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Redmen football overtaken by Stingers 33-26

On Sept. 15, the McGill Redmen (1-2) faced the Concordia Stingers (2-1) for the 50th annual Shaughnessy Cup. The Redmen gave their crosstown rivals a run for their money, but ultimately lost 33-26. The first half saw limited offence from both sides. McGill struggled to move the ball across the field, sustaining only two drives… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: June Gleed

Typically, golf is not the first sport to come to mind when thinking of McGill athletics. However, fourth-year June Gleed made waves on the McGill athletic scene when she hit a hole-in-one at the Omnium Rouge-et-Or on Aug. 30 in Quebec City—the first ever for McGill golf. For Gleed, a native of Newmarket, Ontario, golfing… Keep Reading

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Point-counterpoint: The case for Le’Veon Bell

Running back Le’Veon Bell, in search of a $17 million contract, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have reached an impasse in contract negotiations. Should Pittsburgh acquiesce to the back’s demands?   Pay the man Gabe Nisker When Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley signed a four-year, $60 million contract this past July, the NFL world… Keep Reading

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Redmen lacrosse seize narrow win in home opener

On Sept. 8, lacrosse fans packed Molson Stadium to watch the McGill Redmen (1-0) face off against the Nipissing Lakers (0-1). Ultimately, McGill came out on top in double overtime, 13-12. “The [result of the] game was unexpected,” second-year transfer midfielder Cougar Kirby remarked. “Nipissing was never really good in the past, and we just… Keep Reading

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Inaugural Psicobloc Open Series makes a splash

From Aug. 23-25, Montreal’s Parc Jean Drapeau hosted the Psicobloc Open Series—Canada’s first psicobloc competition. Psicobloc, also known as ‘deep-water soloing,’ is a form of rock climbing performed over a body of water without the use of bolts, ropes, or harnesses. If a climber loses their grip, they plummet—safely—into the deep water below. Spectators gathered… Keep Reading

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Carabins score early and often to shut out Martlets soccer

On Aug. 31, the McGill Martlets (1-1-0) hosted the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins (1-0-1). As the reigning national champions, the Carabins were dominant en route to a 5-0 victory. UdeM’s five goals all occurred in the first 25 minutes of the match. In the opening minute, Carabins forward and 2017 RSEQ Player of the… Keep Reading

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Duke basketball visits Montreal

Pregame When asked what he was anticipating in Montreal, Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski didn’t mince words. “I’m looking forward to beating McGill,” Krzyzewski said. “That’s first. Do you want a list?” The Duke Canada tour—the Blue Devils’ three-game pre-season trip to two iconic Canadian cities in August—was off to a wonderful start for Krzyzewski’s… Keep Reading

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2018 World Cup final preview

The 2018 World Cup draws to a close on Sunday, July 15 in Moscow, where France and Croatia will meet to decide a winner. From Spain’s last-minute firing of head coach Julen Lopetegui to Twitter’s #NeymarChallenge—named after the Brazilian superstar Neymar, who exhibited a propensity for faking excruciating pain to draw fouls and bookings–this year’s… Keep Reading

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From the cheap seats: We are all Iceland

Iceland made their first World Cup appearance in Russia this year, and their fans, rightfully, went all in. I landed in Reykjavik less than three hours before the kickoff of their final group stage match against Croatia and could immediately distinguish the locals from the tourists by checking who was sporting the Iceland jersey. As… Keep Reading

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