Sports

Matt Nelson and Catherine Traer join Garnet and Grey WHILE MANY ATHLETES were studying for exams, their coaches spent the winter months searching for new team members for the following year—and the basketball program was successful. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have gathered their first recruits of 2012. Signing on at centre Peterborough native Matt Nelson is so far the highlight of the University …

Snowballs versus sledding verus skiing versus snow fort building AS THE GEE-GEES’ season comes to a close, students may be wondering how they’re going to get their sports fi throughout the holidays. Well, no need to worry; there are plenty on winter activities available to even the poorest of students. But which one should you …

Foolproof fitness IT’S THAT TIME of year again—time to board a plane, hop on a train, or jump in a shady rideshare to head home for the holidays. While I am happy my hometown of Vancouver offers me some temporary separation from the library and lecture halls of the University of Ottawa, I am also …

Getting up when you fall down INJURIES CAN BE crippling to an athlete. Whether it’s a twisted ankle or a more serious injury requiring surgery, the journey back into the game is a difficult, uphill battle. While it may be tempting for an athlete to return to the sporting world soon after injury, there is …

Last-second disappointment THE GEE-GEES MEN’S basketball team played with style and pizzazz against the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, who were looking to maintain their perfect record on Dec. 2 at Montpetit Hall. Despite the Gee’s chemistry and their speed on the court, the Hawks succeeded in capturing a 77–76 win in the last 30 …

Garnet and Grey beat out Golden Hawks and Warriors THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa women’s basketball team ended their 2011 regular season with a bang, winning both games with ease. The Gees (6-2) competed against the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks (5-3) on Dec. 2 at Montpetit, fighting for a 10-point win in a second-half revival. …

From the sidlelines THE 2011 GEE-GEES’ season has come to an end. While it is sad that a whole sports year has passed in what seemed like the blink of an eye, it also brings new opportunities for these teams come the new year. Athletes and coaches now have a little bit of time to …

  Michael L’Africain talks about Space Jam and its influence on his game FOLLOWING LAST WEEK’S profile of the women’s basketball team rookie Kellie Ring, the Fulcrum decided to offer a similar spotlight to a first-year on the men’s basketball team. Michael L’Africain, rookie point guard of the University of Ottawa men’s basketball team, has proven he can be a powerhouse on the court, scoring 14 …

Programs to prepare for the Rideau Canal Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff WHILE THE WEATHER hasn’t quite hit freezing level yet, the month of December tends to put people in the mood to race at high speeds, glide across ice, or slap pucks into nets. That’s right, it’s the beginning of skating season, and in …

Star rookie speaks about her love of the game Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff EVERY ONCE IN a while, a player deserves the spotlight in the sports section of the Fulcrum. First-year point guard Kellie Ring has proven she will be a powerful contributor on the basketball court this year. After being selected to represent Canada in the Under-19 World Championship in Chile …

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