Something special As the undefeated men’s volleyball team continue to steam roll the competition, we catch up with leader and fifth-year starter Brandon Koppers
Jan26

Something special As the undefeated men’s volleyball team continue to steam roll the competition, we catch up with leader and fifth-year starter Brandon Koppers

By Griffin Marsh Much has been written in this newspaper about McMaster’s volleyball programs over the previous weeks. The men’s and women’s teams have had their fair share of success in the shape of sweeping victories, both at home and away from Burridge Gym.  This week there is a chance to catch our breath from this exhausting and full season and focus on a player who is both a leader for the men’s volleyball team and a star...

Maroon under water The McMaster swimming team prepare for the 2018 OUA Championships with three meets in six days
Jan26

Maroon under water The McMaster swimming team prepare for the 2018 OUA Championships with three meets in six days

Following a successful training camp in Florida over the winter break, the McMaster University swimming team is back in action. After having the opportunity to bask in some much needed sun during outdoor training, the Marauders returned north of the border to prepare for the upcoming Ontario University Athletic swimming championship on Feb. 8. For head coach and McMaster Hall of Fame swimmer Grey Fairley, Marauder pride runs deep...

Back in action After gaining back their fifth-year starter Aleks Arsovic, the women’s volleyball team looks better than ever as they head into the second half of the season
Jan26

Back in action After gaining back their fifth-year starter Aleks Arsovic, the women’s volleyball team looks better than ever as they head into the second half of the season

Crossing the mid-point of the 2017-2018 season, the McMaster women’s volleyball team find themselves sitting alone atop the Ontario University Athletics West division. With six other teams in the West vying for the number one spot, the Marauders continue to execute their game plan in each contest, dominating their opponents. After a close loss to start the season, the Mac women have rattled off 10 consecutive wins, leaving the Ryerson...

You can go home again After three years abroad in a journeyman collegiate career, Sasha Simic returns home to Canada as a key piece of the Marauders’ rotation
Jan23

You can go home again After three years abroad in a journeyman collegiate career, Sasha Simic returns home to Canada as a key piece of the Marauders’ rotation

Reviewing the box score following McMaster University’s men’s basketball team’s 90-76 victory over the Western Mustangs, one stat line stands out: 21 points, seven rebounds and one assist. It is safe to say that was a huge night for Kitchener native Sasha Simic. Simic first picked up a basketball at the age of six years old, but at the time it was just one of many sports the young athlete played. It wasn’t until Simic’s older brother...

Rising to the challenge Mac’s newest wrestling coach opens up about how he’s tackling his new role
Jan23

Rising to the challenge Mac’s newest wrestling coach opens up about how he’s tackling his new role

In high school, the man now in charge of McMaster’s wrestling team called soccer his true passion. So when Cleo Ncube took up wrestling to get stronger during the soccer offseason, he had no idea the sport would take him so far. Making the provincial team within his first year of wrestling, Ncube also went on to win a Canadian Interuniversity Sport silver medal for Brock University. Soon enough, Ncube was a three-time Senior Canadian...

Long time running As the Mac cross-country team shifts to their winter season, track star Erin Mawhinney details her race prep and what leads to the program’s success
Jan18

Long time running As the Mac cross-country team shifts to their winter season, track star Erin Mawhinney details her race prep and what leads to the program’s success

By any measure, the McMaster cross-country team had a good outdoor season, consistently placing in the top 10 of the tournaments they attended. They ultimately capped off their season with a fourth-place finish for the men and a seventh-place finish for the women at the U Sports national championship in Victoria, British Columbia. The team now looks to build on that earlier success this coming winter term. Cross-country is a unique...