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    BC high schools play US football? Good grief! ...

    BC high schools play US football? Good grief! :eek:
  2. Perhaps, they could add more seating next time. ...

    Perhaps, they could add more seating next time. Tickets were really hard to get. Try for 25,000+ next year and go from there. Who knows how many people would have gone if the stadium capacity were...
  3. Thread: Attendance

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    That's always an issue, but if people want...

    That's always an issue, but if people want something badly enough they will find a way. Alumni and the business community will step up to the plate. If there isn't adequate support for football it...
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    Talent dilution is a problem, but so is the AUS...

    Talent dilution is a problem, but so is the AUS only having 4 teams. The 3 biggest schools in Atlantic Canada don't play CIS football, and indications point to strong fan interest at...
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    If the AFL continues to grow and prosper over the...

    If the AFL continues to grow and prosper over the next 2-3 years, serious discussion should be given to merging it with the AUS. They'd be a large talent imbalance in the beginning, but 5 of the...
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    Also a little off topic, but do people have...

    Also a little off topic, but do people have attendance numbers for the university club football teams in the Maritimes? There are now 5 teams:

    New Brunswick Red Bombers (University of New...
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    No worries. I did an attendance thread for last...

    No worries. I did an attendance thread for last season and it's a lot of work.

    It seems that Mount Allison got a nice bump from the Touchdown Atlantic game in Moncton. High school football is...
  8. Thread: Attendance

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    Great job! Looks like the same schools posting...

    Great job! Looks like the same schools posting the big numbers: Laval, Sherbrooke, Western, Queen's, MAC, and Saskatchewan.
  9. Fabulous! I've been waiting so long for this to...

    Fabulous! I've been waiting so long for this to happen.
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    Never heard of this competition. Now if they...

    Never heard of this competition. Now if they were playing 3 down football, it could have been even closer. ;)
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    Did you watch that TSN story about newly arrived...

    Did you watch that TSN story about newly arrived Canadians adopting the game of football? It aired during the Grey Cup pre game show. TSN did a great job covering our football league this year, but...
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    Technically, McMahon is a CIS football stadium...

    Technically, McMahon is a CIS football stadium that's also used by the Stampeders. If the new stadium in Winnipeg gets built, Canada will have 2 CIS football stadiums with capacity above 30,000.
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    They have to do something, but they're in...

    They have to do something, but they're in probably the toughest football market in the country. Torontonians don't support any of their football teams. Professional, college, high school? They...
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    The only other major fault with the data is...

    The only other major fault with the data is missing data for 3 games: Western's last game of the season, York's last game of the season, and Windsor's 3rd game of the season. These are the figures...
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    No, I didn't include any playoff games as it...

    No, I didn't include any playoff games as it would skew the numbers. Regular season 'bowl' games such as the Red and Blue Bowl were included as they represent annual rivalries more than anything...
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    Here's another break down that further shows the...

    Here's another break down that further shows the commitment to college football in the AUS that might otherwise not get recognized if we just look at things from the surface. Only 8 schools managed...
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    2009 Attendance for each conference 1. Quebec:...

    2009 Attendance for each conference

    1. Quebec: 124,885 (20,814/school)
    2. Ontario: 124,069 (12,407/school)
    3. Canada West: 52,303 (7,472/school)
    4. Atlantic: 40,072 (10,018/school)
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    Thank you Sylven and 80's Dog.

    Thank you Sylven and 80's Dog.
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    Awesome pic of Huskies Stadium!

    Awesome pic of Huskies Stadium!
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    You're right. I didn't get marton's reference.

    You're right. I didn't get marton's reference.
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    You must have some good photos then.

    You must have some good photos then.
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    Queen's

    Queen's
  23. This is our national championship. You'd think...

    This is our national championship. You'd think 12,300 would be a very attainable figure. The poorly attended event at Ivor Wynne last year managed more than that with Western and Laval in it.
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    That's a matter of opinion. Many football teams...

    That's a matter of opinion. Many football teams go through huge effort and expense to get rid of athletics tracks. If they thought it was perfectly fine, they wouldn't bother.
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    Percival Molson Stadium ...

    Percival Molson Stadium

    http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper234/stills/e22k7n3s.jpg http://farm1.static.flickr.com/28/51105765_6192f187f0.jpg?v=0...
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    Alright, I stand corrected. Football and track...

    Alright, I stand corrected. Football and track shouldn't have to share facilities though.
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    Laval's football program started from scratch in...

