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Online streaming changes sports experience

By David Song, November 17, 2015 — In order to watch professional sporting events, fans used to have to either show up in person or sit down in front of their televisions and get comfortable for a couple hours. But with the rise of online streaming services, this is no longer the case. Canada’s favourite…

CFL vs. NFL: Which is better?

By David Song, November 3 2015 — As we head into Week 19 of the CFL, three teams are battling for the final playoff spot — the B.C. Lions, Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. South of the border, the NFL is in full swing as well, with four squads remaining undefeated through Week Eight….

Head-to-head NHL 2015–16 season preview

Jason Herring & David Song, September 29 2015 —  The 2015–16 NHL season is only days away and both of Alberta’s clubs are looking poised to take a big step forward this year. The Gauntlet’s Jason Herring and David Song give their two cents on how the season will pan out. Where do you see the…

2015 NFL Season Preview

By David Song, September 24 2015 — The 2015–16 NFL season is underway and a few of the league’s top clubs will have different looks as a number of star players have donned new jerseys. With the NFL driven by its marquee stars at every position, the prospect of these top talents switching loyalties brings…

Calgary Stampeders poised to repeat as champions

David Song, September 17, 2015 — The Calgary Stampeders may be the defending Grey Cup champions, but that didn’t show in their early season play. The squad lost two of their first five games, including a 29–11 rout at the hands of the Montreal Alouettes in Week Two and a 29–26 overtime thriller to the…

We deserve your vote

By David Song, February 26 2015 — Students stay busy. There’s a constant stream of academic work and for most of us, the classroom is a major source of stress. It’s easy to see why voter turnout in the Students’ Union election is low. Last year, only 28.8 per cent of eligible voters went to…

Super Bowl XLIX recap

By David Song, February 5 2015 — Titans clashed at the Super Bowl XLIX. Both the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots were the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences, finishing the regular season with 12 wins and four losses each. Both teams fielded rosters with tremendous talent, from a powerful halfback nicknamed…

Calgary Flames 2015 midseason report

By David Song, January 29 2015 — The Calgary Flames went into the National Hockey League’s all-star weekend with 25 wins, 19 losses and three overtime losses. They sit fourth in the Pacific Division and eighth in the Western Conference. If the season had ended after the all-star break, the Flames would have made the…

Enforcers must have a bigger role

By David Song, November 20 2014 — Hockey isn’t a combat sport, but you can’t tell by watching. Every once in a while, someone gets leveled by a titanic body check, and in seconds, the offender is engaged in fisticuffs with a strong, spirited enforcer coming to the defence of his stricken comrade. Sometimes it…

Tanking in hockey is not bullet proof

By David Song, November 6 2014 — Seventeen-year-old Connor McDavid plays for the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League. Despite his young age, scouts and hockey fans are raving about McDavid’s potential to develop into the National Hockey League’s next superstar. McDavid has established himself as a blazing skater with tremendous offensive awareness. He…

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