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Basketball, men's hockey, and swimming

Basketball The men and women’s basketball teams visited Calgary this weekend to take on the Dinos. The women’s team continued their struggles against a 2-4 Dino squad, losing Friday night 78-62, and Saturday night 65-39. The women now sit at the bottom of the Canada West, still searching for their first win of the season. […]

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The best in the Canada West

Bison football upsets Calgary, wins first Hardy Cup title since 2007

The Hardy Cup has made its way back to the province of Manitoba. On Saturday afternoon, the University of Manitoba Bison football team dethroned the Calgary Dinos at the top of the Canada West conference, winning 27-15 at McMahon Stadium. The Hardy Cup win was the Bisons’ first since 2007, when they went on to […]

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Treading in the right direction

The story of fourth-year Bison swimmer Dillon Perron

Dillon Perron is no stranger to the pool. The native of Lac du Bonnet started swimming when he was six years old, and moved to Winnipeg in grade nine in order to train with the Manta Swim Club at Pan Am Pool. He stayed with Manta until he graduated from high school, moving onto the […]

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Hockey and volleyball

Men’s hockey The men’s hockey team took on the Calgary Dinos at home. Entering the matchup, the Dinos were sitting in second place in the Canada West, three spots ahead of the Bisons. Manitoba played an excellent game defensively in a 4-1 victory Friday night. Manitoba kept the Dinos to 20 shots and limited threatening […]

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Dunking and dominating

Men sweep Brandon, first in Canada West to score 100 in a game

Men’s basketball The University of Manitoba men’s basketball team continued their hot start to the 2014-15 season, grabbing a pair of wins over the weekend against the Brandon Bobcats. Manitoba led early and often in both games, taking it to the winless Bobcats. AJ Basi led the team in points in both games, recording 25 […]

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Developing into stars

Junior football's impact on Kienan LaFrance and Alex Vitt

Playing junior football can serve as a springboard towards a university career for a number of players, and with running back Kienan LaFrance and receiver Alex Vitt, that has been exactly the case. Vitt’s path started in community football with the Greendell Falcons, and then the St. Vital Mustangs. With the Mustangs, Vitt won two […]

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Picking the rookie

Calvin Pickard: The story behind a young goaltender from Winnipeg who made it to the big leagues

First off I would like to dedicate this article to two of my closest friends: Logan Grzenda, whose knowledge of goalies is profoundly impressive (and he’s not a bad goalie himself either!), and Morgan Wyman, the biggest Avs fan I know. You both are the inspirations behind this publication. Introduction Winnipeg, Manitoba. The city home […]

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Women's hockey and basketball

Women’s hockey The University of Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team took on one of the Canada West’s top teams this weekend, losing Friday night 1-0 and winning Saturday night 4-3 against the University of Alberta. The weekend series ties the Bisons in points with the University Alberta in the conference, but keeps them one place […]

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Taking the road less travelled

Bison football team endures hotel disaster, secures trip to Canada West final

Battling the odds, and an hour and a half bus ride, the University of Manitoba Bison football team pulled off a character win on Friday night in Saskatchewan. Forced to stay in Prince Albert due to a lack of available rooms in Saskatoon, the team channelled their frustrations on the football field, en route to […]

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Split decisions

Men's and women's volleyball teams split weekend series against UBC

Both the Bison men and women’s volleyball teams were in tough this weekend at home against UBC Thunderbird squads, ranked second and fourth place in the Canada West, respectively. The Bison men’s team lost Friday night’s match against UBC 3-1 (25-16, 26-24, 26-28, 25-20), but came roaring back on Saturday night to earn the split […]

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