Sports season breakdown

Another season is winding down for Trojans athletics, and players and fans alike are gearing up for long playoff runs. With the regular season ending in mid February, there is still time to jockey for positioning in the ACAC playoff races. Who will be the team to step up and …

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Where’s Calgary’s new arena?

Following the City of Edmonton’s approval of $125 million for a new Oilers arena, many Calgary Flames fans are calling out for an equal endowment. “It’s like a kid’s need to have the same toy as his neighbour, we all want the newest, coolest facility for our city,” said Mark …

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The culture of sports fashion

There’s a sense of pride associated with donning the merchandise of your favourite sports team. It’s a way to pronounce to the world, “This is my team—take it or leave it.” And while sporting merchandise such as jerseys and baseball caps have always been around, love it or hate it, …

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Is a blended system possible for Canadian university sports?

When it was announced earlier last year that Mount Royal University would be joining the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) league, the SAIT Trojans lost their biggest inner city rival. This only adds to the limited competitive opportunities the SAIT Trojans currently have within the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC). In …

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So you want to throw a Super Bowl party?

February 5, men and women will gather to celebrate the final game of the NFL season, but often it is the snacks and food available that take centre stage and force the game to the back-burner. Everyone likes to indulge in some snacks during the Super Bowl, so whether you’re …

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Father of SAIT Trojans celebrates 25th year

To call Ken Babey a SAIT hero and inspiration is merely scratching the surface when describing the father of the Trojans after 25 years as athletic director and coach. At the suggestion he might be feeling old after a quarter century with SAIT Babey laughed, “It’s been a long road …

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Trojans march in mid-season reinforcements

Either due to injury or other factors, the men and women of Troy have bolstered their lineups over the holidays with fresh faces and potential stars. The Trojans men’s basketball team added four new members over the break in hopes of cementing the roster to make a strong push going …

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A holistic alternative

According to experts, a holistic approach to health has become increasingly popular among post-secondary students. While the price tag may be daunting, industry professionals say even the starving student can incorporate holistic health practices into their lifestyle with relative ease. SAIT’s Health and Wellness Fair held on Jan. 18 in …

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How to turn losses into lessons

Within the world of sports, certain games mean more than others. Games played against bitter rivals often offer the best storylines and the most drama, and are generally the games that leave lasting impressions on players and fans alike. Over the winter break, Canadian hockey fans were treated to one …

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Challenge Cup a tune-up for second half

After close to a month off, the Trojans men’s hockey team was put to work early in 2012, competing in the fifth annual Challenge Cup hosted at SAIT from Jan. 2-3. Also participating in the tournament were teams from the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta, and the University …

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Does sex before a game ruin performance?

The effect sex has on athletes before events was associated with myth and misinformation since competition began. Plato wrote in 444 BC that, “Olympic competitors before races should avoid sexual intimacy.” In 77 AD, Pliny the Elder wrote to the contrary that “Athletes when sluggish are revitalized by lovemaking.” Thousands …

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Troy the Trojan, SAIT’s unknown mascot

Troy, the Trojan Warhorse, SAIT’s ‘fun’damental icon for sports fans has become merely a phantom for students this season. “I don’t have much school pride to even care,” said second-year information technology student Dan Croteau. Croteau was one of over 30 students who were asked if they knew who Troy, …

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From scripted storytelling to raw beat downs

In 2011 the Ultimate Fighting Championship signed a landmark seven-year deal with the FOX network, which will net the company around $90 million US per year in rights fees. But this contract also signals that mixed martial arts is big business and a changing of the guard is taking place, …

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Fitness first for Trojan athletes

When the health and condition of your body is essential to your livelihood, you tend to take fitness and health a little more seriously, and Trojan athletes at SAIT put in serious work to ensure that they are in top physical form when it’s time to don the red and …

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School or sports, why athletes choose SAIT

SAIT has been a part of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) since 1964, and though this conference may not have the same distinction the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), the Trojans manage to build championship caliber teams on an annual basis. Though playing sports in the ACAC may not always …

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Shot blocking in hockey

A recent tragedy in Edmonton has brought attention to the most dangerous play in hockey—shot blocking. Sixteen-year-old Kyle Fundytus, a player for the Edmonton Don Wheaton Midget AA, lost his life Nov. 13 after being hit in the neck by a shot. He went into cardiac arrest and died later …

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Women’s B-ball gives back

The Trojans women’s basketball team may have hearts as big as their basketballs. They’ve teamed up with the Calgary Women’s Centre to organize a toy drive for women in need. Toys will be donated to mothers needing an extra hand this Christmas so their children will have something to unwrap …

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Snowboard Guide

Click on the image below to check out the snowboarding forecast for Winter 2011/12.

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Slow and steady wins the race

A slow start for the Trojans  women’s hockey team has not dampened their spirits or drive for success. After winning the ACAC championship last year, the women’s team now stands in the middle of the league, with a record of two wins, four losses, three ties and one overtime loss. …

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Balancing school and life on the road

One of the most overlooked aspects of being a student­ athlete is the added pressures of trying to balance a commitment to sports, as well as finding time to study while constantly at practice or on the road for away games. Trojan teams play an away game almost every weekend, …

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