Photo by Jen Goertzen

European breakdown

We are at the halfway mark of most of the seasons in European soccer and there are some interesting storylines developing. The Manitoban highlights some of the biggest stories.

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Culture for Kindness

While the group was started in August, its origin can be traced back to mid-July, when Guy came up with the idea for a “week of kindness,”

Wyatt Anders stuffs a Saskatchewan player. Photo by Jeff Miller

Questions and Anders

The University of Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball team is riding high heading into the second half of the year. Fresh off their first Wesmen Classic holiday tournament win since 1991 and riding a four-game win streak from before the break, there’s plenty to get excited about.

Venla Hovi after her four-goal performance earlier this year. Photo by Jeff Miller

Half-time report

Heading into the holiday break, this team deserves to be included in the CIS Top 10 conversation.

Photo by Aldo Rios

The logo seen around the world

Adidas is a massive global company that, in current years, has been acquiring more and more lucrative sponsorship deals. They are perhaps more prevalent in the European market, but they are slowly making their way into North America.

Photo by Chantal Zdan

Finishing on a high note

Last week, the University of Manitoba men’s hockey team traveled to Regina in search of some wins to snap their four-game losing streak. They did just that, thumping the Regina Cougars 6-2. In the rematch on Friday, the Bisons came away with another two points as they beat the Cougars 5-3.

Photo by Carolyne Kroeker

Series finale shutout

The University of Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team hosted the Regina Cougars last weekend recording a 2-1 loss and 1-0 win on Friday and Saturday respectively. The victory improved the Bisons’ record to 2-2 against the Cougars in the season series while Rachel Dyck’s shutout notched the team’s fourth of the campaign thus far.

Ilarion Bonhomme looks for an open teammate. Photo by Jeff Miller

Bisons bounce Bobcats

The University of Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball team ended the first half of their season on a high note, sweeping the Brandon Bobcats on the road this past weekend. The herd never trailed in any of the eight total quarters, coming out on top 86-75 on Friday and 89-72 on Saturday.

Eddie Steele during his time with the Bisons. Photo by Bison Sports

Brown and gold at the Grey Cup

The 103rd Grey Cup on Sunday, held at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, signified a homecoming for three former Bisons football players, as Ottawa running back Kienan LaFrance and Edmonton defensive tackles Eddie Steele and Don Oramasionwu all got the chance to return to the province where their football careers started.