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Rosters announced for 8th annual East West Bowl led by CFC blogger Brad Sinopoli

April 12, 2010 at 3:46 pmby 0 comments

OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Monday the 89 football players who will participate in the eighth annual East West Bowl, presented by Under Armour, on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of The University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. Official website (includingRead More

CIS: Zettler reaches for the ‘roids

CIS: Zettler reaches for the ‘roids

April 12, 2010 at 6:49 amby 0 comments

Police investigation of 23-year-old Waterloo Warrior forces coach to drug test his entire Canadian University football varsity team. Read More: [URL]http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/football/cis-zettler-reaches-for-the-roids/article1530990/ Nathan Zettler wrote on his Facebook page: “Don’t let ’em hold you down, reach for the stars.” Unfortunately for the former University of Waterloo football player, his decision toRead More

NFL Mock Draft

April 11, 2010 at 9:03 amby 0 comments

The order is in pick number, team, player, and reason. 1. St. Louis – Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska: The Rams ranked near the bottom in total defense in 2009, giving up an average of 30 points-per-game. Ndamukong Suh is a gamer and would complement DE Chris Long. Plus, he comesRead More

History – Football Timelines – 2000s

April 10, 2010 at 2:26 pmby 0 comments

2009 The 2009 Football Canada Cup was competed in Saskatchewan for the first time in early July. In the U17 division the team from Ontario – East captured the championship 42 to 7 in the final. The U19 division was won by the home team. The CFL began the yearRead More

McMaster to visit Laval for pre-season game

McMaster to visit Laval for pre-season game

April 10, 2010 at 6:51 amby 0 comments

HAMILTON – The McMaster University football team will play a pre-season game against perennial Vanier Cup favourites, Laval University on August 29, 2010 at PEPS Stadium in Quebec City, Quebec. The trip will be excellent preparation for the Marauders as they look to move up in the OUA standings inRead More

McMASTER FOOTBALL HARVESTING TOP TALENT

McMASTER FOOTBALL HARVESTING TOP TALENT

April 9, 2010 at 9:12 amby 0 comments

HAMILTON – McMaster University football head coach Stefan Ptaszek is excited to welcome the first batch of committed recruits for the 2010 OUA season. On the heels of the team’s most successful season under Coach Ptaszek, the Marauder program is confident that this initial group of recruits will continue theRead More

Rebuilding a successful program at John Abbott

Rebuilding a successful program at John Abbott

April 9, 2010 at 7:42 amby 0 comments

Just like any collegiate program, the Islanders are aiming to be back on top. Since their last trip to the Bol d’Or in ’02, in which they defeated the André-Grasset Phénix by the score of 32-7, they have not been able to come close to having the same success asRead More

Fundy (Saint John) Tackle and Flag programs start next weekend

Fundy (Saint John) Tackle and Flag programs start next weekend

April 8, 2010 at 8:10 amby 0 comments

SAINT JOHN – Fundy Minor Football’s flag football and spring tackle programs will get underway next weekend in Saint John. Both programs will hold their first practice of the season April 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the New Brunswick Community College Saint John field, located at 950 Grandview Ave. READRead More

Ottawa football fans can finally get their fill thanks to an Algonquin student

Ottawa football fans can finally get their fill thanks to an Algonquin student

April 8, 2010 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

The Ottawa Invaders were started by James McAllister, an avid football player that had nowhere to play. The Invaders are joining the Northern Football Conference (NFC), whose purpose has always been to provide athletes over the age of 19 the opportunity to play football beyond the high school level. “InRead More

CFCs own blogger Queens Gael Shomari Williams ranked top CFL draft prospect

April 7, 2010 at 4:19 pmby 0 comments

CFC blogger Shomari Williams ranked #1 prospect for CFL draft May 2ND. TSN will broadcast the first two rounds of this year’s CFL Canadian Draft on May 2nd, from noon until 2 p.m. ET. 1 Shomari WilliamsLB Queen’s CLICK HERE TO WATCH HILITE VIDEO 2 John Bender OG Nevada CLICKRead More

Q and A with Nevada Olineman and projected CFL first rounder John Bender

Q and A with Nevada Olineman and projected CFL first rounder John Bender

April 7, 2010 at 3:20 pmby 0 comments

CFC exclusive interview with Nevada Olineman John Bender. Bender is a projected first round CFL pick this year. He played High School football in Cochrane Alberta. 1) For those Canadians who do not already know, talk a little bit about how you got to where you are right now. IRead More

Glavic, Gaydosh win U of Calgary Awards

Glavic, Gaydosh win U of Calgary Awards

April 7, 2010 at 11:35 amby 0 comments

Dinos hand out athlete of year awards The pool and the gridiron produced the most outstanding athletes at the University of Calgary, as evidenced by the 43rd annual Night of the Dino. Quarterback Erik Glavic and swimmer Erica Morningstar were on Tuesday night named the school’s 2010 athletes of theRead More

2010 – 2011 TACKLE RULE CHANGES

2010 – 2011 TACKLE RULE CHANGES

April 6, 2010 at 7:29 pmby 0 comments

The following rule changes, approved during the 2010 Tackle Rules Committee Meeting, are for immediate distribution and implementation. They will be added to the next printed edition of the Rule Book due in May 2010. Click here for all the details: [URL]http://www.footballcanada.com/News/OldNews/tabid/63/language/en-CA/Default.aspx?newsid=100

History – Football Timelines – 1990s

April 6, 2010 at 2:50 pmby 0 comments

1999 The League enters the final season of the millennium on the heels of increased attendance and larger television audiences. Figures from the 1998 season show an increase in attendance of 6.1% as well as a 26.6% increase in TSN television viewers aged 2+. The 1998 Grey Cup game drewRead More

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