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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Men’s hockey picks up four new recruits

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team has signed three new players as they continue their offseason retooling. The four recruits are Benji Curtis, Cody Caron, Matt Sozanski, and Michael Constantine. Although official signings have only been announced within the last couple of months, Ravens head coach Marty Johnston said the recruiting process started as early as last September. “We identify the 20-year-old players of the Major Junior and Junior A level, and we start compiling our lists and identifying who would be a potential fit at our school. If it’s a fit for both, we move forward,” Johnston said. Benji Curtis is a forward from Mactaquac, N.B. He played last on the Pictou County Weeks Crushers of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League (MHL). […]

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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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Editorial: Carleton now a top football school

If a record-setting season that saw the Carleton Ravens football team win a home playoff game for the first time in 30 years wasn’t enough to sway skeptical fans, then the results at the 2017 CFL combine should be enough evidence to show that Carleton is quickly becoming one of the top football schools in the country. Since returning to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) in 2012 following a lengthy absence, Ravens head coach Steve Sumarah has built the roster into a Yates Cup contender. Along with potential first-round draft pick Nate Behar, the roster boasts elite talent such as wide receiver Malcolm Carter, offensive lineman Kwabena Asare, and defensive backs Nathaniel Hamlin and Tunde Adeleke Although Behar previously told […]

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Letter: Dave Smart has a shot at NCAA coaching

March Madness has now become the one month of the year where college basketball fans can rejoice and watch their favourite teams compete for the title of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champions. It’s become a platform that every aspiring college basketball team hopes to attain by the end of their season, and has been known to bring attention to some of the brightest coaching minds in the game. But this year, the spotlight is shining bright on Dave Smart, Carleton Ravens men’s basketball head coach. Despite being with the Ravens since 1999, Smart has shown no signs of losing his winning touch, as his team was able to win their seventh straight national championship this season and 13th championship […]

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