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Bisons boot Wesmen back to downtown campus

University of Manitoba shuts out University of Winnipeg 2014 Duckworth Challenge opener

The University of Manitoba Bison women’s soccer team played host to the Winnipeg Wesmen this weekend in the first Duckworth Challenge event of the year. Last year, Manitoba dominated the Wesmen, winning every Duckworth Challenge between the two city rivals in all varsity sports. On Saturday the Bisons kept the streak against Winnipeg alive with […]

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Derek Dufault: A call to the herd

Dakota defensive lineman becomes youngest recruit in Bison football history

Sept. 1, 2014 will forever be a memorable date for Derek Dufault. It was on this day that the 16-year-old defensive end took the next step in his football career, verbally committing to play for the University of Manitoba. Eight days later, he signed his letter of intent, becoming the youngest player ever to commit […]

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Jayden McKoy and Trysten Dyce: Canadians in Kuwait

The two Bison football players share experiences in U19 World Championship

It was a very special summer for two University of Manitoba Bison football players. From June 29 until July 17, second-year defensive back Jayden McKoy and first-year receiver Trysten Dyce had the opportunity to represent Team Canada at the 2014 International Federation of American Football U19 World Championship. The 45-man roster was chosen from a […]

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“Home is where the heart is”

Bison football gets first win of season in home opener

Coming off a tough loss in Saskatchewan to start the season, the University of Manitoba Bisons returned home this past weekend and put on a show for the 6,435 fans in attendance. Manitoba was dominant in all three facets of the game, which led to a 42-16 victory. In a matchup that was billed as […]

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Player profile

Sitting down with Bison goalkeeper Martina Arran

Martina Arran is a third-year player from La Salle, Manitoba in the faculty of agricultural and food sciences. She previously played for the St. Norbert Celtics, as well as Winnipeg South End United. This is her first year as starting goalie with the Bisons. Marti, as she is known, also organizes Bison Pride Fridays on […]

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Shootout in Saskatchewan

Bison football falls in season opener

Turnovers were the Achilles heel for the Bisons on Friday night. Manitoba surrendered four in the second half, as they dropped the opening game of the 2014 Canada West football season to the 10th-ranked Saskatchewan Huskies, 44-24. Game summary The Bisons looked strong out the gate offensively, securing a field goal from Ryan Jones on […]

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Showdown on the prairie

Bison soccer splits opening weekend at home

It was a weekend of highs and lows for the University of Manitoba Bison soccer team, who drew even in back to back matchups against our prairie neighbours: the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. Friday night saw the Bisons overcome a wild rainstorm and rough play to pull out an exciting 2-1 […]

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Revisiting the rivalry

A brief history of the Duckworth Challenge

Next week, the 24th annual Duckworth Challenge will commence, as the Winnipeg Wesmen will visit Manitoba in women’s soccer. Due to the timing, it seems like the perfect opportunity to provide a small background on the Duckworth Challenge, for students who may not know its history and why it has such a special meaning, both […]

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Green with envy

A look at the history of the Bombers and Roughriders' rivalry

A storied Rivalry There is no denying the history between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. There is an intrinsic rivalry and sense of pride at stake for us prairie neighbours, which has only been heightened as the years have gone along. Troy Westwood’s now infamous comment about Saskatchewan fans being “banjo-picking inbreds.” […]

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Just for kicks

A look at the 2014 edition of Bison soccer

The University of Manitoba Bison women’s soccer team begin their 10th season in CIS action in 2014, poised and ready to improve off of a 1-7-4 record in 2013. They will have their fair share of youth coming through the program this year, with 19 rookies looking to make an impact and earn a significant […]

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