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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

Brantford Bisons to run new unique football complex

Brantford Bisons to run new unique football complex

March 25, 2010 at 10:31 amby 0 comments

The complex will be located on 172 acres of City owned land off of Shellard’s Lane near Conklin Crescent. The complex will be part of a broader sports area containing baseball diamonds and soccer fields along with a community centre. The City will construct the complex. The Brantford Bisons willRead More

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