"I find it surprising that, with the exception of the University of Guelph, not a peep from Canadian universities and colleges about the student athletes they are luring or have already accepted - and with those small entrance scholarships. I guess it's something. I am not so sure those athletic awards or bursaries or grants (Ontario universities don't like when we call them scholarships) are widely known."It is fair comment.
" ...Canadian universities need to become more aggressive promoting their new recruits.
"Oh yes, and the existing ones too."
By the same token, it is a bit rich to say there has not been so much as a "peep" about recruiting and newcomers. A quick check of cisblog.ca's archive shows that since the recruiting label was added in March, there have been posts on newcomers for the following CIS schools and teams:
- Acadia (men's basketball)
- Alberta (football, men's basketball)
- UBC (football, men's hockey)
- Carleton (men's basketball)
- Guelph (men's hockey, men's basketball)
- Lakehead (men's and women's basketball)
- Manitoba (men's hockey)
- Queen's (football, men's hockey)
- Regina (men's hockey)
- Saint Mary's (women's basketball)
- Western (football, women's basketball)
- Windsor (men's basketball)
- UVic (women's basketball)
For this site's purposes, it's far more productive to sit down in July, August and September and try to project lineups for the marquee team sports such as football and basketball.
Calling all recruits (David Grossman, School Sports Blog, Toronto Star)