Tim Maloney: Welcome Home Final 8!

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As Dalhousie and Halifax prepare to host the 2017 U SPORTS Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship, I often reflect on my passion, history and attachment to this event. As a young basketball enthusiast, I vividly remember my dad taking me to the Metro Centre (now Scotiabank Centre) to watch the finest basketball in Canada.  More importantly, I quickly developed my…

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Homegrown Talent: Marquis Clayton’s Backstory Of Successful Basketball Career In His Hometown of Halifax

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Growing up it was every kid’s dream to play at the Metro Centre (now Scotiabank Centre). It was the biggest stage for kids like myself to see players from around the neighbourhood compete. I remember first watching STFX play when they had Jordon Croucher, Denny Oliver, Fred Perry; those were the stars in my eyes. The atmosphere at the time…

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Final 8 Family Tradition: From the Stands to the Sidelines

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Birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and CIS (now U SPORTS) Final 8 basketball. These were all celebrated as yearly traditions for my family growing up in Bedford, Nova Scotia. The timing was always perfect as my brothers Anthony, Nick and I would be on a break from our seasons with the Bedford Eagles due to March Break. My father tried to coordinate…

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Memories made in March

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I was born in Halifax, in 1979, just weeks before the Saint Mary’s Huskies defeated the Victoria Vikings in the National Championship Game in Calgary. Mickey Fox scored 37 points in the last game of his university career and was named Tournament MVP. Although his college career ended when I was a baby, growing up in Halifax, I often heard…

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