Sports

Men’s basketball team ends pre-season on a solid note A ROWDY CROWD was on hand to watch the University of Ottawa’s men’s basketball team go down to the wire with some American competition on Sept. 9. A full house of 800 fans was in attendance at Montpetit Hall where the Gees put up a respectable …

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 …

Gee-Gees men’s football home game sees a 19-6 victory To the 6,270 boisterous first years cheering in Frank Clair Stadium, the Gees were conquering heroes. They successfully maintained their winning streak—bringing their record to 2-0—and offered entertainment worthy of a home opener with the Highland Mist pipers and drummers in addition to the Gees’ mascot dancing …

WITH BADMINTON, BASEBALL, rowing, rugby, soccer, fastball, and virtually any other sport under the sun, the 18 competitive clubs at the University of Ottawa provide year-round entertainment for fans while allowing talented athletes to hone their skills in a competitive atmosphere. Although they don’t receive funding from Sports Services or the university, many of the …

HERE WE ARE again—another year of sleepless nights, stress-induced headaches, and caffeine sprees. That dreaded September school year has crept up on us once more, and with that a few particular  back-to-work dreads. Whether it is your first year at the U of O or your fourth, I challenge you not to fall into that …

IT GOES WITHOUT saying that there will be days when you lack the motivation to leave your res room and head to the gym. Whether the temperatures are south of zero and you need thermal boots and a parka to accompany you to the Sports Complex or you just don’t feel comfortable working out in …

Training camp to determine final lineup of women’s soccer team With two of their players returning from the World Universiades with injuries and the loss of at least six veteran players to graduation, the University of Ottawa’s women’s soccer team maintains an unusually high spirit. Ranked sixth nationally and placing bronze in the 2010 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Final Four tournament, these Gees (12-1-3) …

Women’s rugby team claims confidence will take them to the playoffs this year The year 2010 marked the Gee-Gees women’s rugby team’s fifth Quebec Students Sports Federation (QSSF) semifinal loss. After succumbing to a crushing 33-5 defeat against the Concordia University Stingers, the Gees (3-3) vowed to train harder and make it past that silver hurdle. While their goal is to make it into the playoffs, the …

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