Examining the squads in the OUA Central Division  

Hamilton, ON- As the OUA moves back into three divisions (from two last year), the OUA Central figures to be one of the most stacked.  You have defending OUA and U SPORTS champion TMU, OUA runner up Brock and several contenders nipping at their heels. The division could also be quite open given some of the roster turnover and the preseason results.  Lakehead Thunderwolves  Preseason … Continue reading Examining the squads in the OUA Central Division  

Marauders show depth and finish tough preseason on high

Hamilton, ON- The McMaster men’s volleyball had scheduled a tough preseason schedule and now they were at the tail end of it.  Their preseason slate featured games against quality teams such as Sherbrooke, Montreal, Queen’s, Ohio State and Toronto.  Entering their final preseason match against Toronto at home, McMaster had a 1-4 record. They had just come off a 3-2 loss to the Varsity Blues a … Continue reading Marauders show depth and finish tough preseason on high

2022 U Sports Women’s Basketball Exhibition Tournament Guide: Preseason Basketball is Back

Hamilton, ON- With fall upon us, it’s a reminder that exhibition tournaments and games are tipping off for U Sports women’s basketball teams. There are usually games between nonconference opponents, NCAA opponents (although none this year so far) and CCAA opponents.  One of the most exciting parts of the preseason are exhibition tournaments, where teams often play two or three games in a short time period … Continue reading 2022 U Sports Women’s Basketball Exhibition Tournament Guide: Preseason Basketball is Back

McMaster men’s volleyball reclaim crown with 11th Forsyth Cup title

HAMILTON, ON – The Burridge Gym was packed – as it had been for McMaster’s two previous playoff games. Like the previous two games, the visiting Toronto Varsity Blues provided a stiff test.  After the Queen’s Gaels captured the past two Forsyth Cups (OUA titles), there was bound to be a new winner between the Marauders and the Varsity Blues. McMaster head coach Dave Preston’s … Continue reading McMaster men’s volleyball reclaim crown with 11th Forsyth Cup title

What’s Up With U? Episode 8: Varsity Blues Soccer Coach Ilya Orlov

LINKS TO THE SHOW: CLICK FOR APPLE PODCASTS CLICK FOR OVERCAST CLICK FOR SPOTIFY You can also search “What’s Up With U?” in your preferred podcast mobile app. Vancouver, BC- This week we welcome Ilya Orlov to the show. Ilya is the Head Coach for the University of Toronto Soccer men’s soccer team and just finished his first season in the role. Prior to coaching … Continue reading What’s Up With U? Episode 8: Varsity Blues Soccer Coach Ilya Orlov

U SPORTS Players Who Could Make a Splash in Toronto NWHL Expansion

Toronto, ON- Toronto The NWHL is coming to Canada! With the league’s announcement that they’ll be bringing a team to Toronto in the 2020-21 season comes a new opportunity for U Sports players. Although many details of the team have yet to be finalized, including where the new team will play, the NWHL’s Canadian expansion is a larger opportunity for more U Sports players to … Continue reading U SPORTS Players Who Could Make a Splash in Toronto NWHL Expansion

U SPORTS WHKY: The Impact of “Puck Luck” in Toronto’s Run to the McCaw Cup

“Puck Luck” has often been critical to winning hockey games, which was evident throughout the last season of U SPORTS hockey. In his latest project, Rich Coffey examines some of the biggest wins in U SPORTS this season and how puck luck affected their possibilities.  Toronto, ON- We are getting to about that time in quarantine where we try and do new things. For me, that … Continue reading U SPORTS WHKY: The Impact of “Puck Luck” in Toronto’s Run to the McCaw Cup