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  1. Greg Marshall returns Western to greatness

    https://www.westerngazette.ca/sports/greg-marshall-returns-western-to-greatness/article_9392dab6-daa2-11e7-8aa5-773620535b7d.html
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    And Thomas Ford Jr it is ... ...

    And Thomas Ford Jr it is ...

    http://mailchi.mp/410c3acc1a96/travel-sept15-16-with_clan-2809129
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    Maybe it was a few years ago but now it looks to...

    Maybe it was a few years ago but now it looks to be 80% Canadian.

    I don't think it would make sense for the Americans to transfer to U Sports. Only the Canadians would be able to play immediately...
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    I heard rumours that made me think we were going...

    I heard rumours that made me think we were going to see an exodus of players from the SFU program. With the new repatriation rule for NCAA athletes, U Sports would be the likely landing place for...
  5. Sticky: All received?? I still have a package to send...

    All received??

    I still have a package to send you. I will try to get it done this week.
  6. You don't even need to check other rosters to...

    You don't even need to check other rosters to find more examples. As it turns out DiGiancinto wasn't the only pro that Acadia added for the Winter semester. Re-joining the Axemen was 25-year-old...
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    I'm not saying they won't improve as a team. I...

    I'm not saying they won't improve as a team. I just doubt that their W-L record will improve.

    The Marauders were young in 2017 and they should improve just based on the experience gained. But the...
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    The Ravens initial budget was under a million...

    The Ravens initial budget was under a million dollars. And a good chunk of that [$120,000 - $130,000 range IIRC] was for one time capital expenses. Operating budget was approximately $850,000. Their...
  9. Guelph picked up another nice commitment the...

    Guelph picked up another nice commitment the other day - QB Michael Scarfone of Jean Vanier CSS in Milton.

    He is no relation to All Cdn receiver Jacob Scarfone but some of you will remember his...
  10. It only makes sense if the team is recruiting...

    It only makes sense if the team is recruiting elite high school players on a national, or wide regional, basis and it needs to assure them they won't be jumped on the depth chart by 22-yr-old junior...
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    LOL! Mac has won six in a row IN YOUR DREAMS. In...

    LOL! Mac has won six in a row IN YOUR DREAMS. In the real world it is three in a row, including playoffs.
  12. Radio is the one medium that is surviving in...

    Radio is the one medium that is surviving in local markets. Yes, it may include more syndicated replay of national or U.S. broadcasts but there is more local news and sports on radio than on TV. For...
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    Western: 8-0 - I think everyone can agree on...

    Western: 8-0 - I think everyone can agree on that.

    Guelph: 7-1 - I think they should be favoured in all 8 games but, until they prove otherwise, their inconsistency on offense makes me think they...
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    I have no issue at all with Ottawa's schedule. I...

    I have no issue at all with Ottawa's schedule. I don't consider a playoff contender getting a bye week before they face a bottom feeder advantageous. That applies to Guelph and Ottawa equally as they...
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    Third time in six years [2013, 2015 & 2018]...

    Third time in six years [2013, 2015 & 2018] Guelph and Western won't play in the regular season. I agree it makes no sense. Top tier teams like Western, Guelph and Mac, and you can now add Laurier...
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    Who does your team play after their bye week?...

    Who does your team play after their bye week?
    Does your team have to face another team coming off a bye week?

    Toronto gets the dreaded Week 1 bye, then hosts Waterloo.

    Western has the Week 2...
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    OUA Non-combatants: Carleton - Guelph /...

    OUA Non-combatants:

    Carleton - Guelph / McMaster
    Guelph - Western / Carleton
    McMaster - York / Carleton
    Ottawa - Waterloo / Windsor
    Queen's - Waterloo / Windsor
    Toronto - Western / Laurier...
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    OUA announces 2018 schedule

    Press release: http://oua.ca/sports/fball/2017-18/releases/2018_Schedule

    Terrible schedule for Guelph. They miss Western for the 3rd time in 5 or 6 years. They have to play all the non-playoff...
  19. Maybe Greg Marshall can help turn Western's Med School around?

    https://www.cp24.com/news/man-sues-western-university-med-school-for-alleged-insufficient-training-1.3742702

    UWO Med school's Microbiology program on probation, then discontinued. Lawsuit moving...
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    Trying to find a silver lining here ... Anthony...

    Trying to find a silver lining here ... Anthony Calvillo is not a part of the Alouettes new staff. Is there any chance there is a role for him at ConU?
  21. Eight Canadians invited to pro showcase in Texas

    http://3downnation.com/2017/12/29/eight-canadian-prospects-invited-college-gridiron-showcase/



    3 of the Cdns are NCAA linemen. The other 5 are from U Sports schools - Guelph, Laval, Western,...
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    Are you saying that you don't see the connection...

    Are you saying that you don't see the connection between Bowden's age and the decline of the Seminoles?

    FSU was not a cyclical program. Bowden maintained that program at an elite level for...
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    Blue Marshall and Purple Marshall - that's...

    Blue Marshall and Purple Marshall - that's perfect!
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    Double post

    Double post
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    With two Greg Marshalls as OUA head coaches how...

