What Does Western Have in Store for 2020-21 After 14-Win Improvement Last Season?

LONDON, Ont. -- If you’re reading this, it’s not too late. While we’re still looking back on an incredible 2019-20 season, one that had no shortage of excitement across both U Sports and the CCAA, it’s also the perfect time to look ahead. The 2020-21 season is going to be one for the history books.…

A Veteran Heavy Ambrose Lions Roster Will Look to Continue Their Rise in ACAC South Division

CALGARY, Alta. -- If you’re reading this, it’s not too late. While we’re still looking back on an incredible 2019-20 season, one that had no shortage of excitement across both U Sports and the CCAA, it’s also the perfect time to look ahead. The 2020-21 season is going to be one for the history books.…

Lions Look to Continue Building as Nystrom Takes Charge of Women’s Program

CALGARY, Alta. -- If you’re reading this, it’s not too late. While we’re still looking back on an incredible 2019-20 season, one that had no shortage of excitement across both U Sports and the CCAA, it’s also the perfect time to look ahead. The 2020-21 season is going to be one for the history books.…

StFX Women’s Basketball Head Coach Lee Anna Osei Creates Platform for People of Colour in Canadian Sports Community

ANTIGONISH, NS -- StFX X-Women basketball head coach Lee Anna Osei hasn’t let the pandemic slow her down. In fact, she established and founded the Black Canadian Coaches Association (BCCA), a newly formed not-for-profit organization committed to providing a platform for Black Canadians in sport. “I wanted some way of filling the voids for People…

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.…