Hamilton, ON- With this year’s U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 field set, one thing stands out from last year: the different teams. Three of the four semi-finalists from 2022 are gone. The only teams returning from last year’s nationals are Queen’s and Acadia. Also, five of the eight teams have never won a national championship and among the three who have (Carleton, Alberta, Calgary), only … Continue reading U SPORTS WBB Final 8 Preview: Winds of Change Blowing in Sydney?
Hamilton, ON- Almost all the teams had been determined already by the end of Saturday night for the men’s and women’s basketball U SPORTS Final 8 tournaments. Now, we know the seeding and matchups. On the women’s side, the OUA champion Carleton Ravens earn the number one seed. The last time the Ravens were the one seed, they won the national title in 2018. They face … Continue reading U SPORTS Final 8 At-Large berths and Seeding Announced
HALIFAX, NS – The SMU Huskies women’s basketball team are AUS champions for the first time since 2016, defeating the defending champion Acadia University Axewomen 68-56 at the Scotiabank Centre Sunday afternoon. Alaina McMillan put her shooting on full display, hitting four 3-pointers and finishing with 20 points as she captured the AUS title. The tournament MVP said the moment was surreal. “She’s a super … Continue reading SMU wins AUS title for first time since 2016
Kingston, ON- As the buzzer sounded to bring the 2022 U Sports Women’s basketball Final 8 in Kingston to a close, it also brought to an end a season like no other. It was a season of highs and lows, ecstasy and disappointment. It was a season of uncertainty amid a global pandemic. It was a national championships that for a time didn’t seem certain to … Continue reading The End of the Road: Inside the 2022 U SPORTS WBB Final 8
Hamilton, ON- A lot has changed since my first version of bracketology. As expected, the conference playoffs have provided some clarity on the nationals picture. As of Mar. 21, half of the eight-team field is set: host Queen’s, Canada West champion Saskatchewan, runners up Winnipeg and AUS champion Acadia. In the past month, two key absences have shifted the nationals picture. Reigning U Sports Player … Continue reading U Sports WBB Final 8 Bracketology Version 2.0: Absences and Opportunities
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
Halifax, N.S- Normally in U Sports, the host team of the national tournament has their fair share of struggles, but heading into the 2020 University Cup the Acadia Axemen have a good opportunity to change that narrative. Acadia finished their 2019/20 season with a strong 19-9-2 record which was good enough for second in the AUS. This awarded them with a bye in the first … Continue reading U Sports MHKY: U Cup Team Profiles, Host Acadia Looks to Make Some Noise