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Hockey: McGill on cloud nine, dominate Concordia

‘Relentless’ is a word that summarizes the McGill Redmen Hockey team’s (21-6-1) dominant 9-2 victory over crosstown rival Concordia (10-12-6) at McConnell Arena on Wednesday. From the puck drop to the final buzzer, the Redmen played a physical, skillful, and disciplined style to capture a 1-0 series lead in the OUA East quarter-final. “You try… Keep Reading

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Blast from the Past: The evolution of football

Every sport has a rubicon to cross, a dividing line between infancy and legitimacy. A concoction of traditions, house rules, and conventions huddle together and break apart across time, forming and reforming to become an entity that doesn’t look anything like its predecessors, but has elements of all of them. For football, that moment came… Keep Reading

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The away games: Martlets and Redmen at Concordia

Redmen Hockey The Redmen (21-6-1) endured a 4-2 upset defeat against the Stingers (10-12-6) last Friday at Ed Meagher Arena. The defeat ended McGill’s five-game run of victories over Concordia, and provided a preview to their three game OUA East playoff quarter-finals series next Wednesday. Concordia outplayed the Redmen for the first two periods, outscoring… Keep Reading

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McGill Team Challenge sees record breaking performances

Dalhousie University went home with both the men’s and women’s titles at the 21st McGill Team Challenge, the largest indoor track and field meet in Canada. About 600 athletes from 15 universities competed on Friday and Saturday at Richard Tomlinson Fieldhouse with the Redmen placing fourth and the Martlets finishing third overall. The Dalhousie Tigers’… Keep Reading

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The week that was for McGill Athletics: Jan. 26

Redmen Basketball McGill was unable to hold off Concordia at Love Competition Hall on Saturday, falling 68-57 to their crosstown rivals. The loss marks the second of a home-and-home series this week against Concordia. The Redmen (5-3) trailed their opponent for almost the entire game, falling behind in the first quarter and finishing the first half… Keep Reading

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McGill Athletics: More than just sports

An average morning at the Currie Gymnasium in the McGill Sports Complex sees the full spectrum of the diverse McGill population intersect, as students begin their busy day. Between early morning training sessions and recreational classes, and the occasional stop in the sport clinic to treat an injury, these students all have something in common:… Keep Reading

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Rowing: Mind and body unite

“Rowing is a very psychologically demanding sport,” McGill rower Kylie Shorter said emphatically, as if she knows that most people have the opposite perception of rowing.  She went on to explain that many members of the McGill rowing team never rowed prior to their McGill experience, and that training is especially intense when individuals are… Keep Reading

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