Varsity vitality The story behind the stats  of Danielle Boiago career
Mar23

Varsity vitality The story behind the stats of Danielle Boiago career

She is McMaster’s all-time leader in points and steals. Third on the Ontario University Athletics’ all-time scoring list. A two-time U Sports All-Canadian first team member. OUA player of the year, OUA Defensive Player of the Year and, as of last week, the first Marauder ever to win the Nan Coop U Sports National Player of the Year. You would be hard-pressed to find a better resumé in all of McMaster history, or have a conversation...

Individual Growth In a season falling short of expectations, Connor Gilmore’s All-Star campaign is something that Marauder fans can cheer for
Mar17

Individual Growth In a season falling short of expectations, Connor Gilmore’s All-Star campaign is something that Marauder fans can cheer for

By: Justin Parker It is amazing how much one year of hard work can pay off. Third-year forward Connor Gilmore was named as an Ontario University Athletics First-Team All-Star this year, his first major individual award since joining the Marauders. Gilmore has solidified himself as a strong leader on and off the court. “It’s a big honour for me. I couldn’t have done it without my teammates,” Gilmore said. “I’ve been put in a good...

Fixing the Final 8 problem Could an expansion of the national championship tournament make basketball relevant again?
Mar17

Fixing the Final 8 problem Could an expansion of the national championship tournament make basketball relevant again?

As Canadian university sports undergo a continued facelift, there is one area that fans who follow the league have questions about: the basketball Final 8 tournament. The format of the men’s basketball tournament has largely stayed the same since 1987. The men’s Final 8 was hosted in Halifax, N.S. for 24 years while the women’s has moved around. The tournament field is made up of two teams from Ontario University Athletics, two from...

Staying on course for next season The McMaster men’s basketball team are ready for next season with returning players and young leadership
Mar09

Staying on course for next season The McMaster men’s basketball team are ready for next season with returning players and young leadership

By: Justin Parker In a year that began with a promising 10-0 pre-season record and a championship at the Buddha Light International Association Cup in Taiwan, the Marauders’ men’s basketball team fell short of cracking the Ontario University Athletics Final Four. After a strong win over Windsor in the preliminary round, McMaster lost a tough match to the Carleton Ravens, who would go on to finish second in the tournament. While their...

Heartbreak in Kingston An incredible season came to an end as the McMaster women’s basketball team fell 55-54 to the Carleton Ravens in the OUA semifinal
Mar09

Heartbreak in Kingston An incredible season came to an end as the McMaster women’s basketball team fell 55-54 to the Carleton Ravens in the OUA semifinal

There are a lot of words you could use to describe the events of championship weekend: “almost,” “what if,” “I thought they had it.” All phrases bound to surface in the upcoming weeks, all dripping with a different type of agony that comes from being close, only to fall short at the final hurdle. The Ontario University Athletics semi-final with the Carleton Ravens was decided by just one point in a four-quarter thriller that came down...

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....