    Laval's football program started from scratch in 1996 and look what they've accomplished. Sure, a new football team at UQTR, UQAM, or Chicoutimi would have an uphill battle to gain recognition and...
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    Exactly! How many track events does Laval host...

    Exactly! How many track events does Laval host that needs thousands of seats? ZERO! Put the track somewhere else.
  29. Thread: Final Four

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    It's no secret that the AUS needs to get...

    It's no secret that the AUS needs to get stronger. It's too bad because that conference is home to some of the best college football fans in the country. AUS fans deserve more competitive teams and...
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    I didn't know that! So, the return of football...

    I didn't know that! So, the return of football to Carleton is only hinging on this stadium? Perhaps, Brock should be brought into the fold to give the OUA 12 teams.
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    I was at both. Personal preference is going to...

    I was at both. Personal preference is going to be swayed by the outcome of each game. The 1989 game was very good, but from an Atlantic Canadian perspective, 1990 was beyond sweet revenge.


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    1990 Atlantic Bowl: SMU beat Western in the...

    1990 Atlantic Bowl: SMU beat Western in the dying seconds. I've never seen a crowd go into a frenzy like that. I watched a recap that night on television. The stands looked like a giant rapidly...
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    Well, in all fairness, Quebec football has been...

    Well, in all fairness, Quebec football has been around from the very beginning with McGill University back in the 1870s. ;)



    20 to 30? Looks like I'm going to be busy! Which one would you...
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    Why not put Mt. Allison in there so the all 4 AUS...

    Why not put Mt. Allison in there so the all 4 AUS teams make the playoffs.
  35. Thread: Darkhorse poll

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    Poll: Bishop's

    Bishop's
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    I agree that Moncton is more likely to join...

    I agree that Moncton is more likely to join before the University of New Brunswick, but I do take issue with the last statement. Perhaps, things are different in New Brunswick, but football and...
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    2009 Attendance for all 27 schools 01 Laval...

    2009 Attendance for all 27 schools

    01 Laval 58,037
    02 Sherbrooke 25,381
    03 Queen's 23,159
    04 Western 21,961 (3 games only)
    05 Saskatchewan 17,480

    06 McMaster 16,834
    07 Montréal 16,043
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    Those are good points, but it would be great for...

    Those are good points, but it would be great for the AUS if it happened. The Maritimes have a very small population to draw from so need to recruit heavily from outside the region. I am getting a...
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    Nah, it's just a random pattern for the UDM...

    Nah, it's just a random pattern for the UDM Aigles Bleus colour scheme, blue and gold.
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    Stade Moncton Stadium Still under...

    Stade Moncton Stadium

    Still under construction, the $17 million facility is being built on the campus of Université de Moncton. It will be used for the 2010 World Junior Championships in...
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    Oh no! I want one. :(

    Oh no! I want one. :(
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    I haven't come across any new information or...

    I haven't come across any new information or renders regarding a new stadium at Queen's either. There seems to be no information on the net. I hope it's still happening.
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    None of this is going to be possible without...

    None of this is going to be possible without university administration buying into the plan. The financial payoff is potentially huge, but requires a long term commitment from schools who recognize...
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    Thank you rimorg and GoldenHawkfan. I've always...

    Thank you rimorg and GoldenHawkfan. I've always loved college football and have a business degree from Dal so this was a natural fit for me. It's been a hobby of mine analyzing data like this to...
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    So these hats are available across Canada liquor...

    So these hats are available across Canada liquor outlets or just in Quebec?
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    Considering most people in first year university...

    Considering most people in first year university are 18 years old, any one over 23 should be double and triple checked for eligibility. This isn't rocket science, it's grade 4 mathematics.
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    END OF REGULAR SEASON! When I get a chance,...

    END OF REGULAR SEASON!

    When I get a chance, I'll do some number crunching and produce some more data lists. I am still missing data for the 4 games highlighted in blue. If any one has attendance...
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    WEEK 1: (1,100 @ 1 game) Aug. 29: Simon Fraser...

    WEEK 1: (1,100 @ 1 game)
    Aug. 29: Simon Fraser @ British Columbia 1,100

    WEEK 2: (62,237 @ 11 games)
    Sept. 3: McGill @ Montreal 4,649
    Sept. 4: Calgary @ Saskatchewan 6,053 *
    Sept. 4: ...
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    Hey Finiteman! Were you on SSC last year? I...

    Hey Finiteman! Were you on SSC last year? I remember talking about Canadian football on there with you. Welcome aboard. :)

    I agree that the existence of pro football severely hampers the...
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    Spruce Grove? Where is that?

    Spruce Grove? Where is that?
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