Sports

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 …

Teams exchanged 23- and 24-point unanswered sequences before finale VANCOUVER (CUP) —A WILD BACK-AND-FORTH game for the biggest prize in Canadian university football ended with a simple field goal. A 20-yard field goal in overtime by second-year kicker Tyler Crapigna gave the McMaster Merauders a 41-38 Vanier Cup victory over the Laval Rouge et Or on Friday night. The victory was McMaster’s first …

From the sidelines Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT I grab a coffee and head to my 7–10 p.m. international ethics class. In the midst of our discussions on human rights violations, cosmopolitanism, and global environmentalism, our professor takes the time to talk with each of us about our interests. He noticed my …

Foolproof Fitness IT’S OFFICIAL: THE parkas and scarves have been retrieved from the back of the closet and dusted off for another five months of use. Foolproof Fitness fans, if you’ve read my earlier column on moving your outdoor workout indoors, you know the time has come to do so. One of my suggestions to …

  Student reviews Everything in One fitness class AS I SIT down to write this review, I am wincing and grimacing while I try to find the gentlest way to lower my aching body onto the couch. This week I attended the Everything in One workout offered by the University of Ottawa’s Sports Services. The advertising pitch they use to entice …

Weight management program offered by University of Ottawa Health Services STUDENTS ARE WARNED by family and friends about the freshman 15—those dreaded pounds that tend to pack on when you start sacrificing gym time for study sessions and veggies for vending machine treats. According to Canada Health, serious consequences can arise when you become overweight or obese, and for some, the easy addition of …

  Men’s and women’s teams take home two victories apiece MONTPETIT HALL WAS packed to the last seat during the basketball home opener Nov. 18. Twice Gee-Gees fans jumped up in anticipation as the clock struck zero and the men’s and women’s basketball teams came out victorious for the first time this season. The women’s team easily beat out last year’s Canadian Interuniversity …

  Do you even know? YOU’RE JUST NOT a University of Ottawa student unless you’ve been asked the following by some catty Carletonite: “That the fuck’s a Gee-Gee?” While the question can be chalked up to the ignorance of other schools on the form of their enemies, it may also be an indication of an issue with the …

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 …

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