Each year, The Gateway’s dedicated sports writers meet for hours upon hours of heated debate to decide who we should bestow our prestigous annual awards for this season.
Despite another abysmal year from their football squad, your University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas teams were able to eke it out over their national rivals and cement themselves as the kings and queens in CIS sport for the 2012-13 academic year.
For third-year U of A Golden Bear curler and junior world champion Brendan Bottcher, it’s the achievements in the classroom that make him proudest.
Just like The Gateway did this week, the University of Alberta honoured their top male and female varsity athletes last Friday at the Shaw Conference Centre at their annual Green and Gold Awards.
Even though the U of A’s varsity sports have come to an end as the semester comes to a close, pro sports kick into high gear, entering one of the most exciting stretches all year. Here’s what The Gateway’s staff predicted for the coming months.
As their fifth year comes to a close and many senior Golden Bears and Pandas basketball players prepare to retire from their varsity careers, some travel-hungry athletes dream of transitioning to the professional level with an international contract.
The growth of a club team at the U of A as part of the school’s recreational services can be a slow and difficult process, but the men’s rugby club has high hopes for becoming a varsity team on campus.
For those who may be unfamiliar with it, the term roller derby may conjure up images of the rough and tumble sport portrayed in the 2009 movie Whip It.
The journey a CIS team must take take to reach the national championships is long and difficult, but no university team has gone through quite as much as the international opponents the U18 Pandas volleyball squad played.
The course of professional women’s hockey in Canada over the last several years has been rocky.
The hockey season may be over, but Ian Herbers’ job as Golden Bears head coach hasn’t slowed down, as CIS recruiting for next season becomes more urgent in the offseason.
Is NCAA taking advantage of their basketball and football players by not paying them for their work, or are the ideals of amateurism more important than paying these players a salary?
Recruitment isn’t the same as it used to be for Pandas hockey head coach Howie Draper.
If you’re one of the many Canadians trying to catch March Madness on your phone, tablet, or computer, chances are that you’re going to have to bypass TSN’s coverage rights first if you want to see your bracket played out in live action.
Following a successful professional football career that began with the U of A’s Golden Bears, receiver Brian Fryer is the newest athlete to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
The remnants of chivalry still linger today, especially in the dating world.