Julian McKenzie

  • Welcome To The (Battle) War

    Battlewar Brings the Ruckus to Foufounes Électriques

    Standing at five-foot-ten and 140 pounds in the confines of Foufounes Électriques, James McGee, better known as Twiggy, isn’t your prototypical wrestler. Donning shades, a Michael Jackson jacket from the “Thriller” music video, a red headband and red, white and black chaps, he resembles a trick-or-treater more than your average wrestler.

  • Au Revoir Le Gros Bill

    A Goodbye to Legendary Montreal Canadien Jean Beliveau

    In sports, fans and analysts always evaluate a player based on stats on the ice. The legendary Jean Beliveau will be remembered for what he did off the ice as much as what he did on it.

  • Les Bleus Sont Victorieux

    Université de Montréal Carabins Clinch First-Ever Vanier Cup Trophy After Heart-Stopping Ending

    There’s a new top dog in Quebec football. After years of the Laval Rouge et Or dominating the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec conference and the Canadian Interuniversity Sport, there is, finally, a new champion from the conference.

  • UdeM Carabins Are Vanier Cup Champions

    Carabins Clinch First Ever Vanier Cup After Heart-Stopping Ending

    The UdeM Carabins captured their first ever Vanier Cup title in a thrilling 20-19 victory over the McMaster Marauders at the Percival Molson Stadium this past Saturday afternoon.

  • Rugby Canada Wants You!

    Athletes Seek to Be on Rugby Canada Radar at Try 4 Gold Talent Camp

    Rugby is two years away from making its Olympic debut at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, but Rugby Canada is wasting no time identifying potential prospects that may be worthy of representing their country overseas—whether they’re knowledgeable of the game or not.

  • From Stinger To Gaiter

    Former League MVP Kyle Desmarais Returns to Concordia—But This Time as an Opponent

    The Concordia Gymnasium is no longer Kyle Desmarais’s home. It is no longer a place where Stingers fans can celebrate his three-point shots and athletic plays. When he falls to the ground after being fouled, Concordia’s coaches will no longer plead his case. Instead, they’ll defend their own players.

  • Men’s Basketball: Stingers Stall versus Bishop’s

    Former Stinger Kyle Desmarais Scores 18 Points For Bishop’s In Return to Concordia

    Despite outscoring the Bishop’s Gaiters in both quarters of the second half, the Stingers were unable to overcome and surpass the Gaiters lead, losing 76-69 at the Concordia Gymnasium this past Thursday night.

  • Women’s Basketball: See You Later, Gaiters

    Stingers Hold Gaiters Under 30 Points in Blowout Victory

    Following a 87-24 blowout win over Bishop’s Gaiters this past Thursday night, Concordia Stingers women’s basketball head coach Keith Pruden was asked about his team not reaching the 90-point plateau during the game.

  • Rough and Tumble Crumble

    Women’s Basketball Team Gets No Favours From Referees In Season Opening Loss

    Following a particularly physical game against the UQAM Citadins last season, Stingers women’s basketball head coach Keith Pruden quipped that his opponent had the makings of a rugby team.

  • Jumping Out the Gym

    Stingers Get First League Win of The Season Against Laval

    When Stingers rookie Ken Beaulieu earned a breakaway late in the fourth quarter, it was as if he was given a blank canvas on which to express his art. The newcomer stole the ball from an opposing player and was already off to the races from mid court.

  • Baby Face Killa Enters The Underworld

    Rapper Freddie Gibbs Shows Canada Love During Show At Cabaret Underworld

    “Y’all want to hear some Canadian shit?” yelled DJ Izzo, the opening act for Friday night’s set at Cabaret Underworld. He was met with boos from possibly unpatriotic and restless fans that had waited since as early as 8 p.m. for the American indie rapper Freddie Gibbs.

  • Bustin’ Open The Piñata

    Months after dropping his critically acclaimed collaboration album, Piñata, rapper Freddie Gibbs will be performing at Cabaret Underworld on Oct. 24, the first stop of his upcoming North American tour.

  • To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Tested

    Stingers Get Throttled In Second Straight Loss of the Season

    Concordia Stingers defensive back Michael Asare is usually a man full of energy, looking for any opportunity to pump his team and the crowd whenever he can. This past Saturday, however, he wasn’t, as he brushed off a reporter’s question.

  • Pop and Jock Jams

    POP Montreal Holds 3rd Annual Star-Studded Basketball Charity Game

    It’s not everyday that the names of Win and Will Butler from Arcade Fire are said in the same breath as that of NBA champion Brian Scalabrine, but the POP vs. Jock charity basketball game held on Saturday bridged the gap between the two professions.

  • Nah’msayin?

    There’s A Reason Some Shows Are Free

    I got these free tickets to a Talib Kweli show the other day. I usually read ahead and check these concerts out on Facebook so I really know what I’m getting into. But I mean, it’s a Talib Kweli concert—what’s the worst that can happen?

  • Gunning For Victory

    Stingers Beat the Gaiters for First League Win Since 2012

    First came the Gatorade shower for head coach Mickey Donovan, then the swarm of maroon-and-gold-clad players and coaches giving each other high-fives, chest-bumps and hugs on the sideline.

  • Get On Up, Get Into It, Get Involved

    Where to Go Get Active at Concordia

    Concordia University is not only a place where you can sharpen your mind, but also where you can improve your body and get active. Whether it’s through the gym or an intramural league, Concordia has what you need to get yourself going during the school year. But act quickly, spots for these places are filling up fast!

  • Yann’s The Man

    Stingers Men’s Rugby Team Picks Yannick Fortin as Captain

    Rugby, through its constant showing of camaraderie, brotherhood and team spirit, has made its case to be the epitome of team sports.

  • Stingers Football Preview

    A New Era Looms For Stingers Football

    A look-in at what’s to come for the Stingers football team in 2014.

  • Stingers Basketball Previews

    Stingers Look To Make Hoop Dreams Come True in 2014-15

    A preview of the Stingers men and women’s basketball teams.