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REDMEN HOCKEY PREVIEW: Redmen have CIS title in the crosshairs

Despite key personnel losses, the McGill Redmen hockey team is set to make a run at their third straight OUA East division title. More importantly, the Redmen hope to get another shot at the CIS Nationals after last year's campaign ended in heartbreak. Although the loss of star forward Doug Orr and last year's captain Pierre-Antoine Paquet stings, Head Coach Martin Raymond remains optimistic.
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THIRD MAN IN: Holding the court in contempt

To quote the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
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SHOOTING OUT THE LIGHTS: Hype it up

It wouldn't be fair to say that the National Hockey League has failed in every way possible at marketing its product. It is true, however, that the National Football League is the gold standard. After all, the NFL has a $3.3-billion per year television deal and the NHL has a $70-million deal.
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FOOTBALL: Redmen conquer Mount Allison

To say the Redmen were slumping heading into this weekend's contest with Mount Allison University would be a gross understatement. Going into Saturday's clash with the Mounties, McGill hadn't tasted victory since Sept. 24, 2005, a whole 364 days earlier. Despite rainy conditions at Molson Stadium, quarterback Matt Connell led the charge, tossing five touchdown passes in front of just 1,441 fans, defeating Mt.
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OFF CAMPUS: Sports talk of a different kind

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the McCord Museum will be hosting the "Sports and Diversity Symposium: Marking the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breakthrough in sports," a vital conference on sports and diversity in Canada. Presented by the Association of Canadian Studies (ACS), the goal of this one day event is to raise awareness of the evolving face of Canadian sports and to highlight the impact that sports has on the diverse ethnicities and minorities in Canada.
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FOOTBALL: Redmen let upset slip away

There's an old cliché in sports: "You have to play 60 minutes to win." McGill found out the hard way on Saturday that there's still a lot of truth in that expression. Despite going into halftime with an 11 point lead, the Redmen failed to pull off what would have been a huge upset against the top ranked team in the country, losing to the Laval Rouge et Or 43-27 in front of 1,749 spectators at Molson Stadium.
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