Easter Athletic Exception for First Time in Years

Easter Athletic Exception for First Time in Years by Gabriela Fitzpatrick | Staff Writer SCRANTON — For the first time in years, athletics were in full swing at the University of Scranton during the Easter holiday. From May 2 to 4, University sporting events continued on despite it being Easter break. Lacrosse, track and field, […]

Lady Royals Take Sixth Consecutive Landmark Title

Lady Royals Take Sixth Consecutive Landmark Title By: Luke Shannon | Staff Writer The Scranton women’s basketball continued its Landmark Conference dominance in a narrow win over the Catholic Cardinals Saturday. The 56-55 win vaulted the Royals to their sixth consecutive, and ninth total, Landmark championship. The Royals were clicking early, scoring nine unanswered points […]

Royals Basketball Taken Down in Landmark Championship

Royals Basketball Taken Down in Landmark Championship by Luke Shannon | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The Scranton men’s basketball team was outlasted by Drew University in an overtime nail biter Saturday, ending a season that saw them reach the Landmark Conference Championship. After falling behind early, the Royals found themselves down 34-26 at halftime. It took […]

This Week In Aquinas History

This Week In Aquinas History By Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON — The University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections at the Weinberg Memorial Library maintains a database of collected and preserved documents, publications, photographs, books and other material it deems of historical value. The archives offer digitized portable document formats (pdf) […]

Pennsylvania Native, CrossFit CEO Named On Positive Impact List

Pennsylvania Native, CrossFit CEO Named On Positive Impact List by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – BarBend, a media company for strength sports news, has released a comprehensive list of 20 sports personalities that have positively impacted the industry, including Pennsylvania native Eric Roza, who is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CrossFit. Almost five years […]

Fall Sports Spring Into Action, But What Does That Look

Fall Sports Spring Into Action, But What Does That Look Like? by Gabriela Fitzpatrick | Staff Writer SCRANTON – COVID-19 has put the fall sports season for the Landmark Conference, as well as many other conferences in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), on hold, leaving many questions. University of Scranton Director of Athletics Dave […]

Fantasy Football Charges On Despite Face to Face Falter

by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Coronavirus concerns may have reduced or eliminated fans from the stands at National Football League (NFL) games this fall, but students at the University of Scranton say it hasn’t gotten in the way of fantasy football. Fantasy football is a game where participants draft teams of actual […]

Willie Mays Aikens to Speak with U of S Students

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – Former MLB player Willie Mays Aikens will be The University’s next Humanities in Action lecturer in an upcoming virtual panel. Aikens is interested in speaking with the youth, specifically in higher education, about his life experiences with the Kansas City Royals, but more importantly as an African […]

Student Athletes Weigh in on Postponed Seasons

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – As many Royals begin their return to campus for the first time since in-person class cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic occurred in March, increased health guidelines and decreased classroom capacities are not the only adaptations occurring. Hundreds of student athletes are now coping with their […]