Category : Sports

Intramural sports for all

Round up your classmates and colleagues and join in on some organized fun! League champions will be awarded a sport towel for their hard work, a team photo and, of course, bragging rights. All leagues available on a first-come basis…

September 12, 2017

Must-see Ooks games

Before the Ooks hockey team gets around to regular season business, some of them will suit up with MacEwan select players to take on the Edmonton Oilers rookies at Rogers Place on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. “This game…

September 12, 2017

New man in town

The search for a new athletic director is over. John Bower, formerly the associate athletic director for the Concordia University in Montreal, began work Aug. 1. His hiring this July ended a three-month search for Linda Henderson’s replacement. Henderson had…

August 30, 2017

Mental pitfalls of sports

Sports are mental exercises just as much as they are physical tests. How these elements impact a game can vary. Obviously, there are pure exploits of physical dominance that are some sort of combination between talent, practised ability and luck….

January 30, 2017

NFL playing head games

If someone asks you to invest in a startup, what types of companies come to mind? I think apps and software, of ridesharing, room-sharing and social media. It’s not surprising, when one digs a little deeper, to find a wealth…

November 25, 2016

Words of caution for Oil fans

The Edmonton Oilers’ hot start to the season has the city excited for what could come from our favourite team. (Nobody said the P-word). It is easy to get excited but these points need to be considered before we contact…

November 4, 2016

Fans flock to esports

Last year, when I created a web portfolio to showcase some of my writing and video work and labelled myself a “multimedia journalist,” the term earned a few scoffs from some of my classmates. “Multimedia journalist,” they sneered. “Sounds a…

November 4, 2016

It’s hard to be Connor

I feel bad for you Connor McDavid, I really do. I’m trying to remember what I was worried about when I was 19. I think it had something to do with figuring out a way to get to work on…

October 15, 2016

Is Strombo a scapegoat?

George Stroumboulopoulos will tell you the ratings matter. He, along with a few of his colleagues, took the brunt of the overly disappointing NHL playoff ratings last year. His replacement is the tried-and-true Ron MacLean, relegated to Sunday night work…

October 15, 2016

Keeping Score: Oilers playoff-bound?

It’s officially been a decade of playoff-less hockey for Edmonton Oiler fans. That’s ten whole years of reluctantly skimming through playoff brackets to select a consolation team. Relatively speaking, though, that’s not that long of a drought. The Chicago Cubs,…

October 15, 2016