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Commentary: Exercising justice at the McGill Fitness Centre

Controversy stirred on campus last week as Soumia Allalou and Raymond Grafton, two McGill Law students, reached out to the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) asking for endorsement for the implementation of women-only hours at the McGill Fitness Centre. Despite the fact that this is a common feature in many athletic facilities, including the… Keep Reading

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The week that was for McGill Athletics: February 24th

Athletes of the week Samuel Labrecque Birthday boy Labrecque scored two goals in 17 seconds to propel McGill to the OUA East finals on Friday. Labrecque was the key figure in McGill’s 2-0 sweep of Queens; in the series opener, he assisted both of McGill’s goals in their 2-1 victory. Labrecque doesn’t only show up… Keep Reading

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Getting your head in the game

In a 1987 interview with Wilt Chamberlain, Roy Firestone asked the legendary big man about the secret behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s unparalleled ability to score. What made him so fundamentally different than all the other freakishly athletic seven-footers who couldn’t cut it in the NBA?  “I believe they have athletic ability, [but] they don’t use this… Keep Reading

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The week that was for McGill Athletics: February 3rd

Athletes of the week François Bourque Bourque, a 6’6” sophomore from Terrebonne, Quebec, was once again instrumental for the Redmen as an interior presence in their two games against the UQAM Citadins over the weekend, averaging 15.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. Bourque was efficient from the field as well, shooting a shade under… Keep Reading

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Hockey: Redmen turn up for Carnival Game, send Ravens packing

McGill Redmen 2 Carleton Ravens 0 Invigorated by the bumping capacity crowd, the McGill Redmen [16-5] secured a well-fought 2-0 victory over the Carleton Ravens [16-5] in this year’s Carnival game. McGill stretched their undefeated streak at Carnival games to 13, while improving their overall record against Carleton to 27-20-1. The 950-seat McConnell arena appeared… Keep Reading

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The week that was: January 20

Athletes of the week Francois Bourque Bourque, a towering 6’6” forward from Terrebonne, Quebec, carried the Redmen to two victories over the weekend against Laval. He notched a double double in both games and averaged 13.5 points, 13 rebounds, and 2.5 assists, proving to be too much to handle in the paint and on the… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Turning points in Montreal sports history

March 3, 1875: The first organized game of indoor ice hockey was played at the Victoria Skating Rink on René-Lévesque between Drummond and Stanley, where the Sheraton Hotel now stands. Civil engineering student James Creighton organized the game, and many of the players were McGill students. The current standard dimensions for a hockey rink are… Keep Reading

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