Smashing Expectations: Brock Women’s Basketball’s Storybook Run of 2019-20

St.Catharines,ON- The trophy awarded to the OUA women’s basketball champions is called the “Critelli Cup.” It is named for Chris Critelli, an iconic figure in Canadian basketball. She played for Canada at the 1976 Olympics at the age of 17. She attended Laurentian University, where she won two U SPORTS championships with them and went on to play for Old Dominion in the NCAA where … Continue reading Smashing Expectations: Brock Women’s Basketball’s Storybook Run of 2019-20

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

Carleton Reflection: Ravens Continue to Dominate Men’s Basketball

Ottawa, ON- Championships, both provincial and national, have become the norm in basketball at Carleton University, and the 2019-2020 team did not shy away from the challenge on keeping the status quo. This season’s Ravens went 27-1 across all competitions, culminating in two new banners for a program that has comfortably established itself as the Canadian basketball equivalent to the New England Patriots.  Men’s Basketball- … Continue reading Carleton Reflection: Ravens Continue to Dominate Men’s Basketball

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

World Class Women: The Ottawa Gee-Gees

Ottawa, ON- For the first time ever, FISU hosted a World Cup of Football (soccer) and Canada was proudly represented. The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women travelled to China to compete in the inaugural edition of the tournament and made the world take notice.  The nation’s capital made the country proud on the international stage of women’s soccer when the Gee-Gees took home the title … Continue reading World Class Women: The Ottawa Gee-Gees

U SPORTS: Women’s Sports Highlight 2019-20 Lions Moments

Toronto,ON- Coaching can make or break a team, and for the York Lions’ best stories this year, it made. The Lions women’s soccer and hockey teams gave us some of the best moments, and it is fitting that the two team’s coaches were nominated for the school’s coach of the year award. Let’s take a look at the year that was for those special teams. … Continue reading U SPORTS: Women’s Sports Highlight 2019-20 Lions Moments

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