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...

Dedication, passion, motivation These are just a few of the qualities that Andrew Richards manifests, both on and off the court
Apr06

Dedication, passion, motivation These are just a few of the qualities that Andrew Richards manifests, both on and off the court

By: Camila Stupecka With the summer break around the corner, students are winding down in hopes of a quick and painless exam season. This is not the case for third-year outside hitter Andrew Richards and the rest of the McMaster men’s volleyball team. A week after Mac’s bronze medal performance at the U Sports national championships, the team is back at work preparing for a new season, getting ready to come back stronger and more...

Alcohol and university sports Examining the benefits and drawbacks of selling alcohol at varsity games
Mar31

Alcohol and university sports Examining the benefits and drawbacks of selling alcohol at varsity games

By: Justin Parker Alcohol and sports have a longstanding relationship. Whether it’s watching a game on TV at a bar or waiting in line at the concession stand, many spectators enjoy a drink while watching the game. This relationship gets a little bit more complicated for collegiate sports. At a venue where a significant percentage of attendees are likely underage, it is much tougher to ensure a safe and legal drinking environment for...