Morning rounds ... Martin gets more time; Alberta sticks with Armstrong

  • The San Diego Chargers will give Vaughn Martin (Western) a lot of time this weekend against the Miami Dolphins.
    "Vaughn Martin got his first significant snaps as an NFL player. He found out about what this game's about and, hopefully, he'll be a week better." — coach Norv Turner
    (Miami Herald)

  • QB Benoit Groulx might be a no-go again when No. 1 Laval hosts Bishop's on Sunday. Groulx is the third Hec Crighton Trophy winner in a row to be bothered by injuries the following season. It's like there's a curse. (Le Soleil)

  • A former Concordia quarterback who is now a personal trainer, Mike Gough, is the kingmaker in how rush end Shomari Williams decided to continue his football career at Queen's. Gough played for Golden Gaels coach Pat Sheahan with the Stingers in the 1990s. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

  • Long-time OUA fans probably figured this out already: McMaster defensive end Steve Cecchini is indeed a relative of Andy Cecchini, who was the starting running back for the 1991 national championship Laurier team which included a young wideout named, dunh dunh dah, Stefan Ptaszek. (Hamilton Spectator)

  • Alberta is sticking with Quade Armstrong as the starting QB for its home game on Friday night vs. No. 3 Saskatchewan. (The Gateway)

  • Western's passing combo of Michael Faulds and Jesse Bellamy are Guelph boys, so you know they are fired up. Nice to have Greg Layson gracing the sports section. (Guelph Mercury)

  • The two coaches who meet in the University Rush game, No. 2 Western's Greg Marshall and No. 10 Guelph's Kyle Walters, certainly fill a reporter's notebook. It should be a good matchup; the weather is a big X-factor. (Guelph Mercury)

  • Two up-and-comers who have made strides with the youngish Ottawa Gee-Gees are linebacker and leading tackler Trevor Seal and running back-kick returner Brendan Gillanders. Both played for the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers in Ottawa's east end. (Orleans Star)
  • Whatt about the four starters at Simon Fraser (Laurelle Weigl, Matteke Hutzler, Robyn Buna and Kate Hole) who would have been fifth-year players in 2010-11? They're each in a jam. Rob Pettapiece has expanded on this. (Little Man on Campus)

  • Former Laurentian Lady Vees all-Canadian guard Carolyn Sturgess (Swords), sister of LU men's coach Shawn Swords, will be remembered in a celebration of life on Oct. 2 in Ottawa. Sturgess died Sept. 13 after a battle with breast cancer.

    The Sun Media story also includes information for anyone wishing to donate to a trust fund set up for Sturgess' two sons, Mason and Matthew.

  • Windsor men's coach Chris Oliver on losing out on a visit from Georgia Tech of the ACC: "We've got a pretty young group of guys so we're not disappointed to say we've got a little extra practice time but I certainly wouldn't trade that for the excitement of playing Georgia Tech." (Windsor Star)
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