One step at a time As one of 10 Marauders invited to the CFL regional combine, starting linebacker Eric Mezzalira recounts his experience while preparing for the national stage
Mar22

One step at a time As one of 10 Marauders invited to the CFL regional combine, starting linebacker Eric Mezzalira recounts his experience while preparing for the national stage

By: Lucas Uggenti The Canadian Football League announced on Thursday, March 1 they would be hosting three regional combines to showcase some of the top talent that Canadian university football has to offer. This is the sixth consecutive year the CFL is hosting this event, as it gives another opportunity for skilled players to demonstrate their abilities and earn an invitation to the CFL combine. The regional combine McMaster was...

Mac thinks pink McMaster volunteers and varsity athletes decked out in pink came out in full force to support breast cancer awareness for Think Pink Week
Jan18

Mac thinks pink McMaster volunteers and varsity athletes decked out in pink came out in full force to support breast cancer awareness for Think Pink Week

As students spent time adjusting to the new semester, the week of Jan. 8 was also the beginning of one of McMaster Athletics’ most highly anticipated events. Athletes from different sports brought out their pink accessories for Think Pink, a week-long fundraiser in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. Think Pink started as an initiative by the University of Waterloo’s women’s basketball team. Over the last seven...

One year later with Glen McMaster Athletics director Glen Grunwald chats about his successes and memories after completing his first year with the department
Oct08

One year later with Glen McMaster Athletics director Glen Grunwald chats about his successes and memories after completing his first year with the department

With his first year as Athletic Director in the books, Glen Grunwald reflects on a successful year for McMaster Athletics. Various championship banners finding their place on the walls of the David Braley Athletic Centre and corporate partnership announcements continue to place McMaster sports amongst the best in the country. Grunwald is no stranger to the world of sports. He has previously served as general manager for the Toronto...

Baseball season recap Covering the bases of the Marauders’ Baseball team’s first few games of the season
Oct01

Baseball season recap Covering the bases of the Marauders’ Baseball team’s first few games of the season

By: John Bauer Halfway into coach Adam Strongman’s second year at the helm of the McMaster Men’s Baseball team, it appears that his team is still at least a year away from contending with the OUA’s best. The good news for the team is that junior outfielders Michael Campagnolo and Michael Westlake have been the offensive leaders for the team through 10 games, with major contributions from freshman Andy Falcon-Gonzalez and senior Travis...

More than just a medal With the help of her sister who is battling cancer, McMaster's Riley Allison won gold at the OUA figure skating championships in an event she had not competed in for two years
Mar12

More than just a medal With the help of her sister who is battling cancer, McMaster's Riley Allison won gold at the OUA figure skating championships in an event she had not competed in for two years

In her own words, this year should have been “catastrophic.” Riley Allison, a fourth-year kinesiology student at McMaster, won a gold medal at the OUA figure skating championships this year, in the same year her sister, Carley, was rediagnosed with cancer. Riley had not competed in the individual event since 2012, let alone medal. “It’s the first year I’ve done it since my first year because [the coaches] have been giving it to...

Tackling concussions in the OUA Taking a look at what happens when a university athlete suffers a concussion, and the dangers associated with the lack of awareness about brain injuries
Feb12

Tackling concussions in the OUA Taking a look at what happens when a university athlete suffers a concussion, and the dangers associated with the lack of awareness about brain injuries

Concussions are a hot topic in sporting circles, and for good reason. Suffering multiple brain injuries has been linked to degenerative neurological diseases, like Alzheimer’s. Recent research has discovered improved methods of treatment and diagnosis, but implementation of that research is lagging behind. The lack of policy and awareness has already had real-world consequences on Canadian Interuniversity Sport. One CIS football...