Sports

Vikes shine at Nights of Lightning

Nobody knows what 2016 bears for Vikes basketball, but, after opening game wins for both the women’s and men’s teams, the year was kicked off in grand fashion. Both the…

The year in sports: 2015’s biggest plays

From Ronda Rousey to the Golden State Warriors, it’s been a big year for sports in 2015. Champions were defeated, underdogs rose up, and we were even blessed with the…

Rock on, Victoria! Crag X gives climbing a boost in YYJ

As often happens on a campus with a higher girl-to-guy ratio, UVic student Megan Bingham has turned to the fertile fields of Tinder to reap a relationship. As she swipes…

Psych-out syndrome explains falling short in the big game

Editor’s note: This article originally ran in The Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper, on Nov. 24. CALGARY­—­It’s an age-old question coaches and sports analysts have tried to answer for…

CIS brings heartbreak for valiant Vikes

Despite the miserable day, it seemed like the UVic Vikes women’s field hockey team were destined for glory. Here it was: Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) gold medal match, home turf,…

High hopes for women’s field hockey as championship begins

The 40th annual Women’s Field Hockey Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship kicks off this Thursday, Nov. 5, hosted by the number one nationally ranked University of Victoria Vikes. The Vikes…

No trophies, but boatloads of medals for UVic rowing team

When the Vikes rowing teams returned to Victoria after the Canadian University Rowing Championships, they did so with heavier suitcases. The men’s and women’s teams won eight medals at the…

Dynamic duo destined for double?

133 appearances. 51 goals. 35 assists. 5 Canada West playoff appearances. 1 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championship. It’s fair to say that Craig Gorman and Cam Hundal have had a major…

Where there’s lightning, there’s Thunder

Thunder apparently took advantage of CARSA over the summer and has since then been relishing the spotlight and showing off his gains. The redesigned UVic mascot was revealed at the…