Bison Briefs

Volleyball and golf

Volleyball Bison volleyball team head coach Ken Bentley proudly introduced three Manitoban recruits who will join the reigning national champions next season: outside hitter Lexi Janovcik, left side hitter Kalena Schulz and outside hitter Tori Studler. All three recruits have extensive experience at both the high school and club levels; Janovcik and Schulz were teammates […]

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Yakking with Yantz

A new monthly Q & A with Bison football QB Jordan Yantz

Jordan Yantz has football success written all over him. It has carried over to whatever province he’s travelled – whether that be with Winston Knoll Collegiate in Regina, the Vancouver Island Raiders in British Columbia, or, currently, the Manitoba Bisons. A Canada West All-Star in his first year with Manitoba, a trip to the 2014 […]

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Bring on the bikes

Winnipeg Bike Week offers up events, awareness

From June 16-22, Winnipeg will transform into a mini cycling hub, as part of the inaugural Winnipeg Bike Week, a weeklong celebration of people riding bicycles. The event will involve activities each day, for various individuals who may or may not commute on a regular basis. The week also includes the seventh annual Bike to […]

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The British Columbia connection: Bison football players share their experiences playing for the U of M

If you look at the 2013-14 Bison football roster, a recruiting trend might stand out: the number of players from B. C. This past season, a whopping 23 players are either British-Columbia-born or have spent time playing football on the west coast. Hailing from towns from Surrey to Campbell River, they’ve all come out to […]

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A formula for success: Bison football head coach Brian Dobie talks about national recruiting

When current Bison football head coach Brian Dobie took the helm of the University of Manitoba football team in 1996, he inherited a team that had struggled for decades. At that time, the team’s Vanier Cup drought spanned 26 years, dating back to 1970. Dobie knew that in order to improve and turn Manitoba’s football […]

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The best in brown and gold: 2013-14 Bison student-athletes’ contributions celebrated

Brittany Habing and Anthony Coombs were named the 2013-14 Bison Sports Athletes of the Year at the Brown and Gold Banquet on March 29. Also named the women’s volleyball MVP, Habing played a crucial role in the Bisons’ national championship run. Entering her third year of eligibility, but first as a Bison, Habing led the […]

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Quite the body of work: U of M Asper student Matt Sherman’s story

Bodybuilder Matt Sherman has had quite a unique journey. The 24-year-old Winnipegger originally grew up in Oak Bluff, Manitoba, but was forced to move around quite frequently due to his father’s occupation as a freelance welder. Sherman left his hometown at the age of 12, splitting his education through middle school and high school at […]

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Illustration by Bram Keast

International man of sports:

Manitoba’s Ralph Krueger transitioning from hockey coach to football chairman

When Southampton F.C. of the English Premier League introduced their new chairman on March 12, few expected the new hire to be a Manitoba-born former NHL and international hockey coach with no professional soccer experience. But Ralph Krueger is not your run-of-the-mill hockey coach. While his foray into English soccer has raised the eyebrows—and praise—of […]

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The next step: Yantz, Demski, and Adewale invited to 12th annual East West Bowl

After an impressive 2013 campaign and numerous accolades, three Manitoba Bison football stars are getting yet another opportunity to add to their already multifarious football accomplishments. Quarterback Jordan Yantz, inside receiver Nic Demksi, and weak side linebacker Bami Adewale were all recently selected to represent the Bisons in the East West Bowl, which takes place […]

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