Sports

          Same expectations, new season Women’s volleyball team full of new talent Having already played four games in the 2011–12 season, the University of Ottawa women’s volleyball team is well on its way to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. Their pre-season tournaments saw the Garnet and Grey take home two …

Two U of O swimmers qualify for CIS championship THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa swimming team kicked off their 2011–12 season on Oct. 14. The Gees hosted a Tri Meet at Montpetit Hall pool, where they out-swam both the University of Montreal Carabins and the McGill Martlets and Redmen. Over the course of the meet, the …

U of O group partners with youth hockey organization THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa’s Indigenous Health Group has been invited to participate in a program that uses hockey to encourage youth in northern Quebec to stay in school and learn important life skills. The group, which is part of the Department of Human Kinetics at the …

Women’s soccer team crush Excalibur 10-0 THE WEATHER MAY not have been perfect, but that didn’t stop the Garnet and Grey from crushing the Trent Excalibur 10-0 in their third last game of the regular season. Although Trent (1-2-12) played a solid game, they were no match for the University of Ottawa women’s soccer team …

Eating your way to healthy living   IN THE SECOND instalment of this two-part series, Stuart Thomas, a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s human kinetics program, is answering my top questions about nutrition. Good news: My hypothesis that chocolate milk is both nutritious AND delicious has been confirmed. Is carbo-loading really necessary before an …

Gees kicker nails field goal to secure victory IT WAS A windy afternoon when the Gee-Gees men’s football team (5-2) took to the field at Frank Clair Stadium to face off against the visiting University of Windsor Lancers (4-3) on Oct. 15. In front of a small but boisterous crowd the home team prevailed 32-30 …

SO FAR IN my column this semester, I’ve written about the competence of our sports teams, jock stereotypes, and sport policy. What I haven’t taken the time to comment on is the topic of nutrition—a subject that, despite its importance to athletes, is rarely touched upon in a section complete with varsity games, competitive clubs, …

U of O men’s hockey team loses back-to-back games to Lakehead   A STRONG FAN turnout at the Sports Complex greeted the University of Ottawa men’s hockey team as the squad played their first game at home Oct. 14. The scheduled back-to-back games against the Lakehead Thunderwolves (2-2) saw the Gees give the match a …

Women’s hockey team loses to Concordia Stingers in home opener THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa women’s hockey team kicked off their season, playing their home opener against the Concordia Stingers Oct. 15. Despite support from a small but energetic crowd and a strong first period start, the Gees were unable to come out on top, losing …

U of O women’s soccer team loses valiantly to Golden Gaels in first place match FANS HAD NO idea what they were in for when they started trickling into the stands at Matt Anthony Field on a cold Wednesday night. They sat with anticipation while they watched the goals rack up in what was supposed …

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