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History – Football Timelines – 1980s

April 5, 2010 at 4:55 pmby 1 comment

1989 The Board of Governors approved the sale of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from Harold E. Ballard – Maple Leaf Gardens Limited to David Braley on February 24. Two months later, the CFL announced a two-year television agreement with Carling O’Keefe for $12 million plus an additional $3 million in ClubRead More

Donovan McNabb a Redskin

Donovan McNabb a Redskin

April 5, 2010 at 8:14 amby 0 comments

PHILADELPHIA — Donovan McNabb is changing uniforms and staying in the NFC East. The Philadelphia Eagles traded McNabb to the Washington Redskins for a pair of draft picks on Sunday night. The Eagles will receive a second-round pick (37th overall) in this month’s NFL draft and either a third- orRead More

Calgary Dino Oduwole signs with Blue Bombers

Calgary Dino Oduwole signs with Blue Bombers

April 4, 2010 at 4:40 pmby 0 comments

CALGARY – Defensive lineman Deji Oduwole of the Canada West and Uteck Bowl champion University of Calgary Dinos has signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Canadian Football League team announced Tuesday. Oduwole, a six-foot-two, 250-pound native of Coquitlam, B.C., will compete for a roster spot when the Bombers’ trainingRead More

Officials pull plug on Toronto NCAA Bowl game after 4 years

Officials pull plug on Toronto NCAA Bowl game after 4 years

April 3, 2010 at 4:05 pmby 0 comments

TORONTO – No more Big East Conference means no more International Bowl. Event organizers pulled the plug on the annual U.S. college football game played at Toronto’s Rogers Centre after failing to renew their contract with the Big East. The conference provided a team to face a rival from theRead More

Alouettes name 2010 coaching staff

Alouettes name 2010 coaching staff

April 3, 2010 at 7:53 amby 0 comments

April 02, 2010 MontrealAlouettes.com Staff MONTREAL — Montreal Alouettes’ Vice President and General Manager Jim Popp and Head Coach Marc Trestman announced today the Alouettes’ 2010 coaching staff. Returning from the 2009 Grey Cup Champion staff are Defensive Coordinator & Defensive Backs Coach Tim Burke; Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach &Read More

History – Football Timelines – 1970s

April 2, 2010 at 7:00 amby 0 comments

1979 Edmonton Eskimos set single season attendance record of 340,239 for Western Conference. Ottawa Sooners win CJFL and Acadia Axemen win the Vanier Cup. 1978 Saskatoon Hilltops win CJFL and Queens Golden Gaels win Vanier Cup. 1977 Grey Cup Game was played before record crowd (68,318) which paid record receiptsRead More

History – NFL teams competing on Canadian soil

April 1, 2010 at 6:01 pmby 0 comments

The following is a table commemorating the NFL’s history of Canadian competition, with * denoting an American Bowl Game. Date Site Opp. & Score Aug. 12, 1950 Ottawa N.Y. Giants 20, Ottawa (CFL) 6 Aug. 11, 1951 Ottawa N.Y. Giants 38, Ottawa (CFL) 6 Aug. 5, 1959 Toronto Chicago CardinalsRead More

Rams confident Bradford healthy

April 1, 2010 at 7:46 amby 0 comments

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports At the NFL scouting combine one month ago, Rams general manager Billy Devaney said the team planned to have an independent third party — a “neutral” doctor, if you will — check out quarterback Sam Bradford’s surgically repaired throwing shoulder. Those plansRead More

Bombers get funding for new stadium

March 31, 2010 at 2:32 pmby 0 comments

THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — The province of Manitoba is putting up $90 million in bridge financing so construction can start on a new 33,000-seat home for the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers. As first reported by sportsnet.ca, the stadium is to be ready in time for the 2012Read More

Football BC announces U18 coaching staff

Football BC announces U18 coaching staff

March 31, 2010 at 6:36 amby 0 comments

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Football BC announced today the coaching staff for the provincial under-18 team that will represent British Columbia at the 2010 Football Canada Cup to be held at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia from July 10 – 17, 2010. Leading the staff as head coach is TomRead More

From Nigeria to Halas, Idonije makes workout

From Nigeria to Halas, Idonije makes workout

March 30, 2010 at 8:24 pmby 0 comments

Newly anointed defensive end Israel Idonije wasn’t the first player to report when the Bears started their voluntary workout program Monday morning, but Idonije found his way to Halas Hall by the afternoon. Idonije told the Tribune he arrived at 1 p.m. after returning to the states from his nativeRead More

