Marauders hoop it up McMaster’s men’s and women’s basketball teams support Best Buddies McMaster’s “Hooping it Up” event
Apr02

Marauders hoop it up McMaster’s men’s and women’s basketball teams support Best Buddies McMaster’s “Hooping it Up” event

On March 20, the Best Buddies McMaster University Chapter hosted Best Buddies Canada’s annual Hooping it Up event. The event was a free-throw competition that took place in elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities across Canada. For a $2 donation to your Best Buddies chapter, students will attempt to sink as many baskets as possible within 60 seconds. Best Buddies Canada is an organization that promotes one-on-one...

Sneakerhead McMaster guard Jacob Edwards shares his passion for collecting sneakers and the highlights of his first year with the Mac basketball program
Mar15

Sneakerhead McMaster guard Jacob Edwards shares his passion for collecting sneakers and the highlights of his first year with the Mac basketball program

Sneakerhead culture first began in the United States in the 1980s thanks to basketball — specifically the emergence of hip-hop music and Michael Jordan’s shoe line. Today it is a worldwide movement where people who love sneakers will spend time, money and effort expressing themselves through the soles on their feet. One student at McMaster who embraces this lifestyle to the fullest is sneakerhead and first-year player on the McMaster...

Down but not out Their OUA Critelli Cup final may have ended in a loss, but the McMaster women’s basketball team is ready to bring their all to the U Sports Championships
Mar08

Down but not out Their OUA Critelli Cup final may have ended in a loss, but the McMaster women’s basketball team is ready to bring their all to the U Sports Championships

In playoff games, especially in basketball, one should always expect the unexpected. The McMaster women’s basketball team experienced a little taste of their own “March Madness” during the Ontario University Athletics Critelli Cup playoffs. Leading up to the playoffs, the Marauders proved to not only to those watching but to themselves what they were made of. When several key players graduated at the end of last season, it was up to...

A tale of two seasons As the men’s basketball team gains momentum just in time for the post-season, starting forward Matt Quiring reflects on a season of ups and downs
Feb15

A tale of two seasons As the men’s basketball team gains momentum just in time for the post-season, starting forward Matt Quiring reflects on a season of ups and downs

In an interesting season that has seen its fair share of ups and downs, the men’s basketball team has not seen much consistency. However, there is one consistent player who has donned the maroon since pre-season tipped off. Third-year forward Matt Quiring is the only player on the Marauders to start every possible game this season, playing in one more game than guard Kareem Collins. “Just trying to stay consistent and stay in the...

Hanaka impact Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka brings grit and experience to a star-studded women’s basketball team through a dominant season
Feb08

Hanaka impact Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka brings grit and experience to a star-studded women’s basketball team through a dominant season

The McMaster women’s basketball team has returned from Thunder Bay, the last stop of their five-city road trip, and are now sitting comfortably in first place of the Ontario University Athletics West Division. One of the biggest contributors to the team is fourth-year guard Hilary Hanaka, who leads the team with an average of 16 points per game. Though she is now a key component of the winning team, Hanaka did not find it easy to...

Harper steps forward After the departure of star player Danielle Boiago, Linnaea Harper is one of a few key players leading the women’s basketball team in competing for gold once again
Feb01

Harper steps forward After the departure of star player Danielle Boiago, Linnaea Harper is one of a few key players leading the women’s basketball team in competing for gold once again

Once again, the women’s basketball team is securely in the U Sports top 10, maintaining their ranking throughout the season. The Marauders’ program is usually a stalwart in the national rankings, but this year looks a little different than those in recent memory. Entering the 2017-2018 season, the Mac women found themselves without their top scorer and one of the most dominant basketball players in the country, Danielle Boiago. The...