Sports

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) …

Women’s rugby team claims confidence will take them to the playoffs this year The year 2010 marked the Gee-Gees women’s rugby team’s fifth Quebec Students Sports Federation (QSSF) semifinal loss. After succumbing to a crushing 33-5 defeat against the Concordia University Stingers, the Gees (3-3) vowed to train harder and make it past that silver hurdle. While their goal is to make it into the playoffs, the …

High turnovers may equal high success Varsity football is a game of turnovers, both on the field and on the roster. Following a solid 2010 season in which the Garnet and Grey (7-1) played host to the Yates Cup, this season’s edition of the men’s football team is looking a little raw with a large rookie class and a …

Men’s basketball team picks up their game in NCAA exhibitions THEY TUMBLED, TOPPLED, and some even tripped—the Aug. 25 exhibition game against the St. Louis Billikens was not meant for the passive-aggressive. A small group of dedicated fans watched as the University of Ottawa’s men’s basketball team fought valiantly opposite their American NCAA Division-I counterparts in Montpetit Hall. Although the Gees were unable to …

Boston Bruins GM pays tribute to alma mater with Stanley Cup visit Stanley Cup champion. Let those words sink in for just a minute, because the six-year general manager has just been too busy to do so. Ever since June 15, 2011, the night his Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks in game seven of the Stanley Cup finals, Peter Chiarelli has been on the …

Smart menu choices that can keep your weight down LET’S FACE IT: the only effort students put toward exercise after a long day of torturous three-hour summer classes is the walk from the classroom to a patio. After all, summer is best spent relaxing with some friends while enjoying a burger or two. Patios are …

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