Daly returns to Marauders Following Greg Knox’s off-season hires, newly hired defensive assistant Mike Daly opens up on his relationship with Knox and his expectations for the 2017 season
Jan19

Daly returns to Marauders Following Greg Knox’s off-season hires, newly hired defensive assistant Mike Daly opens up on his relationship with Knox and his expectations for the 2017 season

By: Eamon Hillis In preparation for the upcoming 2017 season, the McMaster football program has made significant staffing changes within their organization. Spearheaded by head coach Greg Knox, these changes come following a disappointing 2016 season in which the Marauders were eliminated in the Ontario University Athletics semi-final by Wilfred Laurier. One of the team’s most intriguing additions this off-season is the former...

Too little, too late for Marauders McMaster football bounced from postseason play as comeback attempt falls flat against Laurier
Nov10

Too little, too late for Marauders McMaster football bounced from postseason play as comeback attempt falls flat against Laurier

By: Griffin Marsh Saturday marked a difficult end to the McMaster football team’s 2016 season. The Marauders suffered a disappointing loss to the University Sports No. 5 ranked Laurier Golden Hawks on Nov. 5, falling 21-19 after coming up just short on a late comeback attempt. It is no surprise that this team, often ranked in the Top 10 in Canada, had Vanier Cup goals in mind. To bow out in the Ontario University Athletics semi-finals...

“Trust it, believe it, do it” The McMaster football team advances to the OUA semi-finals following a late defensive stand against the rival Gryphons
Nov03

“Trust it, believe it, do it” The McMaster football team advances to the OUA semi-finals following a late defensive stand against the rival Gryphons

By: Justin Parker Defence ultimately decideS who moves on in the playoffs. This time, Mac stood tall. The Marauders are headed to the Ontario University Athletics semi-finals following a nail-biter ending that saw Guelph march down the field during the final minute of regulation. Down six, Guelph nearly completed the comeback if it weren’t for fifth-year defensive back Keldyn Ahlstedt’s last-second interception in the Marauders’ end...

Shifting into playoff gear Mac offence keeps pace but falls short in windy London, setting up a homecoming rematch on Oct. 29 against the Guelph Gryphons
Oct27

Shifting into playoff gear Mac offence keeps pace but falls short in windy London, setting up a homecoming rematch on Oct. 29 against the Guelph Gryphons

By: Justin Parker The McMaster football team traveled to London on Oct. 22, in a three-way tie with Western and Laurier for first place in the Ontario University Athletics standings. After a hard fought game that pitted McMaster’s top defence against Western’s high-powered offence, the Mustangs ultimately came out on top 19-18, dropping Mac to third place in the OUA heading into the playoffs. High winds hindered both teams in their...

It’s the final countdown With one game left in the regular season, McMaster looks to knock off Western from the top of the OUA standings
Oct20

It’s the final countdown With one game left in the regular season, McMaster looks to knock off Western from the top of the OUA standings

Momentum in sports is a tricky thing. Sometimes it isn’t enough to be good when you need it. As a team, you have to play well before that big game, or that deep playoff run, to fine-tune your performances and ensure that, when the time comes, you are not starting from scratch. With a four-game win streak under their belt, the Mac men know this better than anyone, and are looking to ride that momentum when it matters most. Sitting on a...

Mac grounds Gryphons A second half surge seals a homecoming victory for the Mac men
Oct06

Mac grounds Gryphons A second half surge seals a homecoming victory for the Mac men

And the crowd goes wild. McMaster gave their fans something to cheer for on Oct. 1 in their showdown against Guelph, avenging last year’s loss with a 27-15 victory at home over the Gryphons. With the win, McMaster remains perfect in their last 16 homecoming appearances, and improves to a solid 4-1 record on the season. But it wasn’t easy. Tight through the first two quarters, Mac failed to hit their offensive stride, trailing Guelph...