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Redmen help Canada take bronze at FISU Winter University Games

When one thinks of the ideal venue for the International University Sports Federation (FISU) 2017 Winter University Games, Kazakhstan probably isn’t the hockey mecca that comes to mind. However, for McGill Redmen Hockey centre Mathieu Pompei and defenceman Nathan Chiarlitti, the opportunity to head to the Kazakh city of Almaty to represent Canadian universities was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Keep Reading

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Redmen basketball celebrate seniors with victory over Gaiters

McGill Redmen basketball (12-3) took a swift 89-71 victory over the Bishop’s Gaiters (2-12) on Saturday Feb. 18, just days after clinching the top seed in the RSEQ playoffs. Prior to the game, the Redmen honoured their four graduating members–Jenning Leung, Michael Peterkin, Daniel Pieper, and Regis Ivaniukas–as part of Senior Day festivities. Keep Reading

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Changing the game: NBA rules

Stop sending bad free-throw shooters to the line: Stephen Gill, Contributor Current “Hack-a-Shaq” rules give teams an alternative to actually playing defence when the other team has possession. Rather than creating a real defensive scheme, opposing coaches can just send poor free-throw shooters to the charity stripe whenever they please. The strategy slows games to a crawl… Keep Reading

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Point-Counterpoint: Political Speech in Sports

With all the attention afforded to athlete’s political opinions, The McGill Tribune discusses the question of whether or not athletes should speak politically during “sports time.” For the purpose of this article, “sports time” is defined as all pre- and post-game press conferences, along with any statements made during a sporting event Keep Reading

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Love or hate, Brady and co. are the greatest

In true Tom Brady fashion, the New England Patriots staged a historic comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday night. Brady led the charge with 466 passing yards and 2 touchdowns, finding an unlikely target in running back James White for 14 receptions. Keep Reading

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