take on Iona this Saturday at Alumni Recreation Center (ARC) in Loudonville, with a time to be determined.
5. Happy Birthday Marist Poll
On Saturday, a celebration was held for the 35 year existence of the Marist Poll. The poll began in 1978 as a Marist College classroom project for a course in voting behavior. The Marist Poll partnered with local NBC News in 1989 and the Washington bureau of the Wall Street Journal in 2011. Most recently the Marist Poll and HBO sports teamed up together and looked at attitudes toward concussions in football. The poll was featured on “Real Sports” with Bryant Gumbel.
6. Registration Problems
Class Registration continued this week for sophomores and juniors. Registration still proves to be a frustrating process, a process which gets students talking. Getting locked out of classes and having to get override forms signed is a common trend year in and year out.