Alberta Golden Bears

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Golden Bears
Golden Bears athletic logo
University University of Alberta
Association Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Conference Canada West Universities Athletic Association
Division East Division (Basketball only)
Athletics director Dr. Ian Reade
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Varsity teams 10
Football stadium Foote Field
Arena Clare Drake Arena
Other arenas Universiade Pavilion
Mascot GUBA (Great University Bear of Alberta)
Nickname Golden Bears
Fight song Alberta Cheer Song
Colours Green and Gold

             

Website University of Alberta Athletics

The Alberta Golden Bears are the men's athletic teams that represent the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The women's teams are known as the Alberta Pandas.

History[edit]

The Golden Bears compete in 12 sports administered by Canadian Interuniversity Sport in the Canada West conference.

University of Alberta Golden Bears football team

The football and soccer teams play their home games at Foote Field, while the hockey team plays at Clare Drake Arena, and the basketball and volleyball teams' home is the Saville Community Sports Centre.[1]

Sports[edit]

  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country
  • Curling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Awards and standings[edit]

The Bears are year after year one of the top sport schools in Canada. The hockey and volleyball teams are frequent challengers in Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championships.

The hockey team has won a total of 13 National Championships and 20 Canada West championships, having won the National Championship 3 times in the past 5 seasons (04-05, 05-06, 07-08).

The volleyball team has been dominant over the past decade, having been crowned National Champions on five occasions; in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2014. As well, they were runners-up in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. They have also won the Canada West 11 times in 37 seasons. In addition to their success over Canadian competition, the Golden Bears host the annual Husky Energy Can-Am Challenge of Champions tournament, where they frequently spearhead the Canadian contingent's success. This tournament sees four top teams from both Canada and the USA competing for supremacy, with the Canadian teams holding the overall title, having won 9 of the 13 tournaments.

Championships[edit]

Sport National Championships National Appearances Conference Championships Conference Podiums
Basketball 3 (1994, 1995, 2002)[2][3] 10 (1974, 1977, 1990 (7th), 1996 (2nd), 1998 (7th), 1999 (2nd), 2000 (5th), 2003 (t3), 2005 (t5), 2008 (t7), 2012 (t2) 11 (1973, 1974, 1977, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2012)[4][5] 24 (1st - 10, 2nd - 6, 3rd - 8)
Cross-Country 1 (1980)[6][7] 16 (1983 (2nd), 1984 (4th), 1985 (4th), 1986 (2nd), 1997 (5th), 1998 (12th), 1999 (9th), 2000 (2nd), 2001 (4th), 2002 (3rd), 2003 (3rd), 2004 (3rd), 2005 (4th), 2006 (7th), 2007 (12th), 2008 (t9) 12 (1975, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)[8][9] 22 (1st - 12, 2nd - 6, 3rd - 4)
Curling 2012 [10] 3 (2008, 2010, 2011) 2012, 2013 -
Football 3 (1967, 1972, 1980)[11][12] 3 (1965, 1971, 1981) 16 (1922, 1926, 1928, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1979, 1980, 1981)[13][14] 22 (1st - 16, 2nd - 6)
Hockey 14 (1964, 1968, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2014)[15][16] 19 (1966 (2nd), 1969 (3rd), 1970, 1972 (3rd), 1973, 1977 (2nd), 1984, 1985 (2nd), 1987, 1989, 1991 (2nd), 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003 (3rd), 2004 (4th), 2009) 20 (1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009) [17][18] 34 (1st - 20, 2nd - 10, 3rd - 4)
Soccer 4 (1972, 1979, 2003, 2006)[19][20] 7 (1973 (2nd), 1981 (2nd), 1988 (3rd), 1994 (2nd), 1995 (2nd), 1998 (2nd), 1999 (2nd)) 9 (1972, 1973, 1979, 1981, 1988, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2003)[21][22] 31 (1st - 9, 2nd - 8, 3rd - 14)
Swimming 0[23][24] 37 (1972-2009: 2nd - 2, 3rd - 10, 4th - 7, 5th - 2, 6th - 5, 7th - 2, 8th - 2, 9th - 1, 10th - 2, 12th - 3, 18th - 1) 9 (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1992, 1993, 1996 (tied))[25][26] 32 (1st - 9, 2nd - 7, 3rd - 16)
Track and Field 1 (2001)[27][28] 27 (1981-1987, 1989-2000, 2002–2009: 2nd - 3, 3rd - 5, 4th - 2, 5th - 3, 6th - 4, 7th - 2, 8th - 1, 10th - 2, 11th - 2, 14th - 1, 16th - 1, 19th - 1) 6 (1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1993, 2006)[29][30] 25 (1st - 6, 2nd - 11, 3rd - 8)
Volleyball 7 (1981, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2014)[31][32] 14 (1975 (2nd), 1980 (3rd), 1990 (6th), 1993 (5th), 1994 (4th), 1995 (4th), 1996 (2nd), 1998 (3rd), 1999 (3rd), 2001 (5th), 2003 (2nd), 2004 (2nd), 2006 (2nd), 2007 (2nd)) 11 (1975, 1981, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009) [33][34] 26 (1st - 11, 2nd - 11, 3rd - 4)
Wrestling 4 (1970, 1971, 1972, 2013)[35][36] 32 (1980, 1983-1987, 1989-2014: 1st - 1, 2nd - 1, 3rd - 2, 5th - 4, 6th - 3, 7th - 4, 8th - 2, 9th - 3, 10th - 4, 11th - 2, 13th - 1, 14th - 1, 16th - 1) 14 (1963, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 2013,2014) [37][38] 26 (1st - 14, 2nd - 7, 3rd - 5)
Total 36 167 108 241 (1st - 107, 2nd - 72, 3rd - 63)

