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Book brings life, career of ‘Happy Jack’ into focus

Book brings life, career of ‘Happy Jack’ into focus

Author Sandy Lubert, BA’89, recently published ‘A FAIRS to Remember, The Life & Times of Happy Jack,’ a new book that explores the career of one of Western professor and coaching legend Jack Fairs, BSc’46, LLD’05.

Grad proud of part upholding legacy

Grad proud of part upholding legacy

The stakes are high when you head a dynasty. But leading a program that holds the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) all-time record for the most consecutive championships in any sport, David Mill has excelled.

Pandemic forces cancellation of fall sport seasons

Pandemic forces cancellation of fall sport seasons

University sports regular- and post-season games across the country have been canceled for the fall term due to concerns about the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, and fans during the ongoing pandemic, U SPORTS and Ontario University Athletics (OUA) announced June 8.

Faceoff brings university hockey tradition to Forks

Faceoff brings university hockey tradition to Forks

More than a century of tradition will be on display this week as Western takes to the ice Thursday against the Guelph Gryphons for the inaugural Faceoff at the Forks under the Budweiser Gardens lights.

London named host of rowing championships

London named host of rowing championships

The best university rowers in the world will take to the water in London as the Forrest City has been named host of the 2022 International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Rowing Championship, U SPORTS officials announced today.

Merchant, Marshall take top honours in nation

Merchant, Marshall take top honours in nation

Western gridiron stars took top honours for their work on the field and on the sidelines, as Mustangs quarterback Chris Merchant and Head Coach Greg Marshall were named the nation’s best at their positions.

Western falls to McMaster in Yates Cup

Western falls to McMaster in Yates Cup

Injuries and missed opportunities highlighted a tough afternoon for the Western Mustangs, as the team ended its season with a 29-15 loss to the McMaster Marauders in the 112th edition of the Yates Cup.

Mustangs nab top player, rookie, coach honours

Mustangs nab top player, rookie, coach honours

Chris Merchant is looking to wrap up his playing career with another Yates Cup championship and Vanier Cup ring, but the fifth-year Mustang quarterback has already added a new trophy to his shelf – Ontario University Athletics (OUA) MVP.

Mustang kickers give team a leg up on league

Mustang kickers give team a leg up on league

Western boasts a strong legacy of kickers that can be traced back to the beginning of the program, but recent success can be measured on four feet – Darryl Wheeler, Lirim Hajrullahu, Zack Medeiros, and Marc Liegghio, above.

Balestrini goes distance in running, research

Balestrini goes distance in running, research

A typical morning: Roll out of bed. Work out the kinks in his quads and calf muscles. Go for an ‘easy shakeout run’ of 8 kilomentres. Grab some breakfast. Race to a lab meeting. Yes, marathon runner Chris Balestrini does more before 8 a.m. than some of us do all day. But he is not done.

Marking 40 years of being a ‘little bit rah-rah’

Marking 40 years of being a ‘little bit rah-rah’

With a smile showing beneath the brim his trademarked Stetson hat, David Lee Tracey will tell you that he has been cheering for Western for a “freakishly long” time – and there is nothing wrong with that.

Mustangs gallop back to the gridiron

Mustangs gallop back to the gridiron

The Western Mustangs football team has begun its quest to return for a third-straight Vanier Cup with two-a-day practices at TD Stadium.