Tagged Canada West

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 men’s basketball headed to Final Four

By Tommy Osborne, February 28 2017 — On Feb. 23, the University of Calgary Dinos men’s basketball team defeated the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack 75–71 in a hard fought nailbiter. The Dinos struck first in the best of three series of the first round of the Canada West playoffs. They carried that momentum forward in…

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…

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…

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