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How the men’s rugby team has changed their game With a new assistant coach and a balanced roster of younger and older players, men’s rugby head coach Dan Pletch has a program built for success
Sep20

How the men’s rugby team has changed their game With a new assistant coach and a balanced roster of younger and older players, men’s rugby head coach Dan Pletch has a program built for success

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives Following a successful 2017 campaign that saw the McMaster men’s rugby team bring home a provincial bronze medal, the Marauders will be looking to build upon that success. While the core program remains similar, there have been quite a few notable changes to the team in different areas. “Every season there’s a bit of turnover right,” men’s rugby head coach Pletch said. “We lost a few...

A united front After a disappointing end to their 2017 campaign, the men’s soccer team is clicking and ready to take on the best of the OUA
Sep12

A united front After a disappointing end to their 2017 campaign, the men’s soccer team is clicking and ready to take on the best of the OUA

Photo by McMaster Athletics The 2017 Ontario University Athletics Final Four did not go as the Marauders had planned. Ending the season at second place in the OUA West division, the team looked like they had a strong chance at moving on to the national championships. Unfortunately, the trip was never meant to be as Mac struggled in their playoff matches, falling short of bringing home any hardware. The end to the season felt...

Riding on the wind Reigning Male Athlete of the Year Sergio Raez Villanueva adds a Canadian Championship to his already long list of accomplishments
Jul05

Riding on the wind Reigning Male Athlete of the Year Sergio Raez Villanueva adds a Canadian Championship to his already long list of accomplishments

On June 13, Sergio Raez Villanueva was one of several Marauders who took to the racetrack at Guelph University for the Speed River Inferno meet. Joining Villanueva was veteran Jeff Tweedle, who won a competitive 1500 metre race, and male rookie of the year Max Turek, who finished as the top junior in the 10,000 metre event. Turek’s time was good enough to qualify for the International Association of Athletics Federations World U20...

Chipping away Men’s basketball coach Patrick Tatham discusses recruiting following his first season at Mac in preparation for the 2018-2019 season
Jun07

Chipping away Men’s basketball coach Patrick Tatham discusses recruiting following his first season at Mac in preparation for the 2018-2019 season

Following spring exams, many members of the McMaster community vacate the campus for the summer, forgetting about university responsibilities until after Labour Day. That is not the case for everyone however, especially for the Marauders men’s basketball coach, Patrick Tatham. While it may technically be the offseason for Ontario University Athletics basketball, recruiting season is in full swing for the maroon and grey, with coach...

Getting on the court Reflecting on my time covering sports at McMaster
Apr05

Getting on the court Reflecting on my time covering sports at McMaster

In October of my third year at McMaster, I was sort of lost as I entered the second half of my degree. The inevitable end of my degree began to loom large over many of my conversations. Family and friends, either out of genuine interest or idle conversation over the holidays, would inevitably attempt to discuss my post-degree plans with me. At the suggestion of a close friend and encouragement from my family, I decided to get over any...