“We have to pay for that”: Marauders dropped by Gaels in eye of the storm

Hamilton, ON- After their home opener win against the York Lions, McMaster Marauders men’s basketball head coach Patrick Tatham talked about getting through the “storm” of their opening stretch.  With games against Carleton and Ottawa already under their belt, the Marauders hosted the defending OUA finalist Queen’s Gaels on Nov. 13. On Sunday afternoon at the Burridge Gym, McMaster found themselves in the eye of the … Continue reading “We have to pay for that”: Marauders dropped by Gaels in eye of the storm

“We’re never going to quit”: McMaster pushes Queen’s to the brink but falls short

Hamilton, ON- On their final possession, the McMaster Marauders women’s basketball team had a chance to tie the game. They were on the verge of continuing their comeback – perhaps into overtime. The Marauders were facing the undefeated reigning U SPORTS bronze medallist Queen’s Gaels at home on Nov. 13 and after losing to Ottawa and Carleton earlier in the season, the Marauders had another chance … Continue reading “We’re never going to quit”: McMaster pushes Queen’s to the brink but falls short

“Soak in every moment”: joy, experience and resilience for Queen’s Bridget Mulholland

Hamilton, ON- In the early part of her seventh year of university basketball, Bridget Mulholland takes a moment to reflect.  The Queen’s Gaels forward has been through many highs and lows in that time. “It’s been a long seven years,” Mulholland said. “I don’t take the moments in the program, in the OUA and U SPORTS for granted. Recently, just been trying to soak in every moment.” … Continue reading “Soak in every moment”: joy, experience and resilience for Queen’s Bridget Mulholland

Queen’s Women’s Rugby Continues Building off National Title with Win over “Proud” McMaster Squad

Hamilton, ON- The Queen’s Gaels women’s rugby team had reached the summit. Led by U Sports Coach of the Year Dan Valley, U Sports Player of the Year Sophie de Goede and a stellar team, the Gaels had avenged their OUA finals loss to the Guelph Gryphons to win the 2021 U Sports national championship. They did it at home at Nixon Field in the heart … Continue reading Queen’s Women’s Rugby Continues Building off National Title with Win over “Proud” McMaster Squad

A New Era: McMaster Women’s Rugby Shutouts Laurier and Develops their Identity

Hamilton, ON- The sun was shining on a warm September afternoon at Ron Joyce Stadium as the McMaster Marauders women’s rugby team embarked upon their home opener against the Laurier Golden Hawks.  It was their third game of the season and while there were some familiar faces back from last season, there were some new ones as well.  The team has 12 first-year players on their … Continue reading A New Era: McMaster Women’s Rugby Shutouts Laurier and Develops their Identity

Queen’s Gaels Cap Special Run with Historic Bronze Medal 

Kingston, ON- A day after a close loss to Winnipeg in the national semi-finals, the Queen’s Gaels rebounded to make history and win their first ever nationals medal in front of a lively home crowd at the Queen’s ARC.  “I’m really proud of what we did,” Queen’s head coach Claire Meadows noted. “We played our best three games of the season back-to-back-to-back and this weekend … Continue reading Queen’s Gaels Cap Special Run with Historic Bronze Medal 

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 MBB Final 8 Bracketology Version 2.0: Canada West Rules

Hamilton, ON- The picture has shifted since my first edition of bracketology. With the Canada West and AUS playoffs wrapped up and the OUA playoffs underway, there is notable movement in the potential seeding for nationals in Edmonton in early April.   One of the biggest storylines is the strength of the Canada West conference, which has the chance to land four teams at nationals. The … Continue reading U Sports MBB Final 8 Bracketology Version 2.0: Canada West Rules