Garry Balaganthan

Explaining the war against one-day fantasy leagues There is no two ways about it, sports betting will always be present regardless of its legality. The FBI has launched an investigation into whether or not one-day fantasy sports sites based in the United States, like FanDuel and DraftKings, are illegal gambling operations. What these new sites …

But there’s a serious limitation to analytics:It wouldn’t be sports without miracles, and on any given day each competing team has a chance to win. But with the advancement of ideas, data analysis, and tracking methods, the impact on sports is going to continue to grow.

Meet Nicholas Wagman, captain of the men’s fencing foil team. This first-year master’s of physiotherapy student is a veteran of the sport, having fenced for 17 years. He has accumulated numerous accolades and awards, including an Ontario University Athletics all-star selection this season, and is currently the national university champion for men’s foil.

“I think Gee-Gees fans should be excited about this year’s team,” said Weldon. “We’re coming off a great Christmas training camp, and I think the Gee-Gees will surprise themselves with the improvements they’ve made.”

The right remedy to keep your sanity might be a winter adventure. Winter camping can be a great experience. It’s far from crowds and the busyness of the new semester, and it’s the perfect opportunity to test your resilience.

With more than 150 kilometres’ worth of trails throughout the Ottawa area, cross-country skiing is an excellent lost cost activity to pick up this winter season to keep your muscles working and heart pumping. There are several beginner and intermediate level trails in and around Ottawa, with the most popular trails in Mooney’s Bay.

Students to play against international competition at Global Games in Burnaby Photos courtesy of Matt Bourassa and Ben Holland Updated: Team Canada picked up the bronze medal at the Global Quidditch Games. Team USA won gold and the Drop Bears of Australia took the silver. Team Canada is competing in the 2014 Global Quidditch Games …

Photo credit: Griff George  Alexandra Lyn is a second-year juris doctor and master’s in business administration student and a star on the women’s fencing team. A former Canada Games champion and Gee-Gees women’s captain, this fencer is one of Canada’s top competitors in her discipline. Lyn was about nine years old while vacationing in Europe …

Gee-Gee track star breaks 30-year-old record Photo credit: Robert Antoniuk Third-year criminology student Sekou Kaba topped the podium in the 60-metre hurdles March 7th, in the 2014 Canadian Interuniversity Sports track and field championships with a record-setting pace of 7.79 seconds, smashing the previous CIS record of 7.83 by Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mark McKoy, which …

With a growing interest among University of Ottawa students, a fourth-year engineering student Brett Parres and alumnus Jeremy Kearns have both headed a new Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) club that has been playing in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) against other universities.

Polo is the sport of the aristocrats, but this new spin on it has a growing number of fans, teams, and players. Bike polo is an urban twist on the traditional game without the lavish costs.

Carlsen brings an unorthodox style to the chess elites. His play-to-win attitude is what separates him from the rest of the world’s best and is what has enabled him to take a commanding lead in the first seven matches.

Meet the University of Ottawa women’s varsity volleyball team captain Myriam English, a fourth-year social science student, and her sister Kelsie English, also a fourth-year social science student. These two sisters are veterans who are looking to lead the team to the podium this year at nationals.

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