The game continues

What the 2015 NHL Entry Draft holds for the Winnipeg Jets

As Draft Day 2015 draws closer, the Winnipeg Jets will be looking to compensate for their devastating postseason exit with the selection of the next class of potential NHL superstars. In previous years, Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and his scouting staff have worked their magic to the best of their abilities in the NHL […]

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Changing the game

Sports teams increasing fan engagement with mobile apps

As television broadcasts increase in quality and man-caves and she-sheds get more comfortable, it’s becoming easier to find an excuse not to go to sporting events, opting instead for instant replays and cheaper beer at home. Sports teams face the challenge of improving the fan experience, drawing people off the couch and to the game. […]

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The not-so-beautiful game

The FIFA scandal and its impact in North America

The past week has been an eye-opening one for the world of soccer. Recent events have finally forced all the shady business that FIFA has done over the years into the spotlight. It has been somewhat confusing to follow but here is a rundown of what has happened, as well as the impact on the […]

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Bison briefs

Football, basketball, and hockey

So far it’s been a busy off-season for the University of Manitoba Bisons. Here’s a few highlights. Bison football players compete at annual East-West Bowl From May 5-9, four athletes from the U of M Bisons football program had the opportunity to show their stuff on the gridiron at the annual East-West Bowl. The event […]

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"Fast Eddy" Dostaler is seen at Jasper Avenue and 117 Street in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Dostaler is running across the country and back with no support team to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's and breast cancer. Dostaler, who began this journey on March 1 and has logged 1694 kilometres so far. Codie McLachlan/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

Going the extra mile

‘Fast Eddy’ raising awareness for breast cancer and Alzheimer’s in his own unique way

Edward Dostaler, also known by “Fast Eddy,” is currently pushing himself on a journey never done before. He is attempting to run across Canada and back in a single trip to raise money for breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. Dostaler is running solo and unsupported. He is accompanied only by a stroller weighing over 100 pounds, […]

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Sports opinion: Lead by example

Bison volleyball players allege harassment by coach

For many individuals, becoming a CIS athlete is a dream come true. It is the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. Once the dream is realized, though, the workload continues to increase, and an enhanced amount of pressure is put on the athlete to succeed. Tack on a hectic school schedule, along with […]

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Fresh faces

Taking a look at the newest members of the Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have five games remaining on the year and, and although it is not entirely in the bag yet, have an inside shot of making the playoffs. Kevin Cheveldayoff made some key moves around the deadline and they have paid off, as each player acquired has made an impact. After the news had […]

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First Nation sensation

Bison thrower Justin Krantz named co-winner of 2014 aboriginal male athlete of the year award

It’s been a long journey for University of Manitoba Bison thrower Justin Krantz. Originally hailing from the small town of Roblin, Manitoba, the multi-sport athlete at Goose Lake High School began as a thrower eight years ago, and started taking track and field seriously in Grade 10. Since then, he has put in an excessive […]

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Big Horn Breakdown

End-of-year report

It’s hard to visualize what will happen after a season ends. Most players can empathize with the cloud of emotions and memories that trigger when they realize that their season is over. When we sit down at the end of the year for one last drink among friends, we will reflect on the good and […]

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Killing 2 birds with 1 stone

Breaking down Winnipeg’s blockbuster Kane, Bogosian trade

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff was likely breathing a sigh of relief when it was officially confirmed that misfit Evander Kane was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in a packaged deal with included defenceman Zach Bogosian and the rights to prospect goalie Jason Kasdorf on Feb. 11, 2015. While Kane’s infamous “money-phone” and, more […]

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