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October 20, 2005
  Lady ballers break 100 pointsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos women's basketball team scored an (almost, but evidently not) uncountable 181 points in two games Oct. 14-15. Although the opposing teams totaled just 166, the Dinos split the weekend.

Friday's game pitted our Dinos against last year's national champions, the Simon Fraser University Clan. But our ladies don't back down from a challenge; they managed to give SFU, who were 42 games into an undefeated streak, quite a fright.

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October 13, 2005
  Dinos goin' fishin'PDF files may take a moment to load

If you hear the sound of thudding basketballs beckoning from the Jack Simpson Gym, expect to see several tall men practicing. You will later hear the hopes and dreams of their opponents crashing to the floor as our very own Dinos men's basketball team gear up for a game of hardwood, slam dunks and Gatorade.

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October 13, 2005
  Lady ballers leave opponents bawlingPDF files may take a moment to load

Like Clark Kent following that shiny green thing, the Dinos women's basketball team traveled north Oct. 6-7. But they weren't following a shiny green thing; they were in search of basketball greatness and only had to go as far as Edmonton to find it.

The Dinos cleaned up at the University of Alberta Pandas Hoopfest pre-season tournament in matches against the Concordia University Stingers and the Fraser Valley College Cascades. The wins prove the very different Dinos' lineup is already capable of dominating the court.

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September 15, 2005
  In early fall, they're ready for basketball, not the mallPDF files may take a moment to load

Things on the Dinos women's basketball squad are changing faster than a nun can smack you with a ruler. But the always-dynamic Head Coach Shawnee Harle does not foresee trouble on the horizon.

"I don't look at this as a rebuilding year," she said with the confidence of your wise mother telling you you'll love your first day of school. "With the personnel we have, this will give us the opportunity to change our style of play."

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July 21, 2005
  Dinos git Whit for one more seasonPDF files may take a moment to load

Someone has switched on the light at the end of whatever tunnel the University of Calgary Dinos men's basketball team is in. The astounding Whit Hornsberger has been granted another year of eligibility with Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

The point guard was forced to miss the majority of what would have been his fifth season following an injury in November 2004. Having played just two regular season games, Hornsberger will be eligible to play the complete 2005-2006 basketball season.

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April 14, 2005
  Report Card: Men's BasketballPDF files may take a moment to load

Talent

It could have been worse with Whit Hornsberger out for the season. Surinder "I surrender!" Grewal averaged 19.3 points per game in conference play this season, and was ranked nineth among Canadian Interuniversity Sport stats leaders. The team had other consistent contributors including Chris "long socks" Wright and Josh "feisty" Feist.

Effort

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April 07, 2005
  Pair of past Dinos honouredPDF files may take a moment to load

Receiving recognition for excelling in any aspect of anything is always an honour. In sports there's the player of the year, all-star team, championship trophies, while the list goes on, the hall of fame is one place where athletes are honoured for as long as time itself will allow.

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March 31, 2005
  Bye bye basketball buildersPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite a disappointing and abrupt end to this year's Dinos men's basketball season, departing players still have many fond memories. They witnessed the growth of a team from a young sapling into the mighty oak it is today.

"When you look back at the program five or six years ago, we weren't all that successful," Head Coach Dan VanHooren recalled. "These guys have been through a major building process."

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March 03, 2005
  Dinos miss golden opportunityPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men's basketball team was disappointedly eliminated from playoffs Feb. 18-20. The 2004 Canada West Champion Dinos lost to the University of Alberta Golden Bears in a best-of-three Mountain Division semi-final.

After defeating the Bears 78-76 on Friday, the Dinos were trounced 79-69 and 86-68 on Saturday and Sunday respectively. This is the third consecutive year that a Dinos-Bears showdown has taken place in the Mountain Division playoffs and gone into a third game.

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