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#CheerOnCanada with World Cup events

By Kristy Koehler, November 22 2018 — Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Olympics was quashed by city residents in a Nov. 13 plebiscite. Proponents of the games cited the potential net positive economic gain, putting Calgary on the world stage and perhaps most importantly, the boost to amateur sport in the city. Canada’s prowess…

NFL pledges funds for U of C’s concussion research program

By Kristy Koehler, November 22 2018 – Football has long been under fire for its high rates of player concussions. Professional leagues have responded, instituting new policies and rules to minimize traumatic head injuries. The Canadian Football League recently eliminated contact in practices and instituted an extra bye week to help reduce risk of player…

Labour dispute jeopardizes Roughnecks season

By Kristy Koehler, November 21 2018 – The first two weekends of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) season have been cancelled due to an ongoing labour dispute between the NLL and the Professional Lacrosse Players’ Association (PLPA) — the bargaining agency for the league’s players. The Calgary Roughnecks, a member of the NLL, have cancelled…

Is chess a sport? Yes, according to some experts

By Kristy Koehler, November 21 2018 — If you ask the people around you whether or not chess is a sport, chances are that most will say no. However, the Oxford English Dictionary defines a sport as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others…

U of C Australian Football Club brings university championship to Calgary

By Kristy Koehler, November 9 2018— The University of Calgary has a plethora of sporting options available, both at the varsity and club levels. One group looking to make an impact on the university’s sporting landscape is the Australian Football Club. Australian Football, known colloquially as Aussie Rules or just ‘footy,’ is surprisingly popular in…

The Shakespeare Company brings Hamlet madness to Calgary

By Kristy Koehler, November 1 2018 — “The play’s the thing,” says William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a famous soliloquy. This year, the play will be four very different things, as Haysam Kadri, artistic director of The Shakespeare Company, brings the Danish prince to life on stage in four creative presentations of one of Shakespeare’s most…

Dinos basketball opens season ahead of Pack the Jack

By Kristy Koehler, November 1 2018 — The University of Calgary Dinos men’s basketball team opened their season of Canada West conference play with a home court win on Oct. 26. The game began with a banner raising celebrating the team’s U Sports National Championship title win last year, the first in Dinos history. This…

Former tennis pro Andrew Ochotta provides big draw for Dinos

By Kristy Koehler, November 1 2018 — The University of Calgary Dinos have a big draw in former professional tennis player Andrew Ochotta. He played in the Australian Open, once practised with former number-one-ranked player Novak Djokovic and has travelled all over the world playing tennis. Due to strict eligibility rules imposed on former pro…

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