By Jim Hynes McGill track and field star Justin Darlington needs to jump seven centimetres higher if he wants to get to the next level in his sport. And while that less-than-three-inch difference can be pretty significant in a sport like high jumping, somehow it doesn’t sound like too big a stretch for the guy they [...]
Video celebrating Mike Babcocks McGill tie a hit on Youtube By Jim Hynes The greatness of Sidney Crosby is as good a place as any to begin the legend of the Babcock tie. For without Sid the Kid’s gold medal-winning shot through the pads of Team USA goalie Ryan Miller, there would be no lucky tie tale [...]
By Neale McDevitt This past weekend at the Stoneham resort, the McGill ski team broke a 19-year-drought by winning its first overall Quebec University Alpine Ski Championship since 1991. Led by a record-breaking performance from Sophie Splawinski, the ski team edged out perennial powerhouse Université Laval au Québec for the title combining men’s and women’s results. Splawinski, [...]
By Earl Zukerman, Montrealer Carey Ashton, the bench coach with the McGill mens baseball team, has won the 2010 Chunky Most Valuable Coach award. The Montreal native had been one of six finalists from nearly 900 nominated coaches from across Canada, and went on to receive the most votes in an internet balloting process to [...]
By Jim Hynes McGill’s varsity hockey squads experienced both ends of the competition spectrum last weekend, with the Redmen enjoying the thrill of victory in capturing the Ontario University Athletics Queen’s Cup, and the Martlets suffering the agony of defeat in the CIS women’s hockey championship final. The Redmen will now go on to compete for the [...]
The best long-term therapy for breast cancer survivors might have nothing to do with doctors or self-help books, a health researcher at McGill University says. Her prescription? Dragon boat racing.