More than just student-athletes With the school year winding down, three Marauders are using their platforms as student-athletes to make a positive impact in their community
Apr06

More than just student-athletes With the school year winding down, three Marauders are using their platforms as student-athletes to make a positive impact in their community

For swimmer and fourth-year biology student Victoria Giglio, staying busy is just a way of life. “I find that by keeping busy and doing multiple things, it helps me take a break from a previous task, said Giglio. “If I am feeling overwhelmed, it allows me return to something with a better mindset.” The coach of the Dundas Seahawks Special Olympics swim team, a Mac Athletes Care executive and a Physical Activity Centre for Excellence...

The string of championship triumphs has ended After an eventful season, the women’s rugby team failed to repeat gold medal win
Nov10

The string of championship triumphs has ended After an eventful season, the women’s rugby team failed to repeat gold medal win

By: Eamon Hillis For the McMaster women’s rugby squad, the 2016 season came to a disappointing conclusion on Nov. 6 at the University Sports Championships, held in Victoria, BC.  The U Sports tournament ran from Nov. 3-6 and hosted an impressive field of teams. The Marauders were looking to repeat their 2015 gold medal performance, but were unsuccessful. “The teams were very good this year, and the road to the championship was...

Down, but not out While the McMaster women’s rugby team lost the OUA championship game to Guelph, their season is far from over
Nov03

Down, but not out While the McMaster women’s rugby team lost the OUA championship game to Guelph, their season is far from over

It was always going to be a tough match. The Ontario University Athletics championship game pitted the two remaining undefeated teams in the league. Having dominated their respective divisions, McMaster and Guelph had yet to face each other this season, and there were high expectations of top-class rugby coming into the match. Last year, Mac conquered Guelph in the OUA championship game, and proceeded to win the Canadian...

Cleaning up their mistakes Following a disappointing loss to the Guelph Gryphons over the weekend, the men’s rugby team begins to prepare for playoff rugby
Oct27

Cleaning up their mistakes Following a disappointing loss to the Guelph Gryphons over the weekend, the men’s rugby team begins to prepare for playoff rugby

By: Eamon Hillis The McMaster men’s rugby squad took a trip to Guelph on Oct. 21 for a battle against the undefeated Gryphons. The Marauders were looking to avenge last season’s 47-15 Ontario University Athletics semi-final loss, but were unsuccessful. The Gryphons easily walked through the McMaster men 56-3, who finishing the regular season with a perfect 8-0 record. Guelph was the only team to be undefeated this season, and they...

Bring on the Gryphons After a commanding semi-final win over the Western Mustangs, Mac looks ahead to their rematch of last year’s OUA championship game
Oct27

Bring on the Gryphons After a commanding semi-final win over the Western Mustangs, Mac looks ahead to their rematch of last year’s OUA championship game

All is going to plan for the McMaster women’s rugby team. Heading into playoffs as the no. 1 ranked team in the University Sports standings, Mac continued their title defence in semi-final action against the Western Mustangs. Having faced each other two weeks ago, Mac was looking to replicate a 43-7 win that would secure a spot in the Ontario University Athletics championship game. Under the lights at Ron Joyce Stadium on Oct. 21, Mac...

Ending the season strong One more win could see the McMaster men’s rugby team secure a first-round bye
Oct20

Ending the season strong One more win could see the McMaster men’s rugby team secure a first-round bye

By: Griffin Marsh As the fall break got underway, the McMaster Men’s Rugby team took on the Laurier Golden Hawks in an afternoon clash on Ten-Acre field. The Marauders showed their depth, scoring from a variety of sources, and made light work of the Golden Hawks, leading to a commanding 37-7 victory. It was another positive result in a strong run of form, since a frustrating loss to the Queen’s Gaels on Sept 24. In the last three...