Around the water cooler – Feb. 18

FIGURE SKATING —We may have had ridiculous expectations, but come on, it was Canada’s golden boy—no, not Sidney Crosby. Patrick Chan took the silver medal, missing out on the gold by less than five points in the men’s free program on Saturday. This was a disappointing result for some as[Read More…]

Taking the Lambeau leap

I can’t exactly pinpoint the time I became a Green Bay Packers fan. I simply remember being fascinated by the notion that a small town in Wisconsin of only 102,000 people could support one of the original NFL franchises. That, or I subconsciously really enjoyed Brett Favre’s Wrangler jeans commercials.[Read More…]

Sports briefs

Martlet rugby The McGill Martlets’ rugby squad travelled to Quebec City this past weekend for the CIS National Championships. It was the first time since 2005 that the team advanced to the season’s final weekend. They began the tournament playing the no. 1 seeded St. Francis Xavier X-Women—a team they[Read More…]

Fall team previews: Part IV

Swimming Last year saw the Redmen and the Martlet swimming teams each advance through their respective RSEQ conferences on the way to joint eighth-place finishes at the CIS National Championship in Calgary. Despite some key losses due to graduation, both teams are looking to start the season strong and hope[Read More…]

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