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E-C-what? E-C-U!

E-C-what? E-C-U!

Ashley Cooney, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2016


Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

They jump, flip and tumble — now ECU's Cheerleading Club will be able to compete against Australia's best. The club's secretary Caitlin Gibbs says the growing team has now been officially incorporated as an association, a process that has taken considerable time and effort. "Over the hol...

Lynx finals dream still alive

Lynx finals dream still alive

Ryan Langley, Staff reporter

March 15, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The Perth Lynx have ended a 17-year dry run after making the grand-final for the first time since 1999. The WNBL team had a successful season taking 16 wins and 8 losses to finish second on the ladder, a big step up from their previous year after finishing bottom of the table with a measly four...

Move over Sydney, here come the Glory

Move over Sydney, here come the Glory

Drewe McAllister, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Perth Glory are now in contention of being in the finals come the end of the Hyundai A League season, but the question is can they hold their nerve or will they bottle it? After their 2-1 defeat to Western Sydney Wanderers on 26 February they bounced back Monday evening with a 2-0 victory over the...

Anyone for Quidditch? Fictional sport makes for a novel game

Anyone for Quidditch? Fictional sport makes for a novel game

Rika Potter, Staff reporter

March 8, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Listen up Harry Potter fans —  here's a great new way for you to immerse yourself into the wizarding world with the sporting phenomenon that's taking the world by storm. I'm talking about Muggle Quidditch, the sport that's been adapted from J.K. Rowling's bestselling children's fantasy series. Here's...

‘A huge mistake,’ as Sharapova announces doping bombshell

‘A huge mistake,’ as Sharapova announces doping bombshell

Ashley Cooney, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has shocked the sporting world by announcing she has been provisionally suspended from the sport after testing positive to the banned substance Meldonium at the Australian Open, the same day she lost to Serena Williams in January this year. Meldonium, also known...

Will Wildcats history repeat?

Will Wildcats history repeat?

Ryan Langley, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2016


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Perth Wildcats Greg Hire says his team is ready to clash with arch-rivals New Zealand Breakers in the upcoming National Basketball League grand final series tomorrow night. The two powerhouse teams have taken out the last six championships between them, two for the Wildcats and four for the Breakers. However...

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...

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