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What I learned while covering Mac sports Reflecting on what I learned in my final year at the Silhouette and McMaster, and how I was able to figure out what’s next
Apr04

What I learned while covering Mac sports Reflecting on what I learned in my final year at the Silhouette and McMaster, and how I was able to figure out what’s next

Photos by Catherine Goce This time last year, I was contemplating what my future in the sports industry would look like. I had just wrapped up my first year as the Silhouette’s sports reporter and though I gained a ton of valuable skills and experiences, I was really unsure if I wanted to continue as a sports writer. Though despite my doubts, I saw the doors that opened for me through this job and I decided to give it another shot in...

Vanessa Matyas’ journey from McMaster to NFL Canada Bringing the NFL to Canada with Vanessa Matyas’ and how hard work and perseverance led her there
Mar07

Vanessa Matyas’ journey from McMaster to NFL Canada Bringing the NFL to Canada with Vanessa Matyas’ and how hard work and perseverance led her there

Photo by Kyle West In Canada there are no National Football League teams, so the way fans choose who they will support is by following in the footsteps of their family or friends, or by becoming in awe of a certain player that leads them to a team. For Vanessa Matyas, marketing & media manager for NFL Canada, the former is how her journey with the NFL began. Growing up Canadian, Toronto teams like the Toronto Raptors and the Maple...

Celebrating Black Marauders past and present Taking a look at Black student-athletes who have played an integral role in the McMaster Athletics community, both past and present
Feb28

Celebrating Black Marauders past and present Taking a look at Black student-athletes who have played an integral role in the McMaster Athletics community, both past and present

Photo C/O Kyle West In the McMaster Athletics Hall of Fame, there are seven Black athletes, trainers and coaches who have made significant contributions to Marauder history over the years. Whether it was on the field or court or giving support to their team, the Black history of McMaster Athletics is undeniable. Fast forward to today and there are a number of Black athletes at McMaster today who are also contributing to McMaster...

How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field
Feb14

How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field

Photos by Catherine Goce Matt and Rachel Basketball & Volleyball When Rachel Woock was in her first year at McMaster, she immediately fell for Matt Quiring. The tall blonde basketball player was on her mind for quite some time but like most men, Quiring was too oblivious to notice. Putting her feelings aside, the two remained friends for a while until a falling out stopped them from speaking to each other for a month. It was not...

Vanier Cup winning coach Ptaszek returns to the maroon and grey After leaving the maroon and grey following three Vanier appearances, Ptaszek discusses his return to McMaster and building for the 2019 season
Feb01

Vanier Cup winning coach Ptaszek returns to the maroon and grey After leaving the maroon and grey following three Vanier appearances, Ptaszek discusses his return to McMaster and building for the 2019 season

Photos C/O Kyle West When Coach Ptaszek was presented with the offer to be the head coach at a program he had called home for over 10 years, there was no way he could refuse. “It wasn’t just a job for 10 years, it was more than that,” said Ptaszek. “A lot has changed over the last two and a half years, but there’s still a lot of the great people around the campus and football program which made it a very, very exciting...

Mac football falls out of playoffs following coach’s firing The McMaster men’s football team loses in the first round of the playoffs following the firing of head coach Greg Knox
Nov01

Mac football falls out of playoffs following coach’s firing The McMaster men’s football team loses in the first round of the playoffs following the firing of head coach Greg Knox

Photos by Kyle West, Silhouette Photo Archives The 2018 McMaster University men’s football season has come to an early end, losing to Carleton University in the first round of the playoffs. This is the earliest that the Marauders have been knocked out of the Ontario University Athletics playoffs since 2015. The game was off to a slow start for the Marauders, who were as much as 25 points behind in the first half, but they managed to...