Aniekan Okon

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Live & In-Person. It still feels like yesterday I was a nervous freshman sitting inside the Good Five Cent Cigar office waiting for sports stories to be pitched, wondering if I made the right decision to join the student newspaper.  I had no intention of getting into sports writing and reporting...

9/30/21 Newscast

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The team celebrates their Governor’s Cup trophy win with Gov. Dan McKee (top right) and URI President Marc Parlange (bottom right). Contributed by James Singer.  The University of Rhode Island Football team is off to its best start in 16 years after defeating in-state rival Brown University 45-24, capturing their...
Andre Blackett, 38, closes the game out with a sack, leading Rhode Island to a win against their CAA foe, Albany. Contributed by James Singer. The University of Rhode Island Football team kicked off conference play last weekend with a nail-biting 16-14 victory on the road against the University of...

9/16/21 Newscast

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Senior defensive back on the football team Coby Tippett, center, is one of many athletes benefiting from his name, image and likeness. Photo from gorhody.com. “One who engages in a pursuit, study, science or sport as a pastime rather than as a profession.” That’s the Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of  “amateur”–– a...
Battling the elements at the George Davis Invitational, both the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams competed well. Photos from gorhody.com. The University of Rhode Island Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams returned to action this past week for the George Davis Invitational, and the men’s team also...
Here are the Cigar’s picks for this week’s Rhody Sports MVPs. Photos from gorhody.com. Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field: Lotte Black  In a season unlike any other, Lotte Black continued to put her best foot forward. Competing simultaneously in cross country and indoor track, Black proved once again that she is...
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