Stunting like an all-star As cheerleading makes its bid to join the Olympics, the McMaster cheer team prepares for nationals in a sport that gets less respect than it deserves
Nov23

Stunting like an all-star As cheerleading makes its bid to join the Olympics, the McMaster cheer team prepares for nationals in a sport that gets less respect than it deserves

The term “sport” has been questioned lately as the definition is increasingly expanded to include many competitive physical activities that were never thought of as sports before. Where a sport begins and a game or hobby ends is often scrutinized by fans, with non-traditional sports often being excluded. However, the tide is changing. In Dec. 2016, cheerleading was granted provisional status as an Olympic event, along with Muay Thai....

Flipping with excitement After the departure of their long tenured coach, the Mac wrestling team is revitalized and energized to tackle a new season and dominate the competition
Nov09

Flipping with excitement After the departure of their long tenured coach, the Mac wrestling team is revitalized and energized to tackle a new season and dominate the competition

The world of sports is no stranger to near-constant coaching changes, with some teams considering installing a revolving door in the coach’s office. That has not been the case for the McMaster wrestling team as it has been under the watchful eye of coach Nick Cipriano for the last 36 years. But at the end of the 2016-2017 season that ended with an Ontario University Athletics silver medal finish for the men’s team and fourth place for...

The road to the Olympics Recently awarded a $10,000 grant, McMaster student Elizabeth Longley is one step closer to representing Canada on an international stage
Sep28

The road to the Olympics Recently awarded a $10,000 grant, McMaster student Elizabeth Longley is one step closer to representing Canada on an international stage

While Marauders fans and media usually focus their attention on sports like football and basketball, the athletic community at McMaster extends far beyond these team sports or even Ontario University Athletics. This year, a McMaster student was awarded a $10,000 grant to help her pursue Olympic trapshooting. Elizabeth Longley, a third-year earth and environmental science student, was named as one of 55 young Canadian athletes selected...

Unanswered offence; undefeated season The women’s rugby team wins another game this season, continuing to dominate every team in their path
Sep21

Unanswered offence; undefeated season The women’s rugby team wins another game this season, continuing to dominate every team in their path

The Western Mustangs had hopes of capturing their first win of the season as they hosted the Marauders on Sept. 16, but McMaster quickly ruined any plans the home team had. The Mustangs’ winless season would continue on the pitch at Alumni Field as Mac moved on to a season without any losses. Western’s hopes were dashed largely thanks to eight-man Sara Svoboda, who contributed 16 points of her own to the Marauders’ 26 unanswered...

Loaded up and ready to go Freshman quarterback Jackson White impresses in his first career start and leads a struggling offence to a solid second half
Sep20

Loaded up and ready to go Freshman quarterback Jackson White impresses in his first career start and leads a struggling offence to a solid second half

After a start to the season that featured a regular rotation of their three young quarterbacks, it looks like the Marauders may have finally settled on a starter. Freshman Jackson White from Cambridge, ON, made the start for the Marauders on Saturday, and was able to expand upon the minimal action he has already seen under centre. In his first start, White posted a respectable stat line, throwing two touchdowns on 255 yards and...