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Eric Hewitson

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Requirements for success in basketball

 
Nkosi Adams, the head coach for the 2017-18 UTM Varsity Eagles basketball program, knows a little something about basketball and how to make the...

Just another championship game

 
UTM Varsity men’s basketball program found themselves in the semifinals tilt against University of Toronto’s Woodsworth College. What seemed like a blowout victory for...

Varsity Blues get bronze

 
The nation’s top-ranked University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s volleyball team defeated Ryerson University 3-1 in the bronze-medal “Final Four” match at the Goldring...

UTM underdogs win championship

 
The UTM women’s basketball team dominated their way into the championship game against UTSG on Saturday afternoon (March 4) at the Goldring Centre in...

Varsity Blues set to host Final Four

 
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s volleyball team defeated the visiting Waterloo Warriors in OUA quarter-final action, picking up a straight sets victory...

Basketball player asking questions

 
Lucius Seneca once wrote, “Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well-ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop...

Tips from Tools of Titans

 
The highly-publicized self-improvement book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers written by Tim Ferriss, is a...

Leaving the nest with stronger wings

 
Many players who score the game-winning touchdown dream of being carried off the field by their team. Austin Oude-Reimerink, a fourth-year commerce and finance...

Azzalini is an on-the-court assassin

 
Caitlin Azzalini, a French-speaking native of Le Chable, Switzerland, is a guard on the UTM’s women’s varsity basketball team and has been on fire...

Varsity men looking to avenge losses

 
The high-profile match-up at UTM’s annual homecoming was between the men’s varsity Eagles basketball team and an athletic Conestoga team. The stands on UTM’s...

Flying over the Condors

 
Last Wednesday, the UTM Eagles women’s varsity basketball team had a showdown against Conestoga College. The first instalment of this year’s homecoming didn’t disappoint...

Eagles respond like real champions

 
The UTM women’s varsity basketball team won the OCCR Extramural championships this past weekend on January 28, a tournament they hosted in the RAWC....

Emphasizing strategy

 
The UTM Eagles women’s indoor soccer had an excellent display of skills at Redeemer College in the Royal Cup indoor soccer tournament this weekend...

Strength in numbers

 
UTM has one of the best female basketball coaching staffs in Canada, with all three coaches having unique playing experiences in the NCAA, OUA,...

UTM Varsity soccer is back at it again

 
New head coach Rick Titus took his recently-picked UTM men’s varsity indoor soccer team to the Pickering Soccer Centre for their first tournament of...

A fresh pair of eyes for Varsity soccer

 
Rick Titus has been named the new men’s varsity coach, a position previously held by coach Robert Brown for two seasons. Titus has big...

Dissolving the ego

 
Bill Belichick, the four-time Super Bowl-winning head coach of the New England Patriots, made his way up the ranks of the NFL by loving...

Point guard dominates basketball court

 
Toronto native Gregory Roberts is a fourth-year psychology student at UTM and the men’s Division 1 basketball team’s standout point guard. Roberts has been...

Nguyen has her ‘eye on the prize’

 
Vivian Chu Nguyen is a first-year CCIT student from Vancouver, British Columbia. Nguyen was an impactful player for UTM’s 2016 Ultimate Frisbee team. From...

Eagles defeat the UTSC Maroons

 
UTM Men’s Division 1 basketball team came out on top, beating the UTSC Maroons 67-60 on Monday, November 28 in the UTM main court....

Coaches accept new offer

 
UTM was granted membership status by the OCAA this past Tuesday at the annual meeting of the athletic directors. UTM is now off probation...

UTM: playing hard and winning big

 
The UTM men’s division 1 basketball team had a great night on the road against Skule-A in Toronto at the Goldring Centre on Wednesday...

Discovering hope through inspiration

 
Sarah-May Edwardo-Oldfield is a fifth-year psychology and professional writing student. The Toronto native has the pleasure of playing alongside her sister on the UTM...

Your better performance

 
Cross-country athletes and Olympic weight lifters are only a select group of individuals who understand that though the demands from their activities can be...

Led through strong communication

 
Tamara Scepanovic, a second-year UTM Life Science student is not only an athletic and dynamic setter for the UTM women’s D-League volleyball team, but...

Playing defensive ball

 
Patrick Bilas, a fourth-year geography student here at UTM, is a great defensive asset for the UTM men’s D-league volleyball team. Bilas stands tall...

Leading his fellow Eagles to success

 
Alessandro Tanzi, a fourth-year environmental management student from Milan, Italy isn’t someone you want to play against in a game of one-on-one basketball—because you’ll...

The formidable UTM women’s team

 
The UTM women’s D-league basketball team wins yet again on Sunday, November 6, staying undefeated with a record of 3-0 in their 2016 campaign....

Varsity Blues just can’t catch a break

 
The Varsity Blues had a rough weekend on the ice, falling 2-1 to the Brock Badgers on Friday, November 4 and 6-4 to the...

