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Bison Briefs

Winter break updates

Three’s the magic number The Bison men’s basketball team placed third at the48th annual Wesmen Classic for the second year in a row. The University of Alberta Golden Bears took first place after defeating our city rivals and tournament hosts, the University of Winnipeg. In quarter-final action, the Bisons defeated the University of Regina Cougars […]

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Following the herd

Mid-season report

With each Bison team taking a month off for the winter break, the Manitoban decided it was an ideal time to see how each team is doing heading into the second half of the season.   Men’s basketball Record: 8-2 Record in last six games: 5-1 Team leader in rebounds per game: Wyatt Anders (11.5, […]

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Grabbing momentum

Hynes records first win as women's basketball head coach, men sweep Lethbridge

The final weekend before the winter break was a successful one for the University of Manitoba Bisons basketball program, as the men took both games at home against visiting Lethbridge, while the women secured their first victory of the 2014/15 campaign.   Women After losing by 23 on Friday night, Manitoba bounced back in a […]

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Lord of the crease: the two towers

Top ranked goalies square off

With the clock ticking down on the first half of the regular season, the University of Manitoba Bisons welcomed the Alberta Pandas to town. Heading into the game, the Bisons were riding a two-game win streak and sitting in a four-way tie for first place. UBC, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba all started Friday night with […]

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Jets fly by

Highlighting Winnipeg's defence and goaltending

The Winnipeg Jets have some serious momentum heading into the third month of the 2014-15 NHL campaign. Though they’re slightly sluggish on the offensive side, defense and goaltending have risen to become the team’s strengths this season.  The sudden defensive onslaught during the early season could be a short-term spell; however, a diligent Jets backline […]

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Hard work on the hard court

The story of Bison basketball guard AJ Basi

AJ Basi has always had a love for the game of basketball. Born in Toronto, Basi grew up watching both his older brother and the Raptors play, which began to pique his interest in the sport. Once he moved to Winnipeg at age nine and saw a Wesmen game, he was hooked. “My cousin played […]

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Bisons fall just short against Montreal

University of Manitoba football team suffers heartbreaking 29-26 loss in Uteck Bowl

Just 12 yards stood between the Manitoba Bisons, and a trip to their first Vanier Cup since 2007 on Saturday afternoon, however fate would not play into the visitors’ hands, as they fell 29-26 against a stingy Montreal Carabins defence.  Summary Trailing by five points with 1:32 remaining, Bison quarterback Jordan Yantz led his team […]

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Golden sun, golden medals

Former Bison Taylor Pischke wins gold for Canada

Former Bison Taylor Pischke has added more gold to her impressive trophy case while representing Canada in the North, Central American, and Caribbean (NORCECA) beach volleyball championship. Pischke and her Team Canada beach volleyball partner from York University, Melissa Humana-Paredes, are currently ranked 34th in Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) World Tour rankings and are […]

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Saturday night’s allright for winning

Men's and women's volleyball split weekend against Thompson Rivers

The University of Manitoba Bison men and women’s volleyball teams squared off against Thompson Rivers at home this weekend, sharing similar results with a loss on Friday night and 3-0 win on Saturday.  Women The Bison women’s team opened their weekend Friday night against the WolfPack in front of a largehouse in the Investors Group […]

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Postma provides power play prowess

Seventh round pick has finally secured NHL status

Not much work was done on the Winnipeg Jet defence during the off-season, except for a few bits and bops to strengthen the backline pairings for the 2014-15 season. Perhaps the biggest change was the role of 25-year old Paul Postma, who is finally seeing NHL ice time on a regular basis this season. In […]

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