Linking the country ...

  • Taylor Smith, the McMaster women's point guard, was listed as "Taylor Swift" in the game program at Laurier on Wednesday.

    In defence of the people who goofed, Smith was plenty swift during the game: 23 points and nine assists which gave her 500 "helpers" or "dimes" or whatever really cool slang the kids are using. (Hamilton Spectator)

  • Mac guard Scott Laws lopped off his long locks, that was why he had a big game for the Marauders on Wednesday. (Hamilton Spectator)

  • Thompson Rivers big man Greg Stewart is producing more double-doubles than a Tim Hortons. (Kamloops Daily News)

  • Western guard Jacklyn Selfe, who played for the Canadian junior national team last summer, had 11 points on Wednesday in her first game from compartment syndrome surgery. Thanks to Arden Zwelling for the alert she was back playing. (London Free Press)

  • Carleton is 9-4 in the OUA East with a lineup which includes 10 first- or second-year players and only one fifth-year, leading rebounder Ines Jelic. An X-factor? Second-year point guard Alyson Bush emerging as their leading scorer. (Ottawa Sun)
  • The Daily Gleaner points out that UPEI has quietly moved up the AUS standings since their November coaching change.
  • The CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced free-agent signings of Windsor centre Matt Morencie, Simon Fraser d-back Raymond Wladichuk and Queen's receiver Scott Valberg (so, we were right!)

  • Another recent record-setting passer who is moving up the coaching ranks: Ottawa Gee-Gees alum Josh Sacobie, whose 9,885 yards are the fourth-most in OUA history, is now quarterbacks coach of the Outaouais Griffons in the Quebec CEGEP ranks. The Griffons, who have sent a few players on to uOttawa, have a few Gee-Gees alumni on their staff.
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  1. The Spec actually sent someone on the road to cover an OUA women's basketball game? I mean, yeah, Adamczyk's local (I'm sure there's a "Freedom for Flamborough" joke in here somewhere that 95% of the country won't get), and it's only an hour's drive, but still...that's progress.

  2. The Spec has always been great with game coverage of McMaster ... part of the reason it's a bummer the Marauders don't have any hockey teams!