Making improvements

 
The UTM women’s D-league volleyball began their season on a sour note, losing all three of their matches. On Sunday, November 6, the women...

D-league women look on the bright side

 
On a rainy Sunday morning, the women’s UTM D-league soccer team dropped their sixth game of the season 14-1 to the St. George Black...

Returning to the championships

 
The UTM cross country team participated in the OCAA Championships at Seneca College in Toronto on Saturday, October 29. The team had a strong...

Blues win in finale

 
In the final game of their 2016 OUA football season, the Varsity Blues beat the Waterloo Warriors 38-7 on Saturday, October 15 at Varsity...

Running the pack

 
The UTM varsity cross-country team has accomplished incredible feats this year, gaining a ninth place national ranking. It’s the first time that a UTM...

Eagles joust Knights

 
Last Sunday afternoon, the Eagles faced off against Niagara College Knights on UTM’s North Field. Niagara posed as stifling competition staying on par with the...

Fourth quarter woes persist for Blues

 
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues football team lost in their sixth game of the year, 51-30, to the Windsor Lancers on October 1...

Last down to turn things around

 
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues football team lost to the number eight nationally-ranked McMaster Marauders on Monday, September 5. The final score was...

Varsity Review Vol 43 Issue 2

 
The University of Toronto fastpitch team opened up their 2016 season this past weekend. The dominant team beat Brock 4-1 on Friday night, then...

Understanding what it takes to be a pro

 
The Pacific Ocean waves in California are among the most famous in the world, and are challenged by nearly all of the world’s greatest...

Looking to rebound in a big way

 
The Varsity Blues football program fell short in their first game of the 2016 season to the Guelph Gryphons 41-22 on Sunday, August 28...

Ping pong brings March Madness

 
Last Friday, the UTM Ping Pong Club held its final event of the year, seeing an impressive number of participants come and compete for...

TEDxUofT makes a splash downtown

 
Last Saturday, the halls of the St. Lawrence Centre in Toronto buzzed with anticipation as attendees filed into the theatre, where the fourth annual...

Picking a fitting pair of shoes

 
There are two kinds of people in the world—the ones who like neon yellow shoes and the ones who don’t. I’m of the collective...

What you get out of your body depends on what you...

 
It can be extremely difficult to lose weight—there never seems to be the proper combination of diet and exercise that works. If you were...

Making it in the sports biz

 
For anyone who’s ever dreamed of taking their talents to a sports organization and working to build their brand, but felt like it was...

U of T conquers CFL combine

 
Six football players from the U of T Varsity Blues program were invited to the CFL Toronto regional combine last Thursday. Levi Noel, a...

Sitting on a stability ball and the resistance band exercise

 
“You should get one of these—do you even know what this is? It’s a fitness orb, and it’s completely changed my life. Forget everything...

#SIC2016 breaks the Twitter-sphere

 
At the fifth annual Sports Industry Conference, held last Friday at U of T Rotman School of Management, students and speakers tweeted out #SIC2016,...

A Cinderella story comes to an end

 
The Varsity Blues men’s hockey team have ended their season with an overtime loss to the Western Mustangs on Sunday night, losing 4-3. They...

Are crunches a severe health risk?

 
The UTM group fitness class Core Strength 1 gives students and membership-holders a new full-body training system centred on your core. The objective of...

Get out of your basement

 
It’s so close to becoming warm outside, when you won’t have to spend a lot of money on a simple date idea, where the...

Rally the birdy for bronze

 
UTM had a strong showing at the OCAA badminton championships at Seneca College on February 19-20, with two teams competing this year. The UTM women’s...

Victorious ending to dominant season

 
The U of T women’s flag football team entered the Laurier Tournament on February 12 and 13 ranked first in the province after winning...

Blues win the downtown showdown

 
Friday night was a big night for the Varsity Blues women’s hockey team. Beating the York Lions 6-2, the Blues captured second place and...

Workout plan

 
You’re halfway through February, curled up in your bed because it’s cold outside and depressed thinking there’s too much time until the summer beach...

Procrastination is killing you

 
Right now you’re procrastinating until the point that it becomes more painful not to finish your assignment than it is to just do it—right...

Women’s flag football tops tourney

 
You won’t hear clunking helmets or shoulder pad collisions, but you will hear fans roar, coaches cheer, and pigskins thrown above a field occupied...

Blues not fazed by Windsor’s lance

 
Men's hockey The Varsity Blues men’s hockey team ousted the Windsor Lancers 3-1 on Friday night in Windsor, giving the Blues a 10-12-2 record, good...

Students set to squash the competition

 
I stand in a cubed battlefield awaiting Austin Oude-Reimerink’s serve, thanking God I wasn’t in the coliseum and that Oude-Reimerink and I didn’t have...

Tricks on the TRX

 
The TRX is arguably the most versatile piece of workout equipment on the planet. Simply designed, it’s ready to turn your beer belly into...

