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History – Football Timelines – 1950s

March 25, 2010 at 7:50 amby 0 comments

1959 Saskatoon Hilltops win CJFL. 1958 Canadian Football Council withdrew from Canadian Rugby Union. CFC was renamed the Canadian Football League on January 19 at the Royal Alexandra Hotel in Winnipeg. G. Sydney Halter, Q.C. of Winnipeg was appointed Commissioner. The CFL opened on August 14 as the Blue BombersRead More

BABIN, NASSAR TO JOIN VARSITY BLUES FOOTBALL PROGRAM

BABIN, NASSAR TO JOIN VARSITY BLUES FOOTBALL PROGRAM

March 24, 2010 at 6:22 pmby 0 comments

The Varsity Blues football program is pleased to announce that Metro Toronto Wildcats star Justin Babin and teammate Simon Nassar have signed letters of intent and have committed to play football and pursue an education at the University of Toronto in the fall of 2010. “Justin is one of theRead More

Football at Alberta Summer Games

Football at Alberta Summer Games

March 24, 2010 at 4:46 pmby 0 comments

The 2010 Alberta Summer Games will be held in Peace River from July 22-25. The Alberta Summer Games are a Multi-Sport Games offered by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks, and Wildlife Foundation. It is an excellent event that Football Alberta has been proud to be a part of since 1995Read More

Football PEI annual gala dinner this weekend

Football PEI annual gala dinner this weekend

March 24, 2010 at 6:33 amby 0 comments

Football PEI is presently organizing their third annual gala dinner in support of amateur football in PEI and the PEI Cerebral Palsy Association. The event is scheduled for Saturday March 27th in Charlottetown and we would like to invite you to take part. The day involves a football clinic forRead More

NFL changes postseason overtime: and as fans now you have to think

NFL changes postseason overtime: and as fans now you have to think

March 24, 2010 at 1:32 amby 0 comments

The NFL owners voted to change an element in the overtime rule, giving the team that loses the coin toss at the start of overtime to get a possession if the coin-toss winning team scores a field goal with the first possession. The proposal passed 28-4. As it is written,Read More

CFL franchise in Moncton a real possibility

CFL franchise in Moncton a real possibility

March 23, 2010 at 7:08 pmby 0 comments

Moncton is a frontrunner for a Canadian Football League franchise in Atlantic Canada, according to the commissioner. A decision to expand the league won’t happen quickly, Mark Cohon said. But the success of a Sept. 26 game in Moncton — the CFL’s first regular season game in Atlantic Canada —Read More

Laurier announces first football class

Laurier announces first football class

March 23, 2010 at 6:48 pmby 0 comments

Scott Campbell – SB – 5-10 165 – Preston (Cambridge, Ont.) Scott is the fastest football player in the Tri-City area coming out of the class of 2010. Also an outstanding track athlete, he won both the 100m & 200m city finals in 2009, posting a 10.9 in the 100m.Read More

Atlantic Football League (AFL) expands by 2 teams

Atlantic Football League (AFL) expands by 2 teams

March 23, 2010 at 4:11 pmby 0 comments

The Atlantic Football League will have two new teams. The Dalhousie Football Club, Nova Scotia and the Holland College Hurricanes, P.E.I. will join the league in 2010 (Holland college pep rally and annoucement info at bottom of page). The Dalhousie Football Club (DFC) will operate as a ratified student societyRead More

York Head Coaching Position

York Head Coaching Position

March 23, 2010 at 3:05 pmby 0 comments

York University is looking for a dynamic Head Football Coach to lead the York Lions Football team. Sport York has a strong tradition of excellence since it’s inception in 1965 winning 166 provincial banners and 29 national titles. Football at York plays a critical role in the image of theRead More

Football BC announces U18 tackle tryouts

Football BC announces U18 tackle tryouts

March 23, 2010 at 10:03 amby 0 comments

NOTE: You can find all U18 provincial tryouts in our EVENTS section under NATIONAL & PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS VANCOUVER, B.C. – Football BC announced today that the identification camps for the British Columbia provincial under-18 team to compete at the 2010 Football Canada Cup will take place on the weekend ofRead More

NFL Combine Results: 40 yard Dash

March 23, 2010 at 5:52 amby 0 comments

Offensive Linemen Name Time Bruce Campbell, Maryland 4.85 Trent Williams, Oklahoma 4.88 Marshall Newhouse, TCU 5.00 Jared Veldheer, Hillsdale 5.09 Shelley Smith, Colorado State 5.11 Selvish Capers, West Virginia 5.14 John Jerry, Ole Miss 5.15 Dorian Brooks, James Madison 5.16 Matt Tennant, Boston College 5.16 Chris Degeare, Wake Forest 5.16Read More

