Photo courtesy of Bison sports

Getting her shot

A look at new women's basketball head coach Michele Hynes

The name Michele Hynes may sound familiar to current and former Bison student athletes. The 26-year-old Millgrove, Ont. native was named head coach of the Bison women’s basketball team in April, after two seasons as an assistant and interim head coach. While her coaching career with Manitoba has just begun, she already has quite the […]

Read more »

Big Horn breakdown

Interview with Big Horn member Shahab Valipour

Meeting new people can be tough, but sports can help. What’s more, you don’t necessarily need to play on a team to do this if you join the right fan group. Shahab Valipour is a science student from Iran going into his second year. Not only was Shahab new to the university when he joined […]

Read more »

Big Horn Breakdown

A brand-new monthly contribution from U of M student life coordinator and Big Horns co-founder David Grad

School spirit When you read that, what did you picture? If you pictured March Madness or the Rose Bowl, then you have a pretty good idea of how exciting being at university can be. If you pictured nothing, then feed your imagination! The University of Manitoba is often criticized for having a lack of school […]

Read more »

Bison Briefs

Volleyball and golf

Volleyball Bison volleyball team head coach Ken Bentley proudly introduced three Manitoban recruits who will join the reigning national champions next season: outside hitter Lexi Janovcik, left side hitter Kalena Schulz and outside hitter Tori Studler. All three recruits have extensive experience at both the high school and club levels; Janovcik and Schulz were teammates […]

Read more »

Yakking with Yantz

A new monthly Q & A with Bison football QB Jordan Yantz

Jordan Yantz has football success written all over him. It has carried over to whatever province he’s travelled – whether that be with Winston Knoll Collegiate in Regina, the Vancouver Island Raiders in British Columbia, or, currently, the Manitoba Bisons. A Canada West All-Star in his first year with Manitoba, a trip to the 2014 […]

Read more »

Bring on the bikes

Winnipeg Bike Week offers up events, awareness

From June 16-22, Winnipeg will transform into a mini cycling hub, as part of the inaugural Winnipeg Bike Week, a weeklong celebration of people riding bicycles. The event will involve activities each day, for various individuals who may or may not commute on a regular basis. The week also includes the seventh annual Bike to […]

Read more »

Sports-Bison Sports-Photo by BEIBEI LU

The British Columbia connection: Bison football players share their experiences playing for the U of M

If you look at the 2013-14 Bison football roster, a recruiting trend might stand out: the number of players from B. C. This past season, a whopping 23 players are either British-Columbia-born or have spent time playing football on the west coast. Hailing from towns from Surrey to Campbell River, they’ve all come out to […]

Read more »

Sports-coach-Photo provided by Bison Sports

A formula for success: Bison football head coach Brian Dobie talks about national recruiting

When current Bison football head coach Brian Dobie took the helm of the University of Manitoba football team in 1996, he inherited a team that had struggled for decades. At that time, the team’s Vanier Cup drought spanned 26 years, dating back to 1970. Dobie knew that in order to improve and turn Manitoba’s football […]

Read more »

Sports-Bison Sports-Photo provided by Bison Sports-4

The best in brown and gold: 2013-14 Bison student-athletes’ contributions celebrated

Brittany Habing and Anthony Coombs were named the 2013-14 Bison Sports Athletes of the Year at the Brown and Gold Banquet on March 29. Also named the women’s volleyball MVP, Habing played a crucial role in the Bisons’ national championship run. Entering her third year of eligibility, but first as a Bison, Habing led the […]

Read more »