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Sports opinion: Lead by example

Bison volleyball players allege harassment by coach

For many individuals, becoming a CIS athlete is a dream come true. It is the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. Once the dream is realized, though, the workload continues to increase, and an enhanced amount of pressure is put on the athlete to succeed. Tack on a hectic school schedule, along with […]

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First Nation sensation

Bison thrower Justin Krantz named co-winner of 2014 aboriginal male athlete of the year award

It’s been a long journey for University of Manitoba Bison thrower Justin Krantz. Originally hailing from the small town of Roblin, Manitoba, the multi-sport athlete at Goose Lake High School began as a thrower eight years ago, and started taking track and field seriously in Grade 10. Since then, he has put in an excessive […]

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Big Horn Breakdown

End-of-year report

It’s hard to visualize what will happen after a season ends. Most players can empathize with the cloud of emotions and memories that trigger when they realize that their season is over. When we sit down at the end of the year for one last drink among friends, we will reflect on the good and […]

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Redemption against Regina

Women’s hockey tops Cougars in 3, advance to conference semifinals

The University of Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team proved that age is just a number this past weekend, as their rookie-fuelled roster took down the visiting Regina Cougars two games to one at the Wayne Fleming Arena, in the opening round of the Canada West conference playoffs. It was the ultimate act of revenge for […]

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Bison Briefs

Playoff recap

Post-season action heated up this past weekend for the University of Manitoba Bisons; however, the end result wasn’t in the herd’s favour, as both the men’s basketball and hockey teams saw their seasons come to an end. Men’s hockey fell in three games to the host the UBC Thunderbirds, while men’s basketball was swept 2-0 […]

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Stuffed in the paint

Men’s basketball out-rebounded, outscored by Victoria

Undefeated at home heading into this past weekend, the University of Manitoba men’s basketball team met their match against a much bigger Victoria Vikes squad. Despite their best efforts, the Bisons fell in both contests at Investors Group Athletic Centre. Friday’s action saw the Bisons take a 43-39 lead into the half, before being out-rebounded […]

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Bisons strike back

Manitoba defeats Lethbridge, avenges early season sweep

Coming off a disappointing 8-6 loss to UBC, the University of Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team re-established their identity with back-to-back wins, beating the Lethbridge Pronghorns 5-3 Friday night and 6-0 Saturday night. “Last weekend against UBC, that was about as far from our team identity as you can get,” said head coach Mike Sirant. […]

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From there and back again

Detailing Shaquille Merasty’s impressive hockey journey

Shaquille Merasty is no stranger to success in the game of hockey. At age 23, he’s already compiled quite the resume, which includes an appearance for Team Manitoba at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, and two Turnbull Cups, along with an ANAVET Cup, with the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. For Merasty, […]

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Bison Briefs

Women’s hockey and volleyball

Women’s hockey Four was the magic number for the University of Manitoba women’s hockey team, as they put away four goals in both games this weekend. The Bisons beat the Lethbridge Pronghorns 4-1 on Friday night and 4-0 Saturday night, as Rachel Dyck continued to stand out, with 52 saves over the weekend. Dyck leads […]

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Bison Briefs

Basketball and men’s hockey

Basketball After getting swept at home by Victoria, the University of Manitoba Bison men’s basketball team headed to Alberta looking to recapture their winning ways. They started off on the right foot Friday, with a come from behind win, but Manitoba couldn’t carry the momentum in Saturday’s rematch. Friday’s game saw four Bisons hit double […]

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