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U SPORTS: 49 Answers Your Cancellation Questions

VANCOUVER, BC-  A world with no balls to be kicked, no pucks to be slapped and no touchdowns to be celebrated. That’s the world of 2020 fall sports in the U SPORTS conferences of Canada West, OUA and AUS this year. This news leaves a lot of questions, so I’ve tried to answer those here. What about the two-semester (fall/winter) sports? The two-semester sports such … Continue reading U SPORTS: 49 Answers Your Cancellation Questions

Perfection on the pitch: A look back at the Golden Gaels’ rugby season

Kingston,ON- What do you get when you combine a men’s team angling for a three-peat and a women’s team sick of finishing second? Add in two undefeated seasons and you get the Queen’s Golden Gael’s rugby programs. The Gaels had an impressive season all around, but the fall season was where they truly shone. Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams made the playoffs, the … Continue reading Perfection on the pitch: A look back at the Golden Gaels’ rugby season

U SPORTS: Les Carabins’ Streak Makers and Breakers

Montréal, QC- It was a season of streaks for Les Carabins, not only did they carry on some of their own, but they were also responsible for ending one of the most prolific runs in Québec university sports history. Despite one championship being cancelled due to the coronavirus, teams across UdeM’s athletics programs can head into their upcoming seasons with the confidence that they have … Continue reading U SPORTS: Les Carabins’ Streak Makers and Breakers

RSEQ: Sherbrooke’s Green Light to Go Golden

Sherbrooke, QC- The athletes of Université de Sherbrooke Le Vert et Or didn’t seem to be phased by the strange circumstances in which this year’s university sports seasons played out. Both individuals as well as teams competed hard, set records, and brought pride (and gold medals) to their school. Track and Field- Vert et Or Vet Goes Gold The five-year track and field veteran, Ariane … Continue reading RSEQ: Sherbrooke’s Green Light to Go Golden

U SPORTS: Individual Honours Highlight the 2019-20 Wesmen

Vancouver,BC- The Winnipeg Wesmen are often caught in the shadows of their city counterparts, the Manitoba Bisons, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have some great stories.  It’s easy to forget about the University of Winnipeg, that only has a third of the students of the University of Manitoba,  but some of their athletes put Canada West on notice this year. They did not … Continue reading U SPORTS: Individual Honours Highlight the 2019-20 Wesmen

A Year to Remember For the RMC Paladins

Vancouver, BC- Truth, Duty, Valour. Three words that students at the Royal Military College of Canada live by, and it’s no different for the ones who don the Paladins’ crest in athletic competition.  RMC is different. Everyone there is training to be a part of Canada’s armed forces, and that takes priority over sports. It’s different than at other schools, where academics can slide in … Continue reading A Year to Remember For the RMC Paladins

U SPORTS: Trophies Galore for the Guelph Gryphons in 2019-20

Guelph,ON- Another year has gone by and the Guelph Gryphons are once again updating their trophy cabinets with new hardware. 2019 – 2020 saw the Guelph Gryphons continue their dominance, winning championships and trophies galore as they steamrolled their way to the top of competitions all across the board. Men’s Hockey  Hoisting the Queen’s Cup is the goal for all OUA men’s hockey teams, but … Continue reading U SPORTS: Trophies Galore for the Guelph Gryphons in 2019-20

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

A New Kind of Gold: Université de Laval

Québec City, QC- It was a year of change in Québec City, as the famous football school saw a new sport bring them a banner, while their football team fell in astonishing fashion. Regardless, Le Rouge et Or are still golden.  Women’s Rugby: Golden Girls  Université de Laval women’s rugby team took the golden part of their Rouge et Or name seriously in this year’s … Continue reading A New Kind of Gold: Université de Laval

STEINER: How U SPORTS Field Hockey Could Work, Even if Other Sports Can’t

Vancouver, BC- Field hockey is one of the more intriguing competitions in U SPORTS. The conference setup has always been a point of contingency, however, its odd split of divisions could make it one of the best sports to happen in a school year impacted by COVID-19.  There are 10 teams that compete in U SPORTS, only three of which are in Canada West. The … Continue reading STEINER: How U SPORTS Field Hockey Could Work, Even if Other Sports Can’t