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Harper and Gates catching fire as they lead women’s basketball to #5 in Canada Sitting on top of the OUA West, the women’s basketball team is stuffing the stat sheet on their way to another successful season thanks to a balanced roster
Nov29

Harper and Gates catching fire as they lead women’s basketball to #5 in Canada Sitting on top of the OUA West, the women’s basketball team is stuffing the stat sheet on their way to another successful season thanks to a balanced roster

Photos by Kyle West The women’s basketball team is off to a red-hot start this season. Currently ranked fifth in the country, the Marauders have been spreading the ball effectively all season, averaging an Ontario University Athletics-leading 19.2 assists per game, allowing several players to contribute to the team’s 7-2 record. Two of the team’s biggest contributors this season are second-year guard Sarah Gates and fifth-year forward...

From Mac to the NBA: Meghan McPeak’s journey in broadcasting How Meghan McPeak went from calling McMaster basketball games to becoming a trailblazer in NBA broadcasting history
Nov29

From Mac to the NBA: Meghan McPeak’s journey in broadcasting How Meghan McPeak went from calling McMaster basketball games to becoming a trailblazer in NBA broadcasting history

Photo C/O Alexandra Vergyris When Meghan McPeak first picked up a basketball as a young girl, like a lot of basketball-loving kids, professional dreams were soon on her mind. Growing up with a family who watched and played sports, a father who played baseball and a brother who played basketball, baseball and soccer, sports were destined to be a part of McPeak’s life. Being a tall kid growing up, a friend of McPeak’s encouraged her to...

Taking care of business before the break Here is everything you need to know about the Marauders’ end-of-year schedule
Nov29

Taking care of business before the break Here is everything you need to know about the Marauders’ end-of-year schedule

Photo by Kyle West As December and the holidays approach, so does exam season. And for McMaster student-athletes, that means hitting the books and taking a step back from the athlete side of things. But as November comes to a close, there are still a few more games Mac fans can check out. Basketball Both the men’s and women’s teams will take on the York University Lions this Friday at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. The women are ranked No. 5 in...

Basketball coach Tatham reflects on facing his old team Head coach Patrick Tatham reflects on changes, wins and losses and facing old friends
Nov22

Basketball coach Tatham reflects on facing his old team Head coach Patrick Tatham reflects on changes, wins and losses and facing old friends

Photos by Kyle West Marauders basketball has been off to a great start this season. With a fresh new team and home opener win, things were starting to look up when the McMaster men’s basketball team defeated the nationally-ranked Brock University Badgers, giving them a 3-0 record. This success is a result of head coach Patrick Tatham’s 2018-19 season changes. After having a slow start to the 2017 season losing nine games straight,...

Weekend warriors A quick recap of this past weekend’s on-the-court leaders
Nov15

Weekend warriors A quick recap of this past weekend’s on-the-court leaders

Photo by Kyle West Sarah Gates, women’s basketball It was a big weekend up north for the second-year guard. In the first of the women’s team’s two weekend contests, Gates led the team in scoring with a career 24 points in their 91-44 beat down against the Nipissing University Lakers. The next night, she did it again, bringing in another 24 points to help the team win a much closer game against the Laurentian University Voyageurs. Her...

McCulloch previews Mac’s men’s basketball team’s season ahead David McCulloch looks back on last season and describes the McMaster men’s basketball team’s hopes and strategies for the upcoming year
Nov01

McCulloch previews Mac’s men’s basketball team’s season ahead David McCulloch looks back on last season and describes the McMaster men’s basketball team’s hopes and strategies for the upcoming year

Photos by Kyle West By Adriana Skaljin As an upper-year veteran of the McMaster men’s basketball team, David McCulloch has experienced the ups and downs of the team for the past five years. He is now in his final year at McMaster, completing a degree in kinesiology, and in his final season with the team. McCulloch, who plays guard, describes the team dynamic as one strengthened by talented players and a high level of sportsmanship....