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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

2022 U Sports Women’s Basketball Exhibition Tournament Guide: Preseason Basketball is Back

Hamilton, ON- With fall upon us, it’s a reminder that exhibition tournaments and games are tipping off for U Sports women’s basketball teams. There are usually games between nonconference opponents, NCAA opponents (although none this year so far) and CCAA opponents.  One of the most exciting parts of the preseason are exhibition tournaments, where teams often play two or three games in a short time period … Continue reading 2022 U Sports Women’s Basketball Exhibition Tournament Guide: Preseason Basketball is Back

More Comfortable McMaster Team Opens Season With Win Against Laval

Hamilton, ON- The new season of McMaster Marauders women’s basketball started on Friday night at the Burridge Gymnasium. The Marauders hosted the Laval Rouge et Or – a rematch of the 2019 U Sports finals, which McMaster won its first national title. The banner with the players’ names hangs on the wall. Since that title, there are still four players from that championship team: Mia Spadafora, … Continue reading More Comfortable McMaster Team Opens Season With Win Against Laval

“You need to have Critical Mass”: Western Pushes McMaster Football to Playoff Edge 

Hamilton, ON- Coming off a bye week, the McMaster Marauders football team was facing a tough but crucial stretch run. They had beaten the Waterloo Warriors a couple of weeks ago, getting a much-needed victory to move to 1-3 (they forfeited their win against York in week two).  Now, they were hosting the defending Yates and Vanier Cup champion Western Mustangs. The undefeated number one ranked … Continue reading “You need to have Critical Mass”: Western Pushes McMaster Football to Playoff Edge 

Ottawa Gee-Gees ride hot offence to blowout win in 2022 Panda Game

Ottawa, ON – It’s one of the biggest spectacles in Canadian university football, and for the Ottawa Gee-Gees, a 37-7 win over the Carleton Ravens in the 2022 Panda Game also served as a statement of their claim as potential Yates Cup contenders.  The Gee-Gees entered the afternoon as three-time defending champions after picking up a tight 19-17 win in the return of the Panda … Continue reading Ottawa Gee-Gees ride hot offence to blowout win in 2022 Panda Game

49 Sports Writers predict the 2022-23 U SPORTS hockey seasons

TORONTO, ONT. – Canada West teams dropped the puck first, with AUS the next week and OUA the last to start. Whenever the conferences start, however, it all culminates in the U CUP in the spring.  After a year that was disrupted by COVID-19 rises and professional departures, U SPORTS hockey is back for a near fully regular season in 2022-23, with large recruiting classes … Continue reading 49 Sports Writers predict the 2022-23 U SPORTS hockey seasons

Breaking down the teams in Canada West Women’s Hockey

TORONTO, ONT – 2021-2022 saw the UBC Thunderbirds take down the Saskatchewan Huskies for their fourth Canada West title. Heading into 2022-2023 though, the conference looks to be as wide open as it ever has been as multiple teams enter the year with shots to take home the gold. 49 breaks down the nine teams vying for a title heading to the new season. Alberta Pandas … Continue reading Breaking down the teams in Canada West Women’s Hockey