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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Men’s lacrosse team loses first game

The Carleton Ravens men’s lacrosse team dropped their first game of the season to the Trent Excalibur by a score of 10-5 at Minto Field on Sept. 10. The Ravens jumped out to an early two goal lead in the first quarter, when attack Hayden Cummings and middie Steven Snowling each tallied their first goal of the season. “Going into the game, we were unsure of how we would fare,” Ravens assistant coach Adam D’Agostino said. “Trent got a few [National Collegiate Athletic Association] transfers this season and are meant to be pretty tough competition this season.” The Excalibur got on the board with two minutes left in the first quarter when attack Nick Karam scored his first of two […]

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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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Men’s basketball win two on the road

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team took on the Guelph Gryphons and Lakehead Thunderwolves for their first road trip of the regular season. Carleton went into the game tied with the University of Ottawa (U of O) for first place in the standings—both teams are undefeated. The Guelph Gryphons had a record of 1-1. The Ravens were in control of the game for the entire first half, not allowing Guelph to take the lead. Guelph did, however, manage to keep up with Carleton. The Ravens took 13 fouls, many of which resulted in the Gryphons on the line. In the first half of the game, the Gryphons sank 14 out of 17 free throws (82.4 per cent). “We have to […]

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Editorial: Ravens basketball should play more NCAA games

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team, having won nine national championships in the last 11 years, has clearly established a stretch of dominance putting them above and beyond their nearest Canadian competition. As a result, testing themselves against more talented schools south of the border is a great idea. In this year’s swing against Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams, Carleton went 3-1, recording wins against Towson University, Texas Christian University, and even the high-profile University of Wisconsin. In fact, their only loss came in overtime to Syracuse University, one of the most prominent American collegiate basketball programs. Even though Carleton has proven they are able to compete against elite NCAA basketball teams, the Ravens would not be […]

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