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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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Herd-ling up the standings

Women's hockey sweeps 4th-ranked UBC, moves into tie for 1st place

The University of Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team made a huge statement over the weekend, grinding out two impressive wins over the CIS fourth-ranked UBC Thunderbirds. Manitoba never trailed in either game, holding the dangerous UBC scoring attack to just one goal in both games. Friday’s matchup went to overtime, with the Bisons pulling out […]

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Basketball, men's hockey, and swimming

Basketball The men and women’s basketball teams visited Calgary this weekend to take on the Dinos. The women’s team continued their struggles against a 2-4 Dino squad, losing Friday night 78-62, and Saturday night 65-39. The women now sit at the bottom of the Canada West, still searching for their first win of the season. […]

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The best in the Canada West

Bison football upsets Calgary, wins first Hardy Cup title since 2007

The Hardy Cup has made its way back to the province of Manitoba. On Saturday afternoon, the University of Manitoba Bison football team dethroned the Calgary Dinos at the top of the Canada West conference, winning 27-15 at McMahon Stadium. The Hardy Cup win was the Bisons’ first since 2007, when they went on to […]

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Treading in the right direction

The story of fourth-year Bison swimmer Dillon Perron

Dillon Perron is no stranger to the pool. The native of Lac du Bonnet started swimming when he was six years old, and moved to Winnipeg in grade nine in order to train with the Manta Swim Club at Pan Am Pool. He stayed with Manta until he graduated from high school, moving onto the […]

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Hockey and volleyball

Men’s hockey The men’s hockey team took on the Calgary Dinos at home. Entering the matchup, the Dinos were sitting in second place in the Canada West, three spots ahead of the Bisons. Manitoba played an excellent game defensively in a 4-1 victory Friday night. Manitoba kept the Dinos to 20 shots and limited threatening […]

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