Sports

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 …

High turnovers may equal high success Varsity football is a game of turnovers, both on the field and on the roster. Following a solid 2010 season in which the Garnet and Grey (7-1) played host to the Yates Cup, this season’s edition of the men’s football team is looking a little raw with a large rookie class and a …

Men’s basketball team picks up their game in NCAA exhibitions THEY TUMBLED, TOPPLED, and some even tripped—the Aug. 25 exhibition game against the St. Louis Billikens was not meant for the passive-aggressive. A small group of dedicated fans watched as the University of Ottawa’s men’s basketball team fought valiantly opposite their American NCAA Division-I counterparts in Montpetit Hall. Although the Gees were unable to …

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 …

Smart menu choices that can keep your weight down LET’S FACE IT: the only effort students put toward exercise after a long day of torturous three-hour summer classes is the walk from the classroom to a patio. After all, summer is best spent relaxing with some friends while enjoying a burger or two. Patios are …

Gee-Gees explore their altruistic side Months before the first tip-off of the 2011–12 season, the Gee-Gees men’s basketball team has already begun to make their mark in the community. The team braved the summer heat and volunteered their time to the Foundation to Fight Obesity in Children’s Third Annual Golf Tournament on June 20. While …

Registration woes frustrate even the most dedicated athletes IN THE GENERATION of online shopping, direct deposits, and automatic payments, who has the time to whip out their bank card and stand in line for over an hour to purchase a product or service? Captains wishing to sign up an intramural team, that’s who—not that they …

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