Linking the country: Forde focuses on CFL prospects, and exhibition basketball is close to tipoff

As you make plans for a carpool to Moncton for a 2014 CIS-CFL doubleheader ...


  • Duane Forde, CFL analyst for TSN, has posted his two-part series on the top draft prospects for 2011 and beyond, many of whom are from CIS. Forde, when talking about Rotrand Sené (#9 for 2012), also credits les Carabins with running the wildcat offence better than any CFL team. (TSN: Part 1 and Part 2)

  • Justin Dunk has posted the Guelph half of the preview for Saturday's Mustangs-Gryphons game. (University Rush)

  • L'Université de Moncton has ordered up a feasibility study ("a close, honest look") for the possibility of adding varsity football, something university president Yvon Fontaine thinks would cost in the neighbourhood of $500,000 per year. (Times & Transcript)

  • Western grad and Riders star Andy Fantuz has a new product out in Regina, and Kate McKenna takes a break from raw-meat helmets to tell us about it. (TicatsTV)


  • V-Red defensemen Ben Shutron and Ben Wright both suffered injuries on UNB's Alberta trip. Eric Frere was the Dino who delivered the hit that resulted in Shutron's broken femur; Shutron says a hit like that is part of the game, whereas coach Gardiner MacDougall thinks it was an avoidable situation. (The Daily Gleaner)

  • The U of A men's team hosts a pretty decent tournament this weekend: Regina, Saskatchewan, and Calgary are all in town, though the Dinos and Bears don't appear to be playing each other. Then again, the Canada West season starts in eight days, when they do play each other. (The Gateway)

  • Three goaltenders are vying for the #1 spot for the Lakers: Matt Hache, Kyle Cantlon, and Billy Stone. (North Bay Nugget)


  • Mitch Jacobsen is an early recruit for the 2011 T-Birds. Coach Kevin Hanson says Jacobsen can play any position regardless of whether they're in CIS or not. I wonder what Jacobsen, who has a nationalistic view and thinks Canadian ballers should stay in Canada, thinks about UBC moving to the NCAA. (Howie's High School Hamper, not to be confused with Howard Tsumura's other blog, Little Man on Campus; click through for the HHSH banner alone)

  • Mark Wacyk has a full preseason schedule posted to add to your bookmarks. (, also seen at Big Man on Campus)

  • The 1974-75 national champion Waterloo Warriors will be back at Waterloo in October as part of the annual Naismith Tournament. 1975, of course, was the year Mike Moser died in Florida in the middle of Waterloo's championship season. Moser is mentioned in the video, which also includes some awesome shots of a packed Waterloo PAC back in the day. (Warriors Men's Basketball)
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