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Canadian University Football: An exciting product with an uncertain future

Posted: December 6th, 2016
Picture a football stadium, the bright lights shining down on future sports superstars battling it out on the gridiron. Students and team supporters dressed in their school colours as the stadium quickly fills up. It's the biggest game of the year in university football. Ohio State University hosted the University of Michigan in college football action on Saturday Nov. 26, 2016. The announced attendance was a staggering 110,045.

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Raptors 905: Making the Cut

Coach with basketball team.

Posted: December 2nd, 2016
Negus Webster-Chan joins fellow Canadian and Burlington native, Brady Heslip as the only two Canadians on the Raptors 905 roster for 2016-2017.

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The 2016 World Cup of Hockey: from the fans’ point of view

Posted: October 19th, 2016
The World Cup of Hockey 2016 tournament garnered mixed reviews and inconsistent attendance. Some fans enjoyed themselves at the free viewing parties outside the Air Canada Centre, while some within the hockey community, including amateur players who might be expected to feel a deeper connection to the event, were lukewarm.

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Families spring to Dunedin to bond over Blue Jays

Posted: March 10th, 2016
For some, baseball is just a game, but for others it capsulizes decades of family tradition. Two seasoned Blue Jays fans were having a bite to eat at Marguerite’s, a fan hotspot outside the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, before the team hosted the Atlanta Braves. John McKague reminisced about his ongoing tradition at Blue Jays spring training with his wife, Jenny. “It was a sad story,” he said. “My wife’s father died and my brother died about two weeks later. We said, ‘I need a holiday, let’s get the hell out of here.’ We came down here, and we have come down here ever since. That was 25 years ago.

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Rising UFC Fighter Still Calling Toronto Home

Posted: December 9th, 2015
Mixed martial artist and Mississauga native Elias Theodorou is riding a three-fight win streak in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), his sport's most reputable promotion. But despite a steadily rising stock, Theodorou is keeping his camp at home.

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Swimming in Canada: A new pool and a bright future

Posted: November 9th, 2015
With the 2015 Pan American Games in the past, the pool at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough has turned its focus to the future of swimming in Canada. Coming off the most successful summer muti-sport event in the country’s history, the goal is to continue to grow the sport not only for the 2016 Olympics, but for the next few cycles. However, the first step is Rio, and improving on the two medals won at London 2012.

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Ryerson Rams on verge of unlikely transformation

Posted: November 5th, 2015
Canadian basketball was on the cusp of something special back in 2008. Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson – years away from their NBA debuts – silently pioneered a youth movement to one of best prep schools in the U.S., opening the doors for their fellow countrymen. The high school talent was exploding with two basketball titans – Eastern Commerce and Pickering High – taking centre stage and showcasing a record number of future National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Canadian ballers. And an off-season deal for the hotly touted Hedo Turkoglu had the Toronto Raptors’ fanbase delirious for the upcoming season. But in the middle of it all the Ryerson Rams basketball program stood oddly still.

Women's Hockey

Women’s pro hockey moves to a bigger media pond

Posted: November 8th, 2014
The Canadian Women's Hockey League has signed a four-year deal with Sportsnet to broadcast the Clarkson Cup every March. The partnership will provide young female Canadians with a more visible goal to aspire to.

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Two decades of misery: A guide to Toronto’s losing generation

Posted: November 6th, 2014
In many ways Toronto is a great city. But for all of its merits there is one way Toronto is a cesspool and arguably the worst city in North America: the quality of its professional sports teams. Over the last two decades this town has put on a clinic in sporting ineptitude, leaving an entire generation with no recollection of a major North American championship.