Monday morning rounds...

  • Laval QB Benoit Groulx worked the kinks out of his shoulder while throwing for 236 yards vs. Bishop's on Saturday. (Le Journal de Quebec)

  • The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are 3-7. The Manitoba Bisons are 0-2 and have a quarterback dilemma. And the plans for a new stadium for both football stadium have hit a snag. (Sun Media)

  • The Regina player who died in a car crash on the weekend, Spencer Borlase, was the second person from his high school to die tragically in the past few months. That is tough. (Regina Leader-Post)

  • Queen's backup QB Tom Howes looked fine in his relief appearance on Saturday. Coach Pat Sheahan also gave the entire Golden Gaels defence the game ball after preserving the 8-7 win. In baseball terms, they pitched out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

  • OUA power rankings (Ottawa over Queen's, discuss) and some notes on the McMaster-Queen's match. (Always OUA)

  • A college team in the U.S. lost 92-0 on Saturday. They can't even use Charlie Weis' coaching as an excuse. (Fanhouse)
  • Western has two more newcomers, 6-foot-2 guard Marcus Barnett who last played at NCAA Division 1 William & Mary two seasons ago and 6-5 forward David Harder, who previously played at Cañada College, a junior college in California.

    Someone should sit near the Mustangs bench just to yell at coach Brad Campbell, "Play Harder!" (Sorry.) (

  • One of Toronto Star basketball writer Doug Smith's readers suggested a list of top 10 Canadian contributors to basketball: Victoria Vikes coaching legends Kathy and Ken Shields, along with a currently active coach, Carleton's Dave Smart, are on the list.

    Of course, Raptors coach Jay Triano played at SFU before it was a CIS member. (Raptors Blog by Doug Smith)
Media coverage
  • Is it possible for conferences to have a policy with accommodating bloggers? The boys from Allez Les Bleus say they were turned down for credentials to a game

    A humble suggestion: If space in the press box is tight, a school could always comp the bloggers with free passes. No one is looking to get rich doing this as a hobby, but anything which can keep expenses down certainly helps.
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  1. Am I reading that Whig article correctly. Brannagan had a concussion in last falls semis?

    That would make last Saturdays his second in three games.

  2. It's been widely known Brannagan suffered a concussion in that Waterloo regular-season finale.

    It would be two in five games (Queen's had an exhiibition and he played) ... over a span of eleven months.

  3. Re: The power rankings - Ottawa not having their cornerstone quarterback's future uncertain with a concussion puts them in a better spot than Queen's hence we put them at 2 despite the Gaels better record, defence (maybe, we'll see how it goes this week), and general clutch-ness.

    Re: blog credentials - I second that.