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Posts by Joseph Fish

Dal defeated by Ryerson in Final 8 seminfinal

The Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball team lost to the first-ranked Ryerson Rams in yesterday’s semifinal game of the U SPORTS (formerly the CIS) Final 8 tournament. Dalhousie, ranked fifth out of the eight participating teams, won their first game against the fourth-ranked University of Alberta (UAl) Golden Bears on the game heroics of Kashrell Lawrence,…

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UFC Fight Night in Halifax

On Sunday February 19, the Scotiabank Center hosted its second ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night. Over 8000 fans were on hand for the event which featured a much anticipated bout between heavyweights Travis “Hapa” Browne and Derrick “Black Beast” Lewis, as well as the UFC debut of the Newfoundland-born Halifax-native, Gavin Tucker. Tucker was…

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Halifax Mooseheads shoot for the student market

On Sunday, the Halifax Mooseheads – the local affiliate of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League or (QMJHL) – played the Moncton Wildcats in a pre-season game held at the Halifax Forum. “The Forum,” as locals call it, is a north-end venue that is both smaller and less modern than the Scotiabank Centre, the Moosehead’s…

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A sport for all seasons

There is an ethos at the University of King’s College that typically associates athletic pursuits with meat-headedness. It labels participation in games of physical prowess as a vestigial behaviour from Neanderthal times, and implies that participation is a tacit acknowledgment of your need for self-affirmation in the face of glaring deep-seated inadequacies, sexual or otherwise.…

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