Linking the country ...

  • Injured Laval kicker Christopher Milo (ankle) says he'll play on crutches if has to in the Mitchell Bowl. (Le Soleil)

  • Nice quote from Saint Mary's slotback Carl Hardwick, delivered before the Huskies knew the identity of their Uteck Bowl opponent: "Everybody knows who we want."

    Way too many players dance around that question. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

  • The London Free Press notes Western's Michael Faulds "tried to capture a moment for history," but in terms of a moment for right now ... Queen's won.

    (Please read this comment on Faulds, who is going to make a fine coach; hard to imagine how a player wouldn't run through a wall for someone who tried to win a Yates Cup on one leg.)

  • One neutral source called the Yates Cup the "best college football game I've seen since the 2007 Fiesta Bowl between Boise State and Oklahoma." Thing is, the Canada West game might have topped it, too. (Toronto Sports Media)

  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Dave Stala (Saint Mary's) is making a comeback from a broken foot in today's East Division semifinal vs. the B.C. Lions. (Toronto Sun)

  • How do you know Queen's has been out of the O-QIFC for a while? The Montreal Gazette still calls them Golden Gaels, unlike some Southern Ontario media outlets [/sarcasm].

  • Le Soleil's Ian Bussières has a great snapshot of tailgaters at PEPS Stadium, who form a unique picture of the circa-2009 Quebec sports fan: «Pour nous, c'est la NFL, le NASCAR et le Rouge et Or!»

  • Queen's Pat Sheahan notes the Gaels might have had a little "divine intervention" on their side in the final minutes of Yates Cup. (Toronto Star)

  • Queen's tight end Chris Ioannides: "This is five years of blood, sweat and tears and we’re finally here. This matters more than you can imagine, my friend." (The Queen's Journal)
  • Windsor was impressive in its 80-77 overtime win over Ottawa, scoring the last six points of regulation. Isaac Kuon hit two baskets late and John Woldu hit the deciding three-ball in OT. (Ottawa Citizen)
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