Sports

Mastering the deadlifts ONE OF MY favourite tracks on my workout playlist is a song by Salt n’ Pepa that encourages me to “push it, push it real good.” Poor grammar aside, this song works wonders when I’m ready to give up on a tough workout. Every time I’m halfway up a huge hill or struggling through …

University alters name of building on campus STUDENTS MAY NOTICE a new sign while driving down King Edward. The Sports Complex at 801 King Edward  Ave. has recently been renamed the Minto Sports Complex in recognition of the major contribution the Minto Group has made to the development of the University of Ottawa’s  campus. The funding, valued at $2.5 million, enabled …

Gees lose to top-ranked provincial team FULL STANDS AT the Montpetit Hall greeted the University of Ottawa women’s volleyball team (6-3) on Nov. 20, when they hosted the top-ranked York University Lions (8-0). Despite the home crowd support, the Garnet and Grey were unable to come out on top over the Lions, and now sit in a battle for second …

Head coach Steve Johnson talks about coaching the women’s soccer team EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO head coach Steve Johnson came to the University of Ottawa in order to found the women’s soccer team. Since then, he has led the Garnet and Grey to 11 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships that saw the Gees earn three bronze medals and four silver, and six Ontario University Athletic championship …

Gees win against Ravens and lose to MartletsLAST WEEKEND, THE University of Ottawa women’s hockey team took a win against their crosstown rivals the Carleton Ravens (2-3-3) and a loss at home against the McGill Martlets (8-1). The Friday game against the well-matched Ravens went into overtime, with the Gees emerging victorious in a convincing 3-2 win. The Saturday game went differently …

U of O men’s hockey team takes home two wins THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa men’s hockey team (8-4-2) increased their standing to fifth in the Ontario University Athletic league this weekend with back-to-back wins at home. On Nov. 18, the team defeated the Ryerson Rams 4-3, followed by a second victory on Nov. 19 against the Nipissing Lakers, 7-1. The Gee-Gees battled their way …

One student sweats it out at U of O Zumba class THE GEE-GEES’ WEBSITE makes a pretty hefty promise regarding their Zumba classes: “This cardio fitness class, inspired by Latin and international dance, will guarantee smiling and sweating the whole way through!” I went into the experience with high expectations, and wasn’t let down in …

  Foolproof fitness ANYONE WHO HAS explored the depths of my pantry knows I am a cereal fiend. Cereal is good for you and it tastes good—the perfect combo. Am I going to eat a bowl of Life every morning for the rest of my, well, life? No! I like to switch it up here …

Men’s soccer team funds charitable campaign with tournament proceeds The University of Ottawa Gee- Gees’ men’s soccer team recently capped off their 10th year as a competitive club, and head coach Dave Piccini feels this year’s sea- son has been a great success. “In the last two years, we’ve really taken a step forward with …

Women’s hockey team suffers loss to Carabins ALTHOUGH THEY SUFFERED a loss that Saturday night, the women’s hockey team was proud of their perfor- mance against the top ranked Montreal Carabins (5-1-1, RSEQ) on Nov. 12. The Gee-Gees (2-6, RSEQ) took the ice with fierce confidence, but the squad couldn’t shake off Montreal’s second-period lead, …

  Ultramarathons take competitive running to a new level ABBOTSFORD, B.C. (CUP)—IF YOU’RE A longtime competitive runner, what hap- pens when you have conquered the marathon? An ultramarathon, by definition, is any running race over the marathon distance of 42 KM. The most common distances are 50 KM, 100 KM, 50 miles (about 80 KM), …

From the sidelines ON SATURDAY, NOV. 12, I jumped on a 10 a.m. Greyhound bus to Montreal with the Fulcrum’s art director. It was a tight fit with my computer, book bag, and his pho- tography equipment, but we made it on. Two hours later we arrived—and boy, was I excited. You have to understand …

Women’s soccer team claims third in Canada THE GARNET AND Grey took a road trip to Montreal to compete in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) champion- ships last weekend at Percival Molson Stadium. With their spirits high and a regular season record of 12-1-3, the women’s soccer team was one of the top contenders for …

Act fast and save on a season of snowy fun NOW THAT THE temperature has dropped below zero, there’s absolutely no denying it: Winter is on its way whether you like it or not. If you consider yourself a snow bunny, or find you have a tendency to romp around outdoors in the winter rather than staying huddled up inside, then this is the …

Foolproof fitness MY FIRST YEAR in Ottawa, I flat out refused to adapt my activities to the cold weather. I had grown up on the West Coast, where skiing, golfing, and surfing were perfectly normal ways to spend a December afternoon. Thus, I thought nothing of it when I pulled on my thin layers of …

Gees beat Queen’s and RMC THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa men’s hockey team (5-4-1) took a step in the right direction this weekend. The team succeeded in going 2-0 during a two-game home faceoff against the Queen’s Golden Gaels (5-3-1) on Nov. 4 and the RMC Paladins (2-7) on Nov. 5. The team was unable to muster any offence during …

Men’s and women’s swimming teams beat two of three THE COMPETITION WAS tight as the Gee-Gees faced off against Carleton University,  the University of Guelph, and Queen’s University at the quad meet hosted by the University of Ottawa swimming team on Nov. 4. The Gee-Gees fought hard and showcased their aquatic abilities by beating Carleton and Queen’s in team scores, losing to Guelph …

University training builds some muscle STUDENTS AT THE University of Ottawa have access to the university’s gyms, and with that come discounts for sport and fitness services—including the use of a personal trainer. Adrien Stotesbury is a personal trainer at the U of O and a recent human kinetics graduate. His chosen profession was based on a knee injury …

From the sidelines FOR SOME, THE change in seasons means rummaging in your closet for a scarf or a hat, getting out your thick sweaters, and ensuring you always have cash on hand for a hot beverage. However, for sport fans at the U of O, it means something different altogether. As soon as we …

Asselin and Colbon speak about the playoffs and their off-season GEES FANS WERE crushed on Oct. 29 when the University of Ottawa men’s football team lost their first playoff game of the year, ending their playoff season with a record of 0-1. The young team will now go into their off-season to train even harder for next year. “I think we had a good …

    All the way to the Canadian University Rowing Championships ON A CRISP November weekend, the University of Ottawa rowing team travelled to Wellend, Ont., to compete in the Canadian University Rowing Championships (CURC). After a successful run in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championships, in which the women’s varsity team placed fourth and the men’s team placed seventh, the athletes were …

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 …

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