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Bisons, Wesmen Volleyball Clash in Duckworth Challenge

Bisons, Wesmen Volleyball Clash in Duckworth Challenge

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — Before the Manitoba Bisons kick up their feet for the holiday break, some unfinished business against their crosstown rivals needs to be settled.

The Bison volleyball teams host the University of Winnipeg Wesmen tonight in the final portion of the annual Duckworth Challenge. It’s also the end of the first half of the 2016-17 conference season.

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Bisons’ Lalama Named Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year

Bisons’ Lalama Named Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year

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Manitoba Bisons linebacker DJ Lalama (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Bisons’ linebacker DJ Lalama has been selected as the 2016 Presidents’ Trophy award winner for the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year in U Sports.

The fourth-year student-athlete is only the second Manitoba player to claim the Presidents’ Trophy, after linebacker Joey Mikawoz in 2000.

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Four Bisons Named to 2016 Conference All-Star Team

Four Bisons Named to 2016 Conference All-Star Team

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Manitoba Bisons Shai Ross, DJ Lalama, Geoff Gray and Evan Foster have been selected to the 2016 Canada West Conference All-Star Team. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons didn’t make it to the post-season this year, but for four student-athletes, another honour has graced them following last weekend’s 55-21 loss to the Regina Rams at home.

Evan Foster, DJ Lalama, Geoff Gray and Shai Ross have been selected to the 2016 Canada West Conference All-Star Team.

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DePape to Captain Bisons Hockey Team

DePape to Captain Bisons Hockey Team

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Manitoba Bisons captain Jordan DePape (JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

Forward Jordan DePape will don the ‘C’ as the Manitoba Bisons head into their third week of the 2016-17 conference season.

Forward Brett Stovin, plus defencemen Adam Henry and Lee Christensen will be the alternate captains for Manitoba this season.

“All four players serve in the captain position this season are excellent leaders,” said head coach Mike Sirant.

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Women’s Golf Makes a Return to Bison Sports Program

Women’s Golf Makes a Return to Bison Sports Program

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Manitoba Bison women’s golf coach Bri-ann Tokariwski and men’s coach Garth Goodbrandson (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — After a seven-year absence, the University of Manitoba will have a women’s golf team again.

Starting up next fall, the Bisons will have five women on the team after shuttering the program in 2010 due to a lack of female golfers in the province. It was originally formed in 2001.

“We are confident that there will be lots of interested young girls who would like to play golf on the Bison women’s golf team for quite some time,” said men’s head coach Garth Goodbrandson.

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Bisons Recruit St. Paul’s Linebacker Brody Williams

Bisons Recruit St. Paul’s Linebacker Brody Williams

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Brody Williams, 17, signs his letter of intent to join the Manitoba Bisons football team, alongside head coach Brian Dobie, on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Brody Williams was heavily recruited across Canada and the United States, but in the end, there’s no place like home.

The 17-year-old, 5’11”, 210 lbs. St. Paul’s Crusader linebacker/long snapper inked a letter of intent with the University of Manitoba Bisons on Tuesday in front of family and the media.

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Bisons Look to Maul Cougars to Open Canada West Season

Bisons Look to Maul Cougars to Open Canada West Season

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons are hoping a successful 7-2 record in the pre-season will help secure their first season-opening win since 2011-12 on Friday night.

“We’re very pleased, as a coaching staff, how the team is progressing and how it’s coming together early in the season,” said head coach Mike Sirant earlier this week.

Sirant and his squad will host the Mount Royal Cougars to open the 2016-17 Canada West season in front of a hometown crowd at the Wayne Fleming Arena.

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Bisons, Huskies Meet for Homecoming Game at IGF

Bisons, Huskies Meet for Homecoming Game at IGF

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — It’s an annual homecoming celebration the Manitoba Bisons relish in.

On Saturday, the Bisons football team will host Saskatchewan at Investors Group Field.

The Bisons have all kinds of fun planned for fans off the field, with Mini U and Recreation Services leading activities on the concourse.

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Bisons Earn First Win of Season with Victory Over Golden Bears

Bisons Earn First Win of Season with Victory Over Golden Bears

WINNIPEG — Theo Deezer passed for 345 yards and four touchdowns as the Manitoba Bisons downed the Alberta Golden Bears 42-12 on Friday for their first win of the 2016 CIS football season.

Alberta jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the game’s first five minutes but were held pointless the rest of the way by Manitoba’s defence _ adding two points off a safety late in the fourth quarter.

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