Football

Tigers’ football prowling for a repeat

Championship or bust is the Dalhousie football team’s mindset heading into this season. The team is looking for their second championship in two years after going undefeated last year and winning their first Atlantic Football League (AFL) title. “Anything less than a championship is not acceptable,” said Head Coach Mark Haggett over the phone. “There’s…

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Thunder and Lightning

The Dalhousie University men’s football team is undefeated in the regular season for the second time in three years.   This season Dal scored 195 points, 21 points ahead of the second closest team. A lot of that has to do with the success of Dalhousie’s two running backs: Zacchary Kuhn and Jason Watts. “Both of…

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Kicking it into high gear

Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber’s kicker Justin Palardy is taking to the field once again. This time in a different role, with a different team. Palardy has agreed to join the Dalhousie University Tigers football staff as a coach for the upcoming season. According to the 2017 CFL Guide and Record Book, Palardy is the seventh…

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NFL anthem protest timeline

Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played a football game in two years, but he maybe the most well-known football player. His protest of kneeling during the American national anthem at the beginning of games to protest oppression of Black people and people of colour.   In an interview with NFL.com he said, “To me, this is bigger than…

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Leger puts health over CFL opportunity

Dalhousie’s three-time football All-Star Zack Leger is hanging up his cleats. He’s protecting his brain. During his second year playing for Dalhousie Univeristy’s club team, Leger was offered a spot to go to the CFL combine, a three-day program with the opportunity to be scouted by coaches in the CFL. He chose to decline the…

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Fifty-five years and counting

Much of the Dalhousie University Tigers athletic success is credited to the coaching of Allan Yarr. Yarr has been coaching for 55 years in a variety of sports including basketball, golf, tennis, and football; he’s led 91 of those teams to be conference champions and five of them have medalled at nationals. His coaching accolades…

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Dalhousie Playoffs

Through late October and early November, some Dalhousie teams saw their teams’ seasons come to an end for another year. The Dal Gazette recaps how the playoffs went for the Tigers who are hanging up their jerseys for now.  Cross-Country by Josh Young, Sports Editor Both Dalhousie cross-country teams finished the championship races with identical…

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A look into the Loney Bowl fiasco

From Thursday to Sunday of last week, the Atlantic University Sport championship football game, the Loney Bowl was cancelled, argued about in court and then put back on yesterday at 2 p.m at Acadia. Why did this happen? And what does it mean for the rest of the U Sports football playoffs and beyond? This article will…

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Mission Accomplished: Tigers cap off historic undefeated season with Moosehead Cup victory against Hurricanes

When Saturday’s Atlantic Football League (AFL) championship game was getting ready to begin, Tigers head coach Mark Haggett was on tuba accompanying the small band playing the national anthem. When the final whistle sounded at the end of the game, Haggett was drenched in Gatorade and a leader of champions. The Dalhousie Tigers have defeated…

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Tigers move closer to championship in memorable homecoming victory

The Dal Tigers football team put on another dominant performance Saturday evening, with a 57-7 victory against the UNB Saint John Seawolves. The homecoming atmosphere at Wickwire field was filled with enthusiastic school spirit and support, with Dal fans loudly cheering the Tigers on to the final whistle. There was even a golden retriever dressed…

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