Sports

The U of O shows off its powers at the Canadian Quidditch Cup CHASERS WHIZ BY on broomsticks, trying to gain possession of the quaffle while dodging bludger hits and tackles. A shimmer of light appears in the distance as the snitch makes his way back onto the pitch. Bent over his broom in a …

A brief history of the Ottawa squad BLUDGERS, QUAFFLES, BROOMSTICKS—oh my! While quidditch as played by Muggles around the world lacks flight and is free of any dubious hexes and jinxes, the sport—and its growing popularity on campuses across Canada—is nothing short of magical. Quidditch is based on the game of the same name in …

Women’s soccer beats the Blues for the second time this season THE GEE-GEES MASCOT danced to the sound of fans cheering and shouting as the University of Ottawa women’s soccer team (12-3-1) fought against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (11-2-3) in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA)  East semifinal match on Oct. 30. The evenly …

Lancers end Gees’ hopes of Yates Cup appearance ON OCT. 29, the University of Ottawa men’s football team (5-4) hosted the Windsor Lancers (5-3) at Frank Clair Stadium for the second time in two weeks. While the Gees managed to pull out a 32-30 win in the earlier matchup, the tables were turned in their …

          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 …

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