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McGill basketball season review

The Martlet and Redmen basketball teams ended regular season play on Feb. 24, as they each took down the Université du Québec à Montréal Citadins. The women pulled out a close 59-51 victory, while the men clipped the Citadins 74-57 in back-to-back games. The Martlets enter the playoffs as defending National Champions, but with an… Keep Reading

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Highlights from the 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

In the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with only four hours of sleep to my name, I wasn’t optimistic about what I saw on the morning of Feb. 23. The 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) wouldn’t begin for another 30 minutes, but M.B.A. candidates, predominantly from institutions like MIT and Northwestern University, and… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Lisa Nakajima

When Lisa Nakajima, U3 Anatomy and Cell Biology, watched Canadian skaters Jamie Salé and David Pelletier perform at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, she knew she wanted to participate in the sport. Now, Nakajima is co-captain of the McGill figure skating club—a competitive club consisting of 17 skaters. “I just watched them… Keep Reading

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McGill Martlet hockey season over after loss to UdeM Carabins

After a double-overtime loss to the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins on Feb. 25 at Arena CEPSUM, the perennial national championship contender Martlets have been eliminated from the RSEQ playoffs, effectively ending their 2017-18 season. Despite second-year forward Jade Downie-Landry’s three points—two goals and an assist—the Martlets were unable to beat Carabins goaltender Marie-Pier Chabot… Keep Reading

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McGill synchronized swimming hosts Nationals send-off

On Feb. 13, the McGill varsity synchronized swimming team hosted their annual McGill Synchro Water Show, showcasing the team’s routines before they headed off to perform at the CUSSL National Championships at Brock University from Feb. 16 to 18. In addition to providing a platform for the team’s solo, duet, and team performances, the show… Keep Reading

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McGill Martlet hockey victorious in season finale

In their last game of the regular season, the McGill Martlets (9-9-1), defeated the Carleton Ravens (3-15-2). In the fast-paced affair, the Martlets comfortably outperformed their opponents, winning 3-2. In the first stanza, the ice seemed tilted toward Carleton’s end. McGill dominated the game, trapping Carleton in their own zone for long stretches at a… Keep Reading

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Banner year for McGill swimmers at RSEQ Championship

From Feb. 2 to 4, the McGill swimming team competed at the RSEQ Championships in Sherbrooke. Thanks to their prior results at this season’s four RSEQ Cups, the Redmen sat in first place in the conference with a slim two-point lead over the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins. The Martlets also faced strong competition: The… Keep Reading

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The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers

In early February, sitting at a 30-22 record, the 2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers season appeared to be a dud: Despite LeBron James, the best basketball player in the world, leading the way, Cleveland was stuck fighting for the third spot in the notoriously weak Eastern Conference. It appeared that the team that had made it all… Keep Reading

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