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April 11, 2013
  Debate: Dinos Logo RedesignPDF files may take a moment to load

On Wednesday, April 3, University of Calgary provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall unveiled the new logo for Dinos athletics to an eager student body and faculty. As part of the rebranding campaign, the Dinos have partnered with Nike as their official sponsor for their athletic apparel, in addition to other changes around athletics that include the upcoming overhaul of the Jack Simpson Gymnasium. This new corporate partnership brings potential for increased athlete recruitment and merchandise sales. 


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April 11, 2013
  Debate: Dinos Logo RedesignPDF files may take a moment to load

Not everybody likes the new Dinos logo. Although the University of Calgary was probably hoping that the release of the new athletics identity would be met with universal adoration, such a reaction was likely never in the cards. The introduction of new logos and uniforms in sports is often met with a healthy dose of criticism even at the professional level. 


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April 11, 2013
  Slim pickings for Flames in AbbotsfordPDF files may take a moment to load

The American Hockey League has long been the place to develop top draft picks, test potential rule changes and store players that will eventually need to be recalled. The AHL has been around in one form or another since the early 1930s, but has only really been used as an affiliate league since the late 1970s. 


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March 28, 2013
  Rebuilding the Flames: the time is nowPDF files may take a moment to load

Entering the lockout-shortened NHL season, it was difficult to tell whether the compressed schedule would help or hurt the Calgary Flames. Some argued that the 48-game scramble increased the team’s chances of getting in the playoffs through sheer luck. 


Others argued that the Flames had failed to improve in the off-season. Halfway through a potentially watershed season for the Flames, it is apparent that the pessimists were right. 


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January 17, 2013
  Everyone relax and enjoy hockeyPDF files may take a moment to load

In the wee hours of Jan. 6, as obsessed NHL fans frantically refreshed Twitter, waiting for news in the wee hours of the morning, a moment of self-criticism must have occurred. Such a fan might have thought, “Am I being used?” 


Now, with the lockout over, fans have moved from armchair lawyers and labour relations experts to armchair GMs and coaches. But amidst fan’s joy and relief of the lockout ending, many are still sour with the way the league and the players handled the lockout. 


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November 29, 2012
  The Champions League for dummiesPDF files may take a moment to load

The battle among nations for Europe’s most coveted prize is the Champions League cup of the Union of European Football Associations. The Champions League trophy is everything that a football player wishes for when they are playing in the park. The tournament takes place each year among Europe’s elite clubs in leagues across 52 countries. It begins with standard qualifying rounds for teams that finish between second and fourth place in their respective leagues and also for many other league champions in lower-ranked nations. 


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November 29, 2012
  Soccer recruiting: the nature of the game PDF files may take a moment to load

Anyone who has been fortunate enough to watch FC Barcelona on the soccer pitch would likely be enchanted by effortless passing plays and tactical attacks. While marveling at the seemingly inherent chemistry between players like Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas, it is clear that these men have played together since they were kids.


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