The Bobcats season is ramping up and starting to get underway here at BU and throughout the surrounding communities. The soccer teams have started playing their first couple of games in the MCAC league, with the men currently sitting at a 4-0 record and the women sitting at a 1-1-2. The soccer season is short, with playoffs for outdoor soccer coming up by the end of October, where it will then switch to Futsal. Although the soccer teams have been playing for the past 4 weeks at this point the other Bobcat teams are just starting to kick off with some rural games against their selves.
The Bobcats of all the volleyball and basketball teams are putting on games in local communities across southern Manitoba. These games are friendly competition for the athletes as they take on each other and try honing in their skills for the coming season. What is also a benefit to the Bobcats, is the opportunity they are giving to local communities and high-school students to see fast paced university games. A little different pace for some people out in Shoal Lake or Killarney, who may be used to just seeing the local rec team.
It is definitely an exciting time to be close to one of these communities. The men’s volleyball team and women’s basketball team just recently played games in Shoal Lake and Killarney, respectively. Coming up the women’s volleyball team and men’s basketball team will be playing in Neepawa on Sep 26th and MacGregor on Oct 3rd.
In recent years the Bobcats have played these intrasquad games in Boissevain, Carberry, Carman, CFB Shilo, Dauphin, Deloraine, Gladstone, Glenboro, Hamiota, Melita, Souris and Virden.
Principals across the province have nothing but fond things to say about the program. With the Bobcats reaching out to rural communities and encouraging more students to try the sports or embrace the idea of being an athlete, each community glows a little brighter beaming for the day it produces its own BU Bobcat.