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Is T.O. good or bad for the NFL?

Terrell Owens is the most “me-first” athlete in professional sports.

There, I said it. And while professional sports is full of them, I stand by my assertion. Owens has put himself back in the spotlight.

“It just shows a lack of class they have.”Continue...

Rugby fourth

The men’s rugby team ended their season on a disappointing note last Saturday at Fletcher’s Field in Markham, falling to the Brock Badgers by a score of 23-13 in the OUA bronze medal game. It was a frustrating day for the Gaels, who had ample possession but struggled to string together multiple phases of offence in the open field.Continue...

Soccer wins bronze

Fifty-six days after their season opener against Western on Sept. 10, Golden Gaels women’s soccer lost their first game in OUA play. That one loss, however, came after what was arguably their most important game of the season.Continue...

Men’s rugby falls to Mustangs

On Sunday the men’s rugby team bowed out to the Western Mustangs in the OUA semifinal, for the third consecutive season. In a typically hard-fought match between the two sides, Queen’s fell by a score of 34-0.Continue...

Journal Athletes of the Week

Faye Pang, a third-year Commerce student, finished her 2005 women’s lacrosse campaign with a flurry of goals last weekend. In the OUA semifinal, the Golden Gaels defeated the Laurier Golden Hawks handily 11-4, with three of those goals netted by Pang.Continue...

Cross country hosts OUAs

The Queen’s cross country team had a strong performance this past weekend in the OUA championships. Queen’s hosted the event this year, and both the men’s and women’s teams were able to perform well on their home course.Continue...

Dress codes in professional sports?

As the NBA season officially opened this week, debate was still vibrant over one of the NBA’s newest initiatives—the dress code. The new guidelines call for “business casual” attire to be worn by a team member “whenever they are engaged in team or league business”.Continue...

Rowing for seconds

Golden Gaels rowing lived up to high expectations this past weekend, bringing home several medals and finishing second in both the men’s and women’s overall standings at the OUA Championships hosted by Trent.Continue...

Lacrosse wins silver

After finishing the regular season with a perfect 9-0-1 record, the women’s lacrosse team found themselves a goal away from a provincial title at the OUA championships in Waterloo last weekend.Continue...

Men’s hockey nets first win in OT

After losing their first three games of the season by a single goal each, the Queen’s men’s hockey team continued their campaign at home this weekend with two more close contests, falling 5-3 to the Guelph Gryphons on Friday and squeaking out a 3-2 overtime win against the Laurier Golden Hawks on Saturday.Continue...

Field hockey fourth in OUA

End of season momentum wasn’t quite enough for the Queen’s women’s field hockey team at Saturday’s OUA finals. The Gaels finished the regular season at 7-3-4, and had high expectations going into the finals in Ottawa—they were hoping to move on to the national finals in Vancouver, B.C.Continue...

Women’s soccer through to semis

The Gaels triumphed 3-1 in a penalty shootout over the Western Mustangs following a 1-1 tie after regulation and extra time. This was yet another installment of what has become one of the hottest and most hard-fought rivalries in CIS soccer. The two teams had already faced each other twice earlier this season, following last year’s clashes in both the OUA final and a CIS championship round robin—won by Western and Queen’s, respectively.Continue...

Women’s hockey sweeps the Warriors

After starting the year with two losses, women’s hockey has bounced back in impressive form winning four games on the trot.Continue...

Football bows out

All year long there has been something problematic about the third quarter that the Golden Gaels football team has not been able to solve. In five games this season, the Gaels were within seven points of their opponent going into the third quarter and only came away with the win in one of those games.Continue...

The Journal Athletes of the Week

Molly Groenewegen, in her first year in the Faculty of Education and fifth year as a Golden Gaels hockey player, posted the best stats of her career last weekend in a game that was special for the team as a whole.Continue...

Men’s hockey begins season 0-3

Two-one losses have been the name of the hockey Gaels’ game so far this season.

Coming off a tight loss to York, the Gaels were hoping to get their first win of the season on the road at Brock on Saturday. Queen’s knew, however, that their hands would be full with the unbeaten Badgers, and that Saturday would be a test of their skills. After 60 minutes, however, the Gaels were again on the losing end of a 2-1 decision.Continue...

Rugby Gaels ride into OUA semifinals

The men’s rugby team took another step in their quest to win the OUA title on Wednesday, dispatching a hard-tackling Carleton Ravens team 27-12 in the OUA quarterfinals.

The Gaels will visit the Western Mustangs in the OUA semifinals on Sunday, looking to avenge a tough 44-12 loss two weeks ago in Kingston.Continue...

To censor or not to censor?

Whether it’s marketing team apparel, star players or the game itself, presentation is everything in professional sports. Marketing equals profits, and profits equal success.

That’s why we should look at the NHL’s decision to fine Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn and Ducks coach Randy Carlyle as an image protection strategy and nothing more. This isn’t an infringement on free speech and it’s not a manifestation of a tyrannical structure within these leagues.Continue...

Lacrosse perfect

This weekend marks a golden opportunity for the Queen’s varsity women’s lacrosse team to take home the provincial championship. Having finalized their undefeated record (9-0-1) last weekend with wins against McMaster and Guelph, the girls have shown themselves to be unbeatable.Continue...

Mixed results for soccer

The muddy terrain of Richardson Stadium proved to be no home-field advantage for the Gaels’ men’s and women’s soccer teams in their opening playoff games on Wednesday. The women’s team struggled to a 4-1 win over Windsor, while the men fell 2-1 in penalty kicks to the Waterloo Warriors, ending their season.Continue...

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