See also Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

Football[edit]

Alberta Golden Bears
Template:TeamName logo
First season 1910
Athletic director Dr. Ian Reade
Head coach Chris Morris
1st Year year, 0–0–0  (–)
Home stadium Foote Field
Year built 2001
Stadium capacity 3500
Stadium surface PureGrass
Location Edmonton, Alberta
League CIS
Conference CWUAA (1910 - present)
All-time record 325–301–9 (.519)
Postseason record
Vanier Cups 3
1967, 1972, 1980
Churchill Bowl Championships 4
1971, 1972, 1980, 1981
Hardy Cups 18
1922, 1926, 1928, 1944,
1946, 1947, 1948, 1960,
1962, 1963, 1964, 1965,
1967, 1971, 1972, 1979,
1980, 1981
Hec Crighton winners 2
Mel Smith, Bryan Fryer
Colours Green and Gold

             

Rivals Calgary Dinos
Website bears.ualberta.ca

The Alberta Golden Bears football team has been in competition since 1910 and completed their 90th year of active competition in 2012. The Golden Bears have won three Vanier Cup national championships, in 1967, 1972 and most recently in 1980. The program has also won 18 Hardy Cup conference titles, second only to the Saskatchewan Huskies who have won 19 of them. The Golden Bears have also had two players win the Hec Crighton Trophy, with Mel Smith winning in 1971 and Bryan Fryer winning the award in 1975.

The Golden Bears have seen mixed results in the last decade as the team has made the playoffs in five of their last ten seasons. In four of those seasons, Alberta has reached the Hardy Cup, but come away with losses each time. Despite playing in the Hardy Cup in 2010, the Golden Bears finished winless in 2011 following the resignation of longtime head coach Jerry Friesen. UBC defaulted two wins to Alberta that year, but the following season was once again winless as the Golden Bears finished at the bottom of the standings.

