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NFL conference championship previews

By Melanie Bethune, January 15 2015 — Looking at the NFL playoffs this season, one can’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu. Two of the four remaining teams — the Patriots and Seahawks — had wild-card byes this time last year and both went on to play conference title games. The Packers and…

Carabins win their first ever Vanier Cup

By Stephane Arnault, December 4 2014 — The Université de Montréal Carabins have captured their first-ever national championship in breath-taking fashion. The Carabins came from behind to defeat the McMaster University Marauders 20–19 at the Vanier Cup in front of 22,649 fans at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, on Nov. 30. “I’ve been…

Dinos’ dream ends in Hardy Cup loss

By Stephane Arnault, November 20 2014 — The University of Calgary’s bid to capture their seventh consecutive Hardy Cup came to a crushing end on Nov. 15 at a frigid McMahon Stadium. The Dinos football team fell 27–15 to the University of Manitoba Bisons. Things looked good for the red machine early in the game….

The Dinos advance to Hardy Cup

By Stephane Arnault, November 13 2014 — The University of Calgary’s football team started their march towards the Vanier Cup in excellent fashion, pummelling the University of Regina Rams 56–0 in their Canada West Conference semi-final game on Nov. 8 at McMahon Stadium. “That was probably one of our best 60-minute efforts that we’ve had…

CFL post-season preview

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 13 2014 — The CFL regular season is in the books and the playoffs are set to kick off this Sunday. Here are the Gauntlet’s predictions for how it will all shake out. Eastern Conference B.C. Lions (9–9) — No. 4 The Lions were dealt a serious blow this season when…

Bring on the playoffs: Dinos destroy UBC

By Stephane Arnault, October 30 2014 — The University of Calgary Dinos football team have clinched first place in the Canada West Division, holding a record of six wins and one loss. The Dinos accomplished the feat in fine fashion, pummelling the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (1–5) 67–6 on Oct. 25. “It’s huge for…

Dinos bounce back despite key injury

By Stephane Arnault, October 9 2014 Losing your reigning conference MVP to injury is never a pretty sight. The University of Calgary Dinos battled adversity and injuries on Oct. 4, but the scoreboard told a different story. The Dinos (4–1) extinguished any doubt with a 59–7 thumping over the Regina Rams (1–4) at McMahon Stadium….

Dinos forced to forfeit win against U of A

By Ashton Chugh, October 2 2014 — The University of Calgary announced on Sept. 29 that the Dinos football team will forfeit its Sept. 5 victory over the University of Alberta because two student-athletes were not eligible to play. The problem was caused by an academic administrative error in the athletic department. The discovery of…

Historic night for Timmis as Dinos beat Huskies

By Ashton Chugh, September 25 2014 — The Dinos football team continued their road trip with a 38–24 win over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Sept. 19. In what was the Dinos’ toughest test of the season, Mercer Timmis — the reigning Canada West MVP — picked up 208 rushing yards on 22 carries, scoring…

Dinos quash UBC Thunderbirds 59–11

By Ashton Chugh, September 18 2014 — In front of the largest sporting crowd the University of British Columbia has seen in over a decade, the Dinos crushed the Thunderbirds 59–11 on Saturday, Sept. 13. The Dinos opened the game with three consecutive touchdowns on route to a 21–0 lead over the Thunderbirds. For the…

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