Sports

Men’s soccer wins exhibition against Algonquin Thunder ON SEPT. 25, the University of Ottawa’s men’s soccer team battled the Algonquin Thunder, last year’s provincial champions, on Matt Anthony Field. While the competitive club had a slow start to the season with a loss to Carleton early in the year, they have crept up to higher standards, beating Queen’s, Ryerson, and now …

Women’s rugby loses 39-5 in crushing defeat to Stingers THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa women’s rugby team (1-2) marched on to Matt Anthony Field to the sound of cheering fans for their first home game of the regular season  Sept. 25. But the erupting applause was interrupted by the Concordia Stingers’ (2-1) speed and resilience, which the Gees defensive skills could not match. The …

Gees homecoming game results in victory against Varsity Blues AFTER LAST WEEK’S disappointing tangle with the Western Mustangs, a game that resulted in the U of O football team finishing with a losing score of 41-13, the Garnet and Grey were back with a vengeance. Despite the clouds and the dismal 1,834 people in the stands, the Gees rebounded with a 41-0 …

LAST WEEK, THE CBC published an article on a frosh event at the University of Montreal in which students dressed up as Jamaican track runners while doing a black-face routine during their annual athletic week. This caused some controversy, notwithstanding the fact that the students were overheard saying things like “smoke more weed.” The event …

A conversation with offensive leader Aaron Colbon THE GEES ARE back for yet another season, and having already won two of three games, the U of O football team is well on its way to the Yates Cup. But who is the leader of the offensive lineup that has played such an instrumental role in these wins? Aaron Colbon, a …

WHAT DO THE words “group fitness” conjure up in your mind? Do you picture overly enthusiastic people stepping in time to the chants of a man with an afro and glittery shorts? Think again, my friends. As a big fan of the group fitness classes the University of Ottawa Sports Services offers, I’d like to …

Health Promotions talks about avoiding the freshman 15 STUDENTS ARE BUSY by nature. With classes, exams, work, and the occasional party or two, students seldom have time to eat, let alone eat healthy. At this mid-September mark, students usually give up on all things green and leafy and resort to grease. This week, the Fulcrum sat down with the staff of …

Softball dedicates weekend to youth mental health IT HAS BEEN proven time and time again that the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees are more than just athletes. The women’s softball team is a competitive club who has dedicated their Sept. 16–18 games to the Do it for Daron (DIFD) organization. The DIFD was founded after Daron Richardson, a 14-year-old girl from …

Two U of O students play in professional soccer ON A COOL September night, Ottawa’s newest professional sports franchise, Capital City Football Club, laid a beating on the St. Catharines’ Roma Wolves, defeating them 6-0 at the Terry Fox Stadium. Despite the temperature, the modest crowd in attendance had no difficulty staying warm; they were up and out of their seats early …

Men’s baseball team splits doubleheader at home SUNSHINE AND A new home stadium set the mood for the University of Ottawa’s men’s baseball team’s doubleheader against the John Abbott College Islanders on Sept. 17. The Gees entered the games with a solid 4-1 record, moving to 5-2 for the season. The first game of the day ended in disappointment for …

Women’s soccer team remains victorious against Carleton in home opener THE GEE-GEES WOMEN’S soccer team faced their cross-town rivals in the home opener at Matt Anthony Field on Sept. 14. Going into the game, the Gees trailed the Carleton Ravens, ranking fifth in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East standings while the Ravens held fourth. The game was key; not only did the …

LAST SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, marked the day of the Gee-Gees football team’s home opener. I don’t think I have to put down in words how excited I was. I arrived half an hour early, trekked up the 60 stairs, and edged cautiously across the catwalk to the press box. I sat down in the first …

MANY FIRST-TIME GYM goers are intimidated by confusing equipment, loud grunting noises, and guys who walk around like gympanzees with bulging muscles that prevent them from lowering their arms and rotating their neck. Don’t let this scare you away—a gym membership is included with your tuition, so you have as much right to use the …

U of O professor hopes to prevent heat-related deaths in the NFL IMAGINE YOU ARE outside in sweltering 30 degree weather, the humidity index making it feel like 45. Now imagine you are wearing pads and protective gear, running drills in an open football field. Heat stroke and general heat illness are common among professional …

Matt Anthony field is awarded record standing THE GEE-GEES HAVE something new to cheer about. The Matt Anthony field has earned a Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) two-star rating after being resurfaced by field experts FieldTurf. Its completion this past June marked the first of its kind in North America, and will allow University …

Men’s basketball team ends pre-season on a solid note A ROWDY CROWD was on hand to watch the University of Ottawa’s men’s basketball team go down to the wire with some American competition on Sept. 9. A full house of 800 fans was in attendance at Montpetit Hall where the Gees put up a respectable …

Team Canada places fifth in 26th Summer Universiade track tournament “IT HURTS ME,” said second-year sprinter Oluwasegun Makinde with a smile. His good mood did not falter after placing fifth in the FISU 200-metre final competition. Having defeated his personal best three times throughout the tournament, Makinde doesn’t see his lack of a medal as …

Gees return home more experienced than before FIRST-YEAR GOALKEEPER CYNTHIA Leblanc and fourth-year defender Gillian Baggot didn’t have a typical summer. While most students were working, studying, or partying, these two Gee-Gees were competing overseas as part of Team Canada’s women’s soccer team in FISU. After defeating Russia 1-0 on Aug. 21, Team Canada secured …

Men’s basketball takes silver medal in China IT’S BEEN A tough 28 years since Canada last won gold in men’s basketball at FISU, and 14 since they donned a silver medal—but that didn’t stop the latest crop of basketball stars from raising the bar this year. Going into the competition, Team Canada demonstrated their ability …

Gee-Gees men’s football home game sees a 19-6 victory To the 6,270 boisterous first years cheering in Frank Clair Stadium, the Gees were conquering heroes. They successfully maintained their winning streak—bringing their record to 2-0—and offered entertainment worthy of a home opener with the Highland Mist pipers and drummers in addition to the Gees’ mascot dancing …

WITH BADMINTON, BASEBALL, rowing, rugby, soccer, fastball, and virtually any other sport under the sun, the 18 competitive clubs at the University of Ottawa provide year-round entertainment for fans while allowing talented athletes to hone their skills in a competitive atmosphere. Although they don’t receive funding from Sports Services or the university, many of the …

HERE WE ARE again—another year of sleepless nights, stress-induced headaches, and caffeine sprees. That dreaded September school year has crept up on us once more, and with that a few particular  back-to-work dreads. Whether it is your first year at the U of O or your fourth, I challenge you not to fall into that …

IT GOES WITHOUT saying that there will be days when you lack the motivation to leave your res room and head to the gym. Whether the temperatures are south of zero and you need thermal boots and a parka to accompany you to the Sports Complex or you just don’t feel comfortable working out in …

Training camp to determine final lineup of women’s soccer team With two of their players returning from the World Universiades with injuries and the loss of at least six veteran players to graduation, the University of Ottawa’s women’s soccer team maintains an unusually high spirit. Ranked sixth nationally and placing bronze in the 2010 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Final Four tournament, these Gees (12-1-3) …

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