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McGill's athletic teams have used Indigenous nicknames since 1927. (Courtesy Suzanne Morton)
McGill's athletic teams have used Indigenous nicknames since 1927. (Courtesy Suzanne Morton)

The McGill University athletic teams used to have a lot of nicknames. But in 1927, one name took center stage: the Redmen. This week on Only A Game, the controversial history of the Redmen name — and the student-led campaign to change it. Plus, a Canadian bank's partnership with NHL stars. And we celebrate Valentine's Day with a press box love story. Join us!

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This program aired on February 9, 2019.


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