Fresh ice, fresh start

Previewing the 2014/15 Bison men's hockey team

The upcoming edition of men’s hockey will feature a brand new look, as 14 of the 25 players will put on the Bisons colours for the first time. Despite losing a number of veterans, Manitoba, led by head coach Mike Sirant in his 19th year at the helm, should be competitive yet again. Forwards The […]

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Investing in the future

Sport for Life Centre offers many diverse opportunities for residents

Background For athletes both young and old, having the ability to train and grow in sport is crucial. In order to do so, one of the important factors is an appropriate facility. The Sport for Life Centre, a branch of sport Manitoba, offers that opportunity. Nestled in downtown Winnipeg at 145 Pacific Avenue, the Sport […]

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Grinding it out

Bison football pulls out homecoming victory in harsh weather

Summary It didn’t come easy for the #9-ranked University of Manitoba Bisons, but they got it done at rain-soaked Investors Group Field on Saturday afternoon, pulling off a 20-10 victory over the UBC Thunderbirds. Manitoba was led by their defence, which recorded four sacks and caused two turnovers on a day where that many touchdowns […]

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Big Horn Breakdown

A summary of school spirit

On Sunday, Sept.14, Bison Recreation Services, Student Life, and students from the University of Manitoba got together and helped raise funds for the Bison women’s soccer team through a soccer tournament. Our soccer team is relatively new and does not have the benefit of major funding, which is why they work so hard to raise […]

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Yakking with yantz

Early season comments from the Bison QB

The University of Manitoba Bisons football team has gotten off to a strong start, putting up a 2-1 record after three games. The Manitoban had a chance to catch up with quarterback Jordan Yantz, after a successful victory over Regina in the Bison’s home opener, to get his thoughts on how the team is progressing. […]

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Bisons get clawed

Women's soccer shut out on the road against Grant MacEwan

Summary The Grant MacEwan Griffins set the tempo early on, and didn’t look back, defeating the University of Manitoba Bisons 3-0 on Sunday afternoon in Edmonton. The Griffins wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, as midfielder Jenny Lam notched the first goal of the game just 2:27 into the first half. The goal came […]

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Bisons boot Wesmen back to downtown campus

University of Manitoba shuts out University of Winnipeg 2014 Duckworth Challenge opener

The University of Manitoba Bison women’s soccer team played host to the Winnipeg Wesmen this weekend in the first Duckworth Challenge event of the year. Last year, Manitoba dominated the Wesmen, winning every Duckworth Challenge between the two city rivals in all varsity sports. On Saturday the Bisons kept the streak against Winnipeg alive with […]

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Derek Dufault: A call to the herd

Dakota defensive lineman becomes youngest recruit in Bison football history

Sept. 1, 2014 will forever be a memorable date for Derek Dufault. It was on this day that the 16-year-old defensive end took the next step in his football career, verbally committing to play for the University of Manitoba. Eight days later, he signed his letter of intent, becoming the youngest player ever to commit […]

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Jayden McKoy and Trysten Dyce: Canadians in Kuwait

The two Bison football players share experiences in U19 World Championship

It was a very special summer for two University of Manitoba Bison football players. From June 29 until July 17, second-year defensive back Jayden McKoy and first-year receiver Trysten Dyce had the opportunity to represent Team Canada at the 2014 International Federation of American Football U19 World Championship. The 45-man roster was chosen from a […]

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“Home is where the heart is”

Bison football gets first win of season in home opener

Coming off a tough loss in Saskatchewan to start the season, the University of Manitoba Bisons returned home this past weekend and put on a show for the 6,435 fans in attendance. Manitoba was dominant in all three facets of the game, which led to a 42-16 victory. In a matchup that was billed as […]

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