“You can do it”: How Paige Entwistle finds her confidence 

Hamilton, ON- Early on in her McMaster Marauders career, Paige Entwistle learned the value of confidence.  It’s been a theme throughout her university career. The fifth-year outside hitter said she still works on it.  Going into their games against Western and York this past weekend, she pointed out how she was “struggling with it a lot.” In contrast, she pointed out how she played really well … Continue reading “You can do it”: How Paige Entwistle finds her confidence 

Looking through the teams in the OUA West Division

Hamilton, ON- As the OUA goes from two divisions to three, the race to the top of the OUA West figures to be a tight competition. The division features a Western Mustangs program that went to nationals in 2020, a Laurier team coming off a 10-6 season and teams with potential in Windsor and Waterloo.  Can a team make a run to nationals like Western did … Continue reading Looking through the teams in the OUA West Division

“We Just Never Got Anything Going”: Marauders drop season finale and miss Yates Cup playoffs

Hamilton, ON- Heading into their regular season finale against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, the McMaster Marauders football team controlled their playoff fate. If other results were to go as expected, it was essentially a win-and-get-in game against Toronto.  All season long, the Marauders played on the brink. After forfeiting a game against York and losing against Ottawa, they found themselves fighting for their playoff … Continue reading “We Just Never Got Anything Going”: Marauders drop season finale and miss Yates Cup playoffs

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

“You need to have Critical Mass”: Western Pushes McMaster Football to Playoff Edge 

Hamilton, ON- Coming off a bye week, the McMaster Marauders football team was facing a tough but crucial stretch run. They had beaten the Waterloo Warriors a couple of weeks ago, getting a much-needed victory to move to 1-3 (they forfeited their win against York in week two).  Now, they were hosting the defending Yates and Vanier Cup champion Western Mustangs. The undefeated number one ranked … Continue reading “You need to have Critical Mass”: Western Pushes McMaster Football to Playoff Edge 

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