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Demolition blues

Demolition blues
Fences surrounding Ben Hines Field were removed Tuesday as the University of La Verne begins construction on a parking lot along First Street to serve the new residence hall slated to open fall 2012. The building will house 387 students as well as retail stores. / photo by David Bess  Read More →

Sports complex faces rough road: Timing of construction projects puts the squeeze on athletes, MSS program

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The University of La Verne plans to build new athletics facilities on its Campus West property, located south of Arrow Highway and west of Wheeler Avenue, no later than Dec. 31, 2013. As exciting as a new complex may be, the removal of athletic facilities from the main campus means that ULV sports teams are forced to take their activities elsewhere. Based on their past experiences,... 

Petition drive to save Ben Hines Field continues

Branden del Rio News Editor The campaign to save Ben Hines Field continued Tuesday. This time almost all athletic teams came out to show their support. “What we’re trying to do is the same thing as last time,” said Alan Heide, junior pitcher and the event’s organizer. “We want to keep the events going to show administration that there are other things to do here; that (the field) has a value... 

Field of broken dreams

Ben Hines Field is slated to be torn down at the end of the baseball season in May to make room for a new parking lot. The University finds it necessary to build the lot to go along with the new dorms that are to be finished by fall 2012. When making plans for the new lot, ULV seems to have forgotten to take into consideration that multiple teams play on the baseball field: men’s and women’s soccer... 

Athletes hope to save Ben Hines Field

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor A student-led campaign to save Ben Hines Field began this week and has already met strong opposition from administration. The campaign began on Monday in Davenport Dining Hall where members of the baseball team handed out fliers and asked students to come to their event on Tuesday to sign their petition. Ben Hines Field, which is used for both baseball and soccer, is slated... 

Christopher Krich to coach La Verne football

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor After much anticipation and speculation, the University on Thursday announced the appointment of Christopher Krich as head football coach. Krich served as defensive coordinator for five seasons at Millikin University in Illinois and in the same position for three seasons at Lakeland College in Wisconsin. At Lakeland, Krich helped the program to a 23-8 overall record and two... 

Golf fundraiser brings MSS Society closer to goal

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer On Monday, the Movement and Sports Science Society held a golf tournament to raise money for members to go to the California Associa­tion for Health, Physical Educa­tion, Recreation and Dance’s annual conference. Alumni, faculty and staff came together to help support the MSS Society and to have some fun at the San Dimas Canyon Golf Course. “We have probably raised $2,000... 

Leotics boost school spirit at athletic events

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer With matching sea foam green T-shirts that read “Leotics – Welcome to the Jungle” The on campus group yelled creative chants and shook thunder sticks. Leotics is a group sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, they make a loud appearance at every University of La Verne sporting event. CAB Games Recreation and Spirit Chairwoman, Brittany Martinez, first initiated... 

Leopards show athletes their support

Leopards show athletes their support
Green balloons and spirit posters line the path to the women's basketball game against Cal Lutheran University Saturday evening. Senior forward Emily Carrillo secured the victory for the Leos with 30 seconds remaining. The team is in third place in the SCIAC. / photo by Allison Lavelle  Read More →

Football coach Ankeny and volleyball coach Sano let go

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Director of Athletics Julie Kline announced on Nov. 24 that head football coach Andy Ankeny and head volleyball coach Marlon Sano had been relieved of their duties. A national search to fill the vacant positions will begin in the coming weeks. Ankeny, who was hired prior to the 2007 season, finished with a 4-32 record during his four year coaching stint with the Leopards. His... 
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