    With two Greg Marshalls as OUA head coaches how are we going to distinguish them when referring to them. I can see "which Greg Marshall are you talking about?" becoming an FAQ.

    While we could use...
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    I wouldn't agree that it is Bowden-like. Bowden...

    I wouldn't agree that it is Bowden-like. Bowden was still winning national championships when he was Pat Sheahan's age. I think it is more about Queen's not having found their niche yet in the new...
  27. Historically, the 365-day rule applied to all...

    That was always my understanding, but I could be wrong.[/QUOTE]

    Historically, the 365-day rule applied to all sports but only to players transferring between schools.

    Football and basketball...
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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!
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    Queen's paid Marshall in the range of $110,000,...

    Queen's paid Marshall in the range of $110,000, so there is no question that they have the money to go out and get a top notch OC or DC. This might be the time to bring back Ryan Sheahan and make him...
  30. Pro hockey player enrolling at Acadia for Winter semester

    Would someone please help me understand the following...


    https://twitter.com/axemenhockey/status/944635081712394240



    This tweet from Acadia Axemen Hockey makes it sound like this hockey...
  31. Guelph landed an important one last weekend ......

    Guelph landed an important one last weekend ... two-time Team O QB, 1x Team Canada U18, recruited by three Ivy League schools [Harvard, Yale, Princeton], CFC Top100, Ontario 1st team all star, 2x MVP...
  32. I don't think Coulter works for Fox. I don't...

    I don't think Coulter works for Fox. I don't remember her doing more than an occasional guest spot.




    Wasn't it 6 or 7 years ago that every team in the OUA won at least two games? That is not...
  33. I'd take Fox News over CBC 7 days a week. But I'd...

    I'd take Fox News over CBC 7 days a week. But I'd also buy the Girls of Fox Calendar swimsuit edition. :evil:

    Two more thoughts ...

    Re. Ptaszek - I've heard his is a 4-month deal worth $60,000....
  34. I'd agree that it is a better job than the...

    I'd agree that it is a better job than the average fan thinks.
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    What makes you think "a four-year plan" means...

    What makes you think "a four-year plan" means awarding the Vanier Cup to one location for four years?

    "Effective/dynamic/aggressive marketing" does not happen when you pair the Vanier with the...
  36. No one was abused. No one was arrested. But the...

    No one was abused. No one was arrested. But the lives of two people were messed up by "an over-active bureaucracy" that created victims where no one needed to have been hurt.
  37. Dream job? That's a little over the top. I would...

    Dream job? That's a little over the top. I would expect they have more resources than Windsor, Waterloo, Laurier, maybe York and Mac too. I don't see them being ahead, let alone far ahead, of Ottawa,...
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    2018 may be the last time USports ever has the...

    2018 may be the last time USports ever has the opportunity to pair the Vanier with the Grey Cup. Based on what Saskatchewan Roughriders management is saying it is very hard to imagine that the CFL...
  39. Who was "tried in error"? Are you maybe...

    Who was "tried in error"?

    Are you maybe thinking of the Duke lacrosse team?
  40. Here is a case where a top athlete was railroaded...

    Here is a case where a top athlete was railroaded by an over-active university bureaucracy even when a sexual assault never occurred:...
  41. Finally! Guelph has had a couple of...

    Finally!

    Guelph has had a couple of recruiting battles with Laval in the past few years and always come out on the short end. This time it went our way. :)
    ...
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    My only thought on this ^^^ ... SMU...

    My only thought on this ^^^ ... SMU administration seems to have his back. They were 100% supportive when AUS "leadership" tried to torpedo the Huskies season. There was nothing luke warm about SMU's...
  43. I think it would be against the rules. You would...

    I think it would be against the rules. You would have to charge something that is at least close to the market value.

    For example, if a similar building down the street rents a 3BR for $900, it...
  44. Wrong thread, but there are still some good...

    Wrong thread, but there are still some good options for UofT ...

    Kelly Jeffery - Argos assistant / MtA HC - the best candidate if he's interested

    Gregg Marshall - Queen's DC / too many CFL jobs...
  45. Technically, you may be correct that the...

    Technically, you may be correct that the recruiting policy changes were passed by the ADs.

    BUT, all the changes they approved came from a panel of coaches that included Blake Nill and Greg...
  46. The "Brady to Mac" rumours make sense now....

    The "Brady to Mac" rumours make sense now. Longtime Mac LB coach and recruiting coordinator Frank Gesztesi has announced he is retiring.
    ...
  47. Guelph now has 11 recruits. They have added two...

    Guelph now has 11 recruits. They have added two more players from the outstanding London South program - RB Richard Morris & LB Tyler Thompson - and an NCAA transfer - DE Carter Wilson.
    ...
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    LOL! I think some politicians tried that. It...

    LOL! I think some politicians tried that. It didn't go well to say the least.
  49. No announcement that I'm aware of. That's my...

    No announcement that I'm aware of. That's my point. USports programs waste too much time in their hiring processes.
  50. Def Coord at Carleton seems likely, except to my...

    Def Coord at Carleton seems likely, except to my knowledge CU hasn't officially announced Ryan Bechmanis won't be back.

    Reuniting with Kelly Jeffery at UofT would be a possibility but I can't see...
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