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The Agony of Defeat: Life Lessons from Losing

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Norwich athletes of yesteryear reflect on setbacks, embarrassment, and defeat—and what they learned in the process. Mistakes in game play make for the most vivid memories. A slip-up may be small in the scheme of things, yet colossal in the mind of the one who blundered. Wrong moves... 

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Castleton base runner and Norwich first baseman Seth Knihtila ’12 dive for the bag in the heart-stopping, game-clinching last play. (Photo: Matt Albury '10.)

The Thrill of Victory

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

By Dusty Shimkus ’13. Success is counted sweetest By those who ne’er succeed. – Emily Dickinson. After regaling you with tales of failures and lessons learned, we feel inclined to turn the mood upward with a thrilling story of victory. Here, Dusty Shimkus ’13 delivers a colorful... 

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This pennant donated to the Sullivan Museum and History Center by Ron Lotz ’60 commemorates a 1910 football game between Norwich (17) and UVM (0).

Changing Gears

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

NORWICH ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT: 100 YEARS OF TRANSFORMATION. Martin Wasserman ’55 suffered an injury on the field and his football jersey, ripped during the play, had to be cut off him. (War Whoop photo.) The evolution of athletic gear has changed the way sports are played. Forty years... 

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Joya Clark ’14 (running with ball against Colby College, 2011) was a star rugby player as a Norwich student. (Photo: Jennifer Langille.)

Gaining Ground

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Joya Clark ’14, Assistant Men’s Rugby Coach, by Baylee Annis ’14. “I think of rugby as a sport of evasion, power, fitness, finesse, and beauty.” – Joya Clark ’14 Joya Clark ’14 (running with ball against Colby College, 2011) was a star rugby player as a Norwich student.... 

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NEWS FROM THE HILL

Bound for Glory

Cheered on by this year’s rooks, the NU football team charges onto Sabine to take the field against Becker College. The Cadets emerged victorious, defeating the Hawks by a score of 31-14. (Photo: Mark Collier.)

Success Abounds at This Fall’s Homecoming. Cheered on by this year’s rooks, the NU football team charges onto Sabine to take the field against Becker College. The Cadets emerged victorious, defeating the Hawks by a score of 31-14. (Photo: Mark Collier.) The sun shone brightly,... Read More

FACULTY/STAFF PROFILE

Jeff Kruger

Strength and conditioning Coach Jeff Kruger monitors the progress of all 20 varsity athletic programs. (Photo: Mark Collier.)

NU’s Strength and Conditioning Coach. Pacing back and forth on the black, rubber flooring in the Plumley Armory weight room, Jeff Kruger delivers a well-rehearsed monologue. His steady voice can be heard clearly amid the cacophony of clanking metal, rock music, and air-filtration fans. Surrounding him, Norwich varsity athletes, working in pairs, spot each other […]

SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS

Leslie Knight M’13

Leslie Knight

Lessons in Leadership, On and Off the Court. Whether it’s on the court, in the classroom, or in the community, pro basketball player Leslie Knight M’13 applies the skills of her master’s degree in organizational leadership from the Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) with the same intensity. A 6-foot phenom from […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 125 Years Ago

Roller hockey team

The first ice hockey was played at Norwich in 1909; however, roller skates are mentioned in the Reveille “Barracks and Parade” (quotes heard around campus) section as early as 1884: “A cadet after his first trial on roller skates: ‘I [fell] down myself only three times, but someone pushed me down seven or eight times.’” […]

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Fred Farrell ’71

Fref Farrell and crew at the White House

“Tennis Court Guy” to the Rich and Famous When we caught up with Fred Farrell ’71, he had recently returned from the Kennebunkport home of George H. W. Bush, and was preparing for a trip to the White House. Fred got his humble beginnings seal-coating driveways—a business he started as a teen at the encouragement […]

Dragon boats on Lake Champlain

Norwich University staff paddle in the 10th Annual Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival on August 2, 2015. The event, which combines fitness, fun, and fundraising, supports wellness for cancer survivors.