Ravens playoff hopes hang by thread

Under the Friday night lights, Carleton faced a stiff test in their quest to get their season back on track, facing off against the Western Mustangs. Western, the top-ranked team in Ontario and the fourth-ranked team in the nation, gave the Ravens a lot more than they could handle in a runaway 51-14 victory. The Ravens hoped to bring in momentum from their big win against the University of Ottawa (U of O), which Ravens head coach Steve Sumarah said would be necessary in order to have a hope of making the playoffs. Western made quick work of the Ravens’ defence right out of the gates, torching them on their opening possession. It took just under three minutes for Mustangs […]

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Letter: Taking a knee is taking a stand for justice in sports

Sometimes all it takes is one idea to grab the attention of an entire nation. Muhammad Ali refusing to enlist for the Vietnam War, LeBron James wearing Black Lives Matter shirts to protest the death of Eric Garner. The list goes on. Today, we are seeing a new movement mobilizing—one highlighted by a league of professional football players and the most powerful political voice in America. On Sept. 24, the National Football League (NFL) decided to join in solidarity against prejudiced comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump by having players, coaches, and owners join in linking arms and kneeling during the American national anthem. The rebellious showing of unity by the NFL has received mixed reactions from people all […]

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Carleton Ravens win fourth Panda Game in a row

In front of another record-breaking, sell-out crowd, the Carleton Ravens marked their fourth consecutive Panda Game victory, defeating the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees by a score of 33-30 in double overtime. “This game is such a rivalry, this game is talked about weeks in advance and when you walk on that field there’s a whole lot of pride in both programs,” said Carleton Ravens head coach Steve Sumarah. But, this year’s Panda Game opened up with a deeper meaning to both sides. Carleton, coming off a blowout win last season, looked to turn around their season after a disappointing 1-3 start. For the U of O, tragedy rocked the team with the sudden death of defensive lineman […]

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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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Panda Game: Ravens look to win fourth in a row

This weekend will mark the 49th Panda Game, the annual football game where the Carleton Ravens take on the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees to see which school will get to take home the Pedro the Panda trophy. Carleton will be looking for its fourth consecutive win since Carleton’s football program was revived in 2013, the same year that the Panda Game returned. Last year’s game was played in front of a record setting, sold-out crowd of 23,329 people and this year’s game looks to be on track to match that number. The 2016 Panda Game set the record for highest attendance of any U Sports regular season game, beating out a game played by the Université Laval […]

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