Sports

Students aren’t members Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff AS A STUDENT at the University of Ottawa, I like to take advantage of the free classes offered at the Sports Complex. On Fridays I attend the Zumba classes, while I relax with an hour of yoga on Sundays. However, this week I came to a startling …

Women’s hockey team wins important game against Stingers Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff IN WHAT WAS a crucial matchup against the Concordia Stingers (3-11), the team separating the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees (5-9) from the playoffs, the women’s hockey team came out victorious with a 4-2 win on Jan. 21. “We knew it was a …

U of O competitive club heads to Calgary for national meet Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff SWIMMING, GYMNASTICS, AND weightlifting combine to create the challenging sport 26 University of Ottawa students compete in throughout the year. This sport is synchronized swimming, and true athletes argue it takes more than just the ability to twirl under …

Gee-Gees reclaim their came with weekend wins Katherine DeClerq & Sofia Hashi| Fulcrum Staff AFTER AN INTENSE evening of cross-town rivalry fun at the Capital Hoops Classic, the basketball teams were ready to return to their regular season games with new determination. The women’s basketball team was able to continue their winning streak, adding another …

New sports facility gains ground Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff WHEN STUDENTS RETURN to school after their summer break, they will find a new sports stadium sitting at Lees campus. The University of Ottawa Board of Governors has approved Sports Services’ proposal for the construction of a new facility after Frank Clair Stadium in Lansdowne …

Women’s volleyball team wins game in straight sets ON JAN. 21, the University of Ottawa’s women’s volleyball team (10-4) hosted the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (9-4) at Montpetit Hall. The game was the Gee-Gees’ first regular season home game of 2012. Although the Gees were trailing the Varsity Blues in the standings prior to …

Mascot misery Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff ALMOST EVERY YEAR the sports editor of the Fulcrum writes about how disappointed he or she was with the attendance at the Capital Hoops Classic. I considered doing the same, given the record was the lowest I’ve seen in the last four years, but figured it wasn’t worth …

A routine for the experienced WHILE PERUSING A Wal-Mart earlier this month, I stumbled upon a display of fitness DVDs. Although I’m not a Biggest Loser fan, I have heard good things about Jillian Michaels, and decided to pick up a few of her DVDs at around $8 each. My current favourite is No More …

Creation of Sports Services Advisory Committee sparks discussion IN FEBRUARY, THE Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) will partner with Sports Services to create the Sports Services Advisory Committee. The committee will meet three to four times per year and review student feedback regarding sports activities and services at the university. “[The committee …

Worst attendance award Gee-Gees spirit lacking, but those who came remain faithful   10,523, 8,074, 7,565, and 7,022. What is this group of descending numbers? Is it the number of pizza slices sold at Scotiabank Place during the Capital Hoops Classic? Is it the number of tweets accumulated throughout the games? No, it isn’t any …

Women’s basketball team wins Capital Hoops Classic FOR THE LAST five years the Carleton University Ravens (8-5) have won the prestigious title of Capital Hoops Classic victor. But tonight, it was the Gee-Gees’ turn. To the sounds of erupting fans, the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees (11-2) held on to the ball like their lives depended …

  Third-period thrashing Men suffer defeat to Carleton in Capital Hoops Classic A HARDWOOD SHOW DOWN Wednesday evening resulted in disappointing results when the men’s Gee-Gees (8-5) basketball team suffered a 74-34 loss to the Carleton Ravens (13-0), currently ranked first in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East. The first half started out with a …

Gee-Gees beat University of Toronto in men’s hockey ON JAN. 8, the Gee-Gees (12-7-1) took on division rivals at the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (9-6-3) at the Minto Sports Complex in the Gees’ first home game since Dec. 3. Despite the game being the Gees’ third in five days, the University of Ottawa team …

Tae cardio workout packs a punch “PUNCH, KICK, AND block your way to a great workout,” promises the Gee-Gees website. “Using martial arts and boxing techniques, your instructor will guide you through an intense cardiovascular training session.” The intensity left me gasping for breath, and will become a regular part of my workout routine rotation. First impressions I brought along a …

Foolproof Fitness THE MONTH OF January is somewhat bittersweet for me. By the time the first week rolls around, my stocking has been reduced to nothing more than a sad sock of empty wrappers. Like every other student, I am scratching my head in wonder at the fact that, yes, midterms are coming up in …

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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