History – Football Timelines – 1940s

March 22, 2010 at 6:48 pmby 0 comments

1949 Edmonton Eskimos rejoined the WIFU and adopted the colors of green and gold. Wearing of helmets was made compulsory. Western Canada Rugby Football Union ceased to exist. Hamilton Wildcats (Jr Big 4) win Junior Football Championship. 1948 Hamilton Tigers of the IRFU (Big Four), joined the ORFU, and theRead More

Bison Football announce commitment of two major local high school players

Bison Football announce commitment of two major local high school players

March 22, 2010 at 8:54 amby 0 comments

WATCH THOMAS MILES HILITE FILM IN OUR ‘PROSPECT VIDEO’, ‘MANITOBA’ SECTION NOW Gill and Miles both played with high school champion Churchill Bulldogs The Manitoba Bison football team is pleased to announce the commitment of two major local high school players for the 2010 season. Coming from the 2008 ANAVETSRead More

NFL Umpire to reposition in offensive backfield in 2010

March 21, 2010 at 6:06 pmby 0 comments

The NFL will permanently reposition umpires to the offensive backfield beginning with the upcoming 2010 season, in a move designed to protect its most vulnerable on-field officials, the league confirmed Sunday at the annual owners meetings. Outgoing vice president of officiating Mike Pereira and his successor, Carl Johnson, revealed theRead More

NFL 2010 DRAFT ORDER

March 21, 2010 at 10:41 amby 0 comments

1. St. Louis (1-15) 2. Detroit (2-14) 3. Tampa Bay (3-13) 4. Washington (4-12) 5. Kansas City (4-12) 6. Seattle (5-11) 7. Cleveland (5-11) 8. Oakland (5-11) 9. Buffalo (6-10) 10. Jacksonville (7-9) 11. Denver (acquired from Chicago) (7-9) 12. Miami (7-9) 13. San Francisco (8-8) 14. Seattle (acquired fromRead More

2009 GTA ALL-STAR CHRIS JOHNSON COMMITS TO U OF T

2009 GTA ALL-STAR CHRIS JOHNSON COMMITS TO U OF T

March 21, 2010 at 6:48 amby 0 comments

OVFL varsity champion and 2009 GTA all-star Chris Johnson has made known his commitment and signed a letter of intent to play football for the Varsity Blues and pursue an education at the University of Toronto in the fall of 2010. A former member of the Scarborough Thunder, the 5-foot-11Read More

2010 Draft Early Entries

March 20, 2010 at 4:48 pmby 0 comments

2010 Draft Early Entries Basped, Kevin DE Nevada Benn, Arrelious WR Illinois Berry, Eic DB Tennessee Best, Jahvid RB California Bowman, Navorro LB Penn State Bradford, Sam QB Oklahoma Briscoe, Dezmon WR Kansas Brown, Antonio WR Central Michigan Bryant, Dez WR Oklahoma State Bulaga, Bryan T Iowa Burnett, Morgan DBRead More

Pickering’s O’Donnell making the most of his opportunities

Pickering’s O’Donnell making the most of his opportunities

March 20, 2010 at 7:57 amby 0 comments

The images evoked when America is referred to as the land of opportunity run the gamut of extremities. At one extreme there’s someone like Chicago’s Chris Gardner who took the opportunities afforded him and went from being homeless in the 1980s to CEO of his own stockbrokerage firm in hisRead More

TWO HOLY TRINITY STANDOUTS TO JOIN BLUES FOOTBALL THIS FALL

TWO HOLY TRINITY STANDOUTS TO JOIN BLUES FOOTBALL THIS FALL

March 20, 2010 at 7:31 amby 0 comments

Watch Kema Nnawuchi’s Hilite video in our “Prospect Video” Section The Varsity Blues football program is pleased to announce that two members of the Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School’s football team have signed letters of intent and made known their commitment to play and pursue an education at the UniversityRead More

Meet the newest NFC team: Ottawa Invaders

Meet the newest NFC team: Ottawa Invaders

March 19, 2010 at 2:31 pmby 0 comments

About us! Who are we? We are the Ottawa Invaders; the newest addition to the NFC (Northern Football Conference). We are a very talented group of athletes, selected from the Ottawa football Community. The NFC has been in existence since 1954, and is a semi-professional league based in Ontario. TheRead More

UFL puts 30 percent offer on NFL’s table

March 19, 2010 at 2:11 pmby 0 comments

The United Football League has been actively trying to convince the NFL to invest in the junior league in hopes of gaining a valuable senior partner, as well as other investors, according to sources. However, the latest proposal — which would give the NFL a 30 percent stake in theRead More

2010 Franchise and Transition Tag Numbers

March 19, 2010 at 11:02 amby 0 comments

These figures are used to compute the one year contract offers to franchise players and transition players. An Exclusive Franchise player is offered a minimum of the average of the top five salaries at the player’s position as of April 15, or 120% of the player’s previous year’s salary, whicheverRead More

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