Sports

Weekend preview: Varsity sports and clubs return to competition

With league-based competition resuming this week, varsity teams are buckling down for their first matches of 2022. Meanwhile, some varsity clubs have championship dates, others are TBD, and some have even been cancelled.Continue...

Queen’s athletes share the best advice they’ve ever received from a coach

This weekend, for the first time in over two months, Queen’s varsity athletes will be suiting up and competing once more.Continue...

Women’s Basketball raises $4,900 for 15th annual Shoot for the Cure

With games cancelled for the month of January, the women’s basketball team kept busy off the hardcourt by capturing a win in the fight against cancer.Continue...

A conversation with Nixon Academic Leadership Award recipients

On Jan. 27, this year’s Nixon Academic Leadership Award recipients were announced by Queen’s Athletics and RecreationContinue...

Leslie Dal Cin announces retirement

Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation , Leslie Dal Cin, has announced her intention to retire this spring.Continue...

'An absolute sprint’: Inside the 2018-19 Queen’s Men’s Hockey season, part two

“Our league is an absolute sprint. You only play 28 games, and if you lose one here or there, that can be the difference between hosting the Queen’s Cup and not.”Continue...

Everything to know about the return of varsity sports and recreation at Queen’s

Both varsity athletes and recreationally active students have lots to look forward to following recent return-to-sport announcements from Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Athletics and Recreation (A&R).Continue...

Queen’s alum Chris Patrician heading to the Beijing Winter Olympics for bobsleigh

Chris Patrician, ArtSci ’14, will represent Canada at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics for bobsleigh.Continue...

Returning from the pandemic-induced pause

After the OUA paused competition across university sport in response to the pandemic, athletes and coaches across the province will return to play on Feb. 9.Continue...

Perspective: U Sports is just as entertaining as the NCAA

On Nov 14., 2021, I stood on the sidelines at Nixon field and watched the Queen’s women’s rugby team win their first National Championship.Continue...

How each OUA team got its name: Part one

At its inception in 1906, the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU)—the first formal Canadian intercollegiate athletics league, now known as the OUA—had only four members.Continue...

'You’re fighting for them’: Inside the 2018-19 Queen’s Men’s Hockey season, part one

“Ask those guys what it’s like to lose this game because you’re never going to get it back.”Continue...

How are varsity athletes dealing with the OUA’s pause on sport?

Almost two years on, the pandemic is still disrupting the schedules of varsity athletes.Continue...

Queen’s professor breaks down the advantage of small towns over bigger cities for producing athletic talent

For boys in youth hockey, the chances of playing in an NHL game are one in 1000. If you were born and raised in a small town rather than a big city, however, these defying odds could waver in your favour.Continue...

‘It just keeps me driven’: Gaels’ defensive lineman Anthony Federico ranked 15th in CFL scouting report

Queen’s Gaels’ star defensive back Anthony Federico knows who he is and he isn’t afraid to say it.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Should fighting be allowed in the NHL?

YES

In most sports, violence is distasteful. In soccer or baseball, the outbreak of a fight would result in a hefty suspension.Continue...

Ontario University Athletics pushing for ‘Elite’ Status in the eyes of Ontario Government

The Ontario University Athletics (OUA) association is making a push for elite status following the Ontario Government’s decision to exclude post-secondary athletics from their list of “elite amateur leagues” exempt from training restrictions.Continue...

New Men’s Volleyball assistant coach Paul Sanderson talks about his life in volleyball

When Paul Sanderson was a high school student in Australia, he had a choice: continue playing basketball as a member of the provincial team or pursue volleyball at the national level.Continue...

Rachael Meilikhan takes beach volleyball to the international stage

While many varsity athletes were winding down for the holiday break this past December, Rachael Meilikhan, BHSc ’23, was winding up for her first international beach volleyball tournament with Team Canada.Continue...

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