Pre-Welcome Week football Adapting to coaching changes is a priority for both teams
Aug04

Pre-Welcome Week football Adapting to coaching changes is a priority for both teams

Taking place on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at Ron Joyce Stadium, this exhibition between the McMaster Marauders and the Saskatchewan Huskies involves similar storylines for both. Each will want to show the ability to contend on a national scale despite coaching changes. The Marauders team continues to set their sights high with the Vanier Cup being the end-goal. While it is easy to get caught up in immediate results, the priority and gameplan...

The last month and a day The end of May and June brought lots of news and changes related to McMaster’s programs
Jul06

The last month and a day The end of May and June brought lots of news and changes related to McMaster’s programs

May 31 – Women’s lacrosse Brandan Sweeney, who served as an assistant coach with the McMaster men’s lacrosse team since 2011, was named the head coach of the women’s lacrosse team. He formerly served as the head coach of Queen’s team starting in 2004 while completing his master’s degree. Winning the OUA Coach of the Year award in 2005, the first Gaels coach to win the honour, his success continued for multiple years there and for a...

Tatham time for men’s basketball The 2016 Coach of the Year brings his talents to Mac
Jun01

Tatham time for men’s basketball The 2016 Coach of the Year brings his talents to Mac

The results speak for themselves. After being added as an assistant coach in 2010 to the Ryerson Rams, the team achieved consistent Ontario University Athletics Final Four and Quarter-Finals appearances. The Rams continued to surpass high expectations when he served as interim head coach in 2015-16 to win the Rams’ first Wilson Cup title as OUA champions. U SPORTS, known as Canadian Interuniversity Sport at the time, awarded him the...

University sports going online? As competitive video gaming becomes more popular at the professional level, it may be only a matter of time before it becomes prominent at the OUA and U Sports level
Apr06

University sports going online? As competitive video gaming becomes more popular at the professional level, it may be only a matter of time before it becomes prominent at the OUA and U Sports level

There are a number of McMaster students with childhood memories of playing video games for extended periods of time. Playing alone, with your friends on a split screen or against players across the globe, video games have made a similar impact to this generation of students as sports have. Just as professional athletes are paid to play a game they enjoy, plenty of people wish they could play video games as a living. Enter the industry...

Tweedle focused on Ottawa After taking home a bronze medal at nationals, track and field star Jeff Tweedle now sets his sights on the Canadian Track and Field Championships in July
Apr06

Tweedle focused on Ottawa After taking home a bronze medal at nationals, track and field star Jeff Tweedle now sets his sights on the Canadian Track and Field Championships in July

By: Eamon Hillis When a season comes to an end, and an athlete is forced to reflect, the sense of accomplishment or failure they feel is often determined solely by the outcome of a single championship event. For McMaster’s Jeff Tweedle, this event was the U Sports Indoor Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, Alberta between March 9-11. Tweedle qualified in both the 1000m and 1500m, and entered the meet as a top-three seed in both...

More than just student-athletes With the school year winding down, three Marauders are using their platforms as student-athletes to make a positive impact in their community
Apr06

More than just student-athletes With the school year winding down, three Marauders are using their platforms as student-athletes to make a positive impact in their community

For swimmer and fourth-year biology student Victoria Giglio, staying busy is just a way of life. “I find that by keeping busy and doing multiple things, it helps me take a break from a previous task, said Giglio. “If I am feeling overwhelmed, it allows me return to something with a better mindset.” The coach of the Dundas Seahawks Special Olympics swim team, a Mac Athletes Care executive and a Physical Activity Centre for Excellence...