Julius Peppers and the Chicago Bears agreed on a six-year deal

March 6, 2010 at 8:44 amby 0 comments

The contract is worth $91.5 million with $42 million guaranteed. Peppers will make $40.5 million over the first three years. The number could increase if he makes the Pro Bowl, records a certain number of sacks or is defensive player of the year. The Bears have made no secret ofRead More

Arizona trades Anquan Boldin to Baltimore Ravens

March 6, 2010 at 5:57 amby 0 comments

The Arizona Cardinals have traded receiver Anquan Boldin to the Baltimore Ravens for third and fourth round draft picks. Boldin, who was entering the final year of his contract, agreed to a three-year, $25 million extension with the Ravens, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported. He has four years, $28Read More

Marc Trestman wins CFL Coach of Year Award

Marc Trestman wins CFL Coach of Year Award

March 5, 2010 at 6:51 pmby 0 comments

Trestman was named the CFL’s coach of the year at a luncheon Friday. Trestman secured the honour ahead of Marcel Bellefeuille of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ken Miller of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in voting conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada. Trestman, a finalist for the award last year, guidedRead More

Top 20 NCAA players to watch in 2010

March 5, 2010 at 2:50 pmby 0 comments

1. Mark Ingram – RB – Alabama Anytime you win a Heisman trophy, you can expect to be under the microscope the most. Just ask Tim Tebow, who was always one of the most scrutinized players after winning that award. This is the year that Ingram’s every move will beRead More

Mock NFL Draft 2010 results

March 5, 2010 at 12:30 pmby 0 comments

ST. LOUIS RAMS: NDAMUKONG SUH, DT, NEBRASKA Scouting Report Washington’s Jake Locker would have been the slam-dunk pick for St. Louis but he decided to stay in school for his senior season, which complicates things for the Rams. Do they now address their defense with Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh, who mostRead More

Football backers huddle to revive Ravens

Football backers huddle to revive Ravens

March 4, 2010 at 1:41 pmby 0 comments

Ten years ago, Carleton’s football program ended with a whimper and Ravens alum have been in a flap about it ever since. In recent weeks, there has been growing support for football’s return, but will it be enough to get the team up and running? David McDonald tackles the issueRead More

Marshall, Dumervil, Orton among five tendered by Broncos

March 4, 2010 at 9:41 amby 0 comments

The Denver Broncos are doing everything they can to keep Pro Bowl pass rusher Elvis Dumervil in blue and orange. Brandon Marshall, not so much. On Wednesday, the Broncos slapped a first- and third-round tender on Dumervil, who led the league in sacks last season. Other teams would have toRead More

Olympic organizers huddle over ‘Footballs’ future

March 3, 2010 at 1:28 pmby 0 comments

For 16 days the world was captivated by sports like curling, the biathlon, figure skating and hockey. But are we ready for some Olympic football, too? Not yet, and maybe not anytime soon. But the idea “is not crazy,” says Scott Hallenbeck, the executive director of USA Football. In fact,Read More

84 attend first Team Ontario – West tryout

84 attend first Team Ontario – West tryout

March 3, 2010 at 1:26 amby 0 comments

Team Ontario U-18 West Head Coach Rob Underhill could barely contain his excitement at the number players who attended the first tryout for his 2010 Football Canada Cup entry. “I hope this is an indicator of the interest in the program this year. It was clearly a big first stepRead More

E-Camp: Bruno Lapointe, Buffalo Bull

E-Camp: Bruno Lapointe, Buffalo Bull

March 2, 2010 at 9:54 pmby 0 comments

He hails from Sainte-Justine, Quebec, a small village (population: 1,800) that is also the hometown and setting of the well-known Canadian short story “The Hockey Sweater” by Roch Carrier. CHARITABLE SIDE “Football is my passion but doing work in the community helps me to understand that that is not theRead More

Dalhousie Football…Undefeated Since 1976

Dalhousie Football…Undefeated Since 1976

March 2, 2010 at 3:41 pmby 0 comments

Are you ready for some football? Some 34 years after the Tigers varsity football program folded, a group of Dalhousie loyalists and local football enthusiasts is spearheading an effort to bring it back, not at the varsity level but as a “club” team. A notice sent to Dalnews Saturday reads:Read More

2011 Pro Bowl to be played before Super Bowl, again

March 2, 2010 at 1:43 pmby 0 comments

The Pro Bowl will be played before the Super Bowl when it returns to Honolulu next year. The Hawaii Tourism Authority and the NFL announced Tuesday that the game will be at Aloha Stadium on Jan. 30, the Sunday before the Super Bowl in Arlington, Texas. The Pro Bowl hadRead More

