- Men's basketball: Will be played in Halifax in 2011 and '12 once the contract with Carleton/Capital Sports in Ottawa is up. (Rob Pettapiece covered this off several weeks ago.) It's really telling that no one else put in a bid.
- Men's hockey: UNB will host the again for two years, starting in 2011, after the University Cup finishes its
- Women's hockey: It's perplexing that the standard two-year deal was not followed. The Laurier Golden Hawks will host in 2011, followed by Alberta in 2012.
The current setup for the women's nationals -- host team, four conference champs and a second team from the conference of the previous season's champion -- makes for a hard road to nationals out of the 10-team OUA (which is adding an 11th team, Ryerson.)
- Women's rugby: Trent will host in fall 2010 and '11, marking the first time a Canadian university championship has been played at the Peterborough university (and the first time this site has used the Excalibur label.
The only editorializing is that it's all well and good for Calgary, Laval, Western, Saint Mary's, the OUA, et al., to put in bids. Anything right now is a Band-Aid until there's a title sponsor located and some decisive action. That's not to say anyone wouldn't do a good job of hosting, but between the perception of a two-tier league (Laval, and all teams not named Laval), the lousy attendance at the Mitchell Bowl, there's a lot of repair work.