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SU Tennis drops match to PSAC foe Millersville

(04/20/16 5:00pm)

The Shippensburg University women’s tennis squad traveled to Millersville University to take on the Marauders at McComsey Tennis Courts on Saturday, April 16.The Raiders were unsuccessful in defeating the PSAC East opponent, as they lost 9-0.The loss is the 10th thus far for the Shippensburg tennis team, as they slide down to 1-5 in the PSAC East.SU — although suffering the tough defeat — was successful in winning one game at No.1 doubles.

SU men’s track and field dominates home meet

(04/26/16 4:24pm)

With 285 points, the Shippensburg University men’s outdoor track-and-field team blew past the competition on Wednesday evening, taking first-place at Seth Grove Stadium.Both the men’s and women’s outdoor track-and-field teams are reigning Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champions, so the victories over PSAC rivals West Chester University and Seton Hill University are especially sweet.There were several performances in particular that highlighted the evening for the Raiders.The SU men’s team took first-place in 12 out of the 16 events, in which it competed in on Wednesday, which led to its dominating win.“Well, I think we all love running on our home track.

SU steals one from Millersville

(04/28/16 12:04am)

The Shippensburg University baseball team weathered the storm versus the No. 1 team in Division II and picked up an easy non-conference win last week as it tried to stay in position to take the last playoff spot in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern division.The Raiders opened up the week with a blowout win at the University of the Sciences, 15-0, and closed out its week winning one game of a four-game series on a walk off versus Millersville University, 2-1.

Looking back at Big Red's past

(04/26/16 5:11pm)

Misconceptions about Shippensburg University’s mascot, “Big Red,” abound and its relation to the school’s nickname — much like the origin of Red itself — is unclear.For instance, if one were to stop a random Shippensburg University student to ask him or her what animal he or she believes Red to be, most would answer “a parrot.” Though this seems incredibly logical given that the university uses a ship as its logo, as well as a nickname that — despite its original intention — alludes to pirates, this student would be wrong.