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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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A player-coach

Stefano Sokolic is the backbone of the Dalhousie University Tigers baseball team.   As team president, Sokolic manages the financial aspects and grant funding for the team. He also coaches the Tigers–constantly deciding which line-up gives them the best chance to win–and he plays second base for them too.   “We probably wouldn’t have a team if…

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Past and present Dal students honoured at Top 15 dinner

Six members of Dalhousie University were recognized at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame dinner on Thursday night to honour the top 15 Nova Scotian athletes of all-time. “To see some of the folks honoured here tonight for their athletic accomplishments is wonderful for Dal, wonderful for Nova Scotia and certainly wonderful for our…

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In any sport, it’s an advantage to be a well-rounded player. Colton Heffley of the Dalhousie University men’s hockey team takes that to another level. His unusual ability to play defence, right-wing, or centre, makes him extremely valuable. “Being able to play anywhere on the ice is a huge asset, especially given the constraints in our…

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Nearing the end of the race

Dalhousie Tigers’ fifth year swimmer, Gavin Dyke is entering the final lap of his university athletics career. Dyke has had quite the impressive swimming career at Dal and he’s been crucial to the success of the men’s swimming program. Some of his personal accomplishments as a Tiger include breaking a 24-year old record in the 200-metre…

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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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Dalhousie athletics preview

Basketball The men’s basketball team are coming off an exciting season where they won the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship for the third season in a row and won the bronze medal as hosts of the Final 8, which is the program’s first national championship medal. Gone are seniors Ritchie Kanza Mata, Kashrell Lawrence, Ryall…

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Tigers win Bronze at Final 8

The Dalhousie Tigers beat the McGill Redman 69-58 to win the bronze medal as the hosts of the U-Sports’ Final 8 tournament at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. This is the Dalhousie basketball program’s first medal at the national championship and Tigers senior guard Ritchie Kanza Mata is happy to win it at home. “It…

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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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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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