A Career in Full: Gee-Gees Honour Stoqua and Epistola in Final Game

By Michael Sun, the Charlatan OTTAWA — As the clock wound down on Calvin Epistola and Sean Stoqua’s university basketball careers, a special moment came up. With around two minutes remaining in the U Sports consolation finals game between the Ottawa Gee-Gees and the Alberta Golden Bears, there was a stoppage in play as both…

Rachel Fradgley’s Self Discovery

by Michael Sun – The Charlatan LONDON, Ont. — Rachel Fradgley is back home. The London forward and Western teacher’s college student has had a basketball career and life of highs and lows – as well as self-discovery. It’s taken her from London to Vancouver to back to London. Now, she’s playing for the local Western…

The Balance Within

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan When the Western Mustangs contacted Nate McKibbon about their head coach opening last summer, it gave him a chance to go back to his roots. McKibbon had just finished his fourth season as the women’s basketball head coach at Mount Royal University in Calgary when the Western job became open…

The Happiness of Elizabeth Leblanc

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan LONDON, Ont. — Elizabeth Leblanc was going to teacher’s college. She knew that last summer. What she didn’t know was that she would be playing basketball again – and enjoying it. Leblanc – known as Becky – finished off an illustrious four-year career at Carleton University in 2018. She was…

CCR Canada Launches Four Quarters Podcast

SARNIA, Ont. — There are four quarters in a collegiate basketball game in Canada, and each of those quarters is 10 minutes in length. We took that format and turned it into a podcast. College Court Report (CCR) Canada is thrilled to expand its media coverage repertoire for both Men’s and Women’s Basketball in the…

Caroline Hummell Putting Research Into Practice at Queen’s

KINGSTON, Ont. – Every player is different. Whether it’s during mid-game situations, in practice, or away from basketball in the classroom, players are wired differently. It takes time to understand what makes players tick, and that can pose significant challenges for coaches as they try to build chemistry within their team and systems for a…

Resilient Laurier Rekindle Memories with Leaders Taking Next Step Forward

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan Paul Falco and the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks returned to the scene of one of their most memorable victories at Carleton last weekend. They almost pulled off another. Falco, the Laurier head coach in his 12th season with the team, saw former Ravens women’s head coach Taffe Charles (now the…