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Hot and cold

Interesting Winter Olympians from tropical locales

These men and women, in all likelihood, will not win medals in Sochi. In fact, some of them don’t even rank in the top 1,000 worldwide in their event. However, every four years, they are the greatest curiosities of the Winter Olympics: athletes representing nations without cold. Beginning when Mexico sent a bobsled team to […]

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Down the stretch

Bisons show they can handle the Heat in weekend series

The Bison men’s volleyball team kept their playoff dreams alive while the women’s team split their weekend series as the UBC Okanagan Heat visited Investors Group Athletic Centre on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The Bisons schooled the Heat on Friday. In the women’s game, Rachel Cockrell and Taylor Pischke both had 10 kills as […]

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Meeting the test at East-West

Evan Gill becomes third Bison to play in prestigious shrine game

Coming out of high school, it was quite apparent that Evan Gill was something special. At 6’3, 245-lbs, he was an impressive physical specimen. A three-time provincial team member, as well as part of the 2008 ANAVETS Bowl championship team with Churchill High School, Gill was highly sought after by many university programs. The University […]

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Bison Athlete Profile

Andre Arruda, forward, men's basketball

To say that Andre Arruda is a playmaker would be a massive understatement. The 6’4 Canada West rookie sensation out of Garden City has done just about everything for the Bisons this season. He leads the team in average minutes per game (31.2), scoring average (14.2), and has been the top point-getter in five of […]

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Headed in the right direction

Bisons sweep Mount Royal Cougars at home

The Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball team got two huge wins over Mount Royal when the Cougars made their first visit to the U of M campus since joining the Canada West conference last season. The Cougars swept the Bisons last season in two five-set matches played in Calgary. Manitoba entered Friday’s match shorthanded; the flu […]

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Bison Briefs

Men’s volleyball At home this weekend, the Bison men’s volleyball team dropped two matches to the Mount Royal Cougars. On Friday, the Bisons lost 3-1 (19-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-21). Devren Dear led all players with 22 kills in the loss. The Bisons were swept the following evening 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-15). The losses drop Manitoba’s […]

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Bisons trudge on

Women’s hockey takes 3 of 4 points

This past weekend there were heavy playoff implications for the Bison women’s hockey team. Sitting just five points out of top spot in the conference, Manitoba secured three of a possible four points in two games against the visiting Calgary Dinos. On Friday night, Manitoba carried a 3-0 lead halfway into the third period, holding […]

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Monkey off, buffalo on

Chelsea Carey’s rink finally representing Manitoba at Scotties

After years of competing under the shadow of Jennifer Jones, and losing two previous women’s provincial curling finals, Chelsea Carey’s team finally got to wear the buffalo on their backs. Playing out of the Fort Rouge Curling Club, Carey’s team is rounded out with third Kristy McDonald, second Kristen Foster, and lead Lindsay Titheridge. Carey’s […]

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Maurice is the man

Jets will benefit from vocal, experienced coach

On Jan. 12, after the team dropped their fifth straight game of 2014, the Winnipeg Jets fired head coach Claude Noel. Replacing him behind the Jets bench is 46-year-old veteran Paul Maurice, who has coached a total of 14 NHL seasons with the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Concerns have been […]

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Heartbreak city

Men’s basketball loses both games by single point

The Manitoba Bison men’s basketball team opened up the second half of their season at home, looking to gain momentum after the winter break. Instead, the Bisons suffered two separate losses by a single point as the team let two potential wins slip away. Manitoba welcomed two separate teams from B. C. to town, hosting […]

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