Hamilton, ON- When it came time for the Final 8 in Halifax, the OUA East was at the forefront of it all. There were three teams at the tournament and two in the semi-finals. It ended with the Ottawa Gee-Gees winning bronze and the Carleton Ravens winning gold. Is this the best division in the nation? It very well could be as all three teams look … Continue reading OUA East Men’s Basketball Preview: The Best Division in U SPORTS?
Hamilton, ON- When it came time for the finals of the OUA and nationals, two teams from the OUA East were at that stage. The Carleton Ravens and Queen’s Gaels dominated the regular season and playoffs before meeting in the OUA and U SPORTS championship games. Carleton came away both times. With both sides appear equally strong this season, could we get a repeat of 2023? It’s … Continue reading OUA East Women’s Basketball Preview: Clash of the Titans
Hamilton, ON- With all their depth and lineups they’ve already used, one question looms large for the McMaster women’s volleyball team: What will their starting lineup be? That was one thing to consider as the Marauders wrapped up their preseason slate with a three-set loss to the Queen’s Gaels at home on Oct. 22. It followed a thrilling five-set comeback victory the previous night. Like they … Continue reading “It’s a long push”: What’s McMaster’s starting lineup as regular season looms?
Hamilton, ON- When the McMaster Marauders were on the cusp of completing their comeback, second-year outside hitter Abby Delamere tried to stay in the moment. When her moment came, she took it. The Marauders women’s volleyball team had fought their way back against the Queen’s Gaels after falling behind the first two sets on Oct. 21. It was their second last preseason game. By the time … Continue reading “There’s no hesitation”: Abby Delamere seizes the moment in her second season
Hamilton, ON- His first couple of weeks on the job were a whirlwind. Brad Douwes remembers being overwhelmed early on after he started his new role as head coach for the McMaster men’s volleyball team. Douwes was replacing long-time head coach Dave Preston (now coaching the Australian men’s national team). A Hamilton native, Douwes had played at Redeemer College. He coached both the men’s and women’s … Continue reading McMaster Men’s Volleyball begins a new and fast era with same goals
Sydney, NS – The number one seed Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team defeated the Saint Mary’s University (SMU) in the U SPORTS Final 8 semi-final 65-46. Carleton led wire-to-wire on route to their first 5-46 victory behind a gruelling defence that forced SMU to shoot 21 per cent from the field and 13 percent from three. It was evident that the east coast crowd was … Continue reading Ravens take off with victory to set rematch with Gaels in Gold Medal Game
HAMILTON, ON – With playoff time just around the corner for most conferences (and already underway in the Canada West), the race to the U Sports men’s basketball nationals continues to heat up. Having looked at the potential women’s field previously, here’s how the men’s bracket is shaping up so far. This version of bracketology is following the great ones done by Neate Sager and … Continue reading U Sports MBB Final 8 Bracketology: A Two-Horse Race?