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Committed to the future

Bison football announces commitment of 6 standout recruits for 2015 season

The future looks very bright for the University of Manitoba Bison football team. On Feb. 3, Bison football head coach Brian Dobie officially introduced six new members to the herd – five local, and one British Columbia product, all of whom were impact players at the high school level.   Jamel Lyles (RB-North Surrey/Lord Tweedsmuir) […]

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Premier panel: Saints’ blessings could be devil’s curse

Responsibility is key for soccer club Southampton’s latest ludicrous sales

The summer of 2014 brought many prolific changes at Southampton Football Club, which finished eighth in the Barclay’s Premier League for the 2013/2014 season. Heading into this campaign, the appointment of new manager Ronald Koeman opened the floodgates for countless heated transitions during a busy transfer period. The Saints pocketed nearly $200 million in profits […]

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Bad luck in B.C.

Bison women’s hockey team swept by UBC, slips to 3rd in standings

Winners of eight straight games entering this weekend, the University of Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team saw their impressive streak come to an end on the road, against the UBC Thunderbirds. Special teams were the difference over the two-game set, as UBC went a combined 5-for-12 on the power play. The Thunderbirds entered the matchup […]

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Stuffed in the paint

Men’s basketball out-rebounded, outscored by Victoria

Undefeated at home heading into this past weekend, the University of Manitoba men’s basketball team met their match against a much bigger Victoria Vikes squad. Despite their best efforts, the Bisons fell in both contests at Investors Group Athletic Centre. Friday’s action saw the Bisons take a 43-39 lead into the half, before being out-rebounded […]

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Bisons strike back

Manitoba defeats Lethbridge, avenges early season sweep

Coming off a disappointing 8-6 loss to UBC, the University of Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team re-established their identity with back-to-back wins, beating the Lethbridge Pronghorns 5-3 Friday night and 6-0 Saturday night. “Last weekend against UBC, that was about as far from our team identity as you can get,” said head coach Mike Sirant. […]

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Complete Domi-nation: Team Canada, take a Bowey

Team Canada ends 5-year World Junior gold medal drought

Introduction When the puck dropped during the 2015 World Junior gold medal game, Canada was at a standstill. The talented group of teenagers at the 2015 edition of the tournament had already accomplished something that the previous three Canadian teams could not: reach the championship final. The last time Canada met Russia in a World […]

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From there and back again

Detailing Shaquille Merasty’s impressive hockey journey

Shaquille Merasty is no stranger to success in the game of hockey. At age 23, he’s already compiled quite the resume, which includes an appearance for Team Manitoba at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, and two Turnbull Cups, along with an ANAVET Cup, with the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. For Merasty, […]

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Bison Briefs

Women’s hockey and volleyball

Women’s hockey Four was the magic number for the University of Manitoba women’s hockey team, as they put away four goals in both games this weekend. The Bisons beat the Lethbridge Pronghorns 4-1 on Friday night and 4-0 Saturday night, as Rachel Dyck continued to stand out, with 52 saves over the weekend. Dyck leads […]

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Big Ben touches down in Winnipeg

Jets’ Chiarot warrants stay in NHL after impressive stint

It’s been a truly unforgettable last two months for Jet rookie defenceman Ben Chiarot. After skating in the Thrasher-Jet pipeline for the past four seasons, the native of Hamilton, Ontario recently landed a long-term position in the NHL, and has been turning heads ever since. A fourth-round selection of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2009, he […]

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Bison Briefs

Basketball and men’s hockey

Basketball After getting swept at home by Victoria, the University of Manitoba Bison men’s basketball team headed to Alberta looking to recapture their winning ways. They started off on the right foot Friday, with a come from behind win, but Manitoba couldn’t carry the momentum in Saturday’s rematch. Friday’s game saw four Bisons hit double […]

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