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U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Final 8 roundup: Carleton/McGill

On Saturday in the U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Final 8, the first semi-final saw the number two seed Carleton Ravens taking on the third-seeded McGill Redmen. The first quarter got off to a slow start, with McGill maintaining an early lead for the first four minutes. The Ravens were able to turn it around, coming…

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U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Final 8 roundup – Friday

Following losses in Thursday’s quarterfinals of the U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Final 8, the first consolation semi-final was a rematch of the Canada West Final Four with the University of Calgary Dinos playing the University of Manitoba Bisons on Friday evening. The Dinos fell to the second-seeded Carleton Ravens by a score of 85 –…

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U SPORT Final 8 preview

The U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Final 8 Championship kicks off Thursday, March 9, but Wednesday saw players and teams arriving, getting ready for the year-end tournament. The event has been hosted in Nova Scotia an incredible 35 times since the inaugural tournament in 1963, with 26 of those years being held in the same building…

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Tigers track captain is ready to go out with a bang

The Dalhousie Tigers male throwers continue to dominate the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference, despite a lack of real training facilities. But for team captain David Kerr, it’s not a problem. Kerr is the second ranked thrower on the team, behind fellow graduating athlete Adam Karakolis. The fifth year kinesiology major switched to Dalhousie after…

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Dal takes AUS track championship

The Dalhousie Tigers track team came out on top yet again at last weekend’s Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Championships, with both men and women taking the number one spot on the podium. The meet was hosted by the Université de Moncton, and the victories marked the 28th consecutive title for the women and the fifteenth…

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Sydney Smith stepped on the track and never looked back

Sydney Smith used to be a soccer player. She considered playing for the Tigers when she applied to Dalhousie, but decided against it before starting her first year. Luckily for the track team, Smith’s cleats were replaced with track spikes, and the rest is history. “I made some decisions with my soccer career where I…

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Trent Lynds has high hopes

Trent Lynds wants to be the AUS Rookie of the Year. It’s a bold statement, but Lynds has plenty to back it up. The first year psychology student was the best graduating cross country runner in the province last year, and he’s had an unbelievable start to his Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) career. After taking…

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Emera Oval speed limits holding back elite athletes

The primary goal of competitive speed skaters is to be fast. Faster than their competitors, faster than their previous personal bests, and faster than the records they try to break. The sport is simple. That said, the sport is not the most accessible: facilities are harder to come by than in most sports, and there…

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CIS Cross-Country Championships recap

The Dalhousie Tigers squad wrapped up their season with the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Cross Country Championships on Nov. 12, as men and women took on a difficult course at the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. The women dropped several places as a team from last year, falling from fifth overall in 2015 to 10th this year. Colleen…

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AUS cross-country championship recap

The Dalhousie Tigers cross-country team has been nothing if not consistent this year. With the exception of the University of New Brunswick Invitational, which included teams from Quebec, the women won every meet with the men taking second place across the board. The Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Championships this past weekend marked the first time…

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