Revisiting the rivalry

A brief history of the Duckworth Challenge

Next week, the 24th annual Duckworth Challenge will commence, as the Winnipeg Wesmen will visit Manitoba in women’s soccer. Due to the timing, it seems like the perfect opportunity to provide a small background on the Duckworth Challenge, for students who may not know its history and why it has such a special meaning, both […]

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Green with envy

A look at the history of the Bombers and Roughriders' rivalry

A storied Rivalry There is no denying the history between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. There is an intrinsic rivalry and sense of pride at stake for us prairie neighbours, which has only been heightened as the years have gone along. Troy Westwood’s now infamous comment about Saskatchewan fans being “banjo-picking inbreds.” […]

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Just for kicks

A look at the 2014 edition of Bison soccer

The University of Manitoba Bison women’s soccer team begin their 10th season in CIS action in 2014, poised and ready to improve off of a 1-7-4 record in 2013. They will have their fair share of youth coming through the program this year, with 19 rookies looking to make an impact and earn a significant […]

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Running with the herd

Staying focused once school starts

Well, it’s that time of year again! The summer has come and gone in a flash, and the dreaded first week of school is upon us. While it’s really easy to get absorbed in your schoolwork in an attempt to stay on top of things, your exercise levels have a tendency to crash and burn. […]

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Wielding the iron

Getting to know Manitoba Bison golf captain Josh Wytinck

Golf runs through Josh Wytinck’s blood. He grew up with it, and has been playing the game since he was five years old. The native of Glenboro, Man. still remembers playing weekend mornings back at home with his dad, brother, and late grandfather, where he had some of his fondest memories of the game. “From […]

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Sports opinion: Step up the sanctions

On Thursday, Aug. 28, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced that former University of Manitoba Bison football player Ranji Atwall had tested positive for anabolic steroids. The offence occurred at the 2014 CFL Regional Combine in Edmonton, and Atwall was promptly handed a four-year ban from the CIS. While Atwall’s PED use […]

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Former Bison football captain Ranji Atwall has tested positive for anabolic steroids, according to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (Photo courtesy of Bison Sports)

University of Manitoba Bison busted

Former Bison football player Ranji Atwall tests positive for steroids

For the first time in over a decade, and just the second time in the program’s history, a Manitoba Bison athlete has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Ranji Atwall—former two-time British Columbia Football Conference national champion, as well as a starter at defensive end in 2012 and captain in 2013 for Manitoba—has tested positive for […]

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Yakking with Yantz

Thoughts on East West Bowl, training camp with the Bombers, and potential future in the CFL

It must feel pretty good to be Jordan Yantz right now. For starters, he’s the number one QB on a CIS team with a strong chance of making it to the Vanier Cup. Tack on his participation in the Bomber training camp and impressive showing in the 2014 East West bowl, and his situation couldn’t […]

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Abridged 2014-15 Bison Sports schedule

Dates to remember

Football (5-3 in 2013-14 Canada West regular season) Sept.12: Home opener versus Regina at 7 p.m. Sept.r 20: Homecoming game versus UBC at 2 p.m. Oct. 17: Game six at home versus Saskatchewan at 7 p.m. Nov. 1: Seniors game versus 2013-14 Canada West champ Calgary at 2 p.m.  Women’s soccer (1-7-4 in 2013-14 Canada […]

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New regime, new team

Smart decisions, trust from front office have Blue Bombers headed in right direction

When Wade Miller was named acting president and CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Aug. 9, 2013, he knew he had his work cut out for him. Staring at an uphill battle, the former special teams ace didn’t have much to work with. One thing he did have, though, was promise. He promoted CIS […]

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