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Toronto Argonauts fan
Oliver Eastwood - May 5, 2020

Draft day has come and gone, and 73 Canadians have been signed to the CFL. To discuss the good and the bad, here are the 2020 CFL Draft winners and losers.

CFL Draft
Stephen Bolen - Apr 29, 2019

Lost in the shuffle amidst the CBA negotiations (or lack thereof) is the fact that the CFL Draft arrives on May 2. Over the years the CFL has been doing more to promote the young Canadian talent that moves in through the U Sports program. But before we dive into the 2019 draft, this seemed […]

CFL Ratio
Stephen Bolen - Mar 20, 2019

Who said the off-season has to be boring? Five weeks removed from free agency and still seven weeks out from the draft there was a lull in major CFL news. That is until Justin Dunk of 3DownNation released an explosive piece detailing how the CFL and CFLPA appear to both be in agreement to reduce […]

Canadian Football
Stephen Bolen - Jan 8, 2019

Unlike other professional sports leagues, the grassroots of Canadian football isn’t talked about nearly enough. Many people can name colleges that have produced top-end end NFL talent. Or perhaps name nearly every player off of the Canada roster in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Tournament. However, there are many young Canadain football players out there […]

Top Five 2016 RSEQ Season
Casey Dulson - Dec 29, 2016

With 2016 ending in a few days, it is time to look back at 2016 RSEQ season. The RSEQ season was one for the ages with a couple of fascinating moments. A new Dunsmore Cup champion was crowned and fans in Quebec were treated to some unbelievable finishes between Laval Rouge et Or and the Universite […]

Top Five 2016 OUA
Dylan Konecny - Dec 27, 2016

With the year coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the incredible 2016 OUA season. In 2016, fans saw a new Yates Cup champion crowned. Football programs flourished, leaving a couple new surprises along the way, while others made substantial progress in their return to contender status. A perennial powerhouse was upset, rivalries were renewed, while […]

2016 AUS Football
Christian Ryan - Dec 26, 2016

With the new year looming, it is time to reflect on the 2016 AUS football season. The season would see the Saint Francis Xavier X-Men go undefeated against AUS teams. The Mount Allison Mounties would make a charge starting halfway through their season to secure their place in the Loney Bowl. The Acadia Axemen, entering week eight last in the […]

2016 Vanier Cup
Christian Ryan - Nov 24, 2016

At the close of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl, the 2016 Vanier Cup matchup is set. The Calgary Dinos and the Laval Rouge et Or will meet in Hamilton, Ontario to battle for the national title. The faceoff between the Canada West and RSEQ teams will be a rematch of the 2013 Vanier Cup final. Tune in to Sportsnet 360 on Saturday, November 26th to […]

2016 Uteck Bowl recap
Casey Dulson - Nov 23, 2016

The U Sports semifinals finally arrived last Saturday, featuring the Laval Rouge et Or and the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in the first game. The two teams came off miracle wins in their respective conference championship games. Laval beat the Montreal Carabins on a last second touchdown pass to quarterback Hugo Richard while Laurier scored 21 points in the […]

Christian Ryan - Nov 22, 2016

With U Sports football semifinal season upon us, Canadian University football programs are on a national platform. For Saturday’s Mitchell Bowl, the AUS and Canada West divisions are on display. The tenth seeded St. Francis Xavier X-Men and sixth seeded Calgary Dinos faced off in Calgary, Alberta to determine which team would face the Laval Rouge et Or in the Vanier Cup. The Bowl was set on a national […]

Casey Dulson - Nov 19, 2016

Last Saturday afternoon, Laval Rouge et Or captured their first RSEQ championship since 2013 in thrilling fashion with a last-second touchdown by quarterback Hugo Richard. It was the third straight Dunsmore Cup between University of Montreal Carabins and Laval Rouge et Or. The previous two had a winning margin of two and three points. Saturday’s game […]

