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Matthew Merkel


Memorable moments in Bison Sports

Bison Sports came back better than ever in 2021. Many notable storylines made for a truly memorable year for the brown and gold.

Bisons track and field wins 7 medals at nationals

The Bisons put on an impressive performance in the U Sports national championships in Saint John, N.B. THIS PAST WEEKEND, BRINGING HOME SEVEN MEDALS OVER THREE DAYS OF THE COMPETITION.

U of M hosts volleyball national championships

For the first time since 1976, the University of Manitoba played host to the U Sports men’s volleyball national championship. 

Bisons impress at track and field championships

The University of Manitoba played host to the 2022 Canada West track and field championships this past weekend. The meet was a success for the Bisons — the women’s team impressed and the men’s team captured its first conference championship since 2009. 

Bison athletes garner all-star recognition

On March 3, the University of Manitoba men’s basketball team had its season cut short by the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat in the first round of the Canada West basketball playoff tournament. Although the early elimination was disappointing, the announcement that Bison teammates James Wagner and Mason Kraus had been awarded for their exemplary play was a small consolation. 

Sporting organizations right to penalize Russia

By not treating these issues equally, sporting groups demonstrate the lack of concern they have for racialized people. Those who are complicit in murdering the innocent and pursuing wars of conquest have zero place in athletics. It is time that the Olympics, FIFA and the rest of the sporting world take a stand against large-scale violence. If nations forge a path of destruction and division, then they should not be permitted to participate in the unifying nature of sports.

Bisons’ basketball playoff aspirations cut short

The University of Manitoba Bisons basketball teams participated in the Canada West basketball playoff tournament this weekend. Unfortunately, both teams were ousted early, with the men’s team eliminated in the first round and the women’s team getting knocked out in the second. 

Huskies sweep Bisons

After going unbeaten against the Huskies all year, the University of Manitoba Bisons’ season ended prematurely as the women’s hockey team faced off against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in a Canada West quarterfinal matchup. The Huskies upset the herd by winning two straight games to secure the best of three series and move on to the Canada West semifinals.

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