Queen's coach Pat Sheahan and defensive end Shomari Williams as well as Calgary coach Blake Nill and spoke to media in Quebec City on Wednesday. (Dinos running back Matt Walter was there but does not speak on the clip below.)
Some denizens of the dot-org have wondered if the national media (that means TSN and Toronto-based outlets) could be doing more to promote the game. There was no mention of the Vanier Cup on the 6:30 p.m. ET Sportscentre just 72 hours before the game (of course, there were multiple stories on the Grey Cup and an ad-presented-as-news about the Olympic Torch Relay). TSN's promos have been in steady rotation, but the five-second promo they show only says, "Desjardins Vanier Cup, Saturday," without even mentioning the participating teams.
It is not just TSN. The Calgary Sun has five columnists writing Grey Cup stories and nothing budgeted on the Dinos (the neighbouring Herald did have an early look).
A Google News search also reveals scarcely little coverage, although The Globe & Mail had a feature from a freelancer on Queen's defensive halfback Ben D'Andrea, whose father Jim D'Andrea was co-captain and a star d-back on the 1978 Vanier-winning Golden Gaels. TSN.ca also has very little, unless you count some typing by Alex J. Walling, which I don't.
The Kingston Whig-Standard, which has been going at it both barrels, already has sports editor Mike Koreen in Quebec City. However, Queen's has a ton of alumni and current students who read sports stories originating from the GTA (which is where most of the Gaels roster comes from, along with a few Calgary Dinos such as QB Erik Glavic), so hopefully there'll be more pub over the next few news cycles.
One is to say it would be nice to see more. The other is that we are living through a media revolution. and this is what you may expect for niche and second-tier sports products. It's also a two-way street with what the leagues do to put themselves out there for media outlets. (On the count, CIS has its act together, and Queen's SID Michael Grobe is blogging all week long.)