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Mac’s wake-up call Upper year defensive players bring grit to home opener, but McMaster football has room to grow
Sep14

Mac’s wake-up call Upper year defensive players bring grit to home opener, but McMaster football has room to grow

The highly anticipated home opener for the U Sports No. 7 McMaster Marauders against No. 4 Western Mustangs left Mac fans and players disappointed after a 29-14 loss. With a total of only 13 first downs for the entire game, the Marauders’ young and inexperienced offence had a hard time against the Mustangs’ more seasoned defence. All three quarterbacks got a chance to touch the ball throughout the game. Dylan Astrom played briefly in...

A Good First Step The McMaster football team has another strong start to their season, boasting a tough defence and a new starting quarterback
Sep07

A Good First Step The McMaster football team has another strong start to their season, boasting a tough defence and a new starting quarterback

The Marauders began their season in an unusual way by taking their bye week during the first week of the Ontario University Athletics season. While other teams were starting their regular season, McMaster had the opportunity to play host to the Saskatchewan Huskies for the first time in team history. This was also the first time since 1994 that the Marauders have played an interlock preseason game. “This was a good opportunity for us...

Pre-Welcome Week football Adapting to coaching changes is a priority for both teams
Aug04

Pre-Welcome Week football Adapting to coaching changes is a priority for both teams

Taking place on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at Ron Joyce Stadium, this exhibition between the McMaster Marauders and the Saskatchewan Huskies involves similar storylines for both. Each will want to show the ability to contend on a national scale despite coaching changes. The Marauders team continues to set their sights high with the Vanier Cup being the end-goal. While it is easy to get caught up in immediate results, the priority and gameplan...

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...