Sports Archive: 2001

NHL parity lost forever

For years, the National Hockey League has fought the perception that it is below the level of prestige and importance possessed by the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball. While the off-season has not brought forth a megabucks television contract, the NHL did make major strides to be more like other professional leagues.Continue...

Miklas missed by all

Queen's University lost one of its most dedicated and passionate teachers and coaches earlier this month when Professor W.E. (Bill) Miklas passed away.

Miklas, former associate dean of the School of Business and longest-serving coach in the history of Queen's athletics, died after a courageous struggle with cancer. He was 60.Continue...

Summer school for Gaels rugby

While most students are spending the summer relaxing on the dock, seven of Queen's best varsity rugby players are working hard out on the field.

They are part of a four-month program that has brought the best young prospects from across Canada to the new Centre for Rugby Excellence at Queen's, known as The Academy. The program is designed to prepare Canada's most promising players between the ages of 19-23 for national level competition.Continue...

Slotback adds firepower to roster

When Gaels' football head coach Pat Sheahan returns from holidays in mid-August, the first thing he should do is send a thank-you card to Hamilton Tiger-Cats Head Coach Ron Lancaster.Continue...

What happened to baseball?

Despite Barry Bonds' home run chase, and Ichiro Suzuki's amazing rookie season, I have lost all emotional attachment to pro baseball this year. I don't know when I realized that I didn't care, but it has hit me.Continue...

Ladies score in football first

They’re smaller, they’re slower and they’re less experienced. So what do women bring to the world’s most popular sport? The typical Premier League fan may not welcome a women’s professional soccer league with open arms but based on its popularity thus far, everyone should be investing in shares. The Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA), founded by John Hendricks, kicked off its inaugural season in April of this year and has been turning heads ever since.Continue...

Gaels coach plays camp host

Anyone working in the Phys. Ed. Centre this summer knows all about heat, especially Dave Wilson.Continue...

Red and White thin on blue line

A wise man once told me that teams do not win games without strong defence. Not only did this man coach a team of six-year old soccer dynamos to an undefeated season but he also delved into the foundation of team sports for all ages and skill levels.Continue...

Grad cap kept Carolina on his mind

Despite their best efforts, and some ugly purple headbands, the Toronto Raptors were forced into post-season extinction by Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers, who advanced to the NBA’s Eastern Conference Final.Continue...

World’s best collide at Queen’s

It was a Victoria Day Weekend homecoming for Canadian National Rugby team player Sean Fauth.Continue...

Sports Shorts

Just like they did their entire careers, Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield connected on their first swing, landing themselves in the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

It was the first time either player was eligible for induction, much to the chagrin of the other nominees, as the pair and former teammates with the Minnesota Twins, garnered the majority of votes—Winfield with 84.5 per cent of the ballots, and Puckett 82.1.Continue...

Setting up for playoff run

Trying to behave like the esteemed business professionals that they are, general managers around the hockey world are conveying, as the trade deadline approaches, an outward appearance that they are in complete control of their team’s fate, and their own nerves in negotiation.Continue...

Atheletes of the Week

The Gaels track and field team has started their season in top shape, with a national sixth-place ranking heading into the McGill Team Challenge this weekend.Continue...