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Dinos fastball league playoffs cancelled due to weather

By Kristy Koehler, October 4 2018 — Inclement weather across the Prairies this fall has impacted at least one University of Calgary sports team. The Dinos women’s fastball team has cancelled the rest of their regular season games due to low temperatures, snow and rain. The team played their last game on Sept. 11, cancelling…

Legalization won’t change the prohibition of cannabis in varsity sports

By Kristy Koehler, September 28 2018 — Recreational cannabis will become legal in Canada on Oct. 17. How will this impact varsity athletics? The short answer, according to president and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) Paul Melia, is that it won’t. “We want athletes to remember that they are liable…

U of C to host U Sports National Wrestling Championships

By Kristy Koehler, September 25 2018 — In February, varsity wrestling teams from across the country will converge in Calgary to compete in the 2019 U Sports National Wrestling Championships. The championship typically alternates between east- and west-coast venues annually. This year, following a successful bid by Dinos Athletics, the event was awarded to the…

Celebrity golf tournament to raise money for Dinos baseball

By Kristy Koehler, September 14 2018— The Dinos men’s baseball team is holding a celebrity golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 20. The four-person scramble-format tournament will take place at Springbank Links, raising money for the team’s expenses. Dinos baseball is a club-level sport. Without varsity standing, the team is required to pay their own fees….

Shortened orientation week doesn’t impact Kickoff crowds

By Kristy Koehler, September 13 2018— This year, Orientation Week became Fall Orientation, reduced from its original four-day schedule down to two jam-packed days. Orientation Week used to culminate in Kickoff, an annual University of Calgary tradition marking the beginning of the Dinos football season, the beginning of the academic year and the end of…

Dinos stomp T-Birds in record-setting Kickoff game

By Kristy Koehler, September 7 2018 — The rivalry between the University of Calgary Dinos and the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds was on full display at Kickoff on Sept. 7. A rematch of last year’s Hardy Trophy final, this year’s edition of the annual home-opener provided the near-6,000-person crowd with plenty of excitement. The Dinos…

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