Sports

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Bison men’s volleyball sweep Wesmen, women continue to falter

This weekend saw the University of Manitoba Bisons volleyball teams pitted against their local rivals, the Winnipeg Wesmen. The pair of games on Thursday – part of the Duckworth Challenge – saw the men emerge victorious while the women were defeated. Saturday was the same stor in terms if results despite the women putting up a much better fight.


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Bisons finish off Wesmen 82-74 to gain sweep

For the fourth time on the season, the University of Manitoba Bisons took a game to overtime – coming out on the winning side to improve to 2-2 in that department for the 2015-16 campaign with an 82-74 victory on Saturday night.


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Bisons win 2-1 in hard-fought affair against Calgary

The University of Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team gained some valuable momentum as the ragular season winds down. On Friday night, they triumphed 2-1 at Calgary, winning back-to-back matchups for the first time since mid-November.


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Bisons complete sweep of Calgary with 5-2 win

The University of Manitoba Bisons came out on top by a score of 5-2 in the rematch against Calgary on Saturday night, in a contest that the herd took control of in the final 25 minutes.


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Bisons outlast Calgary 6-4 in men’s hockey

The University of Manitoba Bisons men’s hockey team were in action against the Calgary Dinos on Friday at Wayne Fleming Arena in a pivotal game in the Canada West conference. The Bisons earned a critical two points with a 6-4 victory.


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Manitoba defeats Winnipeg 79-65 with strong shooting performance

The University of Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball team made a huge statement on Friday night at Investor’s Group Athletic Centre, snapping the visiting Winnipeg Wesmen’s six game conference winning streak and increasing their own streak to four. Manitoba never trailed in the contest, winning 79-65 and also claimed the 25th annual Duckworth Challenge in the process. It was the sixth time in the last seven years that the challenge was won by the Bisons.



Graphic by Caroline Norman

Connor is next in line from college ranks

Apparently, the Winnipeg Jets love college athletes. Three former NCAA superstars are currently plying their trade for the Jets on a full-time basis, while many more college stars await their chance in Winnipeg. In their collection of prospects, 10 currently represent the NCAA and are headlined by the University of Michigan’s Kyle Connor.


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The Duckworth Challenge: looking back

With the Duckworth Challenge reaching its 25th year and the back half of the 2015-16 edition just under two weeks away, the Manitoban decided to take a look back at some past Bisons MVPs in their individual sports against the Wesmen and where they are now.


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Bison women’s volleyball fall short against Thompson Rivers

On Friday night, the University of Manitoba Bisons women’s volleyball team played out a 3-1 loss (17-25, 20-25, 26-24, 19-25) to the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack. The Bisons see their losing streak extend to six games, with a 2-15 conference record. With the win, the Wolfpack extend their winning streak to three games and they sit four points back of fourth placed UBC Okanagan.