Tagged KickOff

Kickoff holds up as important U of C tradition

By Christie Melhorn, September 11 2017 —  The smoky sky and ominous red sun hanging over McMahon Stadium on Sept. 8 gave this year’s annual Dinos football Kickoff game an extra edge. Despite the haze, 6,238 Dinos fans roared from the stands, cheering the team to their 46–26 win against the University of Regina Rams….

Five Dinos who stood out in Kickoff 2017

By Tommy Osborne , September 11 2017 —  On Sept. 8, the University of Calgary Dinos and the University of Regina Rams squared off in the annual back-to-school Kickoff game. The Dinos dominated, beating the Rams 46–26. While the entire team put up a solid effort, the Dinos benefited most from these key players. 1. Adam…

Frosh 2017: Dinos

By Emilie Medland-Marchen The University of Calgary Dinos program features some of the strongest athletes and coaching staff in the country. Varsity athletics are a major part of the student experience, especially on a commuter campus like the U of C. There are few events that bring students, faculty and staff together in one place to…

Marquee Dinos events prove student engagement is possible

It’s easy at the University of Calgary to claim nobody goes to Dinos games. With the U of C’s commuter campus status and the low rates of student engagement, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to conclude that most students aren’t interested in the Dinos. Yet over the past five years, large events like…

Smooth sailing for Dinos football en route to Vanier Cup

By Tommy Osborne, November 22 2016 — Following an impressive 50—24 victory over the St. Francis Xavier University X-Men, the University of Calgary Dinos extended their season and will face the Laval University Rouge et Or in the Vanier Cup on Nov. 26. Led by head coach Wayne Harris, the Dinos boast a 9–2 record…

Students’ Union food bank finding its feet after rough start to 2016

By Saima Asad, September 20 2016 — The University of Calgary Dinos football team weren’t the only ones who won big at Kickoff this year — the Students’ Union food bank scored its own share of touchdowns through the Bling Bling fundraising contest. The Bling Bling contest is an Orientation Week event that pits faculties…

Dinos fans roar at annual Kickoff game

By David Song, September 10 2016 — Kickoff is the marquee event of the University of Calgary’s Orientation Week. A long-running tradition, first-year and upper-year students alike are encouraged to attend the annual gridiron showdown. This year was no exception, as fans decked out in red livery and yellow O-Week shirts packed McMahon Stadium to…

Five players who stood out in the Dinos Kickoff win

By Tommy Osborne, September 10 2016 — The University of Calgary Dinos faced off against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds on September 9, coming out with a decisive 35–8 victory. While the entire team had a stellar performance, here are our top five players who really stood out. 1.Kicker Niko DiFonte First-year student Niko…

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