Matthew Mansfield

COLUMN: Why sports are essential?

How this year has showed just how much sports can mean

2020 quickly went from a year of endless possibilities to one of the most unforgettable years of our lives. The reasons this year will be memorable are quite clear: COVID-19, a heated election, devastating wildfires, the fight against social injustice, and many more events have been constant story lines.  Sadly, more than 22.2 million people … Continue reading


2020 Season could finally validate longtime veteran

As the 2020 NFL season miraculously kicks off, amid COVID-19, rookies and veterans are trying to become household names. They are also trying to prove themselves to football fans across the nation. Although, Philip Rivers finds himself in a different position: he’s trying to establish himself as a Hall of Fame player. Rivers, like many … Continue reading

Playoff Preview: Men’s team looks to upset defending PAC champs

Jackets at Chatham in first-round matchup

Survive and advance. That’s what the Waynesburg University men’s basketball team is hoping to do during this weeks Presidents Athletic Conference playoffs. The Yellow Jackets [6-19] are the tournaments seventh seed and will travel to Chatham to face the second-seeded Cougars [16-9]. “We have to guard the three on Tuesday,” head coach Tim Fusina said. … Continue reading

Men’s team survives late charge, holds off Bethany

Jackets break 10-game losing streak against Bison

The Waynesburg University men’s basketball got the best of the Bethany Bison Saturday afternoon, and the 73-65 win was extra sweet for the senior class, who had yet to beat Bethany prior to Saturday. “It felt really good,” said senior Cam Auld. “I know we try to prep the same way for all of our … Continue reading

Clinched: Waynesburg survives Thiel, locks up playoff berth

It seems like close games the are all the Waynesburg University men’s basketball team knows lately. Wednesday night’s game over Thiel was no exception. The men pulled off a 76-74 overtime win. The win broke a seven game losing streak, and most importantly, sent the Yellow Jackets [5-19, 5-10] into the Presidents’ Athletic Conference playoffs. … Continue reading

Fuller settles into new position, becomes bright light for Jackets

For the Waynesburg University women’s basketball team, this season hasn’t turned out how they were hoping. The team is just 4-14, and 3-6 in conference play as of print. Through all the ups and downs, one thing has remained consistent: the stellar play of sophomore center Brooke Fuller.  Fuller is putting up strong numbers, averaging … Continue reading

WIth win, Reid cements legendary status

If I were to ask you who are some of the all-time greatest coaches in the vast history of the NFL, I’m willing to bet I could guess a few of the names that come to mind.  Bill Belichick, Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh and Don Shula, among many others, are names that come to mind. … Continue reading