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Behind the Bench: More than the franchise: The soft power of the sports business

The political agency of sports is often downplayed in popular conversation, if not totally ruled out. While scoring a goal from centre ice doesn’t exactly warrant a parliamentary medal, sport culture is fostering a growing liberalism. Furthermore, a desire from sporting entities to maintain a wide audience has the potential to affect social conditions, and… Keep Reading

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How to take great sports photos

1. It’s all about the gadgets The adage goes it’s not the camera that takes great photos, it’s the person behind it. Not so true for sports. A photographer at the Olympics may carry on him two Canon 5Ds ($6000), a wide angle zoom lens such as a 24-70mm f/2.8 ($2000) and a telephoto lens… Keep Reading

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Basketball: Redmen come away from CIS Nationals empty-handed, despite excellent season

The McGill Redmen basketball team suffered two heartbreaking losses at the CIS National Championships in Vancouver; the Redmen gave up a lead in the final minute to lose the quarter-final game 72-69 against finalist Calgary Dinos on Thursday, and then lost the consolation semifinal game 69-68 against the UBC Thunderbirds. The two tightly contested defeats… Keep Reading

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Basketball: Redmen rule, Dufort leaves Love Competition Hall on top

On Saturday, the sold-out Love Competition Hall screamed “MVP” for senior guard Vincent Dufort, Redmen basketball Head Coach David DeAveiro received an ice-bucket shower, and the Redmen squad converged together, hugging and hollering, in the middle of the court after the final whistle. McGill had just claimed its third RSEQ title in four years, and earned… Keep Reading

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Basketball: Daoust dominates, McGill Redmen move to RSEQ finals

A record-setting 1,204-person crowd saw sophomore centre Noah Daoust spearhead McGill’s 76-69 victory over Laval in the semi-finals of the RSEQ Final Four. Redmen Head Coach DeAveiro strongly emphasized the raucous atmosphere and the talent on display. “This is the way it should be on campus I think.” DeAveiro said. “The energy in this building… Keep Reading

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Blast from the past: The advent of Women’s Basketball

McGill alumnus James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 with the overarching goal of giving his restless students something to do during a Massachusetts blizzard. After the first game, his students beat each other up in an effort to score, so he instituted the 13 original rules of the sport to prevent excessive violence while still… Keep Reading

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The Sport Authority EP. 4: Recapping the NBA trade deadline

[audiotrack title=”The Sport Authority Ep. 4: Recapping the NBA trade deadline” songwriter=”Zikomo Smith and Arman Bery” date=”February 27, 2016″ width=”700″ height=”200″ src=”https://24f2041bb5b609d25f1a97039f71682cc9154421.googledrive.com/host/0B9rQxTeDv2duM0FmSjBSYkZFS1k/NBA%20trade%20deadline%20podcast%20%28final%29.mp3″ autoplay=”on”] The NBA trade deadline last week saw little activity; teams were more conservative given next year’s salary cap increase, and most moves aimed to consolidate picks for future drafts, or to take… Keep Reading

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