The Final Four Two wins stand between McMaster and an OUA basketball championship, for what may be the last time for this year’s senior class
Mar02

The Final Four Two wins stand between McMaster and an OUA basketball championship, for what may be the last time for this year’s senior class

It all comes down to this. Five months of relentless hustle and hard work all to earn one shot, one opportunity to be the last team standing. The wins no longer matter, even if there were seventeen in all. The buzzer-beaters, the number one U Sports national ranking, and the six-game win streak all just means to an end as the Marauders stare down their closing obstacle, Final Four weekend. And is it ever shaping up to be a good one....

Breaking down the X’s and O’s The Mac men have put on quite a show this season, leading the league in hitting percentage and points per set. Here’s how they get the job done
Feb16

Breaking down the X’s and O’s The Mac men have put on quite a show this season, leading the league in hitting percentage and points per set. Here’s how they get the job done

You don’t have to know much about volleyball to recognize a big play. Whether it’s a libero diving from the back row to save a sneaky tip or a serve landing hard in bounds, if the crowd’s reaction doesn’t give it away, then the team certainly will. But there is one play that is always a little more obvious than the others: the kill. A play as decisive as its name, a kill occurs when a ball hit by an offensive player is unreturnable by...

Past and present The McMaster women's basketball team's success and expectations have drawn parallels to the 2008 women's team who paved the way for a successful Marauder basketball program
Feb09

Past and present The McMaster women's basketball team's success and expectations have drawn parallels to the 2008 women's team who paved the way for a successful Marauder basketball program

It is always the little things that bring you back. It is a string of two games that becomes 10, as headlines report on win after win with building optimism. It is a few extra spectators rolling into Burridge Gym, eager to see what all the fuss is about but cautiously managing their expectations; whispers in the nezzanine that maybe this is the year, hushed only by the nervousness of weathered fans still reeling from playoff...

Exploring accessibility in athletics Citing barriers faced by students who experience disability, Julia Hanes discusses her mission to bring more accessible opportunities for McMaster students
Feb02

Exploring accessibility in athletics Citing barriers faced by students who experience disability, Julia Hanes discusses her mission to bring more accessible opportunities for McMaster students

At every McMaster home game there are two groups of people: the athletes and the fans. Both are deeply engaged in the evening’s proceedings. Students wearing maroon both on and off the court carry a passion for the game and a love of intense competition. For varsity sports, most students would say they fall into the second category, happy to cheer for a spirited dunk but not quite able to jump in and do it themselves. But what if...

Marauders swap maroon for pink McMaster's Athletics and Recreation departments host their annual Think Pink event
Jan26

Marauders swap maroon for pink McMaster's Athletics and Recreation departments host their annual Think Pink event

Last week McMaster’s Athletics and Recreation departments hosted their annual Think Pink event, a week dedicated to raising awareness and funds on behalf of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. A part of national fundraising efforts since its inception in 2007, the event has established a tradition of bringing together student-athletes from across the university for a worthy cause. While each has been touched by cancer in a unique...