U SPORTS: A Season of Improvements for the Waterloo Warriors

Toronto,ON- It’s an uncertain time for university athletic programs everywhere. For the Waterloo Warriors, though, this upcoming season could have shaped up to be the year that a number of their programs had turn-around seasons.  Their football and rugby programs had postseason performances that could easily have been built upon. Taking a look back at the 2019-20 season, it’s easy to see where the Warriors … Continue reading U SPORTS: A Season of Improvements for the Waterloo Warriors

U SPORTS: Acadia’s Best Stories of 2019-20

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. Vancouver, BC- A great year cut short. It’s the story that so many people are feeling right now, and it is … Continue reading U SPORTS: Acadia’s Best Stories of 2019-20

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?

What’s Up With U? Episode 6: Schedules, Funding and Ryerson’s Kyle Bollers

Vancouver,BC- With a new week comes a new podcast!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Monday morning saw the Canada West conference of U SPORTS release their shortened schedule formats in anticipation for a season that will feel the effects of COVID-19. Ben and Justin talk about what this means for the integrity of competition, as well as how other conferences may or may not follow in … Continue reading What’s Up With U? Episode 6: Schedules, Funding and Ryerson’s Kyle Bollers

Finding the Best U Sports Hashtag: Canada West

Vancouver, BC- We have done the OUA, we have done the AUS, now we take a trip out west to Canada West and the 17 schools scattered across 4 Canadian provinces. This was much improved over the unoriginality seen in the AUS but was it as good as the OUA, we are going to leave that up to you the reader to decide a little … Continue reading Finding the Best U Sports Hashtag: Canada West

2020 U Sports Mens Volleyball Award Winners

U Sports held their annual All-Canada Awards banquet on Wednesday and along with the naming of the 2020 All-Canadian and All-Rookie Teams, some athletes picked up individual Awards Player of the Year: Trinity Western Spartans – Eric Loeppky Despite not appearing in every game this season, the 4th year Outside Hitter was a force to be reckoned with in Canada West. He finished 4th in … Continue reading 2020 U Sports Mens Volleyball Award Winners

U Sports MHKY: SMU’s Balmas wins rookie of the year, while season awards are given out

The best of U Sports men’s hockey have gathered in Halifax for their respective national championship tournaments. However, before the hockey gets underway, the players and coaches who stood out among the rest were honoured for their seasons. SENATOR JOSEPH A. SULLIVAN TROPHY (Player of the Year) & Goaltender of the Year: Taran Kozun Saskatchewan Taran Kozun, the former professional netminder is the first player … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: SMU’s Balmas wins rookie of the year, while season awards are given out