Men’s basketball battles NCAA opponents in pre-season games

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team is off to a winning start in this summer’s exhibition play, including the Carleton-hosted Can-Am Shootout. The Ravens are 4-2 against National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) opposition, starting the preseason 3-1 in the Paradise Jam tournament, held in the U.S. Virgin Islands from Aug. 14 to 18. Before and after the Paradise Jam Tournament, the team has played host to NCAA teams throughout the month of August. The Ravens are currently 3-1 in the Shootout heading into their game against the Northeastern Huskies on Aug. 25. Carleton opened the Can-Am Shootout with a 76-64 loss against the Towson Tigers before beating the high-profile Alabama Crimson Tide 84-71. The team was able to keep the […]

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Where are they now: Catching up with former Ravens

Carleton University has featured over 16,000 student athletes in its 75-year history. The Charlatan got in touch with four former Ravens athletes to talk about where their athletic careers have taken them since leaving the nest. Each of the four athletes represents a different Carleton team, but they have all found success in their respective sports since their time as Ravens. Emma Miskew (Women’s curling, 2007-2012) Emma Miskew is a curler on Team Homan, led by fellow Ottawa native Rachel Homan. This year, they won the Women’s World Championships of Curling in Beijing, China. While filling the role of a third on the team, Miskew has also won three Canadian championships. “Being a three-time Canadian champion makes me feel incredibly […]

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Carleton named twice in top 50 Ottawa sports moments

Joining the wave of Canada 150 celebrations across Canada, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame revealed the top 50 moments in Ottawa’s sports history at its yearly induction gala on June 2. Carleton was mentioned in two of the top 50 moments, etching Carleton’s athletic feats into the city’s history. The moments chosen were the Ravens men’s basketball championship dominance and the first-ever Panda Game in 1955. Ranked as number 13 on the list, the tradition began when a University of Ottawa student donated a stuffed panda bear named Pedro to be used as the trophy for the annual football game between the rival schools. Following a 14-year absence after the Ravens football program was cut in 1998, the rivalry […]

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Men’s basketball remains undefeated

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team continued their undefeated start to the season on Dec. 2 with a 80-68 win over the Brock Badgers in front of a packed crowd at the Ravens’ Nest. In a night that was far from perfect, Carleton still did enough to move to 4-0 on the season. In the first half, miscommunication by players often led to turnovers and backcourt violations, with passes being intercepted by Brock, or thrown out of bounds. The first half also saw the Ravens struggle with their shooting—less than 36 per cent of their shots fell in the first. Despite being held to 35 points in the first half, Carleton owned a five-point advantage heading into the break.   […]

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Ravens crush Lions in third Can-Am Shootout game

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team continued their winning streak in the Can-Am Shootout on Aug. 12, beating the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions 117-74. The win put the Ravens at 3-0 in exhibition play against National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams, having already bested Stinson and Wichita State. Although the team won by a fair point margin, they left their supporters on the edge of their seats for most of the game. The Golden Lions had great endurance on the court putting up a good fight against the reigning Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) champions. “They’re very fast, very strong, but coach did a good job of preparing us for what they’d be like all week. So it wasn’t surprising when […]

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