U Sports Women’s Basketball All-Stars From the First Half of the 2019-20 Season

SARNIA, Ontario — Christmas is under a week away, which means the New Year and the second half of the 2019-20 season is just around the corner. That said, there is still some time to reflect on the fall semester and the level of excitement that it provided across the country. From coast to coast,…

U Sports Men’s Basketball All-Stars From the First Half of the 2019-20 Season

SARNIA, Ontario — Christmas is under a week away, which means the New Year and the second half of the 2019-20 season is just around the corner. That said, there is still some time to reflect on the fall semester and the level of excitement that it provided across the country. From coast to coast,…

U Sports Women’s Basketball Starting Five: November 18 – 24, 2019

SARNIA, Ont. -- There are a ton of talented players from coast-to-coast who simply don’t get the attention they deserve. Breakout performances often go unnoticed with the exception of regional coverage. Triple-doubles go without mention, as do 60-point scoring efforts or games that see players pull down more than 20 rebounds in a night. As Canadians,…

U Sports Women’s Basketball Starting Five: November 11 – 17, 2019

SARNIA, Ont. -- There are a ton of talented players from coast-to-coast who simply don’t get the attention they deserve. Breakout performances often go unnoticed with the exception of regional coverage. Triple-doubles go without mention, as do 60-point scoring efforts or games that see players pull down more than 20 rebounds in a night. As Canadians,…

U Sports Men’s Basketball Starting Five: November 11 – 17, 2019

SARNIA, Ont. -- There are a ton of talented players from coast-to-coast who simply don’t get the attention they deserve. Breakout performances often go unnoticed with the exception of regional coverage. Triple-doubles go without mention, as do 60-point scoring efforts or games that see players pull down more than 20 rebounds in a night. As Canadians,…

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…

Jacob Smith Steps Into the Spotlight, Reflects Back on Two Years Covering Brock Basketball

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- "One day you’re going to look back on everything you did, and you’re going to say, 'damn, I really did that.'” Those were the words of Jacob Smith on his Twitter account (@JaySmithBall) back on May 13th, 2019. Since then, Smith has graduated from Brock University, and his tenure with the…

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

SARNIA, Ontario -- What a week it was across the U Sports women's basketball landscape. In Ontario, the defending national champions saw their lengthy win streak come to an end. The Carleton Ravens dropped their first regular season game since their opener of the 2016-17 season, and it was their first loss since their semi-finals loss to…

Starting Five: Bains, Gilmore Among OUA’s Best for October 22-28, 2018

SARNIA, Ontario -- The first week of the 2018-19 OUA men's basketball season is officially in the books, and what a week it was. Across the province, fans were treated to some marquee performances from teams and individuals alike. Perennial powerhouse programs flexed their muscle and picked up big wins to open the season on…

Ali Sow, Laurier Golden Hawks Looking to Contend For OUA Crown in 2018-19

WATERLOO, Ontario -- The 2017-18 season provided a ton of promise for the future of the Laurier Golden Hawks. The Golden Hawks finished with a record of 12-12 in the competitive OUA West Division, a record that saw them finish in fourth place, two points behind the Windsor Lancers for third spot. Laurier earned a spot in…