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...

Glen Grunwald hire bolsters an already strong athletic department Former Raptors and Knicks GM sets the bar for CIS athletic directors
Aug07

Glen Grunwald hire bolsters an already strong athletic department Former Raptors and Knicks GM sets the bar for CIS athletic directors

“GLEN GRUNWALD?!” is the exact text I received from a handful of people when they heard the news. Initially reported by Ted Michaels at CHML 900 and Scott Radley at The Hamilton Spectator, Glen Grunwald, former Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks general manager, will be McMaster University’s new Athletic Director. The University made the announcement official on Thursday morning. In terms of newsworthiness, this story trumps any CIS...

What it means to manage a team Anne Marie isn’t on the court. But she might be one of the most integral members of the McMaster Marauder’s women’s basketball team.
Jun06

What it means to manage a team Anne Marie isn’t on the court. But she might be one of the most integral members of the McMaster Marauder’s women’s basketball team.

Take a look through basketball rosters at almost every level – house league, university, and international. They all feature someone titled “team manager” or some variety of the term. There is no real information in those four syllables, though. Team managers are ubiquitous and necessary in basketball circles, but the job description varies from team to team. In a game where positions like centre and small forward are beginning...

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