Tagged Basketball

Dinos set to build on 2017–18 season

By Kristy Koehler, August 29 2018 — Action-packed and with a storied history of athletic prowess, the Dinos Athletics program offers a chance to get your school spirit on. The University of Calgary teams offer a lot to be proud of, winning 46 national championships in 10 sports throughout the school’s history. There are a…

Resting players is beneficial in the long term

By Tommy Osborne, April 6 2017 — Controversy recently arose in the National Basketball League when the Cleveland Cavaliers rested LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 18 during a nationally televised game. The resting of the Cavaliers’ big three prompted NBA commissioner Adam Silver to send a…

Dinos fall to Bisons in heartbreaker, will play for bronze

By Tommy Osborne, March 4 2017 — The University of Calgary Dinos men’s basketball team fell 72–74 to the University of Manitoba Bisons in a heartbreaking upset on March. 3. Despite keeping the game close until the final minutes, the Dinos couldn’t pull off the win. The first quarter started off slowly, as both teams…

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…

Dinos women’s basketball shines in victory over TRU

By Tommy Osborne, September 20 2016 — The Dinos women’s basketball team won their second game of the regular season, dominating the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack on Sept. 24 with a final score of 73–59. The win extended the Dinos’ winning streak to three games and marked the second time they’ve won by double digits….

Thomas Cooper talks historic 2015-16 Dinos basketball season

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, August 30 2016 — It was a historic moment for the Dinos men’s basketball team. After securing the Canada West title, the Dinos played their way to the CIS championship finals for the first time since 1966. Losing to the six-time champion Carleton Ravens in the final game of the season was…

Five tips for crushing the Facebook Basketball game

By Derek Baker, March 29 2016 — One of the fiercest basketball competitions is currently gripping the world’s attention. No, it’s not March Madness — it’s the Facebook Messenger basketball game. Send a basketball emoji over Messenger to a friend or group chat and you’ll be glued to your phone for the next few days….

Dinos scorers leading Canada West in 2015–16

By Sonny Sachdeva, March 1, 2016 — The 2015–16 season has been a triumphant one for the Dinos varsity teams. As the CIS schedule pushes into the playoffs, the Dinos can look back and reflect on their dominant effort this past season. For many of the Dinos teams, that dominance took the form of statistical…

Toronto Raptors bank on potential for improved 2015–16 campaign

By Grant Jackson, October 13 2015 – Coming off a banner season that saw them post a franchise-best 49 victories, Canada’s lone NBA franchise, the Toronto Raptors, find themselves at a crossroads. Last year, the Raptors saved their worst performances of the season for the playoffs. Despite a strong regular season, they were swept out…

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