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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...

QB Andreas Dueck’s impact on Mac football’s run to the playoffs Andreas Dueck’s second year as a Marauder, first year as a starter and everything in between
Oct25

QB Andreas Dueck’s impact on Mac football’s run to the playoffs Andreas Dueck’s second year as a Marauder, first year as a starter and everything in between

Photo C/O Rick Zazulak When Andreas Dueck arrived at McMaster University last year, he arrived ready to fight for his spot. With the departure of former starting quarterback Asher Hastings, the team was looking for the next young player to step up to the plate. After going back and forth competing for the starting position with Dylan Astrom, the role was given to fellow newcomer Jackson White. White led the Marauders for the rest of...

What the Marauders were up to this reading week Not everybody was on a break during reading week, so here’s what you may have missed in Mac sports
Oct18

What the Marauders were up to this reading week Not everybody was on a break during reading week, so here’s what you may have missed in Mac sports

Photo by Kyle West While many of us were “studying” (it’s fine if you didn’t study, no judgement here) this past reading week, many McMaster athletes were busy competing in their last few regular season games. Here are four key things you may have missed during the reading week. 1. The Mac women’s rugby team started their reading week off on fire, defeating the Wilfred Laurier University Golden Hawks 109-0 in their Ontario University...

Five reasons you should wake up this friday to watch McMaster football
Oct04

Five reasons you should wake up this friday to watch McMaster football

Photos By Kyle West On Friday morning at 11 a.m., the McMaster Marauders will face the Queen’s University Gaels in an early, early, EARLY Friday Night Lights. And yes, some of you will be in classes and some of you may even be still sleeping, but if you will be doing neither, here are five reasons as to why you should come on down to Ron Joyce Stadium for some good ol’ football. McMaster is currently in fourth place in the Ontario...