Stuart Lang named Guelph Head Coach

Stuart Lang named Guelph Head Coach

March 30, 2010 at 6:46 pmby 0 comments

GUELPH, Ont. – The University of Guelph, Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Stuart Lang as its new Head Football Coach in a press conference today on the campus of Guelph. “After a very thorough and extensive search with candidates from across the nation, we are pleased toRead More

HISTORY – CANADIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

March 30, 2010 at 7:13 amby 0 comments

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame was awarded to Hamilton in February 1962 after a successful presentation by Mayor Lloyd D. Jackson. The Parks Board made available a large, old residence near the stadium where the soon to be gathered football treasures could be temporarily housed. Ivan Miller, retired sportsRead More

U of Guelph Press Conference Tuesday March 30

U of Guelph Press Conference Tuesday March 30

March 29, 2010 at 6:38 pmby 0 comments

Tomorrow (Tuesday, Mar. 30) from 2-3pm EST, there will be a press conference at the University of Guelph to introduce the new head football coach. The press conference will take place in the Gryphon Lounge in the Athletic Centre on campus and be broadcasted on www.ssncanada.ca. It is expected thatRead More

History – CFL in the United States

March 29, 2010 at 4:14 amby 0 comments

When the World League of American Football (WLAF) announced in 1992 that it was suspending operations, the Canadian Football League set it sites southward to the United States, hoping to expand its fan-base and popularity. Two of the World League’s owners, Fred Anderson of the Sacramento Surge and Larry J.Read More

Quebec’s Steve Turner could get NFL look

March 28, 2010 at 12:48 pmby 0 comments

CLICK ABOVE LINK TO WATCH HILITES Blog from ESPN I had never heard of Steven Turner until late last week, when a friend who works in scouting mentioned this super-fast player from Quebec. The way he spoke about Turner, I had visions that he was the Canadian version of JacobyRead More

RICHMOND MINOR OFFERS SPRING FLAG FOOTBALL PROGRAM

RICHMOND MINOR OFFERS SPRING FLAG FOOTBALL PROGRAM

March 28, 2010 at 8:18 amby 0 comments

Richmond Minor Football league will be offering something new and exciting this spring — Flag Football. Originally an in-school program, NFL Flag Football has grown to become a community based core recreation program. Source: Richmond News www2.canada.com/richmondnews/news/sports/story.html?id=7c56a588-b5a7-441c-9e65-6016376058ed Flag League is available across Canada, and each year introduces thousands of boysRead More

HISTORY – GREY CUP

March 28, 2010 at 8:04 amby 0 comments

Earl Grey’s legacy It seems apt that the enduring icon of the CFL and Canadian football would be called the Grey Cup – not a name that would fit the flashier league to the south. But the name is also a little misleading. The Grey Cup’s 95-year history has beenRead More

CFC – “Coaches Membership” LIVE

CFC – “Coaches Membership” LIVE

March 27, 2010 at 8:15 amby 0 comments

We are busy adding articles and videos to the section this weekend. By the end of the weekend we will have a solid base of videos and article. Click on link to READ MORE. [URL]https://www.canadafootballchat.com/content.php?r=374-Members-Signup

MIKE THOMAS JOINS THE REGINA THUNDER STAFF

MIKE THOMAS JOINS THE REGINA THUNDER STAFF

March 27, 2010 at 7:10 amby 0 comments

Even with a coaching change, the Regina Thunder’s receiving corps will be left in good hands. Former University of Regina Rams standout Mike Thomas is joining the Thunder staff this season, replacing Sean Reader as the Prairie Football Conference team’s receivers coach. Source: www.leaderpost.com/sports/Thomas+joins+Thunder/2727689/story.html Regina The Leader-Post By Craig SlaterRead More

History – Past Football Canada Cup Champions

March 27, 2010 at 1:49 amby 0 comments

The 2010 Football Canada Cup competition will feature one Under 18 age group. The regions competing include British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario – West, Ontario – East, Quebec and the Maritimes (run by Football Nova Scotia). Under 18 2010 – Saskatchewan The following is the list of past FootballRead More

Touchdown Atlantic already a Sellout

March 26, 2010 at 1:27 amby 0 comments

MONCTON, N.B. — The Canadian Football League’s first regular-season foray into Atlantic Canada is guaranteed of a sellout. A capacity crowd of more than 20,000 is expected at the new Stade Moncton Stadium on the campus of the Universite de Moncton. More than 13,000 tickets were sold Wednesday during aRead More

History – Football Timelines – 1960s

March 26, 2010 at 12:08 amby 0 comments

1969 Although the 1962 game was completed on a Sunday, the 1969 game was the first Grey Cup game to start and finish on a Sunday and the first Grey Cup game in Montreal since 1931. Saskatoon Hilltops win the CJFL and Manitoba Bisons win the Vanier Cup. 1968 J.Read More