There is a school of thought that the country's public broadcaster should be giving more play to university sports, since they're not as beholden to the bottom line as TSN, Sportsnet, The Score, et al.
Societé Radio-Canada, the French CBC, is going to air QUFL games this fall on the network, online at radiocanada.ca/sports and also on Sports Extra, a Sirius Satellite Radio channel. (Cue the victory lap, since yours truly has been known to spout off that Canadian Interuniversity Sport should be kicking down doors to get on satellite radio; alas, I'm an XM subscriber.)
Anything which puts the product in front of more eyeballs is positive. One would only hope Radio-Canada's broadcasting brethren in the ROC would follow suit. Has anyone heard anything about CBC's proposed amateur sports channel, or did the recent cutbacks put that in mothballs?
An added bonus is that most people outside Quebec get SRC; not everyone gets RDS.
Here is Radio-Canada's broadcast schedule:
Sun., Sept. 6: Concordia at Laval, 2 p.m.Montréal is on four times, Laval makes three appearances (pending the post-season), as will Concordia and Sherbrooke. Bishop's and McGill each appear once, as will Acadia.
Sat., Sept. 12: Laval at Bishop's, 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 19: Montréal at Laval, 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 26: Acadia at Montréal, 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 3: Sherbrooke at Concordia, 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 17: Montréal at Sherbrooke, 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 24: McGill at Concordia, 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 31: Sherbrooke at Montréal, 1 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 7: QUFL semi-final, TBA
Sat., Nov. 14: Dunsmore Cup, TBA
Sat., Nov. 21: Mitchell Bowl & Uteck Bowl, TBA
Sat., Nov. 28: Vanier Cup , TBA
All games will be simulcast on Sports Extra., the Sirius satellite radio network and webcast at Radio Canada.