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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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Player profile

Sitting down with Bison goalkeeper Martina Arran

Martina Arran is a third-year player from La Salle, Manitoba in the faculty of agricultural and food sciences. She previously played for the St. Norbert Celtics, as well as Winnipeg South End United. This is her first year as starting goalie with the Bisons. Marti, as she is known, also organizes Bison Pride Fridays on […]

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Shootout in Saskatchewan

Bison football falls in season opener

Turnovers were the Achilles heel for the Bisons on Friday night. Manitoba surrendered four in the second half, as they dropped the opening game of the 2014 Canada West football season to the 10th-ranked Saskatchewan Huskies, 44-24. Game summary The Bisons looked strong out the gate offensively, securing a field goal from Ryan Jones on […]

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Showdown on the prairie

Bison soccer splits opening weekend at home

It was a weekend of highs and lows for the University of Manitoba Bison soccer team, who drew even in back to back matchups against our prairie neighbours: the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. Friday night saw the Bisons overcome a wild rainstorm and rough play to pull out an exciting 2-1 […]

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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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