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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...

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 tougher. I immediately fell in...

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...