Monday Morning Coffey: The AUS mascot battle

The AUS has some of the better mascots in all of U SPORTS, but hypothetically, who would win in a fight? Continue reading Monday Morning Coffey: The AUS mascot battle

A Year of Championships: The Best From the Toronto Varsity Blues in ’19-’20

Toronto,ON- The Toronto Varsity Blues long history of Canadian University Athletics has given them one of the most decorated trophy cases in the entire country. In hockey alone they have won so many titles that endlessly fill the rafters of Varsity Arena, so much so that they squeezed all the names on to just a few banners. Among many success stories during the athletic season, … Continue reading A Year of Championships: The Best From the Toronto Varsity Blues in ’19-’20

U Sports: The Ontario Tech Ridgebacks Best Stories of 2019-2020

Toronto,ON- The Ontario Tech Ridgebacks are truly an interesting program. Situated just outside Toronto, snugly in the corner of North Oshawa, the school has had a less decorated athletic history but just always seemingly puts out strong teams in a variety of sports. In 2019-2020 the Ridgebacks showed off a new addition to their athletic programming as had a strong performance by a staple. The … Continue reading U Sports: The Ontario Tech Ridgebacks Best Stories of 2019-2020

U SPORTS: The Mount Royal Cougars Best Stories of 2019-2020

There were a lot of great moments and stories from across U SPORTS this past year. In this series, 49 Sports takes a look at each school’s best moments. Although there were many great accomplishments, we have kept it to two per school. Enjoy Toronto, ON- It was a historic year for some of the Mount Royal teams, and for others it was a perfect example … Continue reading U SPORTS: The Mount Royal Cougars Best Stories of 2019-2020

U Sports MHKY: Did “Puck Luck” Impact the Western Mustang’s 2020 Queen’s Cup Run?

“Puck Luck” has often been critical to winning hockey games, and this was evident throughout the last season of U SPORTS hockey. In his latest project, Rich Coffey examines some of the biggest wins in U SPORTS this season, and how advanced analytics and puck luck affected their possibilities. Toronto,ON- For the second part of this series we flip to the men’s side of the … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: Did “Puck Luck” Impact the Western Mustang’s 2020 Queen’s Cup Run?

COFFEY: The Future of Canadian University Athletics Budgets

Toronto,ON- For U SPORTS hockey fans, April 20th was a sad day. After 36 mens hockey seasons, 23 years of women’s hockey, a combined three national championship appearances and the acclaimed “miracle run” title of 1994 the Lethbridge Pronghorns hockey program ceased to exist. The press release seen round the U SPORTS world came out just before 11am and spelled out the problem pretty quickly. … Continue reading COFFEY: The Future of Canadian University Athletics Budgets