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Photo by Chantal Zdan.

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.


Photo by Lauren Siddall

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.



Photo by Chantal Zdan.

Huskies hand Bisons 3-1 defeat in women’s hockey

The University of Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team couldn’t manage to break free of a three-game losing skid heading into Friday’s matchup at Wayne Fleming Arena against the Saskatchewan Huskies – falling 3-1 to the visitors.


Brett Jewell goes in for the signature baby hook. Photo by Chantal Zdan.

Manitoba sweeps Regina, wins battle on the glass

Saturday afternoons rematch between the University of Manitoba Bisons and Regina Cougars saw Manitoba’s starting five put on a show as each starter scored a minimum of 12 points. Justus Alleyn led the way with 13 overall in a game where the herd never took their foot off the gas pedal, dominating from start to finish in a 77-63 victory.


Keith Omoerah lays up a shot. Photo by Chantal Zdan.

Bisons upend Cougars 89-82

The University of Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball team made a huge statement on Friday night, shutting down a potent Regina Cougars offence.


Photo by Chantal Zdan

Bisons earn split in Lethbridge

This weekend, the University of Manitoba men’s hockey team hit the road after their four game home stand to play the Lethbridge Pronghorns. The Bisons were able to win 4-1 on Saturday after dropping the first contest on Friday by a score of 5-2.