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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

Kevin Mital comes through one more time as the Laval Rouge et Or win the 57th Vanier Cup

London, ON – When he stepped up the mic, just around 45 minutes after a 30-24 victory over Saskatchewan gave him his 10th Vanier Cup, Laval Rouge et Or head coach Glen Constantin knew he needed to talk about Kevin Mital. “When he [Mital] came back from Syracuse, he told me two things, I want number eight, and I want to win the championship,” Constantin said. … Continue reading Kevin Mital comes through one more time as the Laval Rouge et Or win the 57th Vanier Cup

TMU snap losing streak with win over Badgers

Toronto, ON –  The TMU Bold entered Thursday’s game against the Brock Badgers in a mixed spot.  The last time these two teams played on October 29 resulted in a 6-4 Bold victory, and at the time, both teams were ranked. A month later, the Bold ranked ninth, but the Badgers had fallen off the board. It was TMU, though, who entered Thursday on a slide, … Continue reading TMU snap losing streak with win over Badgers

Three stories to watch heading into the Vanier Cup 

London, ON –  The lights are up, the grandstands are in place, and the stage is just about set at Alumni Stadium at Western University as the 57th Vanier Cup is officially under 24 hours away.  Both the Saskatchewan Huskies and the Laval Rouge et Or took to the field on Friday for their final practices in advance of the big game that kicks off … Continue reading Three stories to watch heading into the Vanier Cup 

OUA MHKY Weekend Watch | Battles atop the table highlight weekend slate

TORONTO, ON – With the second month of the OUA men’s hockey season winding down, it is becoming clear which teams are genuine contenders heading into the sprint toward the holiday break and moreso in the new year.  Yet, in both the OUA East and West, the top of the standings are incredibly tight, and this weekend’s matchups could influence the final seedings come season’s … Continue reading OUA MHKY Weekend Watch | Battles atop the table highlight weekend slate

OUA HOCKEY TAKEAWAYS | York Lions topple Windsor twice

Toronto, Ont. – The Nipissing Lakers and Windsor Lancers are two of the hottest teams in Canadian university women’s hockey right now, unbeaten in November, while on the men’s side, two top teams faltered, as the York Lions and McGill Redbirds showed their top-level qualities and ability to compete with the best. MHKY: York Lions double up on Windsor The York Lions haven’t been one of … Continue reading OUA HOCKEY TAKEAWAYS | York Lions topple Windsor twice

Why Saskatchewan or Laval could win the Vanier Cup

Breaking down potential reasons why the Huskies or the Rouge et Or could win the 57th Vanier Cup So it’s down to this.  It’s perhaps a little less dramatic than a potential rematch of the 2021 Vanier Cup, but on Saturday, the Saskatchewan Huskies and the Laval Rouge et Or square off in the 57th Vanier Cup at Western University in London, Ontario.  It was … Continue reading Why Saskatchewan or Laval could win the Vanier Cup

“That was awesome”: McMaster rookie Jocelyn Newby earns her moment in win over Brock

Hamilton, ON- When the ball left her hands and her jump shot clanked off the rim and in, Jocelyn Newby had done it. The McMaster Marauders women’s basketball guard scored her first regular season points in a 66-53 victory over the Brock Badgers on Nov. 19.  “That was awesome,” Newby said. The Guelph native played in the preseason and earlier in the regular season. She scored … Continue reading “That was awesome”: McMaster rookie Jocelyn Newby earns her moment in win over Brock

“They killed us on the glass”: Demagus’ poster not enough as Badgers out-muscle Marauders

Hamilton, ON- McMaster Marauders guard Mychael Paulo dribbled the ball at the top of the three-point line. He found guard Mike Demagus cutting to the rim. Demagus rose up and threw down a dunk over Brock Badgers forward Jevonnie Scott.  In the moment, Demagus celebrated, going over to the bench. His teammates cheered as well. The Burridge Gym crowd erupted. That dunk took place in the … Continue reading “They killed us on the glass”: Demagus’ poster not enough as Badgers out-muscle Marauders

BREAKING: U CUP returns to Toronto for the first time since 1997

TORONTO, ON – The Toronto Metropolitan University Bold will host the U SPORTS men’s hockey championship for the first time in 2024, bringing the U CUP to the Mattamy Athletic Centre.  The tournament returns to Toronto for the first time since 1997 when the Toronto Varsity Blues hosted at Varsity Arena (final at Maple Leaf Gardens), while the 2024 edition marks the U CUP’s return … Continue reading BREAKING: U CUP returns to Toronto for the first time since 1997

“Stick with the process” Ravens learning how to win with tough victory over McGill

Ottawa, ON – How things can change in just three weeks.  On Oct. 29, the Carleton Ravens dropped a 4-1 decision on the second half of a back-to-back to the Ottawa Gee-Gees to fall to 0-4-0 early in the 2022-2023 season. Yet post-game, head coach Stacey Colarossi was not upset; instead, she emphasized the process of building a winning program. That the effort was there for … Continue reading “Stick with the process” Ravens learning how to win with tough victory over McGill