Split decisions

Men's and women's volleyball teams split weekend series against UBC

Both the Bison men and women’s volleyball teams were in tough this weekend at home against UBC Thunderbird squads, ranked second and fourth place in the Canada West, respectively. The Bison men’s team lost Friday night’s match against UBC 3-1 (25-16, 26-24, 26-28, 25-20), but came roaring back on Saturday night to earn the split […]

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Photo credit to Carolyne Kroeker

Opposites attract, collide

Men's hockey team suffers two tight losses against first-ranked Alberta

Moving into this weekend’s men’s hockey action, the University of Manitoba Bisons and Alberta Golden Bears were heading in two different directions. Alberta, the top team in the CIS, had won 10 straight games, whereas Manitoba had lost three out of their last four games. Despite the disparity in the two teams’ records, Manitoba gave […]

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On the road again

2014-15 Bison football playoff preview

For a second consecutive season, the University of Manitoba Bisons will take on the Saskatchewan Huskies in Canada West semi-final action. This year, however, Manitoba will be on the road. The Bisons haven’t had any luck away from Investors Group Field this season, posting an 0-4 record, and will look to change their fate this […]

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Bison briefs

Volleyball and men's hockey

Men’s volleyball The University of Manitoba Bison men’s volleyball team was in a tough test against the fourth-place Trinity Western Spartans this weekend. The Bisons entered the weekend on the bubble for one of the top four spots, but weren’t able to beat the Spartans. Manitoba pushed the Spartans to five sets both Friday and […]

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Big horn breakdown

Same group, new style

The Big Horns have been around for over a year now. The group started out with three students lathered in body paint, fur hats, and some extra energy to burn at a men’s hockey home opener and has since sprawled into a community of students with full fur costumes, customs, and camaraderie. The Big Horns […]

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Yakking with Yantz

Discussing how to deal with an injury

Life is different these days for University of Manitoba Bison QB Jordan Yantz. Forced to watch from the sidelines with a concussion suffered two weeks ago against Saskatchewan, Yantz now finds himself in a mentorship role to current pivot Theo Deezar. The Manitoban caught up with Yantz prior to the team’s final regular season game […]

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A tale of two teams

Men's basketball opens season with dominant sweep, women fall in two tight contests

Billy the Bison wasn’t the only character in costume this Halloween weekend for the University of Manitoba Bison basketball season and home openers. Bisons, Batmen, and horses turned up to see the men and women face off against the Trinity Western Spartans in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday night. The women were ousted on both evenings, while the men came out undefeated to start the year.

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photo provided by Carolyne Kroeker

Snapping the streak

Bison football beats Calgary for first time since 2007, secures playoff birth

It was a long time coming for the University of Manitoba Bison football program, as they delivered a beat down to the second-nationally-ranked Calgary Dinos, 50-31 on Saturday afternoon, effectively ending a six-year winless drought against their rivals at the University of Calgary. The regular season loss was just the second in three seasons for […]

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Graphic provided by Caroline Norman

New-look jets, newer questions

2014/15 poses more questions than answers for Winnipeg

Less than 10 games into the Winnipeg Jets’ 2014-15 campaign and already a team revamped in the off-season poses more questions than it does answers. Aside from the question of whether the Jets will compete in the post-season for the first time since arriving in 2011, there are a variety of talking points regarding their […]

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Shooting for the top

2014-15 Bison basketball season preview

There is nowhere to go but up for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the University of Manitoba in 2014-15. Coming off of what could be considered a “character building” season in 2013-14, where neither squad made the playoffs, look for increased drive and focus heading into a new campaign.   Men’s team […]

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