Pictou Advocate sports

A gigantic smile, a firm handshake

It was 60 years ago. I was a 19-year-old second-year student at St. Francis Xavier University. I was drifting blindly — or something even worse — in engineering. I was the proverbial square peg in a round hole. But I was busy doing something else that, to me, was much more interesting. I was the...

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Women’s rugby in spotlight at X

When it comes to following university sports, Pictou County fans, more often than not, look to St. Francis Xavier University. To the X-Men and, yes, the X-Women. Why not? The Antigonish campus is less than an hour to the east and, in this province, the blue and white have provided many, many thrills through the...

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