U Prairie Challenge Backgrounder

Backgrounder Release Date: July 7, 2022 1:30 p.m.

The inaugural 2022-2023 season of the U-Prairie Challenge will consist of 11 different sports with the two universities scheduled to compete more than 20 times:

  • Women’s Soccer
  • Football
  • Women’s Cross Country
  • Men’s Cross Country
  • Women’s Hockey
  • Men’s Hockey
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Women’s Track & Field
  • Men’s Track & Field


The scoring system will award one point to the season winner of each sport that is designated as part of the U-Prairie Challenge.

All sports are weighted equally. The team with the most points will be crowned the U-Prairie Challenge champion and will be awarded a very special trophy (more on that later!)         


About the University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan (USask), located in the vibrant city of Saskatoon on Treaty 6 territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis, is leading the way in tackling pressing problems like water and food security. Research, teaching and learning at USask is enhanced by our array of world-class centres and facilities. A range of excellent programs, from business, law and public policy to engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine, positions us to cross traditional discipline boundaries and work together to bring a unique perspective to key global challenges. Our strong community and well-recognized experts will continue to drive USask to be the university the world needs.


About the University of Regina

The University of Regina—located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,000 students study within the University's 10 faculties. The University has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.



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