The hardest-working man in the sports information business, Mike Grobe at Queen's, sent along a link. Queen's is having an online poll to pick the top sporting moment of the 2008-09 school year
The candidates, in chronological order:
- Oct. 4-5: Queen's men's rugby, football, men's soccer and women's hockey all score shutout victories by an aggregate score of 195 to nothing.
- Oct. 18: Football and men's rugby teams complete unbeaten regular seasons. And everyone lived happily ever after, the end.
- Oct. 25: Men's and women's rowing teams sweep the OUA team titles; women win go on to win silver and men take the bronze at the Canadian championships
- Oct. 26: Women's lacrosse team captures its fourth OUA silver medal in a row.
- Nov. 21: Football's Pat Sheahan and Thaine Carter are recognized as the coach of the year and top defensive player in Canadian university football.
- Jan. 7: Brittany Moore of the women's basketball Gaels become the first player in team history to score 40 points in a game, breaking the single-game record held by one of her coaches, Claire Meadows.
- Jan. 24: Moore scores the ultimate uncontested layup to give Queen's a last-second, one-point win over Carleton. The Ravens failed to take their positions in the lane for the last of three free-throw attempts, leaving Moore undefended. (And in no way did this site or any of its spin-offs beat this story into the ground, except in every way possible.)
- Feb. 3: Billy Burke, serving as interim captan, scores the overtime game-winner for the men's hockey team in a road game against Carleton. Burke had six goals in his first three games wearing the 'C' after recording just three in his first 21 games.
- Feb. 19: Men's volleyball team wins the OUA silver meal for the second year in a row.
- March 3: Amanda Morra fires a hat trick to help the women's hockey team upset nationally ranked U of T in the playoffs; they ended up extending eventual CIS runners-up Laurier to the full three games in the OUA semis.
It won't be too long till training camp. Here's a highlight-reel pass-and-run play from Gee-Gees recruit Brendan Gillanders from last fall: