Sports

Run, Jump, Lift and Dream

Jamal Henry and the Stingers Go Through the CFL Regional Combine

50 athletes made their way to Concordia on March 25 to show off their skills and impress Canadian Football League scouts, bringing them one step closer to their dreams of playing professional football.

  • Cracking the Code

    What can Match Fixing tell us about the Difference between eSports and sports?

    Last August, eSports journalist Richard Lewis published an article that implicated top North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team iBUYPOWER in a match-fixing scandal. Match fixing is nothing new to the eSports community, having already been a major point of controversy in the Starcraft II professional scene.

  • The Making of a Champ

    Concordia Wrestler Looks to Compete Internationally Thanks to Crowdfunding Website

    Dmytriy “Dima” Gershanov had his eyes on the prize from the beginning. Born in Ukraine before moving to Israel, he took up the sport at the age of nine after seeing one of his friends compete.

  • 1st & Done

    The Joys and Dangers of Playing Football Through the Eyes of Former Players

    Liam Mahoney was once the face of Concordia Stingers football. The former star quarterback, league all-star and All-Canadian loved dodging players with his speed and fought for every yard on the field. He took a number of hits and suffered numerous concussions, but he still managed to reach the Canadian Football League, fulfilling his lifetime aspiration of playing professional football.

  • Dribbling Through Discrimination

    Despite Progress, Racism in Soccer Remains an Issue

    When watching a high-quality game of soccer, it’s hard to imagine the struggles that players sometimes endure on the pitch—notably with the issue of racism. Despite initiatives from FIFA to eliminate racism from soccer, recent incidents have kept the topic on the world’s radar.

  • No Harm In Change

    A Look Into Traveling Hockey Families

    The life of a professional hockey player may seem glamorous, but it does take a toll on their family. Families often have to endure changes in places, schools and workplaces—all part of the hockey player’s lifestyle. Sylvain Lefebvre, head coach of the American Hockey League’s Hamilton Bulldogs, and his family are no exception.

  • Prestige Unlocked

    Stinger Olivier Hinse Wins Dr. Randy Gregg Award

    Concordia Stingers men’s hockey team captain, Olivier Hinse, was named the winner of the Dr. Randy Gregg Award on Wednesday. The award is presented by the Canadian Interuniversity Sport to the hockey player who best exhibits excellence in ice hockey, academics and community service.

  • Don’t Mess With Tess

    Rugby Sophomore Turning Heads At All Levels

    Rugby wasn’t Alex Tessier’s first sport. Nor was it her second. Many Concordia Stingers and fans who have watched the sophomore centre play would be surprised to know she only learned how to play in her second year at Dawson College, four years ago.

  • Step Into the Oval

    A Look Into the Women’s Roller Derby Scene in Montreal

    It’s Saturday night in Montreal and sports fans are making their way to the arena. With a packed parking lot and long lines for tickets, the prospect of fast skating and hip checks is clearly enticing. It sounds like an average night at a Montreal Canadiens game, but it’s nowhere near as conventional.

  • Living in a Player’s Paradise

    Over 1,000 Players Participate In Canada’s Biggest LAN Event

    You wake up at noon. Empty energy drink cans lie around computer desks and the floor, and your favourite video game appears on the screen of a brightly lit monitor. This might sound like your apartment the morning after an all-night gaming session, but this is the norm at Lan ETS.

  • One Final Time

    Stingers Men’s Basketball Team Loses Semi-Final Game Versus McGill

    The Concordia Stingers men’s basketball team were eliminated from the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec’s final-four playoffs on Friday night, losing 74-60 to the McGill Redmen at Bishop’s University’s Mitchell Gymnasium.