Flat Hat Sports Talk
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A weekly podcast hosted by sports editors Nick Cipolla and Chris Travis produced and edited by digital media editors Madeline Bielski and Kayla Sharpe. Follow the Sports Desk on Twitter at @FlatHatSports
High Hopes from Homecoming
October 17, 2016
In the latest edition of Flat Hat Sports Talk, Nick and Chris are joined by Flat Hat staff writers Jacob Ross and Brendan Doyle. The four discuss their thoughts on what the homecoming football win means for the season as well as a first look at the men’s basketball team.
Tribe Shows Promise in Home Opener
September 21, 2016
Flat Hat Sports Editors Nick Cipolla and Chris Travis recap William and Mary’s home opener vs Norfolk State, analyzing standout performances and moments while predicting what’s to come in the upcoming CAA slate.
Are you ready for some (Tribe) football?
September 15, 2016
With two games in the books, sports editors Nick Cipolla and Chris Travis preview the 2016 Tribe football season as well as give predictions for the Sept. 17 home opener at the renovated Zable Stadium.
Welcome Back, Tribe
August 28, 2016
Sports editors Nick Cipolla and Josh Luckenbaugh are back for the start of thesemester to recap the College’s first weekend of fall sports as well as predict how each sport will perform in 2016, most notably Tribe football’s Sept. 1 matchup with North Carolina State.
November 22, 2015
Nick and Sumner discuss football’s disappointing trip to Richmond, the first basketball losses of 2015-16, and the end of women’s soccer and volleyball before discussing this weekend’s playoff football home game against Duquesne.
Winning the Weekend
November 19, 2015
Sports Editors Nick Cipolla and Sumner Higginbotham recap the successful weekend and preview the all-important rivalry football finale at Richmond, upcoming basketball and continued coverage of postseason volleyball and soccer.
Football playoff implications, NCAA women’s soccer, and 2015-16 Basketball Preview
November 10, 2015
Big Wins, Big Rings
November 5, 2015
Sports Editor Nick Cipolla and staff writer Dominic Burkett discuss William and Mary’s successful weekend including the CAA Cross Country Championships and the significant 44-41 home football victory over JMU before previewing the CAA Women’s Soccer Championships coming up this weekend.
Nearing the End of the Fall
October 30, 2015
Tribe Comes Home and the Season Gets Good
October 23, 2015
After a one-month hiatus, Editors Nick Cipolla and Sumner Higginbotham are back in the studio to discuss big wins for football and women’s soccer, postseason probability for many fall sports and a preview of the homecoming weekend sports lineup.
Lessons From a Loss
September 24, 2015
Sports editors Nick Cipolla and Sumner Higginbotham recap their visit to U.Va for the Tribe’s close defeat by the Cavaliers and previewing the Family Weekend home sports lineup.
September 17 2015
Before going up to U.Va to attend William and Mary’s football game against the Cavaliers, sports editors Nick Cipolla and Sumner Higginbotham share thoughts and predictions, as well as reviewing the highlights of other Tribe sports.
Discussing the Season Ahead
September 3, 2015
Sports editor Nick Cipolla and Associate Sports Editor Josh Luckenbaugh talk out their thoughts on the fall season so far, predicting results for football, soccer, and more.
Examining the 2014-15 All-Tribe Athlete Bracket
April 30, 2015
Sports editors Nick Cipolla and Sumner Higginbotham come together for the last podcast of the year to talk out the decisions made in this year’s All-Tribe Athlete bracket from April 28’s Year in Review.
Tribe Tennis Takes Tournament Titles
April 24, 2015
In this week’s edition of Flat Hat Sports talk, Sports Editors Nick Cipolla and Sumner Higginbotham discuss Tribe Tennis’ grand slam weekend at the CAA Tournament as well as the conclusion of the lacrosse season and whether baseball can continue it’s recent winning streak.
A Look at the Tribe’s Plan for a “Championship Experience”
April 8, 2015
Flat Hat Sports editors Nick Cipolla and Sumner Higginbotham discuss the recent weekend in lacrosse and track while also taking a first glance at Tribe Athletics’ Committee on Competitive Excellence Report.
Heading into Conference Matchups
April 5, 2015
Flat Hat Sports Editors Nick Cipolla and Sumner Higginbotham talk this week about Tribe lacrosse and baseball, discussing the recent ups and down of both programs over the past week and a half and preview upcoming Colonial Athletic Association games for both sports.
Tribe Takes on the Women’s Basketball Invitational
Mar. 26, 2015
Flat Hat Sports Editors Nick Cipolla and Sumner Higginbotham are back in the studio to discuss Tribe Basketball’s run at the Women’s Basketball Invitational as well as Tribe Lacrosse’s recent match-ups.
A Look Back at the CAA Tournament
Mar. 16, 2015
Flat Hat Sports Editors Nick Cipolla and Sumner Higginbotham take a look back at the Tribe Basketball’s run at the 2015 CAA Tournament.
Tribe Basketball Heads to CAA Tournament
Mar. 3, 2015
This week on Flat Hat Sports Talk, Mick Sloan and Chris Weber pass the torch to the Sports Desk’s newest Editors, Nick Cipolla and Sumner Higginbotham. Listen as they rehash senior guard Marcus Thornton’s record-breaking game against Towson, men’s swimming’s recent CAA Championship title and how far men’s basketball will go in their own CAA Championship title bid. Catch this and past episodes of Flat Hat Sports Talk by visiting flathatnews.com.
Tribe Comes Close but Falls to Delaware
Feb. 19, 2015
After William and Mary’s crushing defeat against Delaware, Flat Hat Sports Editors Mick Sloan and Chris Weber team up with Meredith Ramey and Abby Boyle to discuss the details of the game. However, discussion quickly turns to the whether or not the Griffin is the ideal mascot to represent the College’s rich history and the difficulty of receiving one of his high-fives.
A Retired Number for Marcus Thornton?
Feb. 12, 2015
Flat Hat Sports Editors Mick Sloan and Chris Weber are back in the studio for another episode of Flat Hat Sports Talk. This week they discuss the possibility of senior guard Marcus Thorton’s number being retired and senior wideout Tre McBride’s chances in the NFL Draft.
National Signing Day
Feb. 5, 2015
From the excitement of National Signing Day to stolen baseballs, the Flat Hat Sports Desk and guests discuss the characteristics of big sports schools and whether or not The College of William and Mary could ever fall under that heading. Additionally, the team finds out that the College still uses a fax machine. Who knew?
Tribe Basketball Trumps Northwestern
Jan. 29, 2015
Flat Hat Sports Editors Chris Weber and Mick Sloan discuss Tribe Basketball’s recent win over Northwestern with special guests Meredith Ramey, Abby Boyle, and Zachary Frank.
Football Looks to Richmond
Nov. 20, 2014
This week’s episode of Flat Hat Sports Talk previews the College’s chances against in-state rival Richmond ahead of Saturday’s matchup at Zable Stadium.
Nov. 14, 2014
Flat Hat Sports Editors Mick Sloan and Chris Weber are joined by Associate Sports Editor Jack Powers to preview the upcoming womens’ and mens’ basketball seasons.
Cross Country Dominates CAA
Nov. 6, 2014
This week on Flat Hat Sports Talk, sports editors Mick Sloan and Chris Weber highlight the impressive performance by the Tribe’s Cross Country program at this year’s CAA Championships.
Oct. 30, 2014
Flat Hat sports editors Mick Sloan and Chris Weber debate the possibility of the Tribe advancing to the postseason. Hear Mick and Chris hash it out in the first episode of The Flat Hat’s new sports podcast