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

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