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And it’s time to invest in more than just mittens IF THE ALMOST-FREEZING temperatures this past weekend herald anything, it’s that winter is coming a lot faster than you think. Cold-weather clothes are being dug out of closets and basements, and stores are swapping their summer stock for Santa-themed sweaters and heavy knits galore. Whether …

Former Montreal offensive lineman Bryan Chiu tries his hand at coaching CIS football MONTREAL (CUP)—FOR MOST OF his 13-year career, Bryan Chiu was considered the best centre in the Canadian Football League. Chiu was the recipient of various accolades, such as the 2002 Most Outstanding Lineman award, 16 total All-Star selections (seven-time CFL All-Star, nine-time …

U of O athlete goes to 2011 Pan Am Games AS ONE OF the largest multisport events of the year, the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico will be a sight to see, and U of O student and Gee-Gees athlete Michael Robertson will have the opportunity to take it all in. Fourth-year human kinetics student by day, track and relay …

Two U of O students play in professional soccer ON A COOL September night, Ottawa’s newest professional sports franchise, Capital City Football Club, laid a beating on the St. Catharines’ Roma Wolves, defeating them 6-0 at the Terry Fox Stadium. Despite the temperature, the modest crowd in attendance had no difficulty staying warm; they were up and out of their seats early …

U of O professor hopes to prevent heat-related deaths in the NFL IMAGINE YOU ARE outside in sweltering 30 degree weather, the humidity index making it feel like 45. Now imagine you are wearing pads and protective gear, running drills in an open football field. Heat stroke and general heat illness are common among professional …

Team Canada places fifth in 26th Summer Universiade track tournament “IT HURTS ME,” said second-year sprinter Oluwasegun Makinde with a smile. His good mood did not falter after placing fifth in the FISU 200-metre final competition. Having defeated his personal best three times throughout the tournament, Makinde doesn’t see his lack of a medal as …

Gees return home more experienced than before FIRST-YEAR GOALKEEPER CYNTHIA Leblanc and fourth-year defender Gillian Baggot didn’t have a typical summer. While most students were working, studying, or partying, these two Gee-Gees were competing overseas as part of Team Canada’s women’s soccer team in FISU. After defeating Russia 1-0 on Aug. 21, Team Canada secured …

Men’s basketball takes silver medal in China IT’S BEEN A tough 28 years since Canada last won gold in men’s basketball at FISU, and 14 since they donned a silver medal—but that didn’t stop the latest crop of basketball stars from raising the bar this year. Going into the competition, Team Canada demonstrated their ability …

Boston Bruins GM pays tribute to alma mater with Stanley Cup visit Stanley Cup champion. Let those words sink in for just a minute, because the six-year general manager has just been too busy to do so. Ever since June 15, 2011, the night his Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks in game seven of the Stanley Cup finals, Peter Chiarelli has been on the …

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