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

Huskies rely on mix of old and new to finish off Nationals 

Kingston, ON- As the clock wound down, the realization finally hit Saskatchewan Huskies fifth-year forward Summer Masikewich. Her university career was over. It was one with a national title, four Canada West titles, a U Sports Defensive Player of the Year Award and multiple other accolades.  As the buzzer sounded in her fifth-place game against the UPEI Panthers and her team celebrated an 80-48 career, her … Continue reading Huskies rely on mix of old and new to finish off Nationals 

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

U Sports MBB Final 8 Bracketology: A Two-Horse Race?

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?