Saturday, 19 December 2009

Cape Breton Tournament Preview

Capers men to host Christmas Classic; Wilfred Laurier, Laurentian and UPEI to make the trip, Dec. 29-30

The head coach of the Cape Breton University Capers men’s basketball team hopes a new tournament his club is hosting will become a holiday tradition.

The first Capers Christmas Classic will be held at the Sullivan Field House, Dec. 29-30.

“I think we play five games in our first six days back, so it’ll give everyone a chance to get the rust off,” said Capers bench boss Jim Charters. He hopes the tournament could eventually grow to six or eight teams.

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Bison Men's Basketball - 2009 Year in Review - Start 2009-10 season with a new head coach

The men’s basketball team (2008-09: 4-18 regular season and 2009-10 season: 3-6) completed the 2008-09 regular season and did not qualify for the post-season for the fifth consecutive season. They battled with Winnipeg until the last weekend of the 2008-09 season for a coveted playoff spot. Manitoba finished with eight points and was two points back of third place Winnipeg in the Great Plains Division. The Bisons had five games where they lost by six or less points this conference season and did beat McMaster, Lethbridge, Thompson Rivers and Winnipeg.

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Finally, I have no idea who Josh Tinsley is and how much influence he has over such decisions; however, Mr. Tinsley is putting forth the notion of the Big Ten conference expanding into Canada for future expansion to a 12th program and figures that the University of Toronto is the best choice.

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