Former Raven basketball star joins Raptors 905

It was nearly half a year ago when Kaza Kajami-Keane’s illustrious career as a Carleton Raven came to a satisfying end, with the Ravens winning a seventh straight national title. Kajami-Keane now finds himself in the midst of making the transition from university basketball to the professional level as a member of the Raptors 905, the minor league affiliate of the Toronto Raptors. After spending his first three years of college playing for both Illinois State and Cleveland State, Kajami-Keane was able to cap his fourth and final year of eligibility by winning the 2017 U Sports national championship with Carleton—along with being named the tournament MVP. This past summer, Kajami-Keane was able to make the leap to the professional […]

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Men’s basketball dominates U of O in first matchup of season

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team beat their cross-town rival the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees 74-53 at home on Nov. 14. Ravens guards Yasiin Joseph and Munis Tutu led the way offensively with 21 and 17 points respectively. Sean Stoqua led the U of O with 15 points and four rebounds. The game got off to a tight and intense start, as the Ravens pressed the Gee-Gees early and often. A Calvin Epistola jump shot and a Stoqua three-pointer gave the visitors an early 7-2 edge. Tutu scored Carleton’s first nine points. He drove to the basket and scored to put the Ravens on top 9-7 before being replaced by Joseph. Joseph picked up the offence from […]

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Men’s basketball sweeps House-Laughton tournament

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team won their 17th consecutive House-Laughton tournament, with victories over the Bishop’s Gaiters, the Laval Rouge et Or and the Acadia Axemen from Oct. 13-16 at the Raven’s Nest. The Ravens opened with a 95-59 victory over Bishop’s as Carleton guard Yasiin Joseph led both teams with 20 points and seven assists. The home team got off to an early start as Joseph hit a three-pointer and followed that up by going coast-to-coast after a steal, making the game 15-4 early on. The Carleton team continued to dominate throughout the first, outscoring the Gaiters 28-15. The Ravens played an aggressive game, pressing the Gaiters on both ends of the court. Carleton’s defence forced 27 turnovers, including […]

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Editorial: Extend marketing of rivalry games to other CU sports

Panda Game is the largest U Sports event in Canada with last year’s crowd coming in at 23,329 spectators and this year’s game on pace to sell just as well. Along with Panda Game, Carleton has heavily marketed rivalry games with the University of Ottawa (U of O) in basketball (Capital Hoops) and men’s hockey (the Colonel By Classic). While these varsity sports pull massive crowds with their rivalry games, club sports are neglected and their games against the U of O come and go with little to no marketing. For example, this month the Ravens baseball team played their rivals from the U of O in a three-game O-Train Series. Given the lack of marketing of this series, how […]

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NBA Hall of Famer visits Carleton

Carleton may have a storied history of basketball success, but a living embodiment of what you can accomplish as a basketball player visited the school earlier this week. Gary Payton, a National Basketball Association (NBA) hall of famer and basketball legend, made an appearance at the Ravens’ Nest on Sept. 4 to help out with the Carleton-hosted NBA Campus Pass event. Carleton was the first stop on a tour that Payton and the NBA are currently embarked on to help promote the league and the sport of basketball as a whole at different Canadian post-secondary institutions. The tour is part of an ongoing initiative by the NBA to grow the game internationally outside of the United States. Payton was selected to the […]

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