Can OUA Stay Strong? (OUA Preview)

In the biggest Conference of the CIS there is one more team competing for the Yates cup this year. Last year Waterloo’s program was suspended due to the discovery of performance enhancing drugs in student’s lockers. This year they will return but with many of their players transferring or graduating they, most likely, will not threaten. University of Toronto and York University will be in this boat with Waterloo although The Varsity Blues have shown more signs of life. The ones to watch will be the Western Mustangs, McMaster Marauders, and the Guelph Gryphons as all three of these teams have remained strong and look to improve on their seasons last year.

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.

CanWest Ready for Homefield (CWUAA Preview)

Last year the Canada West sent a representative to the Vanier Cup as the Calgary Dinos repeated as Hardy Cup Champions and moved on to the finals. This year the CanWest conference will look to send another representative to the Vanier that will take place in their backyard, Vancouver, British Columbia. Last year the Dinos went back to the Vanier Cup for the second time in as many years but again came out on the losing end. In 2009 the Dinos fell to the Queen’s Golden Gaels and in 2010 they fell to the powerhouse from Quebec, Laval.

CIS Keeps Getting Better

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the governing body for all University sports in Canada and have a number of great sports under their umbrella. The crown jewel of the CIS would usually be the hockey being in Canada where the sport is kings. CIS did not follow this however as with other competition, including NCAA and Major Junior hockey, it is not the biggest CIS sport. Instead the biggest sport and the crown jewel in the CIS cap is Canadian Football that is broadcast on TV throughout Canada and is quickly becoming bigger

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