Recent Regular Season Results[edit]

Season Games Won Lost OT Loss Pct % PF PA Standing
2001 8 2 5 1 0.313 139 217 6th in CW
2002 8 1 7 0 0.125 141 186 7th in CW
2003 8 4 4 0 0.500 262 164 4th in CW
2004 8 7 1 0 0.875 235 145 1st in CW
2005 8 7 1 0 0.875 226 149 2nd in CW
2006 8 4 4 0 0.500 163 198 5th in CW
2007 8 2 6 0 0.250 176 204 6th in CW
2008 8 2 6 0 0.250 140 194 7th in CW
2009 8 4 4 0 0.500 164 203 3rd in CW
2010 8 3 5 0 0.375 177 220 4th in CW
2011 8 2 6 0 0.250 73 274 5th in CW
2012 8 0 8 0 0.000 82 305 6th in CW

CIS Playoff Results[edit]

Golden Bears in the CFL[edit]

As of the start of the 2013 CFL season, three former Golden Bears players are on CFL teams' rosters:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://thegatewayonline.ca/article/view/saville_centre_one_year_later
  2. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_basketball/2006MBB.pdf CIS Men's BB Almanac
  3. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_basketball/index.cfm CIS Men's BB Page
  4. ^ http://www.bears.ualberta.ca//pdfs/2006-BearsBasketball.pdf U of A Men's BB History
  5. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports_team.aspx?id=1 Canada West Men's BB Page
  6. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_xcountry/almanac_men07.pdf CIS Men's XC Almanac
  7. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_xcountry/index.cfm CIS Men's XC Page
  8. ^ http://www.bears.ualberta.ca//pdfs/2006-XC.pdf U of A Men's XC History
  9. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports_team.aspx?id=3 Canada West Men's XC Page
  10. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/championships/curling/2009/index.cfm CIS Men's Curling Page
  11. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/football/documents/10_2008Football-final.pdf CIS Football Almanac
  12. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/football/ CIS Football Page
  13. ^ http://www.bears.ualberta.ca//pdfs/2007BearsFootballHistory.pdf U of A Football History
  14. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports_team.aspx?id=5 Canada West Football Page
  15. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_icehockey/documents/11_2008MIceHockey-final.pdf CIS Men's Hockey Almanac
  16. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_icehockey/ CIS Men's Hockey Page
  17. ^ http://www.bears.ualberta.ca//pdfs/2006-BearsHockey.pdf U of A Men's Hockey History
  18. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports_team.aspx?id=6 Canada West Men's Hockey Page
  19. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_soccer/MSoccer.pdf CIS Men's Soccer Almanac
  20. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_soccer/ CIS Men's Soccer Page
  21. ^ http://www.bears.ualberta.ca//pdfs/2006-BearsSoccer.pdf U of A Men's Soccer History
  22. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports_team.aspx?id=9 Canada West Men's Soccer Page
  23. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_swimming/documents/16_2008MSwimming-final.pdf CIS Men's Swimming Almanac
  24. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_swimming CIS Men's Swimming Page
  25. ^ http://www.bears.ualberta.ca//pdfs/2006-Swimming.pdf U of A Men's Swimming History
  26. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports_team.aspx?id=11 Canada West Men's Swimming Page
  27. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_track/2007_almanacM.pdf CIS Men's Track Almanac
  28. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_track CIS Men's Track Page
  29. ^ http://www.bears.ualberta.ca//pdfs/2006-TrackandField.pdf U of A Men's Track History
  30. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports_team.aspx?id=12 Canada West Men's Track Page
  31. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_volleyball/documents/20_2008MVB-final.pdf CIS Men's VB Almanac
  32. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_volleyball/ CIS Men's VB Page
  33. ^ http://www.bears.ualberta.ca//pdfs/2008-Bears%20Volleyball.pdf U of A Men's VB History
  34. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports_team.aspx?id=13 Canada West Men's VB Page
  35. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_wrestling/MWrestling.pdf CIS Men's Wrestling Almanac
  36. ^ http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_wrestling/ CIS Men's Wrestling Page
  37. ^ http://www.bears.ualberta.ca//pdfs/2006-Wrestling.pdf U of A Men's Wrestling History
  38. ^ http://www.canadawest.org/sports_team.aspx?id=15 Canada West Men's Wrestling Page

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