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#9 Erica Rieder flies past the Pronghorns Forecheck at Wayne Fleming Arena / Photo: Shawn Coates

Bisons this week

Football team looks for playoff berth, while basketball teams tip-off 2014-2015 season at home.

October 31, 2014 — 

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.

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