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New YMCA at Brantford campus enhances students’ athletic experience

Wilfrid Laurier University students on the Brantford campus have experienced an athletic and recreational experience closer to that of a Waterloo student this past year as a result of the newly opened YMCA.  The Laurier Brantford YMCA officially opened its doors on Sept. 14, 2018. The facility, which was brought to fruition through a partnership between Laurier and the YMCA […]

by Safina Husein· · Sports ·
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Sydney Pattison finishes 12th at U-Sports championship

After winning the first OUA middle-distance medal in Laurier’s middle-distance program’s history, Sydney Pattison finished in twelfth place in 1500-metre race at the 2019 U-Sports track and field championships.  The championships this year took place at the University of Manitoba in the James Daly Fieldhouse from March 7 to 9. In what was her first appearance at the nationals, Pattison […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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An in-depth look at the responsibilities of head athletic therapist Jennifer Martins

The Wilfrid Laurier University men’s varsity football team gets a lot of attention during the season due to the exciting nature of the sport.  But what often goes under the radar is the work the team puts in behind the scenes.  One of the biggest reasons behind the football team’s massive success over the years is the outstanding coaching staff, […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Hawks hockey forward Danny Hanlon helps Canada capture bronze at 2019 Winter Universiade

The bigger the opportunity, the easier it is to take it on and being able to represent your country and go overseas is no opportunity to hesitate over.  “Any time you get selected to represent a country, I think, no matter the sport, it’s a pretty big honour, no matter the level of competition either.” “Representing a country you’re proud […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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Annual University of Waterloo juggling festival takes place this weekend

The annual University of Waterloo juggling festival takes place this weekend from March 15 to 17. The weekend is divided into two separate events in the actual festival featuring workshops and a gala event on Saturday night. The festival will get underway on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Physical Athletics Complex (PAC) at the University of Waterloo and […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Kelly Middaugh continues to build her own legacy

Usually being the child of two star athletes, especially in the same sport, bears a lot of expectations to replicate what the parents had done in their great careers. Welcome to the life of Kelly Middaugh, a member of Laurier’s women’s curling team.  Daughter to Wayne and Sherry Middaugh, curling is seen as running in the family at this rate. […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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Lazaro, Pattison and Wark announced as Outstanding Women of Laurier finalists

Jenna Lazarou, Sydney Pattison and Danielle Wark have been announced as this year’s 2019 Outstanding Women of Laurier (OWL) finalists. Wilfrid Laurier University’s department of athletics and recreation will host the fourteenth annual OWL awards on March 28 at Bingemans Conference Centre where one of the three finalists will be awarded with the OWL award.  The OWL Award strives to […]

by Safina Husein· · Sports ·
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Sarah Wilkes and Danny Hanlon make Laurier proud at the national and international level

Former Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawk curling alumna Sarah Wilkes won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship on Sunday, Feb. 24 as a member of Team Alberta.Team Alberta were trailing 5-1 at one point in the finals against Team Ontario. However, Wilkes helped her team complete the biggest comeback in the history of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts finals, as Team […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
Golden Hawks fall to Rams as historic season comes to a close

Golden Hawks fall to Rams as historic season comes to a close

For the first time since 1976, the Laurier Golden Hawks men’s basketball squad hosted an OUA semi-final and in front of a full house at the Athletic Complex, the #8 ranked Golden Hawks did not disappoint in giving an exciting one against the #3 Ryerson Rams, falling 99-84 in a valiant effort. To the surprise of some, Laurier seemed to […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Basketball, Sports ·