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Vikes men’s soccer begins season under new coach

For the first time in 34 years the Vikes men's soccer team has run out onto the pitch under new leadership. Vikes soccer alumnus Larry Stefanek has taken over as…
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Vikes summer rowing club brings home gold from the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

One of the most prestigious events for rowers across Canada began earlier this month at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines, Ontario. This was the first time since…
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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 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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Renowned rock climber advocating for vehicle living in Squamish

For the longest time, there was one boulder problem in Squamish, B.C. that Thomasina Pidgeon couldn’t solve. But one day, Pidgeon dug deep down to find a perseverance that helped…

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…

Inside Taelor Lay’s marathon for charity in Northern Italy

Victoria-based student running a solo marathon to raise money for charities in one of the areas hit hardest by COVID-19 Taelor Lay remembers the day her Northern Italian city went…

Leipsic comments prove hockey culture is still a work in progress

NHLer’s misogynistic comments show hockey, and sports culture, needs to change Unless you’re a diehard hockey fan, you probably had never heard of Brendan Leipsic until last month.  He was…
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Vikes to begin esport intramurals for Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

After plans for e-sports leagues stalled in 2019, the pandemic has led Vikes to trial two esport leagues As part of the Vikes at Home initiative, Vikes Athletics and Recreation…