Bigger, faster, stronger after injury

 
Albert Awachie is a physical specimen. Currently listed at 6’3” and 228 pounds, Awachie is so talented and gifted at football that his position...

Exercising with your dog

 
You’re sitting alone in your bed watching Netflix, and there’s absolutely nowhere else you’d rather be, but there’s a little problem—your dog is staring...

The winter Blues

 
The Varsity Blues women’s basketball team couldn’t finish off the Ottawa Gee-Gees Friday night in their annual Think Pink, Bleed Blue game hosted at...

Students play table tennis phenoms

 
Anqi Luo and Shannon Zheng battle back and forth under extreme concentration. Their movements amount to a dance class workout, and they smash the...

Blues’ big turn-around

 
The Varsity Blues men’s hockey team gathered their thoughts after a couple of tough road losses, eager to win in front of the home...

Bursting your testosterone, supplementation, free-weight movements, and nutrition

 
Burst your testosterone Testosterone is an anabolic hormone that not only exists in men but also in women—about one-tenth helps positively balance estrogen levels. If...

Blues playoff hopes are slowly diminishing

 
On Wednesday night at Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, the Blues lost 9-1 to Ryerson, who sit in the middle of the pack in...

Resolve means every day for 30 days

 
While walking through UTM’s athletic facilities this week, I made it a goal to ask students, trainers, and staff about their New Year’s resolutions....

Dominating both sides of the border

 
TJ Morton, the first-year Varsity Blues punter for the 2015 season, was recognized as an OUA first-team all-star earlier this month. The honor is...

Diet, same routine every day, & sleep

 
You began the school year with the resolution that you’d hit the weight room multiple times a week, you’ve worked tremendously hard to get...

Inspired by calisthenics specimen

 
Nigel Moir stands out when he works out in the UTM athletic weight room. The second-year CCIT student from Jackson’s Point, ON works out...

Review the basics, focus on recovery, and do something fun

 
You prepared your healthy meals, washed your gym clothes, and made your way to the gym deciding that you’ll undoubtedly have your best workout...

How skinny guys build muscle & how to say “No!” to...

 
How skinny guys build muscle You may be a genetic ectomorph—in other words, “thin”—but want to be a genetic mesomorph, where your biceps bulge out...

Blues go 1 and 1 in battle of Toronto

 
The battle of Toronto took place Saturday afternoon. The Varsity Blues men’s soccer team traveled to York University to play in the CIS semi-final...

Chest complex & getting the most from your pull-up

 
Chest complex Get your chest ripped without doing a single bench press. With the bench-press movement, you’re isolating your larger chest muscles while your stabilizers—which...

Varsity Eagles frustrate their competition

 
The UTM Varsity Eagles men’s soccer team competed in three OCAA championship soccer games over three days last week. Exhaustion didn’t matter for the...

Step-ups, planking, & your boring treadmill run

 
Step-ups for toned and explosive legs Many students think that they’ll gain leg muscles through heavy back squats; this is true, but it isn’t the...

UTM hosts Varsity Blues exhibition game

 
The U of T Varsity Blues women’s basketball team played the McMaster Marauders on Friday evening for an exhibition game at the RAWC. In...

Blues return home with their woes

 
U of T Varsity Blues football couldn’t hold back the Ottawa Gee-Gees in a crucial playoff-determining match-up in the capital city, losing 45-9. The...

Push-ups, bench presses, & air squats

 
More useful push-ups The “dead-stop push-up” is what it sounds like. Allow your chest and clenched core to rest on the floor while your hands—shoulder-width...

Varsity Blues push for playoff position

 
University of Toronto Varsity Blues football fell to the Western Mustangs (6-0), who rank third best in the country. The one-sided affair saw Western...

“Where were you?” moment for Canadians

 
It was a moment you will remember for the rest of your life. You can probably recall Sidney Crosby’s “Golden Goal” for team Canada...

Physical discipline leads way to Navy

 
Jean-Luc Alexander Amyotte walks into the Medium office dressed head to toe in his sharp naval uniform. Amyotte represents the Canadian Navy here at...

Blues run away with 46th Argo Cup

 
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues football team defeated rivals York University Lions 40-3 on a rare Friday night tilt. On York turf, the two...

Outdoor yoga is a breath of fresh air

 
Last Thursday, a dozen students attended UTMAC’s first outdoor yoga session. Students had the chance to show off their flexibility—and falling-over skills—on the beautiful...

Moving into a healthy active lifestyle

 
Last Friday was a day to get physically active in the RAWC. Students who attended the MoveU Motivator explored activities that are readily available...

Boundaries heighten female participation

 
UTM’s Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation hosts a wide variety of opportunities for female students to participate in a safe, educational, and...

