Tag: Basketball

Racism is all too prevalent in professional sports

Content warning: Racial discrimination and hate speech When thinking of sports, many people like to remember the epic highlights and the feel-good comeback stories. What is often overlooked is the systematic oppression that underrepresented groups have faced in sports over the years. Black people in particular have faced significant racial[Read More…]

In Conversation with Rikki Bowles

In July 2020, McGill Athletics appointed Rikki Bowles as the new interim head coach for the women’s basketball team, ushering in a new era following the departure of long-time coach Ryan Thorne. An alumna of the Martlet basketball program, Bowles will be leading this transition with the knowledge and insight[Read More…]

Lessons from the bubble

The conclusion to the 2019-20 NBA regular season has been like none other in league history. Confined to a bubble in Orlando, Florida and without fans in attendance due to the ongoing pandemic, the league restart truly does represent “a whole new game.” This unique experience has turned the NBA[Read More…]

In conversation with Ryan Thorne

On June 22, Ryan Thorne, Martlet Basketball Head Coach of 17 years, signed a new contract as head coach of McGill’s men’s basketball team. Thorne will be succeeded by Rikki Bowles, whose experience as an assistant coach with the women’s team for the past four years will help make for[Read More…]

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