|University||University of Manitoba|
|Conference||Canada West Universities Athletic Association|
|Athletic director||Gene Muller|
|Football stadium||IG Field|
|Arena||Max Bell Centre|
|Other arenas||Investors Group Athletic Centre|
|Other stadiums||University Stadium (Winnipeg)|
|Mascot||Billy the Bison|
|Fight song||"Brown and Gold"|
|Colours||Brown and Gold|
The Manitoba Bisons are the athletic teams that represent the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The football team plays their games at Investors Group Field. The soccer team play their home games at the University of Manitoba Soccer Fields while the track and field teams use the University Stadium as their home track. The University has 18 different teams in 10 sports: basketball, curling, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, track & field, and volleyball.
The Bisons iced a junior ice hockey team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The Bisons won four consecutive Turnbull Cups as Manitoba junior champions in 1922, 1923, 1924, and 1925.
The 1923 Bisons team won the Allan Cup, Memorial Cup and Abbott Cup, and were inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. The roster included J.A. Wise (Forward), C.E. Williams (Sub Forward), C.S. Doupe (Sub Goal), F. Robertson (Sub Defence), R.E. Moulden (Forward), A.I. Chapman (Defence), Blake Watson (Forward), Murray Murdoch (Captain & Centre), A.T. Puttee (Goal), J. Mitchell (Forward), A. Johnson (Defence), S.B. Field (Secretary/Treasurer), R.L. Bruce (Manager), H. Andrews (President), Hal Moulden (Coach), Walter Robertson (Trainer).
The school's senior ice hockey team won the 1931 World Ice Hockey Championships playing as the University of Manitoba Grads, and were inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in the team category. The roster included Sammy McCallum, Gordon MacKenzie, Blake Watson, Art Puttee, Frank Morris, George Hill, Ward McVey, Jack Pidcock, Guy "Weary" Williamson.
In December 1934, the university appealed to W. A. Fry and the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada regarding a decision by the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) which did not require university students be released from a private club team to play for the school team. Fry agreed with the university, stating that students are under the jurisdiction of the school unless released by the school to play for a club team. He also stated that AAU of C rulings should be respected by affiliated organizations, such as the MAHA.
The 1965 Bisons won the David Johnston University Cup as the Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union champions, and were also inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.
List of National Hockey League alumni of the Bisons:
Main article: Manitoba Bisons women's ice hockey
Main article: Manitoba Bisons football
The Bisons football program includes one of only four U Sports football teams to have won back-to-back Vanier Cup championships, having won in 1969 and 1970. In total, the Bisons have won three Vanier Cup national championships and 11 Hardy Trophy conference championships.
Main article: Manitoba Bison Womens Soccer team
Manitoba Bisons ladies team played in Canada West’s Prairie division.
|Year||Female Athlete||Sport||Male Athlete||Sport|
|2008-09||Stacey Corfield||Hockey||Quin Ferguson||Track and Field|
|2009-10||Desiree Scott||Soccer||Steve Christie||Hockey|
|2011-12||Addie Miles||Hockey||Dane Pischke||Volleyball|
|2012-13||Rachel Cockrell||Volleyball||Blair Macaulay||Hockey|
|2013-14||Brittany Habing||Volleyball||Anthony Coombs||Football|
|2014-15||Rachel Cockrell||Volleyball||Al-Haji Mansaray||Track and Field|
|2016-17||Lauryn Keen||Hockey||Devren Dear||Volleyball|
|2017-18||Venla Hovi||Ice hockey||Justus Alleyn||Basketball|
|2018-19||Kelsey Wog||Swimming||Simon Bérubé||Track and Field|
|2019-20||Kelsey Wog||Swimming||Rashawn Browne||Basketball|