A “sweetener” for a typically quiet campus

 
Recently, hip-hop artist Ramriddlz sang his biggest hit “Sweeterman” at UTM. The original creator of the song was relatively unknown until superstar hip-hop artist...

The gentle way with Professor Krull

 
Many know judo as a Japanese form of wrestling, but for the analytical chemistry professor and acting principal of UTM, judo is more than...

Blues lose to defending champions

 
The Varsity Blues football team seemed to shine as bright as the afternoon sky on August 30 during the first two quarters of play...

Building on the Varsity Eagle empire

 
Last fall, UTM began competing within the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, which is recognized as a leader in intercollegiate athletics in Ontario. UTM was...

Injuries and athlete anxiety

 
Typically, it’s assumed that athletes playing high-intensity contact sports have fearless personas. They are willing to exhaust themselves mentally and physically for a desirable...

MoveU squad keeps growing

 
With a list of seemingly unending exams and essays piling up this time of year, it’s difficult to commit yourself to exercising. Fortunately, with...

Shine a spotlight on the sidelines

 
Sitting on the bench, observing your teammates compete in passionate battle against another university squad, isn’t the favourite activity of many Varsity Blues athletes....

Writing & Photo Contest 2015 Winner — Fiction

 
PD Day The basement smelt of old pine, which drifted around in a thick haze. I was nervous to have come here, but Jake said,...

What athletes say under the gun

 
Any fan of professional sports begins to notice a pattern among athletes during interviews. The language seems recycled, every athlete talking about either how...

It takes more than Deflategate

 
Tom Brady broke the sports world two weeks ago like Ellen broke Twitter during last year’s Oscars. Brady isn’t just the face of the...

U of T football honours players

 
Last Thursday evening, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues football program held their first annual football banquet at U of T’s Chestnut Conference Centre. Throughout...

Blue season for football

 
The 2014 Varsity Blues football season is regarded as the year of record-breaking individual performances, rather than the year of wins. The three-month football...

An athlete in the offseason

 
Fans only see athletes perform on the field a handful of times during the school year, since the majority of sports don’t run year-round....

U of T’s expensive digs

 
The University of Toronto officially welcomed students, faculty, and the public into their new $58 million Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, located on...

Brotherhood on the court

 
There are students here at UTM who take advantage of the two-hour recreational pickup basketball games every Thursday and Friday at 2:30 p.m. in...

Marra brothers leave Varsity Blues

 
The Varsity Blues football team walked off the field with a 61-13 victory over the University of Waterloo. The game marked the eighth and...

Inside the life of a student athlete

 
Being a U of T student athlete is a title that I see as an honour and a privilege. Even though the two words...

Gavac leads the team

 
UTM student Lukas Gavac proves himself one of the most ferocious players for the Varsity Blues football program every time he steps onto the...

From Varsity player to new CFL prospect

 
Aaron Wheaton, a 6’6” 305-pound offensive lineman from Ajax, has been fighting in the trenches for the Varsity Blues football program for the past...

UTM joins OCAA, goes Varsity

 
Starting this fall, UTM will be playing under the umbrella of a more competitive league, now that the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association OCAA has...

Blues drop football season opener

 
The U of T Varsity Blues football team couldn’t defeat the Laurier Golden Hawks under the lights at Varsity Stadium on Labour Day in...
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From actor to weightlifter

 
In UTM’s high-performance facility, Varsity Blues football players push their athletic bodies through a rigorous weightlifting routine that improves their performance on the field....

UTSC spikes UTM’s chances

 
UTM suited up against UTSC for the final tri-campus men’s volleyball game of the regular season at the RAWC last Tuesday. The teams were...

One-on-one with Austin Chambers

 
Winning a game of one-on-one basketball wouldn’t be an easy task for any opponent who challenged Austin Chambers. Austin’s outstanding athleticism and determination are...

Playoff push for Blues hockey

 
Twenty-four hours after getting ousted in London by a score of 7-1 by the Western Mustangs, the Blues were on home ice at Varsity...

Blues lose first game of new year

 
The Varsity Blues women’s hockey team started off the new year unglamorously this past Friday, losing to the York Lions in a nail-biting game...

Blues skate circles around Laurentien Voyageurs

 
The U of T Varsity Blues women’s hockey team dominated the Laurentian Voyageurs with a well-deserved 4-2 victory last Saturday. This game marks Toronto’s...

Div 1 Blue battles KPE

 
The Division 1 UTM Eagles men’s Blue basketball team outperformed the U of T kinesiology and physical education basketball team for an 87-80 win...

UTM brothers lead Varsity Blues

 
Being competitive comes naturally to Jordan and Justin Marra. The Brampton natives, Varsity Blues football players, and fourth-year UTM students expect to be the...

Requirements for success in basketball

 
Nkosi Adams, the head coach for the 2017-18 UTM Varsity Eagles basketball program, knows a little something about basketball and how to make the...