2016 Mitchell Bowl
Christian Ryan - Nov 19, 2016

As conference finals have come to an end, U Sports football enters national semifinals. The 2016 Mitchell Bowl will determine one of the two final teams fighting for the national title in the 2016 Vanier Cup. This weekend, the battle comes down to the St. Francis Xavier X-Men of the AUS and the Calgary Dinos of Canada West. The Calgary Dinos will host […]

AUS Football Championship
Christian Ryan - Nov 13, 2016

In this AUS Football championship edition, the home crowd in Antigonish, Nova Scotia celebrated their second consecutive football title as the St. Francis Xavier X-Men win the 2016 Loney Bowl. Hosting defending champions the Mount Allison Mounties, the X-Men entered the AUS final as unanimous favourites. Boasting an undefeated record against AUS teams in 2016, the Loney Bowl marked the last obstacle […]

2016 Yates Cup
Drew Yates - Nov 12, 2016

It’s the OUA playoff finale, and only two remain standing. The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks and the Western Mustangs will compete for the 2016 Yates Cup.

2016 Dunsmore Cup
Casey Dulson - Nov 12, 2016

The Montreal Carabins and Laval Rouge et Or for the fourth straight year meet in the 2016 Dunsmore Cup this season, in Montreal.

2016 Loney Bowl
Christian Ryan - Nov 10, 2016

The 2016 Loney Bowl features the St. Francis Xavier X-Men and the Mount Allison Mounties, with the winner to book a trip to the 2016 Mitchell Bowl.

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Oliver Eastwood - Nov 10, 2016

The last time a CFL team went a whole season without a win, Newfoundland had just joined Canada. But what caused the decline in winless seasons in the CFL?

Vontae Diggs of the Edmonton Eskimos
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Nov 10, 2016

The CFL’s a league of high turnover, which also means high opportunity. Rookies from all over North America are continually making immediate splashes in Canada at young ages. And luckily for each CFL team, they have stars aged 25 or younger on the horizon. Rising CFL Stars Hamilton: Jaelon Acklin As a 24-year-old rookie, Acklin […]

Edmonton Eskimos
Oliver Eastwood - Nov 10, 2016

The international outcry surrounding the death of George Floyd in police custody has made its way north of the border to Canada and has reopened discussions around diversity and racism. CFL teams all offered their solidarity with the black community and affirmed their anti-racism stance; however, one team has faced backlash over the hypocrisy over their […]

Labour Day Classic
Last Word Staff - Nov 10, 2016

The ongoing pandemic is threatening the 2020 CFL season. CFL games may restart in September but, according to league commissioner Randy Ambrosie, this is the best-case scenario. Until then, unfortunately, CFL fans will be left with little more than reruns and football games at the All Jackpots Casino. News has recently emerged about a potential […]

Sean Thomas-Erlington of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Nov 10, 2016

If there’s a player who deserves to be bitter about coronavirus postponing the 2020 CFL season, it’s Sean Thomas Erlington. Instead, the 27-year-old is eager to pick up where he left off. The Montreal native exploded out of the gates with Hamilton in 2019, averaging 139 yards per game — a total of 224 rushing […]

The Grey Cup
Oliver Eastwood - Nov 10, 2016

A few days ago, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie hosted a virtual Town Hall. In it, he made a few key announcements regarding the 2020 season. Ambrosie discussed both a shortened season and the cancellation of Touchdown Atlantic; however, the most impactful point made concerned the change to the Grey Cup hosting format. Previously, teams bid […]

Edmonton Eskimos quaterback Trevor Harris
Josh McSwain - Nov 10, 2016

Following up an icon on a sports team is no easy task. In the case of Edmonton starting pivot Trevor Harris, he is following up two different signal-callers that have been among the most accomplished in the history of the CFL. But more than just following up on Ricky Ray and Mike Reilly, Harris has […]

Mosaic Stadium in Regina
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Nov 10, 2016

Yesterday the CFL provided a much-needed public update to the state of its 2020 season. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s message had three key points: a potential season start date, the cancellation of Touchdown Atlantic, and a new Grey Cup host (possibly). Debating over the likelihood of the 2020 season being played would be endless, so hypothetically […]