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McGill Martlet basketball stifles Gaiters

On Nov. 15, the McGill Martlets (2-1) made an early-season statement in Love Competition Hall against Bishop’s University (1-1). Their aggressive performance on both ends of the court enabled them to dismantle the Gaiters by a score of 67-44. In a game during which McGill never trailed, the Martlets smothered Bishop’s on the defensive end:… Keep Reading

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In conversation with Sylvie Béliveau

This fall, McGill Athletics appointed Sylvie Béliveau as a senior advisor to its varsity sports program in the first step of the Women In Sports initiative. The initiative is funded by a $3.5 million donation from McGill varsity hockey alumni Sheryl Kerr (BCom ’67) and David Kerr (BSc ’65). The Sherbrooke native is perfect for… Keep Reading

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McGill artistic swimming laps the competition

On Nov. 17, Canadian University Artistic Swimming League (CUASL) teams gathered at Memorial Pool to compete in the 2018 McGill Invitational. Universities competed in solo, duet, and team events while a panel of judges evaluated swimmers on artistic impression, execution, and difficulty. Though the scores from the annual event do not count towards the teams’… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Emilie Matte de Grasse

Fifth-year power hitter Emilie Matte De Grasse grew up already immersed in the sporting world. Her mother was a physical education teacher; her father was a hockey player. Now, Matte de Grasse is in her 13th volleyball season, but before volleyball, she practiced other sports, too. “I did gymnastics when I was younger, but I… Keep Reading

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McGill men’s basketball holds off UQAM in thrilling victory

On Nov. 8, the McGill men’s basketball team (2-0) opened their season at Love Competition Hall against the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Citadins (0-2). In a hard-fought game, McGill won in the final seconds by a score of 62-60. McGill started quickly, taking a 15-5 lead out of the gate. Fifth-year point guard… Keep Reading

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2018 MLB award predictions

With another baseball season in the books, it is time for awards to roll in. On Nov. 12, Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuña Jr. took home the American and National League Rookie of the Year trophies, respectively. With more awards to come, The McGill Tribune has compiled a guide to this week in baseball awards. Tuesday Nov.… Keep Reading

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In conversation with Jay Baruchel

“Fans have always had opinions,” Jay Baruchel said. “But, it used to be that the only people that would hear them were other fans or, potentially, the poor bastard that has to host the postgame show on whatever radio station.” In this instance, Baruchel was alluding to social media specifically, but the number of ways… Keep Reading

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Martlet volleyball beats UdeM in three sets

On Nov. 2, the McGill Martlets (5-0) won in three sets against their crosstown rival Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins (4-1) and took their fifth consecutive victory in front of a crowd of nearly 300 fans. With the win, they stayed atop the RSEQ and cemented their number six spot in the U Sports national… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Alex Paquin

Alex Paquin, the McGill men’s team’s fifth-year starting point guard from Candiac, Quebec, began his athletic career in a different sport: Baseball. At age seven, Paquin’s brother—who went on to play baseball in university—introduced him to basketball. “I was playing [basketball] everywhere [after that], in the park, at home,” Paquin said. “I was just this… Keep Reading

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