What’s Up With U? Ep.13: Awards, McMaster Football and MHKY Update

Vancouver, BC- This week on the “What’s Up  With U? podcast”, we introduce you to our host format for the foreseeable feature. Ben Steiner, Justin Levine and Casey Dobson are now the three permanent personalities on the show, with Justin returning from some time off.  LISTEN AT BOTTOM OF PAGE But what’s the show actually about? The three talk about the 2020 U SPORTS. Athlete … Continue reading What’s Up With U? Ep.13: Awards, McMaster Football and MHKY Update

Wrestling: Huskies Highlight U SPORTS Wrestlers Named to Wrestling Canada’s Program

Ottawa,ON- Wrestling Canada Lutte’s (WCL) NextGen program is designed to provide resources to wrestlers who are “trending five to eight years out from an Olympic Podium” according to the wrestling Canada website. U23 wrestlers are able to participate in a camp based system that includes two domestic camps, an international tour and target competition.  The program is divided into two tiers. The 2020-21 tier includes … Continue reading Wrestling: Huskies Highlight U SPORTS Wrestlers Named to Wrestling Canada’s Program

U SPORTS: An Olympic Hopeful and a CPL Player, the 2020 Athlete of the Year Awards

Vancouver, BC- Online and streamed nationally, the U SPORTS Lieutenant governors awards were handed out on CBC Sports.  The awards, usually held in person, were forced online due to the novel coronavirus and health restrictions in the Province of Alberta, however, that doesn’t mean that the show was lacklustre. Alberta Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell read out the winners, while notable U SPORTS alumni such as … Continue reading U SPORTS: An Olympic Hopeful and a CPL Player, the 2020 Athlete of the Year Awards

2019-20 Reflection: Bountiful Mounties’ Pride in Sackville

Sackville, N.B.- A tiny school with a lot of pride, the Mounties out of Mount Allison made their presence known across the Atlantic university athletic landscape over the course of the 2019-2020 season.  Women’s Volleyball: Pride on Home Court It was an impressive season for the Mounties, capped off by a silver medal at the ACAA Championships. The New Brunswick school earned a 13-5 record … Continue reading 2019-20 Reflection: Bountiful Mounties’ Pride in Sackville

U SPORTS Reflections: Concordia’s Medals on the Mat

Montréal, QC- The Concordia University Stingers made their presence felt at the U SPORTS national wrestling championships at Brock University this spring. With 12 athletes earning a shot at national glory, and nine still in contention on Day 2, the Montréal school came home with seven national medals, including a team podium finish for the men.  Wrestling- Making Their Mark on the National Mat The … Continue reading U SPORTS Reflections: Concordia’s Medals on the Mat

U SPORTS Reflections: Dalhousie Roar in Track and Field

Halifax, N.S.-  The Dalhousie Tigers continued their dominance of the AUS track and field circuit, with both the men’s and women’s teams taking home conference banners. The 2020 titles marked the women’s 31st consecutive banner, while it was the men’s sixth. Not only did the teams maintain their status, each had an athlete claim the top spot on a podium at the U SPORTS national … Continue reading U SPORTS Reflections: Dalhousie Roar in Track and Field

U SPORTS ROUNDTABLE: A Cancellation Discussion

Vancouver,BC- 49 Sports’ Benjamin Steiner chats with three talented student-athletes on what missing the 2020 fall season means to them. He is joined by the University of Saskatchewan and FISU runner Courtney Hufsmith, University of Calgary football player and Vanier Cup champion Josiah Joseph, as well as Vancouver Whitecaps U23 player and incoming freshman for UBC soccer, Chris Lee.  Video produced by Thomas Pocrnic. Continue reading U SPORTS ROUNDTABLE: A Cancellation Discussion

U SPORTS: Not too Golden, Alberta Suspends Trio of Programs for 2020-21

Vancouver,BC- University sports in Canada was dealt another blow on Wednesday, as the University of Alberta confirmed that none of their two-term sports teams will play in 2021. This affects the hockey, basketball and volleyball programs, who had not had their seasons cancelled entirely.  The university cited financial reasons for the shutdown, specifically the cuts to the Alberta government university grant. Although the government grant … Continue reading U SPORTS: Not too Golden, Alberta Suspends Trio of Programs for 2020-21

Flaming Freshmen: A Look Back at the 2019-20 UBCO Heat

Vancouver,BC- They’re not the biggest school, they’re often forgotten, but that does not mean that the UBC Okanagan Heat did not have some great stories through the 2019-20 U SPORTS season. The coming year is going to be a tough one for UBCO, who only have two sports not yet cancelled by Canada West, but in no way does it diminish the achievements of 2019-20.  … Continue reading Flaming Freshmen: A Look Back at the 2019-20 UBCO Heat

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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