“Our best kids were not our best kids at the half, and we put a little on the line at halftime,” said head coach Andy Sparks. “We really talked about accountability, and how players have to step up in this situation, and I really thought in the second half they did.”

Looking back at the history of the Capital Hoops Classic, the Ravens have defeated the Gee-Gees more often than not. With both Gee-Gee basketball teams winning against the Ravens earlier this year, they are set to have an interesting match-up against their cross-town rivals. The Capital Hoops Classic is Friday Feb. 6, beginning with the …

In the latest chapter of perhaps the best rivalry in Canadian university athletics, the nation’s top two teams clashed at Montpetit Hall on Jan. 10. The Gee-Gees have been known as the second-best team in the country for two years and finally overcame the top-ranked Ravens. The atmosphere was reminiscent of the hallowed “tobacco road” battles between Duke University and the University of North Carolina.

Five seconds left on the clock and your team is down by four points, more than half the field away, during one of the most important rivalry games of Canadian football. Scoring chances are all but gone, waning with every second.

New initiative aims to help student athletes living with mental illness Photo credit: Tina Wallace Two former university athletes work together to combat issues with mental health in sports. Former University of Ottawa student Samantha DeLenardo and current Carleton University student Krista Van Slingerland launched the Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI) on March 15 in …

“I think it affected me a lot more on a personal level than it did the rest of the team,” she said. “Since I’ve been around for five years and every year we haven’t lost until now, and it being my last year playing against them, it was disappointing to have experienced that.”

The Panda Bowl’s return was nothing short of exciting. The stands were filled, since the event sold out the 4,000-seat capacity by Friday at noon, with more than 800 standing tickets sold in surplus. The game was preceded by a reunion of alumni players from both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa’s football teams, who led the game with an honorary kick-off. The air was full of cheers from both Gee-Gees and Ravens fans.

Local not-for-profit Old Crows Football Inc.which has doubled as the Carleton football alumni society since 1965, is funding the team. Since the Ravens’ football team disbanded, Old Crows have not just been working to get the team back onto the field, but to turn the Carleton football program into one of the best in the country.