Get to know your Marauders There's a lot more to Marshall Ferguson than his football abilities
Mar27

Get to know your Marauders There's a lot more to Marshall Ferguson than his football abilities

Q: If you could hang out with a celebrity for a day, dead or alive, who would it be?   A: “Paul McCartney for the stories and a ukulele lesson over beers”   Q: Who is your role model?   A: “Tom Brady. He is the ultimate leader and I pattern my 40 time after him.”   Q: Why did you choose your sport?   A: “I was forced to play football by a high school basketball coach that wanted my teammates and I to get...

The Marauder Triathlon Family Over the past decade, McMaster has seen an influx of elite triathletes that make their mark in cross country, the pool and the roads
Mar26

The Marauder Triathlon Family Over the past decade, McMaster has seen an influx of elite triathletes that make their mark in cross country, the pool and the roads

Every year, McMaster University manages to attract several talented student athletes that show their drive and passion in the sport that matters most to them. Among this diverse group of student-athletes, however, lies a different breed — Triathletes. These high-performance athletes train for and perfect not just one sport, but three. Swimming, cycling and running. For Marauder alumni and elite triathlete Taylor Reid, training for...

How sports has changed my life All it took was one experience to both open my eyes and help me realize that sports would always be a part of my life
Mar26

How sports has changed my life All it took was one experience to both open my eyes and help me realize that sports would always be a part of my life

When I was first accepted to McMaster University, there were a lot of questions I asked myself before I decided to come here. Would I have great opportunities here? Would I make friends? Would I fit in? With all of the struggles that being a freshman in university brings, I knew that in order to find my place I had to find something I was interested in, and use that to my advantage. My first year at the school would be the year that...

Three Marauders say good bye The women’s basketball season is over, and for three of the team’s key players, that means the last year of their five-year eligibility - the end of their McMaster basketball career
Mar19

Three Marauders say good bye The women’s basketball season is over, and for three of the team’s key players, that means the last year of their five-year eligibility - the end of their McMaster basketball career

For the vast majority of Canadian Interuniversity Sport athletes, their university career is the final stage of their serious sporting life. Sure, there will be recreational leagues, pick-up games and being a spare body at practices for other teams. But none of those compare as a level competition. In professional sports, athletes struggle to figure out when their careers are really over. Steve Nash has battled the decision in...

Captain Morgan takes on the world Marauders cross country captain Blair Morgan is headed to the FISU World Cross Country Championships in Uganda, Africa
Mar19

Captain Morgan takes on the world Marauders cross country captain Blair Morgan is headed to the FISU World Cross Country Championships in Uganda, Africa

A couple of weeks ago, Blair Morgan had no idea that he would be racing at the FISU World Cross Country Championships in Uganda, Africa. Morgan – the Captain of the Marauders track and cross country team – was named one of the alternates of the team after his stellar race at the CIS Cross country Championships in November that saw him place 11th overall. This top 15 finish solidified his spot as a CIS all-star. “I found out about a...

A rookie makes his mark It only took one game in the first week of the season for Danny Vandervoort to make an impression on the Marauders football program and he is only continuing to prove himself.
Mar13

A rookie makes his mark It only took one game in the first week of the season for Danny Vandervoort to make an impression on the Marauders football program and he is only continuing to prove himself.

Marauder football rookie Danny Vandervoort had a season that many veterans work all their careers to achieve, and it’s only his first year playing at the university level. It didn’t take long at all for the Barrie, Ont. native to find his place in the Marauder football club and prove to many that he was going to be a starter this season. The Bear Creek Secondary School graduate topped off his rookie season with 31 total catches for...