Around the web: Nill chills out on Vanier talk...

  • Jamall Lee (Bishop's) rushed three times for nine yards in the Carolina Panthers' second exhibition game on Saturday. Regular tailback Jonathan Stewart was injured. A guess (that's all it is) is that J-Lee might stick around.

  • Defensive end Vaughn Martin (Western) could end up starting for the San Diego Chargers by 2010. (Bolts From The Blue)

  • Calgary Dinos coach Blake Nill is trying to keep a lid on any Vanier Cup talk. He read our Canada West previews! (Calgary Herald)

  • U of S Huskies tailback Tyler O'Gorman is feeling a need for speed. (Saskatchewan Star-Phoenix)

  • Julien Marchand is the early leader in the Alberta Golden Bears QB derby. He used to play for the Dinos. Talk about drama. (Sun Media)

  • UBC and Simon Fraser each have a lot of questions beyond who they will be playing in 2012 or so. (Vancouver Sun; here's the Clan story)

  • The Acadia Axemen have a lot of players from Fredericton, including offensive tackle Erik Watson, who started at Bishop's two seasons ago. (Fredericton Daily Gleaner)
  • Mark Wacyk has a capsule posted on the McGill Redmen. Combo guard Winn Clark, who did have some interest from Nebraska in the Big 12, is one new name to learn.

    Mark is reporting that most signs are pointing to big man Leonil Saintil becoming eligible in January. Saintil played a big part in Acadia's 2008 upset of Carleton. (

  • It is way late, but congratulations to Windsor big man Greg Surmacz, for signing with to play in his homeland of Poland with AZS Zagaz Koszalin. (

  • Dave Smart's Carleton Ravens got a glowing tribute on the Ottawa Citizen's Saturday editorial page, on the day Senators pouter Dany Heatley was hogging the headlines. You don't turn down that kind of coverage for Canadian Interuniversity Sport. When else will Odessa, Ontario ever be mentioned in that space?

    Sports appearing on the editorial page is a bit of a no-no. It's cool if there is a true news angle, such as when public funds might get spent on a new arena, that sort of thing.

    The real beef is that print newspapers still bother with editorial pages. Biggest waste of space in the newspaper and you can't sell advertising on them. (Ottawa Citizen)

  • The Quebec boys and Alberta girls won the basketball gold medals at the Canada Summer Games.
  • Jason Brooks' path to being coach and general manager of the OHL's Guelph Storm began with the Waterloo Warriors. (Guelph Mercury)

  • Three St. FX players have signed pro contracts. Goalie Danny Battochio, who once guided the Ottawa 67's to a Memorial Cup appearance, has joined Rapid City in the CHL. Defenceman Sam Roberts has signed with Gwinnett in the ECHL. Forward Sean Flinn has joined HYC Herentals in the Belgian Elite League. (press release)

  • Ottawa Gee-Gees winger Alicia Blomberg won both divisions (right-handed and left-handed) at a recent women's arm-wrestling tournament. She could win money in bar bets with that talent. (Timmins Times)
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  1. It is all those Carleton Journalisn grads at the Citizen who broke the no-no about putting sports on the editorial page, so they could thump their chests about their old alma mater.

  2. Why, does this article bug you somehow?