The Happiness of Elizabeth Leblanc

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan LONDON, Ont. -- Elizabeth Leblanc was going to teacher’s college. She knew that last summer. What she didn’t know was that she would be playing basketball again – and enjoying it. Leblanc – known as Becky – finished off an illustrious four-year career at Carleton University in 2018. She was…

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 Men’s Basketball Starting Five: November 4 – 10, 2019

SARNIA, Ontario -- 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,…

Carleton Ravens Reload in Search of 15th National Championship

OTTAWA, Ont. -- If you’re reading this, it’s not too late. The 2019-20 basketball season is right around the corner, and we’re here to help you get set for what will surely be an incredible journey. While we’re still looking back on an incredible 2018-19 season, one that saw two teams win their first-ever National Championships…

Carleton Ravens Aiming for Second National Title in Three Seasons

OTTAWA, Ont. -- If you’re reading this, it’s not too late. The 2019-20 basketball season is right around the corner, and we’re here to help you get set for what will surely be an incredible journey. While we’re still looking back on an incredible 2018-19 season, one that saw two teams win their first-ever National Championships…

Cordell Veira Transfers to Carleton After Two Years at Florida International

OTTAWA, Ont. -- The Carleton Ravens have their sights set on a 15th men's basketball national championship in 2019-20. Two years ago, the Ravens had their seven-year title reign halted by the Ryerson Rams in the national semi-finals, but they still brought home a bronze medal. Last season, the Ravens got back into the winner's circle with…

Carleton Rolls to 14th National Championship with 83-49 Rout of Calgary

HALIFAX, N.S. -- For the 14th time in school history, the Carleton Ravens reign supreme in U Sports men's basketball. Last season, the Ravens saw their seven-year title run come to an end with a loss in the semi-finals to the Ryerson Rams. 84-76. The Ravens bounced back to pick up a five-point win over the McGill Redmen…

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…

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…