- McMaster defensive lineman James Edwards is going to The Show after being signed by the B.C. Lions. Needless to say, the Marauders have a hole to fill. (The Canadian Press)
- The Toronto Argonauts have put veteran wideout Andre Talbot (Laurier) on the nine-game injured list. (FAN 590)
- Italy issued an apology for the basketball brouhaha against Canada last Saturday. It was covered here on this site. (FIBA.com)
- A feature on parents and players who stake scholarship hopes on the summer basketball circuit mentions a potential Guelph recruit, although that it not indicative of where Brady Heslip will play. (American Chronicle)
"Even this summer, at the Adidas It Takes 5ive Classic, Canadian guard Brady Heslip entered the event as a nobody. According to Scouts, Inc., a breakthrough showing netted him 10 different mid-to-high Division 1 full scholarship offers."
- A little dated, but guard Mac Fairbairn, citing family reasons, has left the Saskatchewan Huskies to play in the B.C. college league for the Capilano University Blues, where former UBC player and assistant coach Jordan Yu is now overseeing his own team.
"Brennan Jarrett, a teammate of Fairbairn's at U of S who died last year during emergency surgery, 13 months after being diagnosed with cancer. The death hit the team hard. While Fairbairn became close to the Jarrett family during the grieving process, he was also forced to evaluate his own life.Fairbairn averaged 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds for the U of S last season. (North Shore News)
" 'Just through that, becoming more involved with the family, the Jarretts, being with the family just made me more homesick and sort of made me realize, why would I be in Saskatchewan when I can be home with my family.' "
- A bit of a stretch since it predates Simon Fraser's membership in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, but Toronto Raptors coach Jay Triano was a consultant to EA Canada when he was with the Clan in the 1990s. Plus, it's written by Matthew Sekeres, who covered university athletics for both the Ottawa Sun and Citizen. (Globe & Mail)
- Laurentian Lady Lees have high hopes for soccer striker Stacey Watson. (Sudbury Star)