Team Alberta QB Candidate Buckley

Team Alberta QB Candidate Buckley

March 2, 2010 at 4:41 amby 0 comments

Being invited to this spring’s Football Alberta selection camp came as a big surprise to young quarterback Andrew Buckley. It shouldn’t have. Last year, the QB led the Rundle College Cobras to an undefeated record, winning 14 games, and the Tier 4 provincial championship. The 16-year-old, Grade 11 student willRead More

Walters named special teams coordinator

Walters named special teams coordinator

March 2, 2010 at 4:36 amby 0 comments

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Football Club is pleased to announce its hired former Guelph head coach Kyle Walters as their special teams coordinator today. Walters has spent the past four seasons as the head football coach at the University of Guelph, posting a 13-18-1 record. In 2008, the Gryphons earnedRead More

2010 draft watch: Top Cornerbacks

March 2, 2010 at 4:23 amby 0 comments

TOP SENIOR CORNERBACKS 1. Patrick Robinson College: Florida State Height/Weight: 5-foot-11 1/8, 192 Robinson was a four-year player, who has 13 career starts. He played at a small prep school in Florida and is just catching up with players from larger high school programs in Florida. he has very goodRead More

8 CFL Stadiums could be replaced, refurbished in coming years

8 CFL Stadiums could be replaced, refurbished in coming years

March 2, 2010 at 4:19 amby 0 comments

A news conference was held March 1, 2010 in Regina to release the results of a feasibility done on multi-purpose entertainment facility being proposed for the city’s downtown area that would be the new home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. MLA Ken Cheveldayoff and Mayor Pat Fiacco look at the modelRead More

Edmonton Wildcats: 2009 hilite video, 2010 coaching staff

Edmonton Wildcats: 2009 hilite video, 2010 coaching staff

March 1, 2010 at 4:33 pmby 0 comments

The Edmonton Wildcats are excited to announce its coaching staff for the 2010 season. Following a very successful 2009 season that saw the Wildcats make it to the Canadian Bowl, Head Coach Gary Durchik returns along with some key returning coaches and a revamped coaching structure to take full advantageRead More

Hanley Sabers win 1A 6-man football championship

Hanley Sabers win 1A 6-man football championship

March 1, 2010 at 10:46 amby 0 comments

HANLEY – The Hanley Sabers capped off a near perfect season by winning the 1A Provincial 6-man football championships. The Sabers beat the Kelliher Cobras 30-28 on Nov. 14. The Cobras proved to be the Sabers’ toughest competition of the season, said Brett Kirk, one of the team’s coaches. TheRead More

London’s Jacob Ruby signs with University of Richmond

London’s Jacob Ruby signs with University of Richmond

March 1, 2010 at 9:51 amby 0 comments

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND – Richmond head football coach Latrell Scott announced Thursday that offensive tackle Jacob Ruby has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Richmond next season. Ruby comes to the Spiders from Fork Union Military Academy and had originally committed to University of Connecticut.Read More

E-Camp: Laurier defence well representented

March 1, 2010 at 8:44 amby 0 comments

They had the stingiest defense in the OUA last year. They gave up the fewest points in the loop (136) and allowed just 17 points per game. It should come as no surprise then that three players from the Laurier Golden Hawks defense are headed to this year’s CFL E-Camp.Read More

USA – Five combine-ready high school football players

March 1, 2010 at 8:40 amby 0 comments

Though the NFL Scouting Combine is still years away, these prep athletes could make a splash right now. The soar in popularity of the NFL Draft has led to the emergence of a crucial draft-related activity, the NFL Scouting Combine. Dubbed “the annual job fair for prospective new NFL players”,Read More

2010 draft watch: Top Linebackers

March 1, 2010 at 2:31 amby 0 comments

#5) Sean Lee: Penn State Nittany Lions 6 feet 2 inches 235 lbs A product of “Linebacker U”, Sean is just another hard hitting linebacker from Penn State. It seems like this university keeps turning out one hot prospect after another. However, in Lee’s case, he’s not nearly as hotRead More

2010 draft watch: Top Defensive Ends

March 1, 2010 at 2:29 amby 0 comments

Derrick Morgan (Georgia Tech): Morgan was the ACC Defensive Player of the year after posting 12.5 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss in his junior season. As long as he gets first contact, Morgan has a superlative ability to get outside and around a tackle, and then to recover upfieldRead More