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UVic athletes stoked to return to play following Canada West announcement

Regional schedules await approval from university, province Canada West has announced their plans for the 2021-22 season. After a year without competition, Canada West plans for most sports to be…
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UVic esports to introduce a paid ‘battle pass’ in January

There is currently no finalized price point, but the paid premium battle pass allows participating students to unlock prizes, such as a $500 tuition credit. UVic administration says that a…
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UVic soccer teams rally behind former men’s captain

Mackenzie Rigg, former captain of the UVic men’s soccer team, had his education plans sidelined when he was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumour. To support Rigg, his…
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U Sports and Canada West announce further cancellations

On Oct. 15, U Sports announced they would be cancelling all nine of their winter national championships. The sports affected include hockey, swimming, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, and track and field.…
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HarbourCats announce new Golden Tide baseball team for UVic students

A new initiative by the Victoria HarbourCats will give UVic students the opportunity to play ball, and hopefully hit a few home runs. The new team, the Golden Tide, was…

Fall cancellations of U Sports and Canada West leaves Vikes athletes in limbo

Ordinarily, the start of each school year not only brings the excitement of new classes, but also the beginning of a fresh season of competition for student athletes. Whether it…

How to get through sports withdrawal amid COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, halting virtually every sports league or event in the world, here are some movie and book recommendations to help you get through sports…

Punching for a greater cause: Local boxing club empowering women through sport

For the past four years, Ellen Connor has established and grown the West Coast Wonder Women — a division of Sooke Boxing Club, and non-profit club that hosts just one…

Top 10 sport stories of the decade

With 2019 and another decade officially behind us, it’s time to not only look back on the biggest sports stories of the past 365 days, but of the previous 10…