Marauder pride on and off the field OUA women's soccer second-team all star Mary Craig reflects on her experience as a gay athlete
Nov16

Marauder pride on and off the field OUA women's soccer second-team all star Mary Craig reflects on her experience as a gay athlete

By: Mary Craig When I was 16 I experienced two milestones in my life. The first was being part of a team that won a Women’s Soccer Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championship title. The second was coming out as gay. Both of these had a major impact on my life at the time, and still influence my life today. In life people always look to categorize themselves and others, and this tends to make people believe that we...

Back on track Although they were initially missing from the U Sports Top 10, the men’s volleyball team remains a force to be reckoned with
Nov16

Back on track Although they were initially missing from the U Sports Top 10, the men’s volleyball team remains a force to be reckoned with

By: Griffin Marsh The McMaster men’s volleyball team, the Ontario University Athletics defending champions, produced a dominant weekend of matches at Windsor and Western. This is how the team initially intended to start the season before their first OUA game resulted in a shocking loss. The OUA volleyball season is long. It is challenging and strong performances are asked of teams quickly. These are the lessons that the volleyball...

McMaster in Sports: Meet Sportsnet Producer Chris Black From failing engineering student to working on some of the biggest sporting events in recent history, Chris Black shares his journey and advice to students
Nov10

McMaster in Sports: Meet Sportsnet Producer Chris Black From failing engineering student to working on some of the biggest sporting events in recent history, Chris Black shares his journey and advice to students

When Chris Black first started at McMaster University in 2002, he was chasing a career in engineering. By the time he graduated in 2006 he had a full time job, but not in engineering management like he originally thought. Black found himself as a story editor for TSN. After barely making it out of his first year, Black soon realized that the engineering field was not for him so he made the switch to economics. With a lighter workload,...

Flipping with excitement After the departure of their long tenured coach, the Mac wrestling team is revitalized and energized to tackle a new season and dominate the competition
Nov09

Flipping with excitement After the departure of their long tenured coach, the Mac wrestling team is revitalized and energized to tackle a new season and dominate the competition

The world of sports is no stranger to near-constant coaching changes, with some teams considering installing a revolving door in the coach’s office. That has not been the case for the McMaster wrestling team as it has been under the watchful eye of coach Nick Cipriano for the last 36 years. But at the end of the 2016-2017 season that ended with an Ontario University Athletics silver medal finish for the men’s team and fourth place for...

Not all that glimmers is gold The first round bye seemed to haunt the men’s soccer team as their quest to glory was put on hold for yet another year after a disastrous championship weekend in York
Nov09

Not all that glimmers is gold The first round bye seemed to haunt the men’s soccer team as their quest to glory was put on hold for yet another year after a disastrous championship weekend in York

The Marauders were flying high entering their quarterfinal matchup against the reigning Ontario University Athletics champions, the Guelph Gryphons. Mac was administered a tough task against the Gryphons, knowing Guelph had previously won their first round matchup with ease. Coming off a bye week, the Marauders were well rested and determined to capture the trophy so many other teams sought after. Despite a season with questionable...

Laurier flies high over McMaster In a season marred by an inconsistent offence, McMaster fell short of the OUA finals once again at the hands of the Golden Hawks
Nov09

Laurier flies high over McMaster In a season marred by an inconsistent offence, McMaster fell short of the OUA finals once again at the hands of the Golden Hawks

After ending the regular season with a rough 40-15 loss to the Laurier Golden Hawks on Oct. 2, the McMaster Marauders’ win against the Queen’s Gaels on Oct. 28 brought them back to Waterloo for the Ontario University Athletics semi-final game. And reminiscent of the last time, the Marauders’ playoff season was brought to an end with a disappointing 16-9 loss. Thanks to an early 11-yard touchdown run by the Golden Hawks’ running back...