Volleyballers win tourney, take the Pipe

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Andrew Hinchey and Josh Chisholm

Every Friday, The Gazette awards The Purple Pipe to an outstanding Mustang athlete or team; this week, the men’s volleyball team takes home the hardware.

Hosting the first annual Western Rodeo Volleyball Tournament at Alumni Hall Jan. (read more)

Mustangs come up short versus rival Brock

Badger Brad Rootes delivers a lethal dagger at the buzzer

Friday, January 12th, 2007

The Mustang men’s basketball team fought valiantly in Wednesday night’s game against the Brock Badgers, but in the end they couldn’t answer to one of the conference’s best players.

Badgers guard Brad Rootes scored a game-high 27 points, including a clutch three-pointer in the dying seconds to give the Badgers a 74-68 victory over Western at Alumni Hall. (read more)

Men’s and women’s hockey, hoops in action

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Mustangs versus Waterloo

The men’s hockey team battled the Waterloo Warriors at the John Labatt Centre last weekend. Western fell 3-1 to the Warriors in a game decided mostly on special teams.

The Mustangs had four five-on-three powerplay chances but only capitalized on one. (read more)

Gators chomp Buckeyes, surgeon working on Barbaro

Friday, January 12th, 2007

In the Bowl Championship Series National Championship Monday, the Florida Gators punished the Ohio State Buckeyes 41-14. The Gators were underdogs going into the tilt, but a swarming defence led by rush end Jarvis Moss, linebacker Brandon Siler and safety Reggie Nelson completely silenced a potent Buckeyes attack. (read more)

Plethora of Mustang teams on the road

Busy weekend back for Western

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Friday

Track and field at Can Am Meet in Windsor: the Mustangs travel west to test their skills against a perennially tough Lancers team and other Ontario University Athletics competition. (read more)

Sports clubs attack Western’s campus

Kendo, triathlon clubs among zany groups recruiting members

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Western's Kendo club

As the second half of the school year begins, Clubs Week returned to the University Community Centre atrium, as numerous athletics clubs are recruiting new members.

A plethora of sports had booths set up this week in hopes of reaching students at the beginning of the semester. (read more)

Florida deserved to be there

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Of the fairly limited populace of passionate NCAA football fans in this region, many of them are Michigan Wolverine backers. Only a short jaunt outside of Detroit, the University of Michigan is the closest major NCAA campus with a solid football team. (read more)

Grab a Kleenex: crying in sports

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Adam Morrison

It’s a tough life in professional sports, and once in a while the game affects an athlete enough to make them break down and weep. Here are the top athletes and coaches who have cried in public:

Tony Romo
We had no sympathy for Romo while he sulked on the ground after throwing away the Cowboys’ playoff hopes last weekend with a fumbled field goal snap against the Seattle Seahawks. (read more)

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