Ravens baseball seeks a change in team culture

Carleton Ravens baseball has sky-high aspirations for where they want their team to go, starting with more public recognition and more support from the university. They are striving to be a more reputable athletic program and behind their head coach and president, they plan on achieving it. Despite playing a vastly popular sport in Canada, the team is classified as a competitive club at Carleton, having yet to reach varsity status. Varsity clubs are given more funding from the university, and generally receive more attention from both the university’s students and the general public. Carleton currently has 15 varsity teams and 18 competitive clubs listed on its website. As well, most competitive clubs have to leave the bulk of team […]

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Ravens baseball team hits the road for U.S. trip

The Carleton Ravens baseball team embarked on their first-ever United States weekend road trip this May. This Ravens team has rarely played this time of year, as their regular season usually ends around October. The trip began with a double-header hosted by the SUNY Canton University Kangaroos, a New York junior varsity team. The first day of the road trip was hampered by cold and stormy New York weather. Michael Bannon, starting pitcher for the Ravens, said the weather can have an impact on the game. “It’s tough to find your arm in this type of weather, the rain makes the ball a little more slippery and the mound has more give, therefore our cleats can’t dig in,” Bannon said. […]

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Carleton sign lights up blue for Autism Speaks

The Carleton sign on Bronson Avenue was lit up with blue lights in honour of National Autism Awareness Day on April 2, an annual event that is meant to bring awareness of those who have autism. The project to light up the sign was spearheaded by the Carleton chapter of Autism Speaks, the first chapter of Autism Speaks in Canada. Before lighting up the sign, the group organized a walk around Carleton while holding a banner. Circling back around to the Bronson entrance sign, Reuben Matthews, the president of the Carleton chapter gave a speech about the importance of autism awareness around the world. “I don’t think autism specifically has been represented at Carleton. Students need to be more aware […]

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U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 preview

The U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 tournament is about to begin on March 9, and will host the top women’s basketball programs across Canada. The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team enters the tournament as the top seed, after winning the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Gold Medal over the Queen’s Gaels. The following is a small preview of all Final 8 teams, to allow fans to familiarize themselves with the teams ahead of the tournament. 1. Carleton Ravens (OUA Champions) Regular season record: 18-1 Playoff record: 3-0 This year, the Ravens are making their return Final 8 debut after a disappointing finish in 2013, when they were knocked out in the first round by the Calgary Dinos. The Ravens will be leaning on their veteran […]

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Women’s basketball team extends win streak

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team extended their win streak to 16 games, as they beat the previously undefeated Queen’s Gaels by a score of 60-52. The following night, they defeated the York Lions by a score of 65-40. The Ravens overcame 25 turnovers to rally over Queen’s, and were lead by guard Catherine Traer, who scored 14 points, four assist, and five rebounds. “We definitely went to Queen’s with a determined mind set, and a bit of a chip on our shoulder, not only because of their undefeated season, but because of our own rivalry that has been going on for the two years I’ve been at Carleton,” Ravens guard Alex Trivieri said after the game. As the two teams headed into […]

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