OUA Morning Warmup: Quarter-Finals

It’s been a weird season in the OUA. Waterloo withdrew from OUA football for the season because of a steroid scandal. Toronto stepped up and lost out on a playoff spot on a tiebreaker. The defending Vanier Cup champion Queen’s Gaels got in the playoffs by winning that tiebreaker over Toronto. But all the drama of the regular season gives way to the drama of the OUA playoffs. Today, four teams do battle and only two will survive to see another week’s action. Continue reading

OUA Morning Warmup: Week 8

In most years, we’d be talking about playoff tiebreakers and likely Yates Cup matchups in Week 8. Obviously, 2010 is not most years in OUA football. This is the second to last week but that doesn’t mean we don’t have things to talk about. The Score’s OUA Game of the Week has what is likely the worst two teams in a nationally televised game in University Rush’s history. But the two combatants are among the five teams that are battling for the final playoff spot which is held by a 2-4 team. This week’s games will go a long way to clarifying the OUA playoff picture. Continue reading

OUA Morning Warmup: Week 6

All teams in the OUA are now in their second halves of the season this week. In action this week, only Western, Ottawa and McMaster have yet to have a bye week. After their lackluster performance last week, Western is probably wishing they had some time to regroup. As for the Gee-Gees and Marauders, they play the Toronto teams which is as near to a bye week as anyone can get while on the gridiron. The week’s final game sees Guelph seek a measure of redemption for their Week 5 egg-laying against Laurier. Continue reading

EA Sports Announces CIS Football Video Game

In an announcement that may shake the foundation of the video game industry, EA Sports announced the launch of a new video game franchise. This August, EA Sports will release the first ever CIS Football video game which will be developed, appropriately, by EA Canada out of Burnaby, British Columbia. Continue reading

2009 Yates Cup: Mustangs Lose Yates Cup Heartbreaker To Queen’s

It was only fitting that the two greatest quarterbacks in Canadian university football history would meet for the last time in a championship game. It was also fitting that Michael Faulds and Dan Brannagan led their respective offenses in what was a shootout on the football field. In the end, it was Faulds’ team and left knee that came up short in a two minute comeback attempt as the Queen’s Gaels won their first Yates Cup championship in 31 years. Continue reading

2009 Yates Cup Preview: Western vs. Queen’s

As it seems it was destined from the first day of the season, the Ontario university football championship will be contested by the league’s two most bitter rivals and its two greatest quarterbacks. On Saturday, the Western Mustangs, led by all-time CIS leading passer Michael Faulds, will travel to Kingston to do battle with Queen’s Gaels, led by #2 all-time quarterback Danny Brannagan. Continue reading