Tag: sports

Running for a brighter future

Running for a brighter future

Remembering the work that Terry left behind Erica Ravn Interim Orillia Bureau Chief September is a very busy month for students. It marks the beginning of a new school year and the end of summer vacation. But for runners and individuals affected by cancer it also marks the continuation of the Terry Fox Run. Orillia [...]

September 23, 2014
200 doping tests for 11,000 athletes. Is it enough?

200 doping tests for 11,000 athletes. Is it enough?

TIMA HACINI — THE FULCRUM (UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA)   OTTAWA (CUP) — Doping continues to be a threat to the integrity of all kinds of sports, and collegiate athletics in Canada are not free from the potential of performance-enhancing substance use among their ranks. News recently broke that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker tested [...]

September 23, 2014
Club Baseball: More than what meets the eye

Club Baseball: More than what meets the eye

By John McAuley Sports Editor There is always something unseen beneath the surface. This past weekend, for example, there was a tarp beneath a layer of frost. Beneath the tarp there was a baseball field. It’s Saturday morning. Lakehead Baseball’s players and coaches are spread across the field at Baseball Central like a marching band, [...]

September 23, 2014
The cycle continues: Adrian Peterson

The cycle continues: Adrian Peterson

Jonathan Dwyer and the NFL’s domestic violence problem Josh Kolic Still reeling from the release of video showing the vicious assault by Ray Rice on his then-fiancée and now wife Janay Palmer, football fans and the NFL alike were dealt another blow when star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse [...]

September 23, 2014
Ray Rice, Roger Goodell and the unending hypocrisy in the NFL

Ray Rice, Roger Goodell and the unending hypocrisy in the NFL

By: Josh Kolic The recently released video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée and now wife Janay Palmer inside an elevator in an Atlantic City casino shocked and horrified us all. The image of an NFL running back punching a woman in the face was a jarring and sickening one. Sadly, we shouldn’t have [...]

September 16, 2014
Fantasy Football lottery tickets

Fantasy Football lottery tickets

John Mcauley In fantasy sports, a lottery ticket is a player who, like its namesake, costs virtually nothing to acquire, but could potentially bring massive returns. Also known as sleepers, these are acquisitions that offer low risk and high reward. These players are a $20 bill in the pocket of an old pair of jeans, [...]

September 16, 2014
Exercise as a cognitive enhancer

Exercise as a cognitive enhancer

Making a case for the academic benefits of fitness Kyle Groulx, ACSM CPT One of the more unfortunate misconceptions many people have regarding exercise is that it’s a lowbrow hobby for athletes and “meatheads” and not for those who are more academically focused since there’s no mental or cognitive benefit to be gained. The reason [...]

September 16, 2014

Thunderwolves Howl!

First year students get to know Lakehead at orientation Michael Hillcoat, Staff Writer Another Orientation Week is passing by and as students partook in the festivities, The Argus got a chance to sit down with LUSU VP Advocacy Matt Quick to find out what it’s all about. “’Thunderwolves Howl!’ is all about reviving school spirit, which [...]

September 9, 2014

Fantasy football primer

Quick tips for drafting your very own pseudo sports team. Josh Kolic   The dawn of September means so much to so many people. There is the beginning of autumn, the beautiful fall colours, the return of students and classes, and, most importantly, the dawn of a new NFL season. With that comes the return [...]

September 9, 2014

5 Things to know for the upcoming Thunderwolves season

John McAuley Interim Sports Editor 1. There’s a new sheriff in town. Manny Furtado has been hired to replace Scott Morrison as the head coach of the men’s basketball program. Morrison leaves Lakehead to lead the Boston Celtics’ feeder team, the Maine Red Claws. Furtado, a Hamilton native, leaves his post as assistant coach of [...]

September 9, 2014
Women’s hockey review

Women’s hockey review

Emily Upton On Wednesday, October 9, the Thunderwolves Women’s Hockey team took on their cross town rivals: Georgian Orillia for an exhibition game at Rotary Place. The girls took the lead in the second period when they got the first goal of the game. Unfortunately, in the last five minutes of the game, Georgian Orillia [...]

October 30, 2013
Thunder rocks the Ice

Thunder rocks the Ice

By Emily Upton Member writer The Thunderwolves rocked the ice on Wednesday, October 16 with their first game of the season. Lakehead faced Georgian Orillia and came out with a 6-1 score. Within the last minutes of both the first and second periods the puck flew in the nets. Lakehead got their first goal, followed [...]

October 30, 2013

A 2012 retrospective

Last year’s top 10 sports stories By Noah Cain Sports Editor Welcome to 2013. Often in 2012, I was reminded why I love sports. I saw great individual and team accomplishments, heard inspiring stories of perseverance and courage, and witnessed unexpected rises to greatness. However, last year,my attention was also drawn to the dark side [...]

January 8, 2013

Sports Medicine Council

I am a 51 year old woman who has just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees. I understand that this is a very common diagnosis in middle-aged people and that it can be very painful. My doctor has offered to prescribe me medication that should help with the pain and swelling, but I do not have a proper health insurance plan so this could get very expensive for me. My question to you is whether or not you can suggest any other sort of remedies to help me that will not break my bank account.

March 12, 2012
Women find home on campus rec flag football teams

Women find home on campus rec flag football teams

Jess Petereit has played with a variety of teams during her three years in campus recreation flag football – a league where men outnumber women about three to one.

January 10, 2012

LU women rank fourth at Senior Provincials

The Lakehead wrestling team competed at the Senior Provincial Age Group Championships at Brock University on Nov. 26. The women placed fourth overall, while the team as a whole placed seventh.

November 28, 2011

They said what?

Whether or not you are a sports fan, at some point in your life you’ve probably had the pleasure of listening to an athlete or coach being interviewed after a game.

November 28, 2011
Wolves show improvement

Wolves show improvement

The Lakehead University women’s volleyball team dropped two consecutive matches last weekend.

November 28, 2011
‘Wolves hunt down Golden Hawks

‘Wolves hunt down Golden Hawks

The Lakehead University men’s hockey team defended their home ice by defeating the Laurier Golden Hawks 6-0 on Friday and 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday.

November 28, 2011

You’re a winner: Kyle Turris

On Nov. 22, the Phoenix Coyotes and disgruntled restricted free agent Kyle Turris were finally able to come to a contract agreement, ending a standoff that had been in effect since the early days of the NHL off-season.

November 28, 2011