Just another championship game

 
UTM Varsity men’s basketball program found themselves in the semifinals tilt against University of Toronto’s Woodsworth College. What seemed like a blowout victory for...

Varsity Blues get bronze

 
The nation’s top-ranked University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s volleyball team defeated Ryerson University 3-1 in the bronze-medal “Final Four” match at the Goldring...

UTM underdogs win championship

 
The UTM women’s basketball team dominated their way into the championship game against UTSG on Saturday afternoon (March 4) at the Goldring Centre in...

Varsity Blues set to host Final Four

 
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s volleyball team defeated the visiting Waterloo Warriors in OUA quarter-final action, picking up a straight sets victory...

Basketball player asking questions

 
Lucius Seneca once wrote, “Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well-ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop...

Tips from Tools of Titans

 
The highly-publicized self-improvement book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers written by Tim Ferriss, is a...

Leaving the nest with stronger wings

 
Many players who score the game-winning touchdown dream of being carried off the field by their team. Austin Oude-Reimerink, a fourth-year commerce and finance...

Azzalini is an on-the-court assassin

 
Caitlin Azzalini, a French-speaking native of Le Chable, Switzerland, is a guard on the UTM’s women’s varsity basketball team and has been on fire...

Varsity men looking to avenge losses

 
The high-profile match-up at UTM’s annual homecoming was between the men’s varsity Eagles basketball team and an athletic Conestoga team. The stands on UTM’s...

Flying over the Condors

 
Last Wednesday, the UTM Eagles women’s varsity basketball team had a showdown against Conestoga College. The first instalment of this year’s homecoming didn’t disappoint...

Eagles respond like real champions

 
The UTM women’s varsity basketball team won the OCCR Extramural championships this past weekend on January 28, a tournament they hosted in the RAWC....

Emphasizing strategy

 
The UTM Eagles women’s indoor soccer had an excellent display of skills at Redeemer College in the Royal Cup indoor soccer tournament this weekend...

Strength in numbers

 
UTM has one of the best female basketball coaching staffs in Canada, with all three coaches having unique playing experiences in the NCAA, OUA,...

UTM Varsity soccer is back at it again

 
New head coach Rick Titus took his recently-picked UTM men’s varsity indoor soccer team to the Pickering Soccer Centre for their first tournament of...

A fresh pair of eyes for Varsity soccer

 
Rick Titus has been named the new men’s varsity coach, a position previously held by coach Robert Brown for two seasons. Titus has big...

Dissolving the ego

 
Bill Belichick, the four-time Super Bowl-winning head coach of the New England Patriots, made his way up the ranks of the NFL by loving...

Point guard dominates basketball court

 
Toronto native Gregory Roberts is a fourth-year psychology student at UTM and the men’s Division 1 basketball team’s standout point guard. Roberts has been...

Nguyen has her ‘eye on the prize’

 
Vivian Chu Nguyen is a first-year CCIT student from Vancouver, British Columbia. Nguyen was an impactful player for UTM’s 2016 Ultimate Frisbee team. From...

Eagles defeat the UTSC Maroons

 
UTM Men’s Division 1 basketball team came out on top, beating the UTSC Maroons 67-60 on Monday, November 28 in the UTM main court....

Coaches accept new offer

 
UTM was granted membership status by the OCAA this past Tuesday at the annual meeting of the athletic directors. UTM is now off probation...

UTM: playing hard and winning big

 
The UTM men’s division 1 basketball team had a great night on the road against Skule-A in Toronto at the Goldring Centre on Wednesday...

Discovering hope through inspiration

 
Sarah-May Edwardo-Oldfield is a fifth-year psychology and professional writing student. The Toronto native has the pleasure of playing alongside her sister on the UTM...

Your better performance

 
Cross-country athletes and Olympic weight lifters are only a select group of individuals who understand that though the demands from their activities can be...

Led through strong communication

 
Tamara Scepanovic, a second-year UTM Life Science student is not only an athletic and dynamic setter for the UTM women’s D-League volleyball team, but...

Playing defensive ball

 
Patrick Bilas, a fourth-year geography student here at UTM, is a great defensive asset for the UTM men’s D-league volleyball team. Bilas stands tall...

Leading his fellow Eagles to success

 
Alessandro Tanzi, a fourth-year environmental management student from Milan, Italy isn’t someone you want to play against in a game of one-on-one basketball—because you’ll...

The formidable UTM women’s team

 
The UTM women’s D-league basketball team wins yet again on Sunday, November 6, staying undefeated with a record of 3-0 in their 2016 campaign....

Varsity Blues just can’t catch a break

 
The Varsity Blues had a rough weekend on the ice, falling 2-1 to the Brock Badgers on Friday, November 4 and 6-4 to the...

Making improvements

 
The UTM women’s D-league volleyball began their season on a sour note, losing all three of their matches. On Sunday, November 6, the women...

D-league women look on the bright side

 
On a rainy Sunday morning, the women’s UTM D-league soccer team dropped their sixth game of the season 14-1 to the St. George Black...

