The End of the Road: Inside the 2022 U SPORTS WBB Final 8

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

U Sports WBB Final 8 Bracketology Version 2.0: Absences and Opportunities 

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 

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: U Cup Team Profiles, Host Acadia Looks to Make Some Noise

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