Linking the country, the oh-yeah-we-should-start-keeping-track-of-CIS-stories-again edition


  • The Spec talks about Mac's experienced O-line, including Justin Glover's ongoing transition from defensive tackle to offensive tackle--a position he first started playing in last year's East-West Bowl--and coach Stefan Ptaszek points out "sophomore linebacker Ben D'Aguilar" as a player to watch this year. (Hamilton Spectator)

  • "There are two things that Craig Gerbrandt loves about playing football." Unfortunately we never learn what the second thing is, unless "ideally" is the new synonym for "secondly." We do learn some things, like how the Alberta defensive lineman is big, strong and likes to tackle people--sounds like he should try playing football! (Edmonton Journal)

  • Is it the Blind Side effect, all these stories on linemen? Here's one on Calgary's Alex Krausnick-Groh. (Cochrane Eagle)

  • Monty Mosher (@MontyMosher) has a brief rundown of the AUS teams. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

  • The Sackville Tribune Post writes more in one article than most papers do in one season on the local CIS football team, in this case the Mount Allison Mounties--specifically, their new O-C Scott Annand who has Paopao'd with the Bills and Patriots, and assisted with the Als and Stamps up here. (Four of you got that joke; for the others, it means he appeared with those NFL teams as a guest coach.) The story's worth a click, even if Mount A is in tough again this year. (The Sackville Tribune Post)

  • Always OUA (@AlwaysOUA) has their Guelph preview posted. According to them, Chris Rossetti is here to play the part of the 1985 Tony Fernandez. (Never mind. You're too young.) Both the O- and D-lines are question marks, but they think the Gryphs can overcome. (Always OUA)

  • Not a link, but Ottawa has finished first in our OUA round of polling, leaving us with the Gee-Gees, Rouge et Or, west Huskies, and east Huskies in the voters' minds as the bowl participants. Make your votes on the bowl games now!


  • Darren Zary does another good job, this time on his profile of Paul Craig, striker for the U of S, who according to his coach brings "a very professional approach to the game"--something Bryce Chapman hasn't "seen here for a while." One assumes his other players also act like professionals, just not very professionally. (I kid, I kid.) Rejected headlines for this piece include "When the heart is engaged, the headers will follow" and "Love can send you off ... to Saskatoon." (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix)


  • KDLT out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has some details on the South Dakota State's men's team back-to-back pummellings of the Wesmen (105-53) and Bisons (94-60). Winnipeg started off with a 21-0 run, so losing by 52 isn't so bad, really. But if you see any Winnipeg Wesmen on campus today, do not make eye contact and do not approach. (KDLT) More at as well.
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