Kevin O'Neill, BEd'79, has had a love affair with basketball since his time with the Redmen at McGill. Now he's in the shark tank of NBA coaching.
Who says you can't be a great student and a great jock at the same time? Okay, it's true that most of us can't -- but, as it happens, a whole lot of McGill students excel in both. In fact, last year McGill set a new national record by racking up 147 All-Canadians.
Seven inductees, including one woman and a team, were enshrined in the McGill Sports Hall of Fame Thursday, increasing the total number of honorees to 66 since the Hall opened in 1996.
Rugby Martlets bomb Bishop's 66-0 in semifinal; Redmen stun Sherbrooke 56-10, extend undefeated streak to 25.
Stricken with debilitating muscular dystrophy, Carey Ashton, the McGill Redbirds bench coach, pours his all into the game, and the players, he loves.
A freshman and a fifth-year senior stole the show at the 28th annual McGill intercollegiate awards gala held at the McGill Sports Centre Thursday. Mathieu Poitras of Gatineau, Que., and Danielle Day of Ile Bizard, Que., received the D. Stuart Forbes and Gladys Bean trophies, respectively, as the student-athletes who have brought the most credit to the University by reason of their athletic achievements.
McGill's Jennifer Thomson, a 5-foot-7 power hitter from Rosemere, Que., has been named Canadian Interuniversity Sport rookie of the year in women's volleyball. She was one of numerous honorees announced at the Husky All-Canadian awards dinner held at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Wednesday.
McGill chancellor Dick Pound and Martlets head coach Peter Smith will be winging their way to Italy to take part in the 2006 Turin Olympics.
This spring, Mike Babcock became the second former McGill University hockey player — and the first since Lester Patrick in 1937 — to coach in the Stanley Cup finals, as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks lost to the New Jersey Devils in seven games.
Disgraced a year ago, the playoff-bound McGill Redmen football team are making headlines for all the right reasons this season.