Linking the country ... the Faulds few know

  • Morris Dalla Costa has a lengthy, should-read profile on Western's Hec Crighton-candidate QB Michael Faulds that reveals his dad and mum put him in football as child "as a way of overcoming his shyness."

    Faulds should be a good coach someplace when all is said and done.

  • Guelph return specialist Brad Lively (ankle, knee) will not play vs. Western, so wideout Jedd Gardner should pull some double duty running back kicks. (Guelph Mercury)

  • Saskatchewan Roughriders' Rob Bagg (Queen's) gives a little shop talk on the difference between slotback and wide receiver. So that running start receivers take is called a "waggle." (CBC Saskatchewan, The Lions Den University)

  • "Scary good" is one way to describe the OUA quarter-final matchup between McMaster and Ottawa, two teams with a lot of common. The winner likely faces Queen's in the next round (depending on the Guelph-Western outcome) and both teams have had success at Richardson Stadium. (Sun Media)

  • U of S Huskies guard Hubert Buydens will play in his 50th CIS game Friday, a feat not many players can claim. (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix)
  • Fraser Valley coach Barnaby Craddock is none-too-pleased the Cascades' schedule has them playing eight home games and 10 on the road.
    "The Canada West scheduling committee gave us the real raw end of the stick ... It's just something we've got to fight through."
    UBC, UVic and Thompson Rivers each have 10 home games and eight on the road. (Abbotsbord News)

  • Wayne Thomas takes the lay of the land in the Canada West East Division, while Mark Wacyk tees up the opening weekend of conference play. (

  • Ryerson's Boris Bakovic gets a lot of attention as the OUA East's best big man. Queen's forward Mitch Leger should have a new dimension now that he is playing at 6-foot-8, 235 lbs., up from 185 as a frosh three years ago. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

    Lakehead legend Jim Zoet reflects on being inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. Zoet had a NBA stint with the Detroit Pistons. (
  • Lakehead's Swedish sensation, OUA scoring leader Victor Anilane, is a classic crease-crowder. The article likens him to Dino Ciccarelli but Tomas Holmström might be a more contemporary NHL reference. (TBNewsWatch)
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  1. Barnaby should keep quiet, TWU is in the same situation this year

  2. Good point — and next year, perhaps Fraser Valley gets the extra home games. It still sounds like an odd set-up, though. I realize they don't like teams to have split weekends, but aren't a few B.C. teams close enough they could play a Thursday-Saturday home & home and that way everyone is 9 & 9?

    Excuse the Ontario geography.