Sports

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The Duckworth Challenge: looking back

With the Duckworth Challenge reaching its 25th year and the back half of the 2015-16 edition just under two weeks away, the Manitoban decided to take a look back at some past Bisons MVPs in their individual sports against the Wesmen and where they are now.


Photo by Lauren Siddall

Bison women’s volleyball fall short against Thompson Rivers

On Friday night, the University of Manitoba Bisons women’s volleyball team played out a 3-1 loss (17-25, 20-25, 26-24, 19-25) to the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack. The Bisons see their losing streak extend to six games, with a 2-15 conference record. With the win, the Wolfpack extend their winning streak to three games and they sit four points back of fourth placed UBC Okanagan.



Photo by Chantal Zdan.

Huskies hand Bisons 3-1 defeat in women’s hockey

The University of Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team couldn’t manage to break free of a three-game losing skid heading into Friday’s matchup at Wayne Fleming Arena against the Saskatchewan Huskies – falling 3-1 to the visitors.


Brett Jewell goes in for the signature baby hook. Photo by Chantal Zdan.

Manitoba sweeps Regina, wins battle on the glass

Saturday afternoons rematch between the University of Manitoba Bisons and Regina Cougars saw Manitoba’s starting five put on a show as each starter scored a minimum of 12 points. Justus Alleyn led the way with 13 overall in a game where the herd never took their foot off the gas pedal, dominating from start to finish in a 77-63 victory.


Keith Omoerah lays up a shot. Photo by Chantal Zdan.

Bisons upend Cougars 89-82

The University of Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball team made a huge statement on Friday night, shutting down a potent Regina Cougars offence.


Photo by Chantal Zdan

Bisons earn split in Lethbridge

This weekend, the University of Manitoba men’s hockey team hit the road after their four game home stand to play the Lethbridge Pronghorns. The Bisons were able to win 4-1 on Saturday after dropping the first contest on Friday by a score of 5-2.


Venla Hovi swoops in for a shot. Photo by Chantal Zdan

Bisons get swept by Lethbridge in women’s hockey

The University of Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team had their offensive gears running right from the start of Saturday’s meeting against the Lethbridge Pronghorns, but it was Alicia Anderson who stole the show for the second straight game. Delivering 24 saves, the rookie goalie held strong for her side to preserve a 2-1 win.



Amir Ali. Photo provided by Bison Sports.

Bisons bounce back against Lethbridge, win 102-94

Six of Manitoba’s eight players scored in double digits on Saturday night to help the Bisons manage a split against the Lethbridge Pronghorns, 102-94. It was the first time the defensive-minded herd had scored over 100 points in a game this season, shooting 48.6 percent from the field overall.