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Time to move past gender stereotypes in athletics

The study of gender in sport isn’t theoretical for me.

It’s not a chapter in a sociology of sport textbook that I study in order to pass an exam; it’s personal. I come from a family of athletic girls who’ve competed in numerous sports and who’ve watched as our mom passionately tried to keep WTSN, a network devoted to women’s sports, alive as senior vice-president. Needless to say, I’m intensely aware of the inequalities that present challenges for female athletes.Continue...

Queen’s should pay its coaches full-time

With the movement of Queen’s athletics towards excellence, it’s about time Queen’s gives its coaches due compensation.

No Queen’s coaches are paid full-time.Continue...

Athletes of the term

Craig was instrumental in helping the Gaels capture the OUA women’s title over McGill. She was able to defeat her Western counterpart in the semifinals, helping Queen’s achieve a 4-2 result. Queen’s would go on to tie McGill in the finals. Craig stormed back with an emphatic individual effort during her tiebreaker game as Queen’s walked away with a 12-10 result and the OUA championship. Her play throughout the season earned a place as an OUA First-Team All-Star.Continue...

Sporting chance for diversity

When volleyball rookie Michael Amoroso was choosing which school to attend, he said he knew Queen’s has a reputation among high-school athletes of colour as a predominantly white school.

Amoroso, who’s black, said the racial makeup of a university plays a large role in any visible minority student’s post-secondary decision.Continue...

The people who make it happen

Men’s rugby head coach Peter Huigenbos said a coach’s role is a broad one, but it all comes back to helping athletes. Huigenbos works as a manager of partnerships and initiatives with the City of Kingston in addition to his role as a coach.Continue...

Queen’s should crank up fun of varsity games to boost attendance

March Madness is in full swing in the United States. Many people spent last weekend glued to their TVs hoping their bracket didn’t get busted by another early exit from Duke University.

Unfortunately, enthusiasm for college basketball doesn’t translate north of the border. Not many people tuned in to the CIS Final Eight two weekends ago. Sure, CIS basketball isn’t as good as the NCAA—players are smaller and less athletic, and dunks are few and far between. But it’s still high-quality basketball. Acadia’s double-overtime shocker over Carleton was one of the best games I’ve watched this year.Continue...

CIS may gain TV coverage

If applications for new sports channels are approved, CIS athletes may get more time on national television.

The Canadian Olympic Committee launched an application in January for two new channels focused on amateur sports—the English-language Canadian Amateur Sports Network (CASN) and the French-language Réseau des sports amateur canadiens (RSAC).Continue...

Queen’s athletes given accolades

Some of Queen’s Athletics’ best and brightest were recognized for their efforts at the 72nd annual Colour Awards Tuesday night at the Ambassador Conference Resort. In addition to the awards given out by each team to their most valuable and most improved players, eight major awards were handed out to athletes, one to a student-trainer, and one to a long-time supporter of Queen’s Athletics.Continue...

A vital contribution unseen by the public eye

They’re the people behind the bench and on the sidelines who receive neither credit nor criticism after the game. Although the players are familiar with them, they’re often unknown among fans and media alike.Continue...

Grading the Gaels’ performances

The following is the Journal’s evaluation of the winter teams’ performances. Grades are based on the teams’ results relative to pre-season projections.Continue...

Curling takes national stage

The Queen’s curling teams travelled to Guelph last week to compete in the inaugural Canadian University Curling Championships. The men’s team was defeated in the quarter-final, while the women’s team lost a playoff match for a quarter-final berth. Featuring 19 men’s teams and 17 women’s teams, the tournament involved a six-game round robin, with the top eight teams from each side advancing to the quarter-final stage.Continue...

Should Pronger have gotten more?

The NHL handed Anaheim Ducks’ star defenceman Chris Pronger an eight-game suspension Saturday for his March 12 stomp on Vancouver Canucks’ forward Ryan Kesler. Originally, Pronger had been let off the hook—the league told him Thursday night he wouldn’t be suspended. When the mainstream and Internet media began criticizing the decision, though, the league miraculously dredged up a clearer camera angle documenting the stomp and suspended Pronger for eight games.Continue...

The first line of defence

Lindsay Fowler and Amanda Patzalek were the women’s hockey team’s first responders this year. As student-trainers, they acted as the team’s primary resource for dealing with injuries.

Fowler, PHE ’08, said working with the hockey team meant an intensive time commitment all year. The team’s lack of a home arena and early-morning practices made her job difficult this year, Fowler said.Continue...

CIS an untapped resource

What do past and present NHLers Steve Rucchin, Cory Cross and Mike Ridley have in common?Continue...

Indecision on review delays the inevitable

The Colour Awards are less than a week away, and although the year did see several successes—with male and female OUA Conference Rookies of the Year in both varsity basketball and volleyball—many of Queen’s most competitive teams saw their seasons end earlier than they had hoped.Continue...

Sports In Brief

The Gaels men’s and women’s curling teams have found success thus far at the inaugural national curling championships, held in Waterloo this week. The women, fresh off a silver-medal performance at the OUA championships Feb.18, won their opening match in dramatic fashion Wednesday afternoon. They took two points in the last end to claim a 7-6 victory over the Regina Cougars but lost an 8-6 match to the Manitoba Bisons Wednesday night when Manitoba stole two points in the final end. The men opened with a 6-4 win over the St. Francis Xavier X-Men Wednesday evening.Continue...

Should the SuperSonics leave Seattle for good?

There’s a lot of gloom among Seattle SuperSonics fans these days, after out-of-town owner Clay Bennett rode in on his high horse with a ridiculous list of demands that was sure to be turned down, paving the way for him to walk off with a historic franchise slung over his saddle.Continue...

Dance team wins at Guelph

The Queen’s Dance Team finished first overall last weekend at the University Dance Challenge in Guelph. The large group jazz routine, called Ruby Blue, was awarded the highest mark of any dance at the competition.Continue...

Huge strides at CIS

Despite some team members being plagued by a vicious flu bug, the 19 members representing Queen’s in Montreal at the CIS track and field championships attained three medals and 16 personal bests last weekend.Continue...

Heart failure and student-athletes

Last month, three athletes under 21 died in the span of two days.Continue...

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