Sports

Vikes put Spartans to sword in three game series

The Vikes kept their post-season dreams alive, beating the Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans 2-1 in their best-of-three series. The Vikes opened with an 84-69 victory on Friday, Feb. 26th,…

Vikes bounce Bobcats to book playoff berth

When you spend $77 million on a new court, it’s nice to be able to use it as much as possible. And CARSA will soon have its first taste of…

No such thing as loss in intramural sports

At UVic, all times are good times, but intramurals provide especially fond memories. Being a lover of all sports, intramurals hold an important place in my weekly routine, particularly at…

Court’s now in session: Talking b-ball with Amira Giannattasio

When I meet Vikes women’s basketball player Amira Giannattasio in CARSA to begin our interview, I have ten or twelve questions lined up. Just four and half minutes later, the…

‘Bring It On’ is just a movie, but cheerleading is the real deal

Don’t tell anyone, but I used to be a cheerleader. Seven years of my life were devoted to 5 a.m. wake-ups accompanied by vicious, if accidental, elbows to the face,…

Vikes shine at Nights of Lightning

Nobody knows what 2016 bears for Vikes basketball, but, after opening game wins for both the women’s and men’s teams, the year was kicked off in grand fashion. Both the…

The year in sports: 2015’s biggest plays

From Ronda Rousey to the Golden State Warriors, it’s been a big year for sports in 2015. Champions were defeated, underdogs rose up, and we were even blessed with the…

Rock on, Victoria! Crag X gives climbing a boost in YYJ

As often happens on a campus with a higher girl-to-guy ratio, UVic student Megan Bingham has turned to the fertile fields of Tinder to reap a relationship. As she swipes…

Psych-out syndrome explains falling short in the big game

Editor’s note: This article originally ran in The Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper, on Nov. 24. CALGARY­—­It’s an age-old question coaches and sports analysts have tried to answer for…