Returning to the championships

 
The UTM cross country team participated in the OCAA Championships at Seneca College in Toronto on Saturday, October 29. The team had a strong...

Blues win in finale

 
In the final game of their 2016 OUA football season, the Varsity Blues beat the Waterloo Warriors 38-7 on Saturday, October 15 at Varsity...

Running the pack

 
The UTM varsity cross-country team has accomplished incredible feats this year, gaining a ninth place national ranking. It’s the first time that a UTM...

Eagles joust Knights

 
Last Sunday afternoon, the Eagles faced off against Niagara College Knights on UTM’s North Field. Niagara posed as stifling competition staying on par with the...

Fourth quarter woes persist for Blues

 
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues football team lost in their sixth game of the year, 51-30, to the Windsor Lancers on October 1...

Last down to turn things around

 
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues football team lost to the number eight nationally-ranked McMaster Marauders on Monday, September 5. The final score was...

Varsity Review Vol 43 Issue 2

 
The University of Toronto fastpitch team opened up their 2016 season this past weekend. The dominant team beat Brock 4-1 on Friday night, then...

Understanding what it takes to be a pro

 
The Pacific Ocean waves in California are among the most famous in the world, and are challenged by nearly all of the world’s greatest...

Looking to rebound in a big way

 
The Varsity Blues football program fell short in their first game of the 2016 season to the Guelph Gryphons 41-22 on Sunday, August 28...

Ping pong brings March Madness

 
Last Friday, the UTM Ping Pong Club held its final event of the year, seeing an impressive number of participants come and compete for...

TEDxUofT makes a splash downtown

 
Last Saturday, the halls of the St. Lawrence Centre in Toronto buzzed with anticipation as attendees filed into the theatre, where the fourth annual...

Picking a fitting pair of shoes

 
There are two kinds of people in the world—the ones who like neon yellow shoes and the ones who don’t. I’m of the collective...

What you get out of your body depends on what you...

 
It can be extremely difficult to lose weight—there never seems to be the proper combination of diet and exercise that works. If you were...

Making it in the sports biz

 
For anyone who’s ever dreamed of taking their talents to a sports organization and working to build their brand, but felt like it was...

U of T conquers CFL combine

 
Six football players from the U of T Varsity Blues program were invited to the CFL Toronto regional combine last Thursday. Levi Noel, a...

Sitting on a stability ball and the resistance band exercise

 
“You should get one of these—do you even know what this is? It’s a fitness orb, and it’s completely changed my life. Forget everything...

#SIC2016 breaks the Twitter-sphere

 
At the fifth annual Sports Industry Conference, held last Friday at U of T Rotman School of Management, students and speakers tweeted out #SIC2016,...

A Cinderella story comes to an end

 
The Varsity Blues men’s hockey team have ended their season with an overtime loss to the Western Mustangs on Sunday night, losing 4-3. They...

Are crunches a severe health risk?

 
The UTM group fitness class Core Strength 1 gives students and membership-holders a new full-body training system centred on your core. The objective of...

Get out of your basement

 
It’s so close to becoming warm outside, when you won’t have to spend a lot of money on a simple date idea, where the...

Rally the birdy for bronze

 
UTM had a strong showing at the OCAA badminton championships at Seneca College on February 19-20, with two teams competing this year. The UTM women’s...

Victorious ending to dominant season

 
The U of T women’s flag football team entered the Laurier Tournament on February 12 and 13 ranked first in the province after winning...

Blues win the downtown showdown

 
Friday night was a big night for the Varsity Blues women’s hockey team. Beating the York Lions 6-2, the Blues captured second place and...

Workout plan

 
You’re halfway through February, curled up in your bed because it’s cold outside and depressed thinking there’s too much time until the summer beach...

Procrastination is killing you

 
Right now you’re procrastinating until the point that it becomes more painful not to finish your assignment than it is to just do it—right...

Women’s flag football tops tourney

 
You won’t hear clunking helmets or shoulder pad collisions, but you will hear fans roar, coaches cheer, and pigskins thrown above a field occupied...

Blues not fazed by Windsor’s lance

 
Men's hockey The Varsity Blues men’s hockey team ousted the Windsor Lancers 3-1 on Friday night in Windsor, giving the Blues a 10-12-2 record, good...

Students set to squash the competition

 
I stand in a cubed battlefield awaiting Austin Oude-Reimerink’s serve, thanking God I wasn’t in the coliseum and that Oude-Reimerink and I didn’t have...

Tricks on the TRX

 
The TRX is arguably the most versatile piece of workout equipment on the planet. Simply designed, it’s ready to turn your beer belly into...

Bigger, faster, stronger after injury

 
Albert Awachie is a physical specimen. Currently listed at 6’3” and 228 pounds, Awachie is so talented and gifted at football that his position...

