Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Dalembert Article among In the News items

Michael Grange from the Globe and Mail reports on the possibility of Samuel Dalembert playing for Canada at this summer's FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament in Las Vegas Dalembert's Canadian Dream

Canada Basketball announces their women's staff for this summer McNeill to coach Canadian women's basketball for sixth season

An article from the St. John's Telegram on funding cuts to sports programs. Once again, another indicator of the lack of public funding and the need for sporting organizations to develop non-government sources of financing their activities. Sports bodies aching after federal cutbacks

An article in the Truro Daily News about Cape Breton University's latest women's program recruit, Nicole Works, who is expected to get significant playing time Diving into the fray

Bronwen Scott, Media & Sports Information Coordinator at Thompson Rivers University reports that 2005 Scholar-Athlete award-winner Brent Traxel will return to the WolfPack to play his fifth and final year with the WolfPack men's basketball team this fall. The 6'6" forward from Cochrane, Alberta, was a team member of the Canadian College league national gold medal-winning UCC Sun Demons. "I am extremely pleased that Brent has decided to complete his eligibility this season," said men's basketball head coach Nevin Gleddie. "One thing about Brent is that when he is on the floor he always makes something happen. He is one of the most passionate players I have ever coached. Brent will bring tremendous leadership on and off the court and most importantly he brings that leadership and intensity every day to practice. There are few players as good as Traxel on the fast break. He can wear defences out all by himself."

Finally, congratulations to long-time University of Alberta Golden Bears Head Coach Don Horwood who on June 13 will be inducted into the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame at the Winspear Centre, along with baseball great Orv Franchuk, former Edmonton Eskimo Leigh McMillan and wheelchair basketball player Danielle Peers. Here is the first in what promises to be a series of reports on this great honour. Congratulations Coach! Horwood to be named to Edmonton Sports Hall-of-Fame

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