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Thank You: Two Years of 49 Sports

Whether you have stuck with us through the last year without U SPORTS or this is your first time on the site, all we can say is thank you Continue reading Thank You: Two Years of 49 Sports

York United FC take down Atlético Ottawa in penalties to win Canadian Championship first round

Ottawa, ON – Is it fair to say the Canadian Championship used to be kind of boring? This isn’t to disrespect the Voyageurs Cup. Still, the reality is when a tournament is five teams (and with all due respect to pre-2018 FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury, three teams), it makes it a little less interesting to see Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver over and over.  That’s what … Continue reading York United FC take down Atlético Ottawa in penalties to win Canadian Championship first round

UBC Men’s Rugby Complete Undefeated BC Premiership Season

Vancouver, BC – The first BC Rugby Premier Division season since the pandemic saw the UBC Thunderbirds claim yet another accolade in an impressive season. Toppling the Castaway Wanderers RFC in the finals 48-34, it comes as the program continues to gain momentum. On the backdrop of a sunny but breezy afternoon, the teams took to the South Surrey Athletic Park pitch, where the finals for … Continue reading UBC Men’s Rugby Complete Undefeated BC Premiership Season

Dueck Marks Return to Mac with East-West Bowl Triumph

Hamilton, ON- McMaster Marauders quarterback Andreas Dueck capped off his first East-West Bowl in style.  Dueck weaved past defenders to score on a two-point conversion to give his West team a late 11-8 lead over the East. One play earlier, he found Waterloo Warriors receiver James Basalyga for the go-ahead touchdown. The West would win the game 11-8, their fifth straight East-West bowl victory. The … Continue reading Dueck Marks Return to Mac with East-West Bowl Triumph

CPL: Atlético Ottawa fall in tight match against Pacific FC

Ottawa, ON – “This is the kind of opponent that we like, good teams that come here to put us in tough situations.” Atlético Ottawa head Coach Carlos Gonzaléz at practice availability this week. So much of this young 2022 Atlético Ottawa season has been about change. Change in the roster, change in the technical staff, as Coach Gonzaléz has said, changing the “ghosts” of last … Continue reading CPL: Atlético Ottawa fall in tight match against Pacific FC

CPL: Atlético Ottawa fall back to earth with blowout loss to Valour FC

Ottawa, ON – It’s fun to be the team on top, isn’t it? To be “that team” that everyone is talking about. To be the team that everyone thinks, “Maybe they’ll do something special.” For the last two weeks, Atlético Ottawa has ridden high as the talk of the early 2022 Canadian Premier League. Back-to-back wins over Cavalry FC, and Halifax Wanderers gave the CPL’s youngest … Continue reading CPL: Atlético Ottawa fall back to earth with blowout loss to Valour FC

The End of the Road: Inside the 2022 U SPORTS WBB Final 8

Kingston, ON- As the buzzer sounded to bring the 2022 U Sports Women’s basketball Final 8 in Kingston to a close, it also brought to an end a season like no other. It was a season of highs and lows, ecstasy and disappointment. It was a season of uncertainty amid a global pandemic. It was a national championships that for a time didn’t seem certain to … Continue reading The End of the Road: Inside the 2022 U SPORTS WBB Final 8

Breaking down the First Round of the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS Draft.

Ottawa, ON – On Tuesday night, the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS draft results. Through the U SPORTS Developmental Player Program, the draft is a way for U SPORTS athletes either to play professionally after graduating or to receive professional experience during the summer months while not jeopardizing their eligibility with their schools. With two picks for each of … Continue reading Breaking down the First Round of the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS Draft.

CPL: Atlético Ottawa continue their strong start as they take down Halifax Wanderers FC

Ottawa, ON – “Almost everyone will make a good first impression, but only a few will make a good lasting impression. (Sonya Parker) After a last-place finish in the 2021 Canadian Premier League season, Atlético Ottawa’s first impression of a 1-0 win over Cavalry FC in their 2022 home opening game a week ago rightfully raised the question, could this Atléti team be different? After taking … Continue reading CPL: Atlético Ottawa continue their strong start as they take down Halifax Wanderers FC