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Rugby beats Brock, Carleton

The men’s rugby team avenged the loss that knocked them out of the 2005 playoffs, opening its season with an 11-6 win over the Brock Badgers.

“This game was important for us to win because it’s Brock. We needed to start the season with a win against a tough team,” captain James Potter said.Continue...

McConville strikes for four

The Queen’s Golden Gaels women’s soccer team defeated the Trent Excalibur 5-3 in their home opener on Friday night, on the strength of a dominant four-goal performance from fourth-year striker Eilish McConville.Continue...

Baseball wins double-header

A slow start and a quick finish resulted in a 2-0 record for men’s baseball last Saturday.

The men opened the season against the Durham College Lords.

Playing at home at Megaffin Park, the Gaels played a double-header, defeating the defending provincial champions on both counts.

The Gaels were sluggish out of the gate, with three players striking out to end the first inning.Continue...

Varsity rower wins title abroad

This summer, varsity rower Andrew Rastapkevicius, ArtSci ’07, made his Canadian compatriots proud by becoming a national champion of Lithuania. Though he set aside the red, blue and gold in favour of a different tricolour—the yellow, green and red of the Lithuanian flag—Rastapkevicius’ journey began here at Queen’s.

Every September, the Queen’s campus and the Ghetto is papered with red, blue and gold signs that read: ROW THIS FALL. In the fall of 2003, Rastapkevicius decided to do just that. In his first year he was a member of the Queen’s Novice team, the university’s learn-to-row program where even beginners, learn the skills of the sport.Continue...

Volleyball Gael competes in Poland

For varsity volleyball player Stuart Hamilton, every day for the past four months has been just another day at the beach. But make no mistake, it was no picnic.

Hamilton and his partner Ryan DeBruyn, of the University of Winnipeg, have just returned from a 10-day trip to Poland to compete in the World Junior Beach Volleyball Championships.Continue...

Football opens season with a bang

The varsity football team proved Monday that it means business. Decked out in their new gold uniforms to open the new season, the Gaels handed the University of Toronto Varsity Blues their 34th consecutive loss, with a convincing 53-7 victory on Monday at Richardson Stadium.

Defensive line coach Pat Tracey said that, coming off a 10-day training camp and an exhibition game against the Concordia Stingers, the team was well prepared to meet Toronto’s offensive strategy.Continue...

Head butting or trash talking—what crosses the line?

French soccer captain Zinedine Zidane's World Cup headbutt infuriates a grippling debate amongst worldwide soccer lovers.Continue...

Brett Gibson named men’s hockey coach

Brett Gibson takes over the role of head coach for men's hockey.Continue...

The new Golden Gaels

This year, the Golden Gaels offers some of the brightest figures for men's and women's basketball, rowing and lacrosse.Continue...

The Olympics or the World Cup?

Which is better? Erin Flegg and Brennan Leong discuss the upcoming summer games.Continue...

Varsity athletics sign exclusive clothing deal

Queen's signs a three-year exclusive agreement with Russell Athletics worth over $200,000 in three yearsContinue...

All-star game honours Gael

Last year, Greg Hulse, a member of Queen’s men’s varsity soccer team died tragically in a car accident. To honour his memory, the first annual Greg Hulse Memorial High School All-Star game was held on June 3, 2006.Continue...

OUA votes in favour of financial awards

Starting in 2007, Ontario universities will be able to give financial awards to first-year student athletes with averages of 80 percent or higher.Continue...

Queen’s wins boat race third year in a row

Amidst the hectic conclusion of exams, the rowing team won five of eight events at the 10th annual Queen’s McGill boat race on April 30, capturing the D. Lorne Gales Trophy, awarded for most overall points.Continue...

The Journal’s first (and last) Raptors mailbag

Over the years—from the Skydome, through Walt Williams’ high-socks, around Oliver Miller’s waistline, behind Charles Oakley’s fist, under Hakeem Olajuwan’s crutches and through Rafer Alston’s tears—I’ve become a bit of a diehard, an unapologetic, biased to blindness, a physically and emotionally involved fanatic.Continue...

The Golden Gaels final report card

Our process in grading the winter performances of Queen’s Interuniversity teams was highly unscientific. It is based quite simply on our perceptions of how each team performed, both in the regular season and playoffs, relative to their projected performances. The impressive results and high calibre of our teams made the grading process difficult. Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches and administrators who worked so hard to bring the University results to be proud of.Continue...

Martin, Hogsden headline awards

For one day only last weekend, the Ambassador Hotel became the home of the Queen’s Golden Gaels.

On Sunday the Queen’s athletic community came together to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and to recognize those people who made exceptional contributions to the Gaels’ success.

Beneath the OUA banners brought home by the figure skating and volleyball teams, and to choruses of the Oil Thigh, Queen’s honoured the best and brightest of its student athletes.Continue...

McFarlane retires from Queen’s

After 29 years at Queen’s, John McFarlane announced his retirement as Chair of Athletics and Recreation on Tuesday. His last day on the job will be Aug. 31.Continue...

Gaels golden again

Next year the varsity football team will go back to its golden era in an effort to get their mojo back.

After two straight lacklustre seasons, the football team is switching back to their traditional golden uniforms for the entire season.Continue...

Part two: Florida vs. George Mason

The hopes of Florida Gators fans everywhere rest on the rather Herculean shoulders of two sophomore players: the 6’11”, 227-lb Joakim Noah and the 6’8”, 235-lb Al Horford. I don’t expect them to disappoint.Continue...

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