First Annual SpeakHER Series to Spotlight Women’s Basketball in Canada

CANADA -- From the grassroots level to the International stage, Women's Basketball is on the rise in Canada. At the university and college levels, the growth is especially true. Each and every season, the level of parity in all leagues continues to grow. The talent level is always changing for the better, and more and…

Queen’s Gaels Name Alum Claire Meadows as Women’s Basketball Head Coach

KINGSTON, Ont. -- Following a national search, the Queen's Gaels are excited to announce Claire Meadows as their new Women’s Basketball Head Coach starting April 2021. In the interim, we are pleased to announce that former Head Coach Dave Wilson will lead the team for the 2020-21 season and into the 2021 national championships, which…

The Balance Within

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan When the Western Mustangs contacted Nate McKibbon about their head coach opening last summer, it gave him a chance to go back to his roots. McKibbon had just finished his fourth season as the women’s basketball head coach at Mount Royal University in Calgary when the Western job became open…

CCR Canada Launches Four Quarters Podcast

SARNIA, Ont. -- There are four quarters in a collegiate basketball game in Canada, and each of those quarters is 10 minutes in length. We took that format and turned it into a podcast. College Court Report (CCR) Canada is thrilled to expand its media coverage repertoire for both Men's and Women's Basketball in the…

One Decision at an Early Age Sent Deluxshan Pathmanathan Down a Path to Success

OSHAWA, Ont. – When you know, you just know. When put in certain situations, some people just know right away. Others need the solution to be right in plain sight before they come to realization. Whether the situation revolves around one’s future career or otherwise, when you know, you know. That statement holds true for…

Mandy Botham has Red Deer College Queens Trending Upwards in Year One

RED DEER, Alta. – Relentless. When asked to describe this year’s Red Deer College Queens team using one word, there was a brief pause. After thinking about it for a few seconds, Head Coach Mandy Botham hit the nail on the head. With one 10-letter word, Botham perfectly captured this year’s edition of the Queens.…

Caroline Hummell Putting Research Into Practice at Queen’s

KINGSTON, Ont. – Every player is different. Whether it’s during mid-game situations, in practice, or away from basketball in the classroom, players are wired differently. It takes time to understand what makes players tick, and that can pose significant challenges for coaches as they try to build chemistry within their team and systems for a…

Resilient Laurier Rekindle Memories with Leaders Taking Next Step Forward

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan Paul Falco and the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks returned to the scene of one of their most memorable victories at Carleton last weekend. They almost pulled off another. Falco, the Laurier head coach in his 12th season with the team, saw former Ravens women’s head coach Taffe Charles (now the…

Holland College Announces Head Coaching Change for Women’s Basketball

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI -- The Holland Hurricanes women’s basketball team will have a new head coach for the 2019-2020 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) season. Chris Connolly will assume control of the program after Jared Cheverie stepped down from the role last week for personal reasons. Connolly, from Charlottetown, PEI, previously was an assistant coach with the women’s Hurricanes…

Chris Rao Returns Home to Serve as Head Coach of Niagara College Women’s Basketball

WELLAND, Ont. -- Born and raised in Welland, Christopher Rao is heading back home. On Thursday, the Niagara College Knights announced that they had found their next women's basketball head coach, and Rao has been the one tabbed to help guide the team as they look to make a jump in the standings this season. Rao will…