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Smooth sailing for Dinos football en route to Vanier Cup

By Tommy Osborne, November 22 2016 — Following an impressive 50—24 victory over the St. Francis Xavier University X-Men, the University of Calgary Dinos extended their season and will face the Laval University Rouge et Or in the Vanier Cup on Nov. 26. Led by head coach Wayne Harris, the Dinos boast a 9–2 record…

Five stand-out players from the Mitchell Bowl

By Tommy Osborne, November 22 2016 — The University of Calgary Dinos won a blowout 50–24 game against the St. Francis of Xavier X-Men in the Mitchell Bowl on Nov. 19. The Dinos cruised through the second half of the game and will now compete in the Vanier Cup in Hamilton on Nov. 26. The…

Five stand-out players from the Hardy Cup

By Tommy Osborne, November 15 2016 — The University of Calgary Dinos won a 46–43 nailbiter against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds on Nov. 12. With the win, the Dinos advanced to the U Sports Mitchell Bowl, where they’ll compete for a position in the Vanier Cup. Though the Hardy Cup victory was a…

Dinos men’s basketball off to early head start

By Tommy Osborne, November 15 2016 — Coming off a 17–3 season that ended in a Canada West Championship, the Dinos men’s basketball team hopes to achieve greater success and bring home the University of Calgary’s first national championship title. But head coach Dan Vanhooren emphasized that the team cannot rest on the accolades of…

Dinos swim team looking to dive into national championships

By Tommy Osborne, November 1 2016 — The University of Calgary swim team proudly displays their motto on the walls of their pool. “We will dominate Canadian swimming by our unprecedented work ethic and team unity” it reads. It’s a philosophy that has led to a history of storied success from Dinos athletes on both…

Fantasy sports desensitize fans to athlete health

By Tommy Osborne, November 1 2016 — When fall returns NFL fans rejoice  — not only because they can watch their favourite teams, but also because it means another season of fantasy football. The online game that allows players to construct a team and compete with friends has become an important aspect of sport culture….

Dinos women’s basketball team showcases influx of new talent

By Tommy Osborne, October 18 2016 — Amidst the competitive atmosphere, constant calls of encouragement from teammates and the ever-present voice of head coach Damian Jennings, one thing is abundantly clear about the 2016–17 Dinos women’s basketball team — the chemistry is something special. Despite welcoming 10 new players — over half of the current…

Spoopy scary skeleton war rages on

By Tommy Osborne, October 11 2016 — As Halloween approaches, the Skeleton War grows larger with each passing day. With no end in sight, the casualties continue to mount as the skeleton army fights defiantly. Skeletons all over the globe have taken up arms to support their skele-troops in battle. While the war has shifted…

Five standout players from the Battle of Alberta

By Tommy Osborne, October 4 2016 — The University of Calgary Dinos football team obliterated the University of Alberta Golden Bears 50–15 on Oct. 1 in the Battle of Alberta. It was an exciting night for Dinos fans, with pre-game events and an appearance from Juno-winning band Dear Rouge who played before the game and…

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