- Jim Webster, whose extensive coaching CV includes many years coaching in Europe and a stint with the Ottawa Gee-Gees, is returning to his alma mater as McGill's bench boss. (Earl Zukerman, McGill Athletics)
- The dot-orgers have directed attention to a Rugby Ontario release which lists former McMaster tailback Jordan Kozina on the roster of a team called the Ontario Blues. There has been a lot of buzz about Kozina returning to football, but it would not appear to so.
- Ricky Foley (York) converted from decathlon to football out of necessity, reports Chris Zelkovich. (Toronto Star)
- Jesse Lumsden (McMaster) is likely done for the season with the Edmonton Eskimos. (TSN.ca)
- The Concordia Stingers are getting all social mediaey. Wideout Dan Rodrigues is blogging (concordiastingers.blogspot.com). QB Robert Mackay will be Tweeting (@the_quarterback).
Rodrigues, who is a journalism major at Con U, turned in some poetry for his first entry:
Once the play is in, defenses will moan.By the way, you know what is a certain sign I'm either old or from the country? I refer it to it as, "the Twitter."
Because on any given play a number of Stingers can find the end zone.
- Make sure you check FIBA.com and Canada Basketball later to find out how Canada's cadette team fared in the FIBA Americas U16 final vs. Team USA, which tips at 9 p.m. Eastern. Nirra Fields of Lachine, Que., and Shalie Dheenshaw of Victoria have been the floor leaders for Team Canada.
The U.S. won its semi-final by more than 50 points, which doesn't augur well for Canada. (Update: It certainly did not. The US won 103-52.) Nevertheless, second place is a great showing for the smaller country and it's a good omen for next summer. Canada has qualified both teams for next season's U17 world championships and of course the U19 squads (women fourth, men seventh) had solid summers.