Sports

To the payoffs we go Women’s hockey determined to go far After being nudged out of the playoffs by the Carleton Ravens last year, the women’s hockey team is back with a vengeance and ready to start fresh. Finishing their previous regular season with a record of 7-1-12, the Gees are convinced this year will be theirs for the taking. …

Less pain, more game NEWBIE OR NOT, it is easy to injure yourself while working out—stretch, pull, or lift the wrong way and you could end up damaging your muscles. This week, in part one of a two-part series, Stuart Thomas, a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s human kinetics program, explains the most common …

Women’s rugby team drops to fourth in standings THE MCGILL MARTLETS (3-2) handed the University of Ottawa’s women’s rugby team their third loss of the season on Oct. 7, when the Gees hosted the McGill Martlets at Matt Anthony Field. With the 15-7 loss, the Garnet and Grey drop to fourth place in the Quebec …

Water aerobics for students make a splash WHEN YOU HEAR the words water aerobics, what comes to mind? If you picture senior citizens splashing around to 80s music at the Y, you’re in the majority. But, just because a bunch of people think working out in a pool is a waste of time doesn’t mean …

U of O student talks about the growth of broomball EVERY CANADIAN KNOWS about hockey, our national sport played on ice with a puck and a stick, but how many people know a thing about hockey’s counterpart, broomball? Founded in Canada between 1909 and 1910, this sport is played on a hockey rink, but with …

UNIMPRESSED WITH THE best-and-worst dressed recipients that appear in a tattered 1997 issue of People at the gym? Take a look at some of the fine specimens around you, like Commando Carl, who makes no attempt to hide his underwear preferences—or his junk. There’s also Kardashian Kopy-Kat, who has to adjust her weight on the …

And it’s time to invest in more than just mittens IF THE ALMOST-FREEZING temperatures this past weekend herald anything, it’s that winter is coming a lot faster than you think. Cold-weather clothes are being dug out of closets and basements, and stores are swapping their summer stock for Santa-themed sweaters and heavy knits galore. Whether …

EVER WONDER WHY the University of Ottawa has so many competitive clubs and not enough varsity teams? Yes, we have football, basketball, hockey, and soccer. But if you’ve ever checked out Geegees.ca, you would notice there are quite a few varsity sports with only women’s teams competing—soccer, rugby, and volleyball. It has recently been brought …

Former Montreal offensive lineman Bryan Chiu tries his hand at coaching CIS football MONTREAL (CUP)—FOR MOST OF his 13-year career, Bryan Chiu was considered the best centre in the Canadian Football League. Chiu was the recipient of various accolades, such as the 2002 Most Outstanding Lineman award, 16 total All-Star selections (seven-time CFL All-Star, nine-time …

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