clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

We're going to Canada! Wait...what?

The basketball team is traveling to Toronto in August, apparently:

TORONTO - The York Lions men's basketball team announced Monday (April 28) it will play three exhibition games against NCAA Division I teams over the Labour Day weekend.

The Lions will play host to North Carolina State Aug. 30 (7pm), UNC-Charlotte Aug. 31 (7pm) and Penn State Sept. 1 (12pm) at the Tait McKenzie Centre.

I wanted to take this opportunity to bring you some of York's tempo-free stats, but their athletics site is rather lacking.

From Wikipedia:

York University (French: Université York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canada's third-largest university and has produced several of the country's top leaders in the fields of law, politics, literature, philosophy, journalism, management, meteorological, chemical, and space sciences, and fine arts including film, theatre, jazz and experimental music, dance, digital media, and cultural studies.

York supports a student population of approximately 50,000 and staff of 7,000, as well as 200,000 alumni worldwide.


The University is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the York Lions. Beginning in 1968 York's sporting teams were known as the "Yeomen", after the Yeomen Warders, the guardians of the fortress and palace at the Tower of London, otherwise known as Beefeaters. Later, the name "Yeowomen" was introduced to encourage women to participate in sports, as "Yeomen" was deemed to be gender-specific. Popular sentiment ran against this name scheme, however, as many students were fond of noting that a "Yeowoman" was fictitious, neither a real word nor having any historical merit. In 2003, after conducting an extensive internal study, the University replaced both names with the "Lions", as part of a larger re-branding effort, and a new logo, now a white and red lion, was brought into line with the university's new visual scheme.