November 01, 2011

The Nation’s Third Oldest College Newspaper

Volume 82, Issue 4

Kiernan Korner Nov. 11, 2011

So far this semester, the Kiernan Center has been one of the busiest locations on campus. If it's working out, playing racquetball, swimming, or watching an intramural game at the Kiernan Center, it has a lot to offer for NU students. If you haven't stopped by this year, make sure you do and bring a friend or two!

FALL SEMESTER BUILDING HOURS

DAYS TIMES

Monday-Thursday:  7 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 9 p.m.-9 p.m.

Fitness Updates:

The Fitness Rewards program is in full swing at the Kiernan Center. With over 500 students participating, the raffle for the grand prize (a 26 LCD TV) should be quite exciting. There is still time to sign up if you haven't yet. Reach 25 visits and receive a Kiernan water bottle. Reach 50 visits and get a Fitness Rewards 50 visit club tee shirt. The women's club volley ball team is hosting a Volleyball Tournament Fundraiser on Sunday November 13th. This is open to everyone. Cost is $15 a team, and teams of should have at least 2 girls/guys on each team. Deadline to sign up is Thursday November 10th. Are you stuck with your workout routine? Not seeing the results you're looking for? Come in to the Kiernan Center and check out their personal training services. Jason provides a Workout of the Day in the front fitness center along with one-on-one personal training.

Intramurals at NU

The Fall 2011 intramural season is in full swing! Currently, the intramural basketball and dodge ball leagues are in season. Stop by the Kiernan Center and check out your favorite teams as they face off against other NU students.

INTRAMURAL TOURNAMENTS

Open Indoor Soccer

          Sign Up Opens 10/17
          Deadline 11/3 @ 10 p.m.
          Team Rep. Meeting 11/5 @ 2 p.m.

Racquetball Tournament

          Sign Up Opens 10/17
          Deadline Drop-in event
          Team Rep. Meeting 11/4 @ 5 p.m.

Wally Ball

          Sign Up Opens 10/24
          Deadline 11/11 @ 9 p.m.
          Team Rep. Meeting 11/15 @ 2 p.m.

Pickle Ball

          Sign Up Opens 10/24
          Deadline 11/15 @ 10 p.m.
          Team Rep. Meeting 11/17 @ 6 p.m.

Co-Ed Volleyball

          Sign Up Opens 11/7
          Deadline 12/1 @ 10 p.m.
          Team Rep. Meeting 12/3 @ 2 p.m.

Intramural Flag Football Crowns a 2-Time Champion!

The intramural flag football season was an exciting one to say the least. In what was one of the most competitive leagues in recent years the Office Linebackers came out on top for the second consecutive year. After losing in the championship game in 2009 the Office Linebackers set out to prove they were one of the best flag football teams Niagara University has ever had. After a convincing 34-0 win in the 2010 championship game, the Office Linebackers were the early favorite to take it all for a second time. The 2011 championship game proved to be a much tougher test than the previous year. They would have to take on the 3rd seed Manweisers. The teams traded points during the first half and entered the final half of the season tied at 14. The second half was very much the same as each team scored a touchdown. The difference maker was the failed extra point attempt by the Manweisers that handed the Office Linebackers a victory. Office Linebackers consists of: Jordan Hernandez, Brian Longfield, Curtis Monaco, Jimmy Morelli, John Buckley, John Powers, Keith Kwasigroch, Kevin Latone, Matt Cook, Matthew Carrozzo, Nikko Velazquez, Pat Fetzer, Sean O'Dell and Talon Fee.

Kiernan Center to host three late night events

The Kiernan Center will be hosting three upcoming events that are part of the Late Night Niagara series. The following are the date, time and description of each event:

November 4th: 10pm-1am - Broomball Tournament and Open Skate at Dwyer Arena.

November 18th: 10pm-1am - Indoor Paintball in the Kiernan Center front gym

December 16th: 10pm-1am - Open Skate in Dwyer Arena

Club Sport Round Up

Women's Club Hockey

The Women's Club ice hockey team is off to a great start this season. Pulling out a nail biter against UB, Rolling over SUNY Brockport 11-3, and a Shut out win over the Niagara County Coyotes, the team is ready to take on the season. The undefeated Eagles next home games will be November 4th at 9:30pm against SUNY Geneseo at Dwyer arena, and November 12th at 8:40pm against St. Lawrence at Dwyer Arena. Please come out and support the team.

Men's Club Hockey

After losing their first two games, the eagles have won six straight to bring their record to 6-2. The most recent win came against Slipper Rock where the eagles won 6-5. The hero would be senior Marc Deguilio who scored on a penalty shot in overtime to seal the victory for Niagara.

Men's Rugby

The Rugby finished the season at 5-1-1. On Saturday, October 23 the team traveled to Ithaca and needed a win for the last remaining playoff spot. NU was victorious with a score of 19 to 14. Tries for Niagara were scored by senior, Christopher Dietz (Starpoint) who scored twice, and freshman, Zach Koenig (Penfield High School). This marks the first time since moving to DII play that NU has made the playoffs.

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