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Wanted: replacement emu

Wanted: replacement emu

Tasha Leov, Staff reporter

November 5, 2015


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Another year has rolled on and that means auditions for next year’s ECU mascot are coming up soon. Ernie the ECU Emu is a valued member of the university, attending sports events, orientation days’, open days’ and international days’ around all three ECU campuses. The current ECU mascot...

Sports Shorts: Wallabies scrape through to reach World Cup semis

Sports Shorts: Wallabies scrape through to reach World Cup semis

Jason Harris, Sports Editor

October 19, 2015


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is down to the final four teams and despite a major scare the Australian Wallabies are among that group after defeating Scotland 35-34 in a gripping quarter-final clash at Twickenham on Monday morning. Down by two points with two minutes to go, an offside call against the...

Mascot race entertains at Uni Games

Mascot race entertains at Uni Games

Tasha Leov, Staff reporter

October 5, 2015


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The athletic track at Griffith University came to a stand still at lunch time today, as mascots from around the country lined up to race for their university's pride. Ernie the ECU emu took to the track with twelve other mascots, lining up to compete in a short 100 metre race. You can watch the action He...

Successful start to ECU games campaign

Successful start to ECU games campaign

Tasha Leov, Staff reporter

October 5, 2015


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The ECU track and field athletes were on form today, beginning a successful start to the ECU University Games team's campaign. Athletes Tim Eschebach and Tarnica Golisano represented ECU in the Men's 100 metres, Men's 200 meters, Women's 100 metres, Women's 200 metres this morning, with more field...

Beach volleyball heats up at Surfers Paradise

Beach volleyball heats up at Surfers Paradise

Tasha Leov, Staff reporter

October 5, 2015


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

There was stiff competition for the ECU beach volleyball team yesterday on the second day of the Australian University Games. Nicole Glossop and Claire Wheeler from the women's pair started the day with an intense match against the University of Melbourne. Melbourne dominated the first set, leaving...

Team Store soars alongside club’s success

Team Store soars alongside club’s success

Josie Scott, Staff reporter

October 5, 2015


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

The West Coast Eagles did what many deemed impossible at the beginning of the season, and made it to the 2015 AFL Grand Final. After being written off, due to injuries and not making the finals last year, their success this year surprised many, including some within the club. With their shock...

Futsal boys secure a much needed win

Futsal boys secure a much needed win

Tasha Leov, Staff reporter

October 5, 2015


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The men's futsal was hot and heated today as ECU played against the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in two back-to-back games. Futsal is a modified form of soccer played with five players per side on a smaller indoor pitch and the games were being played with the hopes of avoiding relegatio...

Not just fun and games on the field

Not just fun and games on the field

Tasha Leov, Staff reporter

October 5, 2015


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The Gold Coast has been hit with over 8,000 university athletes and volunteers for the Australian University Games (AUG) this week. Although there has been a lot of fun on the pitch, there has also been a cracking social program for off the field as well. This week, AUG organised six brilliant...

Sport Shorts: Ruthless Hawks win third premiership in a row

Sport Shorts: Ruthless Hawks win third premiership in a row

Jason Harris, Sports Editor

October 5, 2015


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

In the world of sports, the word dynasty can be greatly overused. However, there is no doubting the credentials of the current day Hawthorn team. On Saturday afternoon at the MCG, they became only the 6th AFL team in the history of the game to win three premierships in a row - the first since the Brisbane Lions in 2001-03. The...

Eagles are ready for the biggest game of all

Eagles are ready for the biggest game of all

October 2, 2015


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

It's the game that every AFL player dreams of taking part in some time in their career, though most don't get the chance. For those who do, they cherish every moment. The West Coast Eagles are preparing to take part in their 6th AFL Grand Final and their first since the 2006 season. When th...

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