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Running with the herd

Staying focused once school starts

Well, it’s that time of year again! The summer has come and gone in a flash, and the dreaded first week of school is upon us. While it’s really easy to get absorbed in your schoolwork in an attempt to stay on top of things, your exercise levels have a tendency to crash and burn. […]

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Wielding the iron

Getting to know Manitoba Bison golf captain Josh Wytinck

Golf runs through Josh Wytinck’s blood. He grew up with it, and has been playing the game since he was five years old. The native of Glenboro, Man. still remembers playing weekend mornings back at home with his dad, brother, and late grandfather, where he had some of his fondest memories of the game. “From […]

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Sports opinion: Step up the sanctions

On Thursday, Aug. 28, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced that former University of Manitoba Bison football player Ranji Atwall had tested positive for anabolic steroids. The offence occurred at the 2014 CFL Regional Combine in Edmonton, and Atwall was promptly handed a four-year ban from the CIS. While Atwall’s PED use […]

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Former Bison football captain Ranji Atwall has tested positive for anabolic steroids, according to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (Photo courtesy of Bison Sports)

University of Manitoba Bison busted

Former Bison football player Ranji Atwall tests positive for steroids

For the first time in over a decade, and just the second time in the program’s history, a Manitoba Bison athlete has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Ranji Atwall—former two-time British Columbia Football Conference national champion, as well as a starter at defensive end in 2012 and captain in 2013 for Manitoba—has tested positive for […]

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Yakking with Yantz

Thoughts on East West Bowl, training camp with the Bombers, and potential future in the CFL

It must feel pretty good to be Jordan Yantz right now. For starters, he’s the number one QB on a CIS team with a strong chance of making it to the Vanier Cup. Tack on his participation in the Bomber training camp and impressive showing in the 2014 East West bowl, and his situation couldn’t […]

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Abridged 2014-15 Bison Sports schedule

Dates to remember

Football (5-3 in 2013-14 Canada West regular season) Sept.12: Home opener versus Regina at 7 p.m. Sept.r 20: Homecoming game versus UBC at 2 p.m. Oct. 17: Game six at home versus Saskatchewan at 7 p.m. Nov. 1: Seniors game versus 2013-14 Canada West champ Calgary at 2 p.m.  Women’s soccer (1-7-4 in 2013-14 Canada […]

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New regime, new team

Smart decisions, trust from front office have Blue Bombers headed in right direction

When Wade Miller was named acting president and CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Aug. 9, 2013, he knew he had his work cut out for him. Staring at an uphill battle, the former special teams ace didn’t have much to work with. One thing he did have, though, was promise. He promoted CIS […]

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Getting her shot

A look at new women's basketball head coach Michele Hynes

The name Michele Hynes may sound familiar to current and former Bison student athletes. The 26-year-old Millgrove, Ont. native was named head coach of the Bison women’s basketball team in April, after two seasons as an assistant and interim head coach. While her coaching career with Manitoba has just begun, she already has quite the […]

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Big Horn breakdown

Interview with Big Horn member Shahab Valipour

Meeting new people can be tough, but sports can help. What’s more, you don’t necessarily need to play on a team to do this if you join the right fan group. Shahab Valipour is a science student from Iran going into his second year. Not only was Shahab new to the university when he joined […]

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Big Horn Breakdown

A brand-new monthly contribution from U of M student life coordinator and Big Horns co-founder David Grad

School spirit When you read that, what did you picture? If you pictured March Madness or the Rose Bowl, then you have a pretty good idea of how exciting being at university can be. If you pictured nothing, then feed your imagination! The University of Manitoba is often criticized for having a lack of school […]

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