Athletics

Encouraging recreation opportunities for everyone on campus

The University of Winnipeg, in cooperation and partnership with the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, is consulting with stakeholders to enhance recreation and wellness experiences on campus. As part of this process, UWinnipeg will begin a pilot project in September 2017 offering specific gym time to female and non-binary students. The pilot will run through …Read more >

Wesmen Take Part In “Bell Let’s Talk” Initiative Jan 14

Student-athletes and Bell Let’s Talk team up on mental health MONTRÉAL, January 10, 2017 – Bell Let’s Talk, Canadian universities and Atlantic University Sport (AUS), Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), Ontario University Athletics (OUA), and Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA) today announced a national student initiative to promote mental health on campuses …Read more >

Wesmen Classic Set To Celebrate 50 Years

For 50 years the annual “Holiday Tradition” has showcased the best Men’s Basketball and High School Boy’s tournaments. The Classic holds a special place in the hearts of local sports fans, both as a holiday meeting place and to catch up with old friends.

New Wes Lee coyote one nimble and happy mascot

WINNIPEG, MB – To much fanfare and applause, a new and improved Wes Lee Coyote emerged from his den today, just in time to help celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary Wesmen Classic. The old Wes Lee, who was 105 in coyote years, served The University of Winnipeg Wesmen Teams with good cheer and loyalty, attending …Read more >

26th Annual Duckworth Challenge Resumes December 3

The 26th Annual Duckworth Challenge picks up tomorrow night (Saturday, December 3rd). The basketball portion of the “challenge” takes place in the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium  between the University of Winnipeg Wesmen and their cross-town rivals University of Manitoba Bisons. Women hit the court at 5:00 p.m. followed by the men’s action at 7:00 …Read more >

Wesmen Indigenous Night on Thursday, Nov 24

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen in conjunction with the University of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal Student Council and Pride Basketball are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual University of Winnipeg Wesmen Indigenous Night will be taking place this Thursday (November 24th) when the Wesmen Basketball teams take on the Brandon University Bobcats. The event will help …Read more >

Wesmen Basketball Teams ready to roll

After a successful pre-season, the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Basketball teams are ready and eager to start the 2016-2017 Canada West regular season! Get the details here.

Memories wanted! Wesmen Classic Turning the Big “50”

The “Winnipeg Holiday Tradition”, known as the Wesmen Classic, is turning the Big 50 this coming December. The annual tournament that features some of the best CIS and High School basketball in the country has a special place in the hearts of so many loyal basketball fans. To help mark the occasion, The University of …Read more >

Wes Lee Coyote needs extreme makeover!

 Crowdfunding site launched to rejuvenate hardworking Wesmen mascot   WINNIPEG, MB – Being a university mascot for a big-time sports operation like the Wesmen Athletics program is a demanding job.  From Wesmen Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling and Baseball, Wes Lee Coyote attends more than 50 games and events each year, dancing up a storm and …Read more >

Wesmen on the road to Rio

The University of Winnipeg offers sincere congratulations to two members of the Wesmen Men’s Volleyball family who are heading to the Rio Olympics in August. Former player Justin Duff and current Wesmen Men’s Volleyball Head Coach Larry McKay are members of the Canadian National Men’s Volleyball team that qualified for the upcoming Summer Olympics in …Read more >