Bisons this week
Football team looks for playoff berth, while basketball teams tip-off 2014-2015 season at home.
The Bison basketball teams begin their 2014-2015 season this weekend when they host Trinity Western for a home opening double header this weekend. Both basketball teams missed the playoffs last year and look to improve this year. On Friday the women’s squad tips off at 6:00pm and the men’s team follows with an 8:00pm start, while Saturday’s games will take place at 5:00pm and 7:00pm. All weekend basketball games take place at Investors Group Athletic Centre.
On Saturday afternoon the Bison football team faces a major test against the Canada West Conference leading Calgary Dinos at Investors Group Field. The Bisons currently sit in the fourth and final playoff spot in the conference so a win would secure a playoff berth for the home team. Saturday is also the annual Senior Game; graduating players will be honoured with a pre-game ceremony. Kick off is at 2:00 p.m. on the University of Manitoba campus.
On the road
- Both the men’s and women’s Bison volleyball teams hit the road this weekend, taking on the Trinity Western Spartans on Friday and Saturday.
- The men’s hockey team has a record of 8-5 on the young 2014-2015 season and is in Lethbridge to face the winless Pronghorns on Friday and Saturday.
- The Bisons swim team is back in action as they are at UBC for the College Cup Pacific meet on Saturday.