Fast and furious

Bison men's hockey gets it done in home opener

Coming off of two tough losses at Calgary to start the 2014-15 Canada West hockey season, the Manitoba Bisons channelled their frustrations at home this weekend, sweeping the Regina Cougars in a weekend set. Manitoba outscored Regina 10-1 over the two games, displaying their scoring touch. Friday’s game featured three goals in two separate periods […]

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The ‘youth movement’

2014/15 Bison women's hockey preview

There will be a number of fresh faces taking the ice this year for the Bison women’s hockey team, as the program begins a new rotation of players for 2014-15. The 25-player roster will feature 10 rookies, along with seven sophomore players, making Manitoba one of the youngest teams in the country. Despite the massive […]

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Madness at McMahon

Bison football loses last-second heartbreaker to Calgary

The 10th-ranked Manitoba Bisons were inches away from ending their seven-year drought against the second-ranked Calgary Dinos on Friday night, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. A 40-yard field goal attempt by Ryan Jones, with no time on the clock, went wide right, as the Dinos were able to stumble out of McMahon Stadium […]

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Bisons bring the fight

Women's soccer splits road series against Mount Royal

Resiliency was the key over the weekend for the Bison women’s soccer team, as they split a weekend set against the Mount Royal Cougars. After suffering a tough loss in the final minutes on Friday night, the team answered right back the following evening, showing tremendous character. The Bisons found themselves in a tough spot […]

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Jet-lings ready for takeoff

Winnipeg's young core to play massive role in playoff push

Overview It’s been three years since the cash-strapped Atlanta Thrashers touched down in Winnipeg, which marked the official return of our beloved Jets. A franchise that was dubbed “young and developing” at the time of owner Mark Chipman and True North Entertainment’s takeover has now descended into mediocrity after falling short of the post-season for […]

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Fresh ice, fresh start

Previewing the 2014/15 Bison men's hockey team

The upcoming edition of men’s hockey will feature a brand new look, as 14 of the 25 players will put on the Bisons colours for the first time. Despite losing a number of veterans, Manitoba, led by head coach Mike Sirant in his 19th year at the helm, should be competitive yet again. Forwards The […]

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Investing in the future

Sport for Life Centre offers many diverse opportunities for residents

Background For athletes both young and old, having the ability to train and grow in sport is crucial. In order to do so, one of the important factors is an appropriate facility. The Sport for Life Centre, a branch of sport Manitoba, offers that opportunity. Nestled in downtown Winnipeg at 145 Pacific Avenue, the Sport […]

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Grinding it out

Bison football pulls out homecoming victory in harsh weather

Summary It didn’t come easy for the #9-ranked University of Manitoba Bisons, but they got it done at rain-soaked Investors Group Field on Saturday afternoon, pulling off a 20-10 victory over the UBC Thunderbirds. Manitoba was led by their defence, which recorded four sacks and caused two turnovers on a day where that many touchdowns […]

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Big Horn Breakdown

A summary of school spirit

On Sunday, Sept.14, Bison Recreation Services, Student Life, and students from the University of Manitoba got together and helped raise funds for the Bison women’s soccer team through a soccer tournament. Our soccer team is relatively new and does not have the benefit of major funding, which is why they work so hard to raise […]

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Yakking with yantz

Early season comments from the Bison QB

The University of Manitoba Bisons football team has gotten off to a strong start, putting up a 2-1 record after three games. The Manitoban had a chance to catch up with quarterback Jordan Yantz, after a successful victory over Regina in the Bison’s home opener, to get his thoughts on how the team is progressing. […]

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