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Laurier’s athletic therapy room in the athletic complex features rehab and therapeutic equipment. (Photo by Ryan Hueglin)

‘Doing the best you can for your athletes’

Jamie Carlson has seen athletes come back from some remarkable injuries. “You hate to sell the human spirit short,” he said. Carlson started at Wilfrid Laurier University as a certified athletic therapist nearly twenty years ago. Throughout his tenure, he has seen university athletes at the amateur level, the professional level and the international level get hurt with acute and […]

by Shelby Blackley· · More Sports ·
(Photo by Heather Davidson)

Sixth year for Laurier recreation

The sixth time’s the charm. Since 2006, Wilfrid Laurier University’s athletics and recreational program has received recognition from the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) Ontario for excellence in intramural and recreation programming. The CIRA, formerly a national organization, is a non-profit organization that focuses on encouraging, promoting and developing active living in Ontario schools. The Intramural Award from the CIRA […]

by Ashley Denuzzo· · More Sports ·
(Photo by Nick Lachance)

Paying tribute to Laurier’s best

Player of the Year: Max Allin — Men’s basketball Allin is an all-around player with impressive talent and strong leadership. He posted impressive numbers in his fourth year with the men’s basketball team, capturing the CIS scoring title with 23.2 points per game, finishing third in the nation for total points with 441 and eighth with 9.4 rebounds per game. […]

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Keep up with all of the Laurier updates and stories with online content throughout the summer. Check out and follow @cordsports for updates  in the offseason. Men’s football spring game Men’s football will be hosting their annual intersquad spring game to conclude spring camp on April 7 at University Stadium at 1 p.m. The game will feature the 2013 […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Football, More Sports ·
(Graphic by Lena Yang)

Finding your active self

10) Dance it out at a music festival If you’re going to be drinking this summer, why not work off those empty calories with a night of dancing and moving? Instead of sitting in a basement or at a booth in a bar, get your feet moving and work up a sweat. There are tons of music festivals, concerts and […]

by Ashley Denuzzo· · More Sports ·
(Photo by Nick Lachance)

Winter Hawks in review

Women’s curling It was hard for this year’s squad not to be compared to Laura Crocker and her rink, but Carly Howard skipped Laurier’s team to an impressive transition year. Despite not qualifying for the playoffs at this year’s OUA championship, they finished with a 3-3 record, while winning the UOIT Ridgebacks bonspiel. There were some hiccups along the way; […]

(Photo by Nick Lachance)

Athletic complex set for August

According to Peter Baxter, Wilfrid Laurier’s director of athletics and recreation, the Athletic Complex fitness centre expansion that began in September is on pace to meet its mid-August completion deadline. Despite minor obstructions, the demand for the expansion has been apparent based on the highest traffic ever recorded at Laurier. “The AC should be available for us to take possession […]

by Shelby Blackley· · More Sports ·
(Photo by Heather Davidson)

Laurier’s ‘Oustanding’ woman

Olympian and TV personality Kelly Vanderbeek stood in front of nearly 250 people March 21 with one main message. Be bold, use your community and don’t be afraid to fail. At this year’s annual Outstanding Women of Laurier (OWL) Award luncheon, Vanderbeek delivered the keynote speech on the importance of utilizing the community surrounding people striving for success. This came […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Basketball, Hockey, More Sports ·
(Graphic by Stephanie Truong)

A guide to winning your NCAA March Madness bracket

A season where No. 1 ranked team after No. 1 ranked team fell down the rankings ladder, where the underdog upset became a weekly rite of passage and the sentimental statement that, “this year’s NCAA tournament is anyone’s game” becomes repeated ad nauseum, this year’s March Madness has shaped up to be one of the best for not only entertainment, […]

by Brad Bowen· · Basketball, More Sports ·
(Photo by Kate Turner)

Female athletes recognized by annual WLU award

All three athletes couldn’t believe it when they got the call last week saying that they were finalists for the Outstanding Women of Laurier (OWL) Award. Carmen Baker from the women’s rugby team, Doreen Bonsu from women’s basketball and Fiona Lester from women’s hockey were announced finalists for OWL, with the winner to be announced March 21 at a luncheon […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Basketball, Hockey, More Sports ·