OUA Gameday: Week 3

We’re a quarter of the way through the OUA regular season and two teams have clearly risen to the top of the OUA. They’re also the same top two teams from last season and will be doing battle this week. The Western Mustangs will play host to the Ottawa Gee-Gees in this week’s big game but almost all of the games this week look like they could be instant classics. Continue reading

OUA Gameday: Week 2

Today is the start of another season of OUA football action. Last year, we saw the season conclude with a final second field goal giving the Western Mustangs the Yates Cup at the hands of the Ottawa Gee-Gees. This year’s OUA battle looks to be wide-open but the picture will become a little clearer starting this afternoon with the first slate of OUA football games for 2011. Continue reading

OUA Gameday: Week 1

Today is the start of another season of OUA football action. Last year, we saw the season conclude with a final second field goal giving the Western Mustangs the Yates Cup at the hands of the Ottawa Gee-Gees. This year’s OUA battle looks to be wide-open but the picture will become a little clearer starting this afternoon with the first slate of OUA football games for 2011. Continue reading

The Humanoids: Guide to O-Week 2011

It’s that time of year again for the soon-to-be denizens of The University of Western Ontario. Time to load up the overly expensive SUVs and move into residence for their first year at UWO. That means Frosh Week is here again. Of course, the frosh don’t have much of an idea of what they’re in for over the next stretch. Having done this once before and witnessing it on three more occasions, I think I have a handle on what’s important for the frosh to know as they head to London and UWO. Continue reading

OUA Gameday: 2011 Season Preview

The 2011 OUA football season kicks off with a full slate of games on Monday. This season, ten teams battle for the 104th Yates Cup thanks to the return of the Waterloo Warriors after a season-long program suspension. The Western Mustangs took home their 29th Yates Cup last season but the loss of key players means that it’s wide-open at the top of the OUA. Continue reading

UWO Releases 2010 Salary List

As is required by provincial law, all government-funded entities must disclose the taxable earnings of all employees who make more than $100,000 in the previous calendar year. For 2010, 952 UWO employees made the list which is up/down from the 2009 calendar year by 58 (or 7%). Topping the list was Amit Chakma who hit #1 in his first full year as the President of UWO. Continue reading

Best of The Lowdown BlogCast: December 7, 2010

After three years on the radio and internet, it’s time for a special Best Of episode of The Lowdown that covers our history. In our second edition of the best of The Lowdown, here’s what we have for you on this special retrospective:

  • UWO Homecoming (Part 1) (Originally Aired: October 14, 2008)
  • Greg DeFelice Interview (Originally Aired: November 27, 2007)
  • It Came From YouTube: Lady Gaga, Christopher Walken and Eric Cartman – Poker Faces (Originally Aired: December 8, 2009)
  • Promo: iFart (Originally Aired: January 20, 2009)
  • Raw is CPAC (Originally Aired: March 31, 2009)
  • Pickup Lines (Originally Aired: February 3, 2009)
  • Exam Writing Tips (Originally Aired: March 31, 2009)
  • UWO Homecoming (Part 2) (Originally Aired: October 14, 2008)

In total, there are seven segments from Lowdowns past for 45 minutes of the Best of The Lowdown’s first three years.

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2010 Uteck Bowl Wrapup

Unlike the NCAA, Canadian university football has a playoff to determine their national champion. Today was the semi-finals and our Western Mustangs took on the Laval Rouge et Or in Quebec City in a battle of the first and second ranked teams in the country. The winner of this game would advance to the Vanier Cup national championship game. So who took one more step to national supremacy and whose season ends early? Our live blog, analysis and expert analysis after the jump. Continue reading

CIS Morning Warmup: National Semi-Finals

In honour of this week’s Vanier Cup semi-final games, we’ve retired the OUA Morning Warmup and replaced it with the CIS Morning Warmup. The coverage is the same but the name has been changed to protect the writer from accusations of OUA bias. Today, we have a double-header of national semi-final games as we’ve reached the final four in Canadian university football. The OUA champion Western Mustangs will travel to Quebec City to battle the undefeated and national #1 Laval Rouge et Or in the Uteck Bowl. In the other game, the Calgary Dinos host the Saint Mary’s Huskies in a rematch of one of last year’s semis in the Mitchell Bowl. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Discipline

Let’s kick off these links with Canada’s own Jessica Lowndes who celebrated her 22nd birthday with cupcakes.

With the CFL regular season in the books and division finals coming up this weekend, here’s a look at the five best and worst moments from this season. (55-Yard Line)

In the midst of a labour relations case that the NHL is involved in, several emails from Colin Campbell were made public. In one of them, he refers to one of the players he coached as a “little fake artist.” So who is this guy he loathes so much? (MC79 Hockey)

And speaking of NHL discipline, here’s Sean Avery cheapshotting Ladislav Smid. Doubt he’ll get suspended because Campbell likes the Rangers. (Tirico Suave)

After the jump, Brett Favre’s hypothetical benching, everybody does the Dougie and the return of DJ Steve Porter. Continue reading