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10 Things: McGill in the Olympics

121 McGill students and alumni have competed in the Olympics. The first was Percival Molson, who represented Canada in track and field at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, MO. McGill athletes have been mainstays at the Olympics since the 1988 Seoul Winter Games. In the past 28 years, McGill has captured over half… Keep Reading

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End of the Bench: The reality of redshirt players

Ego is an unavoidable character trait for any human. What differentiates cocky assholes from self-confident success stories is an ability to walk that tightrope between unbridled confidence and cockiness. In basketball, self-assurance is not only encouraged, it is also required for an athlete to be successful at the highest levels of competition.  What happens, however,… Keep Reading

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Explaining the Athletics Fee

All McGill students, whether they are varsity athletes or not, pay the McGill Athletics and Recreation Fee. Full time undergraduate students pay $130.83 a term, and part-time students pay $79.13. Undergraduate students also contribute to the Athletics and Recreation Facilities Improvement Fee. The Athletics and Recreation fee is one of the largest student fees, and… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Olivia Sutter

Olivia Sutter stands only 5’2” tall, yet she approaches life with the same large breadth of ambition that characterizes her style of play on the ice with the Martlets hockey team. Winter 2016 marks the end of her third year at McGill and her 20-year hockey career. Sutter graduates in December, a mere semester away,… Keep Reading

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The Sport Authority EP. 5: Life as a club athlete at McGill

[audiotrack title=”The Sport Authority Ep. 5: Life as a club athlete at McGill” songwriter=”Mayaz Alam and Nicole Spadotto” date=”March 26, 2016″ width=”700″ height=”200″ src=”https://24f2041bb5b609d25f1a97039f71682cc9154421.googledrive.com/host/0B9rQxTeDv2duM0FmSjBSYkZFS1k/mcgill%20athletics.mp3″ autoplay=”on”] There are many athletes at McGill. Some are varsity athletes that represent the university, others are recreational athletes who play a sport to stay in shape or to keep their… 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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