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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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Bisons’ OL Geoff Gray Ranked 11th by CFL Scouting Bureau

Bisons’ OL Geoff Gray Ranked 11th by CFL Scouting Bureau

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U of M Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray and head coach Brian Dobie on Thursday, September 15, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — “I think he’s a potential first-round pick.”

That’s how Manitoba Bisons football coach Brian Dobie described offensive lineman Geoff Gray on Thursday as news broke that the fourth-year student-athlete had ranked 11th in the CFL’s scouting bureau.

The 21-year-old is the seventh-ranked CIS football player to make the list.

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CONTEST: Win Bisons Tickets to Every Home Game This Season

CONTEST: Win Bisons Tickets to Every Home Game This Season

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University of Manitoba BisonsChrisD.ca is proud to be a sponsor of the University of Manitoba Bisons for another season.

We want to send our readers to catch the action in the stands at every game in the coming months.

We have 20 adult season passes for the 2016-17 season you can win, valid for any game the Bisons play at home. We’re also giving away 10 tickets to each Bisons football game at Investors Group Field.

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Hykawy to Lead Bisons’ Volleyball for 2016-17 Season

Hykawy to Lead Bisons’ Volleyball for 2016-17 Season

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Jon Hykawy (left) will take over for Ken Bentley as head coach of the Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball team for the 2016-17 season. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A new head coach will be at the helm of the Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball squad this season.

Jon Hykawy will step in and lead the 2016-17 team as head coach Ken Bentley embarks on a six-month research/study leave to take on professional development opportunities.

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Bison Women Begin Season with Exhibition Competition in Europe

Bison Women Begin Season with Exhibition Competition in Europe

WINNIPEG — For many of the players, it will be an experience of a lifetime. For others, competition may outweigh the fact they’re in Europe.

The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team is venturing out to Finland and Sweden for some team-building and to work out any pre-season kinks before returning to Canada and beginning the regular conference season.

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Bisons Recruit Six for Upcoming Women’s Soccer Season

Bisons Recruit Six for Upcoming Women’s Soccer Season

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons went out of town to find the majority of its latest recruits for the upcoming 2016-17 women’s soccer season.

Head coach Vanessa Martinez Lagunas introduced the six recruits on Thursday, made up of two locals, an import from the U.S. and three players from Ontario and British Columbia.

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Newest Bisons Basketball Recruit Heading to Chile

Newest Bisons Basketball Recruit Heading to Chile

University of Manitoba BisonsThe Manitoba Bisons have recruited a John Taylor Collegiate forward for the men’s basketball squad next season.

James Wagner recently graduated and will suit up with the Brown and Gold for the 2016-17 season. Until then, he will be accompanying head coach Kirby Schepp to Chile for the 2016 U18 men’s basketball national team July 19-23.

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Muller to Lead Bisons’ Athletics and Recreation

Muller to Lead Bisons’ Athletics and Recreation

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Gene Muller, director of athletics and recreation for the University of Manitoba. (TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Gene Muller has been named the new director of athletics and recreation for the University of Manitoba.

Muller, 49, takes over from longtime athletic director Coleen Dufresne, who is retiring.

“We are fortunate to have a great team of coaches, administrators, directors and coordinators,” Muller said in a statement. “They fuel my optimism for the future of Athletics and Recreation at the University of Manitoba.

Muller currently serves as the director of the University of Manitoba’s Active Living Centre since October 2014, and was also named 2001 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) women’s field hockey coach of the year as head coach of the Bison women’s field hockey squad.

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Ryan Bonni Named Assistant Coach of Bisons’ Hockey

Ryan Bonni Named Assistant Coach of Bisons’ Hockey

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Ryan Bonni (LEIF NORMAN PHOTO)

The University of Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team has named Ryan Bonni as their assistant coach.

Bonni, a former NHL and AHL player, joins the Herd ahead of the upcoming 2016-17 season.

The 37-year-old was a second round pick (34th overall) of the Vancouver Canucks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

“Ryan’s character, extensive playing and coaching hockey background, passion for the game, and commitment to helping our players develop and achieve their goals, makes him a perfect fit for the Bisons,” said head coach Mike Sirant. “I’m really looking forward to working with and learning from Ryan.”

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