Category: Sports

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Gun violence in the sports world

Poor gun control and machismo culture leads to tragedies   Todd Colin Vaughan Sports Editor   On Dec. 2, 2012 when most National Football League fans were settling into their regular Sunday Night Football...

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Todd’s Nods: Damn those Dinos

Todd Colin Vaughan Sports Editor   The Cougar womens’ hockey team had a tough weekend againt their cross-town rivals, the University of Calgary Dinos. On Nov.22 they lost their first game at Flames Community...

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Sport is a backdrop to life

How non-sport movies portray sports narratives   Todd Colin Vaughan Sports Editor   There has to be some societal reason why the average Jane or Joe thinks that every time they play intramural sport,...

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Concussed reasoning

Head injuries need to be taken seriously   Todd Colin Vaughan Sports Editor   In the old days, an athlete could have their head smashed into the ground and their coach would laugh, telling...

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Todd’s Nods: Gender barrier breakdown

Todd Colin Vaughan Sports Editor   Recently, Jezebel.com posted a story about a 9-year-old girl who is doing something very rare in her home state of Utah.   Sam Gordon is leading her pee...

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We should all be Cougars

You don’t have to like sports to enjoy cheering on the team   Todd Colin Vaughan Sports Editor   All athletes have their sports memories. You know, that moment where we truly achieved something...

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Olympic Oval hosts speedsters

Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track kicks off   Becca Paterson Contributor   When short track speedskating made it’s Olympic debut as a demonstration sport, it was at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics 25...

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Railroading a road warrior

USADA misses the bigger picture of Lance Armstrong   Todd Colin Vaughan Sports Editor   Even the greatest can fall from grace.   In the particular case of Lance Armstrong, who was metaphorically snagged...

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Flames fantasy flawed

A suffering fan’s hockey-mare   Derrick Newman Hockey Analyst   Well, the 2012-13 NHL season is upon us. Finally!   Just one day before the NHL’s apparent deadline for a full 82-game season, the...