CIS Football Report (Week 1)

The CIS season officially got under way during Labour Day weekend as they continued a tradition of Canadian Football. For years Canadian Football has held the Labour Day weekend as a special weekend where the sport takes focus. For the CFL the Labour Weekend is a half way mark while for the CIS it is the beginning of a new season.

Will Laval Make it 7 in a Row? (Dunsmore Cup Preview)

The Laval Rouge et Or have been the big red machine in CIS football winning 6 Vanier Cups and 9 Dunsmore Cups. They have become the team to beat every year in the playoffs and throughout the season as they have been a top ranked team almost every year. This year was no different in the RSEQ as Laval remained the team that everyone looked up at. They were ranked #1 in the CIS for the first five weeks of the season with almost no team getting close to them.

CIS Football Report (Week 8)

Then there was one with the CIS season wrapping up for most of the conferences next week and the OUA this week there is only one undefeated team left. After the loss by Laval two weeks ago and a battle between Saint Mary’s and Montreal for a rules violation Calgary and Western were the only two teams left without a loss. This week that all changed as one of the two teams took their first loss on the season as the #1 ranked Western Mustangs lost in their final week of the regular season.

CIS Football Report (Week 7)

The CIS is coming quickly to an end as there are only two weeks left in the season for most of the conferences. With the AUS, RSEQ, and CanWest conferences finishing in the next two weeks there is one conference that is finishing next week. The OUA is a larger league that contains 10 teams making their schedule somewhat shorter as they play 8 games in total with no weeks off. The large conference also forces them to end their regular season before everyone else to accommodate the six teams that make the playoffs.

CIS Football Report (Week 2)

The Laval Rouge et Or have been ranked #1 since week 2 in 2010 and took this ranking all the way to the Vanier Cup. They were undefeated all last year and have continued this trend into the 2011 season as they have now started 2-0. In week two the Rouge et Or were anything but as they wore their all black uniforms to take on their rivals from down Highway 40 the Montreal Carabins. The Carabins and Rouge et Or represent the two major cities in Quebec as Lval is based in Quebec City. They have also created a rivalry through their play as Laval has remained the top team in the CIS while Montreal is regularly among the Top 10 but struggles against their rival.

RSEQ Wants a Repeat (RSEQ Preview)

Quebec has been a hotbed for football in Canada for many years and a big part of this is the success of not only the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL but also the Laval Rouge et Or. Laval has been on a tear over the past few years as they are always a favorite to win the Vanier Cup. Last year they did just that utilizing their home field advantage to beat the Calgary Dinos in the final. This year the big red machine will look to take their show out west to Vancouver and play for the Vanier Cup once again.

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