Exercising with your dog

 
You’re sitting alone in your bed watching Netflix, and there’s absolutely nowhere else you’d rather be, but there’s a little problem—your dog is staring...

The winter Blues

 
The Varsity Blues women’s basketball team couldn’t finish off the Ottawa Gee-Gees Friday night in their annual Think Pink, Bleed Blue game hosted at...

Students play table tennis phenoms

 
Anqi Luo and Shannon Zheng battle back and forth under extreme concentration. Their movements amount to a dance class workout, and they smash the...

Blues’ big turn-around

 
The Varsity Blues men’s hockey team gathered their thoughts after a couple of tough road losses, eager to win in front of the home...

Bursting your testosterone, supplementation, free-weight movements, and nutrition

 
Burst your testosterone Testosterone is an anabolic hormone that not only exists in men but also in women—about one-tenth helps positively balance estrogen levels. If...

Blues playoff hopes are slowly diminishing

 
On Wednesday night at Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, the Blues lost 9-1 to Ryerson, who sit in the middle of the pack in...

Resolve means every day for 30 days

 
While walking through UTM’s athletic facilities this week, I made it a goal to ask students, trainers, and staff about their New Year’s resolutions....

Dominating both sides of the border

 
TJ Morton, the first-year Varsity Blues punter for the 2015 season, was recognized as an OUA first-team all-star earlier this month. The honor is...

Diet, same routine every day, & sleep

 
You began the school year with the resolution that you’d hit the weight room multiple times a week, you’ve worked tremendously hard to get...

Inspired by calisthenics specimen

 
Nigel Moir stands out when he works out in the UTM athletic weight room. The second-year CCIT student from Jackson’s Point, ON works out...

Review the basics, focus on recovery, and do something fun

 
You prepared your healthy meals, washed your gym clothes, and made your way to the gym deciding that you’ll undoubtedly have your best workout...

How skinny guys build muscle & how to say “No!” to...

 
How skinny guys build muscle You may be a genetic ectomorph—in other words, “thin”—but want to be a genetic mesomorph, where your biceps bulge out...

Blues go 1 and 1 in battle of Toronto

 
The battle of Toronto took place Saturday afternoon. The Varsity Blues men’s soccer team traveled to York University to play in the CIS semi-final...

Chest complex & getting the most from your pull-up

 
Chest complex Get your chest ripped without doing a single bench press. With the bench-press movement, you’re isolating your larger chest muscles while your stabilizers—which...

Varsity Eagles frustrate their competition

 
The UTM Varsity Eagles men’s soccer team competed in three OCAA championship soccer games over three days last week. Exhaustion didn’t matter for the...

Step-ups, planking, & your boring treadmill run

 
Step-ups for toned and explosive legs Many students think that they’ll gain leg muscles through heavy back squats; this is true, but it isn’t the...

UTM hosts Varsity Blues exhibition game

 
The U of T Varsity Blues women’s basketball team played the McMaster Marauders on Friday evening for an exhibition game at the RAWC. In...

Blues return home with their woes

 
U of T Varsity Blues football couldn’t hold back the Ottawa Gee-Gees in a crucial playoff-determining match-up in the capital city, losing 45-9. The...

Push-ups, bench presses, & air squats

 
More useful push-ups The “dead-stop push-up” is what it sounds like. Allow your chest and clenched core to rest on the floor while your hands—shoulder-width...

Varsity Blues push for playoff position

 
University of Toronto Varsity Blues football fell to the Western Mustangs (6-0), who rank third best in the country. The one-sided affair saw Western...

“Where were you?” moment for Canadians

 
It was a moment you will remember for the rest of your life. You can probably recall Sidney Crosby’s “Golden Goal” for team Canada...

Physical discipline leads way to Navy

 
Jean-Luc Alexander Amyotte walks into the Medium office dressed head to toe in his sharp naval uniform. Amyotte represents the Canadian Navy here at...

Blues run away with 46th Argo Cup

 
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues football team defeated rivals York University Lions 40-3 on a rare Friday night tilt. On York turf, the two...

Outdoor yoga is a breath of fresh air

 
Last Thursday, a dozen students attended UTMAC’s first outdoor yoga session. Students had the chance to show off their flexibility—and falling-over skills—on the beautiful...

Moving into a healthy active lifestyle

 
Last Friday was a day to get physically active in the RAWC. Students who attended the MoveU Motivator explored activities that are readily available...

Boundaries heighten female participation

 
UTM’s Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation hosts a wide variety of opportunities for female students to participate in a safe, educational, and...

A “sweetener” for a typically quiet campus

 
Recently, hip-hop artist Ramriddlz sang his biggest hit “Sweeterman” at UTM. The original creator of the song was relatively unknown until superstar hip-hop artist...

The gentle way with Professor Krull

 
Many know judo as a Japanese form of wrestling, but for the analytical chemistry professor and acting principal of UTM, judo is more than...

