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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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Tigers win seventh straight AUS Championship

In this image: he Dalhousie women's volleyball team pose for a championship photo in front of the volleyball net at Dalplex on March 2.

Dalhousie University is once again the champion of AUS women’s volleyball. They defeated the University of New Brunswick Reds 3-1 to capture the title at Dalplex on March 2. This is Dal’s seventh straight AUS championship. “It is really hard to win an AUS championship, and I think it is a testament to (the players’)…

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Axewomen cut down Dal’s playoff hopes

The Dalhousie Tigers women’s basketball team fell 74-54 against the Acadia Axewomen in the quarterfinals of the AUS championships at the Scotiabank Centre on March 1. “It was a tough loss,” said first-year guard Emily Holt. “We’ve been working towards the playoffs for the whole season, and we were as ready as we were going…

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World-class athletes

In this image: an ice rink for curling.

The Dalhousie University women’s curling team won the AUS championships on Feb. 10, but their accomplishments in the sport reach far beyond the Atlantic provinces.  Kaitlyn Jones, Lauren Lenentine, Karlee Burgess and Kristin Clarke have all won the World Junior Curling Championships. Burgess and Clarke were part of Mary Fay’s gold medal team in 2016, and most recently all four women were crowned…

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Less is more

In this image: Josh Lunda.

Josh Lunda’s first three years running for the Dalhousie University Tigers seemed to be going great.  In the 2014-2015 season, the sprinter was named the AUS Rookie of the Year. In the 2016-2017 season, he was on the 4×200 relay team that set a new AUS record of 1:31.33, along with Matthew Coolen, Stephen Belyea and Mike van der Poel.  Then last year, he left…

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AUS volleyball championships preview

In this image: a volleyball game against Dalhousie and Acadia.

This year, Dalhousie University is hosting the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) volleyball championships at Dalplex from March, 1 to 2. Dalhousie is the favourite to win its seventh straight AUS championship.   Here’s a brief overview of the four teams competing.   Match 1: Dalhousie University (1) vs. Saint Mary’s University (4)  Dalhousie Tigers  The Tigers have only lost two games this year and come into the playoffs ranked as the fourth best…

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