The Journey of a Jasper: Tyler Wilson

At the beginning of the semester, I sat down with senior Rich Williams to talk about his decision to apply for a medical redshirt. Right before I left, I asked him about Tyler Wilson, who would go on to be the only senior finishing his career this season. Williams took a moment and responded with genuine words about his good friend. “Tyler’s one of the … Continue reading The Journey of a Jasper: Tyler Wilson

Litzell Etching His Name into Manhattan’s Record Books

Love Litzell promised himself it would not happen again. Not after all he had been through: His struggles in the weight throw his freshman year. The excruciating second place finish by one centimeter in the MAAC Indoor Championships in his sophomore season. And especially not after being stripped of a chance to avenge himself last year, when he missed the entire season with an injury. … Continue reading Litzell Etching His Name into Manhattan’s Record Books

The Perils of the NCAA Tournament

On March 20, 2014, the Manhattan College men’s basketball team stood on the hardwood floor of the Amway Center in Orlando. Some players cried, others lowered their heads. The Jaspers had just been defeated 71-64 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by the Louisville Cardinals. A year later, the Jaspers once again reached the NCAA Tournament, but suffered the same fate. A quick … Continue reading The Perils of the NCAA Tournament

Death of Jose Fernandez Resonates With Manhattan Baseball Players

By John Jackson, Staff Writer News broke out early morning on Sept. 25 that put the whole baseball world in a state of shock. Major League Baseball pitcher Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins died in a boat crash. He was only 24 years old. Baseball fans across the country woke up that Sunday checking their phones like any ordinary day. This day, however, was … Continue reading Death of Jose Fernandez Resonates With Manhattan Baseball Players

Women Calling the Shots: Female Head Coaches in College Sports

Three of Manhattan College’s newest head coaches are women (women’s basketball, cross country and women’s lacrosse respectively) and all were hired by the college’s first female athletic director Marianne Reilly. Although in a recent interview with The Quadrangle Reilly said that selecting female head coaches was not intentional, it still stands out when women fill less than 40 percent of head coaching positions available across … Continue reading Women Calling the Shots: Female Head Coaches in College Sports