Blues lose to defending champions

 
The Varsity Blues football team seemed to shine as bright as the afternoon sky on August 30 during the first two quarters of play...

Building on the Varsity Eagle empire

 
Last fall, UTM began competing within the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, which is recognized as a leader in intercollegiate athletics in Ontario. UTM was...

Injuries and athlete anxiety

 
Typically, it’s assumed that athletes playing high-intensity contact sports have fearless personas. They are willing to exhaust themselves mentally and physically for a desirable...

MoveU squad keeps growing

 
With a list of seemingly unending exams and essays piling up this time of year, it’s difficult to commit yourself to exercising. Fortunately, with...

Shine a spotlight on the sidelines

 
Sitting on the bench, observing your teammates compete in passionate battle against another university squad, isn’t the favourite activity of many Varsity Blues athletes....

Writing & Photo Contest 2015 Winner — Fiction

 
PD Day The basement smelt of old pine, which drifted around in a thick haze. I was nervous to have come here, but Jake said,...

It takes more than Deflategate

 
Tom Brady broke the sports world two weeks ago like Ellen broke Twitter during last year’s Oscars. Brady isn’t just the face of the...

U of T football honours players

 
Last Thursday evening, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues football program held their first annual football banquet at U of T’s Chestnut Conference Centre. Throughout...

Blue season for football

 
The 2014 Varsity Blues football season is regarded as the year of record-breaking individual performances, rather than the year of wins. The three-month football...

An athlete in the offseason

 
Fans only see athletes perform on the field a handful of times during the school year, since the majority of sports don’t run year-round....

U of T’s expensive digs

 
The University of Toronto officially welcomed students, faculty, and the public into their new $58 million Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, located on...

Brotherhood on the court

 
There are students here at UTM who take advantage of the two-hour recreational pickup basketball games every Thursday and Friday at 2:30 p.m. in...

Inside the life of a student athlete

 
Being a U of T student athlete is a title that I see as an honour and a privilege. Even though the two words...

Gavac leads the team

 
UTM student Lukas Gavac proves himself one of the most ferocious players for the Varsity Blues football program every time he steps onto the...

From Varsity player to new CFL prospect

 
Aaron Wheaton, a 6’6” 305-pound offensive lineman from Ajax, has been fighting in the trenches for the Varsity Blues football program for the past...

UTM joins OCAA, goes Varsity

 
Starting this fall, UTM will be playing under the umbrella of a more competitive league, now that the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association OCAA has...

Blues drop football season opener

 
The U of T Varsity Blues football team couldn’t defeat the Laurier Golden Hawks under the lights at Varsity Stadium on Labour Day in...
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From actor to weightlifter

 
In UTM’s high-performance facility, Varsity Blues football players push their athletic bodies through a rigorous weightlifting routine that improves their performance on the field....

UTSC spikes UTM’s chances

 
UTM suited up against UTSC for the final tri-campus men’s volleyball game of the regular season at the RAWC last Tuesday. The teams were...

One-on-one with Austin Chambers

 
Winning a game of one-on-one basketball wouldn’t be an easy task for any opponent who challenged Austin Chambers. Austin’s outstanding athleticism and determination are...

Playoff push for Blues hockey

 
Twenty-four hours after getting ousted in London by a score of 7-1 by the Western Mustangs, the Blues were on home ice at Varsity...

Blues lose first game of new year

 
The Varsity Blues women’s hockey team started off the new year unglamorously this past Friday, losing to the York Lions in a nail-biting game...

Blues skate circles around Laurentien Voyageurs

 
The U of T Varsity Blues women’s hockey team dominated the Laurentian Voyageurs with a well-deserved 4-2 victory last Saturday. This game marks Toronto’s...

Div 1 Blue battles KPE

 
The Division 1 UTM Eagles men’s Blue basketball team outperformed the U of T kinesiology and physical education basketball team for an 87-80 win...

UTM brothers lead Varsity Blues

 
Being competitive comes naturally to Jordan and Justin Marra. The Brampton natives, Varsity Blues football players, and fourth-year UTM students expect to be the...

What athletes say under the gun

 
Any fan of professional sports begins to notice a pattern among athletes during interviews. The language seems recycled, every athlete talking about either how...

Marra brothers leave Varsity Blues

 
The Varsity Blues football team walked off the field with a 61-13 victory over the University of Waterloo. The game marked the eighth and...

The formidable UTM women’s team

 
The UTM women’s D-league basketball team wins yet again on Sunday, November 6, staying undefeated with a record of 3-0 in their 2016 campaign....

Understanding what it takes to be a pro

 
The Pacific Ocean waves in California are among the most famous in the world, and are challenged by nearly all of the world’s greatest...

#SIC2016 breaks the Twitter-sphere

 
At the fifth annual Sports Industry Conference, held last Friday at U of T Rotman School of Management, students and speakers tweeted out #SIC2016,...
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