Tag: basketball

A question of toughness: Rich Peverley’s heart, LeBron James’ leg cramps and just what do these memes really mean

A question of toughness: Rich Peverley’s heart, LeBron James’ leg cramps and just what do these memes really mean

By Josh Kolic Rich Peverley collapsing on the bench during a game between the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets was absolutely horrifying. Here was a young, vibrant man in the prime of his life playing a professional sport almost cut down by a heart ailment that any one of us could have. Peverley required [...]

March 19, 2014

Sports briefs

Compiled by Mike St. Jean Thiel, Quarrel capture Bronze The Thunderwolves track team travelled to the Northwest Open at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on January 20th to compete in an event that featured a contingent of athletes from 15 different schools. Lakehead’s team was led by a pair of third place finishes from [...]

January 29, 2014

Sports Briefs

Compiled by Mike St. Jean Sports Editor   LU wrestlers have strong showing at Western The ‘Wolves wrestling squad was in action on November 16, competing in the Harry Geris Memorial duels in London, Ontario against teams from UWO, Guelph, McMaster, and York. The women’s squad’s third place showing led the way for Lakehead at [...]

November 27, 2013
Return of the Mamba

Return of the Mamba

Can Kobe Bryant Save the Lakers season? By Josh Kolic News that Kobe has started full practices for the first time since tearing his achilles tendon last April brought much joy to Lakers fans. Many thought that this would be a season where the Lakers would tank and look to rebuild. But with Kobe eyeing [...]

November 27, 2013
Why MLSE is failing the Toronto Raptors

Why MLSE is failing the Toronto Raptors

By Josh Kolic  While sitting in my seat watching the lavish opening ceremony for the Toronto Raptors regular season against the Boston Celtics, I felt really unsettled about something and couldn’t get it out of my head for the rest of the game. There were fireworks. There were about 57 Raptor girls. (Slight exaggeration. And [...]

November 6, 2013

Thunderwolves sports briefs

A quick look at Lakehead Athletics Compiled by Mike St. Jean Interim Sports Editor   Morrison leaves men’s hoops to join Celtics affiliate Longtime Thunderwolves Head Coach Scott Morrison has taken a professional leave of absence from the CIS to join the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. The team, which is based [...]

October 2, 2013
Lakehead Basketball Orillia Campus

Lakehead Basketball Orillia Campus

Lakehead point guard penetrates Seneca defense Photo Donated by Coach Curtis Fogel By Joshua Parry Orillia Bureau Chief Double dribble, traveling, foul trouble, missed lay-ups, turnovers, and out-of-shape veteran basketball players are just some of the woes of the Orillia Campus basketball coach, Dr. Curtis Fogel. That is correct, you heard me say “Orillia Campus [...]

September 18, 2013

Catching up with the Wolves: A look back at the 2012-13 athletic season and what lies ahead

By Mike St. Jean Interim Sports Editor Like the old cliché goes, the 2012-13 OUA/CIS season provided Lakehead Thunderwolves fans with a lot to cheer about, some disappoints, and reason to believe the athletic future will be bright here at Lakehead University. The year was full of ups and downs, moments of pure joy, and [...]

September 11, 2013
What a run: Lakehead basketball falls to Ravens in championship game

What a run: Lakehead basketball falls to Ravens in championship game

By Ben Lundy The Argus The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team’s Cinderella run in the CIS Final 8 tournament came up one game short in Ottawa last weekend. The seventh seeded Thunderwolves took out the second seeded Cape Breton Capers in the quarter finals, then beat the third seeded Ottawa Gee-Gees in the semis, before [...]

March 20, 2013

Wolf tracks: catching up with the Thunderwolves

By Noah Cain Sports Editor Basketball players win awards Greg Carter of Lakehead’s Men’s Basketball Team was named the OUA and CIS defensive player of the year while Carolyn Fragale, of Lakehead’s Women’s Team, was named to the OUA West’s second All-Star Team on March 3. This is the record-breaking, fourth straight time Carter has [...]

March 13, 2013

Not extinct yet

Raptors acquire Gay, feel hopeful again By Ben Lundy The Argus The Toronto Raptors started the 2012-13 campaign full of optimism with an exciting, young core including top ten picks, DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis. Former number one overall pick Andrea Bargnani was starting to look like he may finally live up to the potential [...]

February 13, 2013

Eye on the Thunderwolves: varsity sports season continues

By Noah Cain Sports Editor Women’s Basketball The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks flew into the Thunderdome Jannuary 25th-26st, tied with the Thunderwolves in the standings. They flew out Sunday, January 27th, two games ahead in the playoff race. Laurier came out strong Friday night, blazing out to a 10-1 lead in the opening five minutes. [...]

February 6, 2013

“Jack it up!”

Jack Taylor scores 138 points, breaks NCAA record, records no assists By Noah Cain Sports Editor TSN analysts and producers rejoiced last Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning after Jack Taylor’s record breaking performance finally gave them something interesting to talk about during the NHL lockout. On November 20, Taylor, who plays for the division [...]

November 28, 2012
Lakehead sports season in full swing

Lakehead sports season in full swing

Catching up with the Thunderwolves By Noah Cain Sports Editor Men’s Hockey The Lakehead University’s men’s hockey team split their series with their rivals from Western, October 26-27 at the Fort William Gardens. On the Friday, Lakeheadsquelched a Western comeback and defeated the Mustangs 3-2. Lakehead’s power-play, which is the best in the CIS at [...]

November 6, 2012

Thunderwolves recap: Lakehead teams travel

Women’s Volleyball Lakehead’s women’s volleyball team lost all three of their games as they toured southern Ontario from October 19-21. On Friday, they were defeated 3-1 (19-25, 5-25, 25-20, 16-25) to the York Lions. Vanessa Chorkway played well, getting 14 kills in the loss. The Thunderwolves failed to rally Saturday afternoon when they lost in [...]

October 30, 2012

No end unto itself

By Noah Cain Sports Editor On July 10 the Los Angeles Lakers traded two first round drafts to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for two-time MVP Steve Nash. One month later, they acquired three-time defensive player of the year, Dwight Howard. With little wonder, they became instant favourites for the NBA Championship. This year, the [...]

September 10, 2012

What happened in December

While most of us were relaxing on holiday break, the Lakehead University Men’s Basketball team and Men’s Hockey team were kept busy with games to end the year 2011. Here’s how we did.

January 10, 2012

‘Wolves complete perfect preseason

Despite traveling with only 10 players, the Lakehead University Men’s Basketball Team completed a perfect 8-0 preseason by defeating University of Wisconsin-Stout and Hamline University last weekend.

November 7, 2011

‘Wolves prey on Cougers

Last weekend, the Lakehead University men’s basketball team was on the road to Saskatchewan to take on the Regina Cougars. The ‘Wolves were successful, winning 84-68 on Friday evening, and 105-79 on Saturday.

October 24, 2011

‘Wolves sweep Bobcats

The Brandon Bobcats’ homecoming weekend was spoiled by the Lakehead University Men’s Basketball team, as they swept the Bobcats last weekend in a two game series in non-conference play, 72-71 on Friday and 102-62 on Saturday.

October 17, 2011