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Wpg Free Press: Have horns, will travel

November 7, 2014 — 

If you have had the pleasure of attending a recent Bison game you would have noticed a loud and furry group of fans. The Big Horns are a rowdy social club that is helping to make it more fun to watch university sports. Melissa Martin of the Winnipeg Free Press caught up with this gang and discussed their impact on school spirit.

It was a frozen March night in Regina, the night the Bisons women became national volleyball champs, that a small herd of Manitobans thundered into the stands.

On the court, Bisons libero Caleigh Dobie saw those fans — couldn’t miss them, not with how their heads bristled with giant furry hats. There were just five of those, but they sounded an army — they banged drums, cheered every point, they howled chants.

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