Checking in on the Defending National Champions Across Canada

SARNIA, Ontario -- It was a year of firsts in 2017-18 in terms of national championship winners on the basketball court. Three out of the four teams who cut down the nets in March did so for the first time in school history. The fourth team picked up their second national title in three seasons, and…

Who Can Stop the Calgary Dinos in the Canada West Conference?

SARNIA, Ontario -- Winning a national championship is hard enough. Defending that title the next season tends to be a more difficult task. For the first time in their history, the Calgary Dinos won the men's basketball national championship in 2018. The Dinos secured the title with a 79-77 win over the Ryerson Rams in the title…

U Sports Men’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 19-25, 2018

SARNIA, Ontario -- The stars were out in Ontario this past week, while role players took the spotlight out West in what was an exciting week across the U Sports landscape. In the OUA, a new modern-day scoring record was set for the Laurier Golden Hawks in their overtime win over the visiting Nipssing Lakers. Second year…

U Sports Women’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 19-25, 2018

SARNIA, Ontario -- Several players introduced themselves as stars to their respective conferences and the rest of Canada over the past seven days. In Ontario, first-year guard Kaitlyn Overeem put together a pair of impressive performances to help guide the Waterloo Warriors to a pair of home wins. With nine first-year players on their roster, the Warriors…

U Sports Men’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 12-18, 2018

SARNIA, Ontario -- It was a statement week across the U Sports landscape. From coast to coast, teams and players alike made some impressive statements as they look to build momentum ahead of the Christmas break, which is just around the corner. Some of the top contenders faced some tough challenges, and some even took…

Starting Five: Manroop Clair, Mambi Diawara Guide UBC, Calgary to Perfect Weeks

SARNIA, Ontario -- The defending national champions have their sights set on keeping the trophy in Calgary for another year. Last year, the Calgary Dinos secured the program's first-ever men's basketball national championship with a two-point win over the Ryerson Rams. This season, the Dinos are off to a hot start, beginning the season with a 4-0…

Calgary Dinos Look to Build Off Consolation Championship in 2018-19

CALGARY, Alberta -- It was a banner year for the Calgary Dinos. The men's program won their first-ever national championship in thrilling fashion over the Ryerson Rams, 79-77. The women's program made waves of their own in the U Sports Final 8, bringing home the consolation championship despite a loss in the quarter-finals to the eventual national…