Posts by Ilyas Kurbanov

Dal loses bronze medal game to Ryerson

The Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball team finished their run at the U Sports Final 8 championships with a 84-66 loss in the bronze medal game against the Ryerson Rams. After playing a tough semifinal game against the Carleton Ravens the day before, the Tigers had to quickly regroup, but they didn’t have enough energy to…

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Tigers come up short in semifinals

In this image: Keevan Veinot's shot is blocked by Eddie Ekiyor.

The Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball team lost a hard fought game against the Carleton Ravens in the U Sports semifinals by a score of 76-65 on March 10. Going in as the underdogs, the Tigers stayed competitive all game against the top-ranked team in the nation, and a program that’s won 13 out of the…

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Dal brings the Thunder against the Thunderbirds

In this image: Xavier Ochu scoring a layup.

The Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball team defeated the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds 74-65 in the quarterfinals of the U Sports nationals at the Scotiabank Centre on March 8. The Tigers held the second-best scoring team in U Sports to 65 points –– that’s 27 fewer than the 93.5 points the Thunderbirds averaged per game…

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Preparing for the playoffs

In this image: Dalhousie's men's basketball team.

The anticipation is over. It’s now playoff time.   The Atlantic University Sports (AUS) men’s basketball playoffs start on March 1, and a season of preparation for the Dalhousie University Tigers will be put to the test. They’re hosting the U Sports Men’s Final 8 national championships this year- guaranteeing them a spot in the tournament –– but the…

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The Tigers are AUS Champions once again

In this image: The Dalhousie Tigers pose for a championship photo at the Scotiabank Centre on March 3.

The Dalhousie Tigers defeated their rivals the Saint Mary’s Huskies 65-55 to claim their fourth AUS men’s basketball championship in five years on Sunday afternoon. “It feels great to show that we won it and it also shows everyone that we belong in the final 8,” says Sascha Kappos, fourth-year forward for the Tigers. Kappos…

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Student first, then athlete

In this image: Sven Stammberger holds a basketball up to the camera.

Earlier this month, Sven Stammberger was selected as a U Sports Top 8 Academic All-Canadian for the 2017-2018 season.  The former captain of the Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball team, Stammberger is the 14th student-athlete from Dalhousie University to be honoured in this way since 1993. Only McGill University has generated more Top 8 Academic All-Canadians. …

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Continuing the family legacy

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Mike Shoveller finally got an opportunity to play in the annual Rod and Joan Shoveller Memorial Tournament. The one named after his grandparents.   The tournament is a men’s university basketball tournament, hosted during the winter break by Dalhousie University.  Shoveller transferred to Dal last fall for his final year of university basketball; he played in…

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Making a comeback

Harrison Callaghan is back and clear to take off.   Callaghan, a third-year veteran of the men’s volleyball team for Dalhousie University is back in the line up after being forced to sit out the 2017-2018 season due to a back injury.   He missed the entire season after he hurt his lower back right before the…

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Women’s hockey is back at UNB

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Reds women’s hockey team is making a comeback to Atlantic University Sports (AUS) after a ten-year absence.  The hockey team is back after a seven-year legal battle that resulted in the school being ordered to bring back the program by the New Brunswick Labour and Employment board in 2016.…

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