Sports and Athletics

York grad Paul Jones selected as play-by-play man for London Games

Former York University men’s basketball player Paul Jones was hired by CTV Sports to help cover the basketball portion of the upcoming Olympic Summer Games in London, England. Paul Jones Jones, who played for York from 1977 to 1981 and is now well known as the voice of the National Basketball Association's Toronto Raptors on FAN […]

Legendary quarterback Matt Dunigan gives keynote at concussion symposium

Legendary quarterback Matt Dunigan will give the keynote address at a symposium on sport concussion at York next Monday. Blow by Blow: The Second Annual Donald Sanderson Memorial Symposium on Sport Concussion is open to the public – athletes, coaches, parents, researchers and anyone interested in the physical and psychological impact head injuries can have on individuals and […]

Professor Alison Macpherson calls OHF's bodychecking ban a great first step

The Ontario Hockey Federation's decision to ban bodychecking will likely draw more players to the game and keep others from dropping out, wrote The Canadian Press May 6 (via Global Toronto): The federation is making the change – which affects players between the ages of 6 and 21 – in an effort to create a […]

Professor Joe Baker: Why kids should sample various sports instead of specializing early

Professor Joe Baker in the Faculty of Health's School of Kinesiology & Health Science spoke to the Vancouver Sun about whether children gain advantages by specializing early in one sport: The era of sports specialization at a young age is upon us, despite alarm bells sounded by medical professionals who say we are putting young […]

Professor Priscila Uppal launches sports poems collection written during 2010 Vancouver Olympics

Sports and poetry aren’t usually thought of as intertwining, but York English Professor Priscila Uppal is almost as much a sports fan as she is a poet. Given that she was the Canadian Athletes Now Fund (CANFund) poet-in-residence during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympic Games, it’s not surprising that her poems have made their way […]