Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Various Articles from across the country

The debate rages over FIBA rules in the CIS and how they were implemented. One of the potential negative implications of using FIBA rules is already being seen as women's games are taking longer to play, many times longer than the 2 hours allocated for the front end of women's/men's doubleheaders. The result is that men's games are starting late - the Carleton / Mac game last weekend is one example. This is a debate that surely will not end soon and we'll continue to add our thoughts going forward.

Howard Tsumura from the Vancouver Province summarizes Canada West sports in the first half including comments on Men's and Women's basketball Canada West Notebook from the Province

Manitoba has a very good site that is kept up-to-date with accurate and new information. They've recently published their first half review. Issac Ansah is having an all-conference type season in trying to lead the Bisons back to respectibility. Manitoba Bison’s first half review

The 40th Wesmen Classic, one of the nations' oldest tournaments, has a high school element to it as well as the University tournament between Christmas and New Year. Follow the entire tournament from this link Wesmen Classic web site

The "Duckworth Challenge" is played once per year and the 16th annual game in early January again features cross-town rivals Manitoba and Winnipeg (see details following the link below). There have been several attempts at marketing rivalry basketball games across the country including the old Gorilla Game between Ottawa and Carleton, York vs. Toronto challenges, Brock/Mac challenges and likely others that I don't know about. It is a great idea to bring more profile to games between cross-town rivals and hopefully the Duckworth Challenge continues to create awareness of Canadian university basketball to the Winnipeg area. Duckworth Challenge

While on the topic of biographies with Jack Donohue's recently published book, there has been a biography out on SFX coach Steve Konchalski for some time now called Silver to Gold. Find out more details on how to obtain Coach K's bio by clicking here

The Brock Express has an article on five reasons to get excited about the Badgers in 2007, including their basketball teams Brock Express Article

Finally a note from Coach Chris Oliver from the Windsor Lancers regarding the Dave Smart Two-Pack and a much better offer than what can be had from the link I originally published. Follow up with Coach Oliver directly to purchase the videos.

"Hey Mark,

Nice job on your blog. I have the Smart videos from our clinic cheaper than Championship. They can be purchased for only $60 Cdn for both including shipping. Follow up with me via email directly to order.

Chris Oliver
Men's Basketball Coach
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4


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