A tale of two teams

Men's basketball opens season with dominant sweep, women fall in two tight contests

Billy the Bison wasn’t the only character in costume this Halloween weekend for the University of Manitoba Bison basketball season and home openers. Bisons, Batmen, and horses turned up to see the men and women face off against the Trinity Western Spartans in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday night. The women were ousted on both evenings, while the men came out undefeated to start the year.

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photo provided by Carolyne Kroeker

Snapping the streak

Bison football beats Calgary for first time since 2007, secures playoff birth

It was a long time coming for the University of Manitoba Bison football program, as they delivered a beat down to the second-nationally-ranked Calgary Dinos, 50-31 on Saturday afternoon, effectively ending a six-year winless drought against their rivals at the University of Calgary. The regular season loss was just the second in three seasons for […]

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New-look jets, newer questions

2014/15 poses more questions than answers for Winnipeg

Less than 10 games into the Winnipeg Jets’ 2014-15 campaign and already a team revamped in the off-season poses more questions than it does answers. Aside from the question of whether the Jets will compete in the post-season for the first time since arriving in 2011, there are a variety of talking points regarding their […]

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Shooting for the top

2014-15 Bison basketball season preview

There is nowhere to go but up for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the University of Manitoba in 2014-15. Coming off of what could be considered a “character building” season in 2013-14, where neither squad made the playoffs, look for increased drive and focus heading into a new campaign.   Men’s team […]

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Game of throws

A closer look at the University of Manitoba's ultimate frisbee team

Amidst the numerous Bison student athletes competing in weekly action stand the lesser-known teams, which fall under the recreation clubs category. There are currently 11 groups, which play either competitively or leisurely. One of the groups that perform competitively is the ultimate frisbee team. Jesse Greenberg, the current president/captain of the University of Manitoba’s ultimate […]

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Getting to know Garth

The background behind head coach Garth Pischke's legacy at the U of M

Last weekend, Garth Pischke broke the North American men’s university coaching record with victory number 1,240, passing long-time UCLA men’s volleyball coach Al Scates. In honour of Pischke’s achievement, the Manitoban decided to look back on his history, both as a player and coach. Pischke had a storied volleyball playing career, which first began at […]

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Shoot for the cure, score for the Herd

Bison women's hockey sweeps Lethbridge at home

Coming off of a weekend sweep on the road against Mount Royal, the Bison women’s hockey team returned to Wayne Fleming Arena this week to take on the Lethbridge Pronghorns. Led by rookie Alanna Sharman and sophomore Rachel Dyck, Manitoba took it to the visitors, winning both matinee games. On Saturday afternoon, the team laced […]

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Bison briefs

Football and volleyball

Football The University of Manitoba Bisons found themselves on the wrong end of an upset for the second time this season, as they fell 56-41 on the road against Regina. Early miscues by backup-turned-starting quarterback Theo Deezar helped Regina jump out to a 28-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Despite a valiant effort from […]

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Focusing on fitness fundamentals

Johnny Fukumoto and his local fitness centre Fukumoto Fitness

Johnny Fukumoto has been a leader all of his life. The 31-year-old graduate of kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University spent two years as a site director for Canadian Mennonite University’s adventure program to South Africa, and made three separate trips to Romania for mission work. Fukumoto understands the importance of community and giving back. This […]

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Sweeping in a new record

Men's volleyball head coach Garth Pischke breaks North American coaching win mark

Men’s volleyball This past weekend was a historic moment for Garth Pischke and the Bison men’s volleyball team. The team rallied together and fought to earn a 6-0 sweep of the Regina Cougars, elevating coach Garth Pischke into the record books as the most winningest volleyball coach in North America with a total of 1,240 […]

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