Will the Dominance End? (2013 CIS Football Preview)

The CIS Football season is about to get underway once again as the 49th Vanier Cup is only a few months away. CIS Football is in a different place than a few years ago as the league has grown through the last few years. With the “Greatest Game Ever Played” in 2011 the CIS gained a reputation of being unpredictable.

Continuity has Never Been Better (CIS Season Review)

Another season is in the books for the CIS and it was another great season for all involved yet saw something that had never happened before. The season began with many of the best teams remaining the favorites to win it all. The top team was the McMaster Marauders who would open the season as the #1 ranked team in the country.

Revenge for THE Dynasty (48th Vanier Cup Review)

The Laval Rouge et Or went into the 48th Vanier Cup with a very clear goal in mind and that was to get some revenge for their loss in the 47th Vanier Cup a year ago. They would be in tough against the best team in the country though with Kyle Quinlan leading the McMaster Marauders to an undefeated season. The Marauders and Rouge et Or had met before in the 47th Vanier Cup in 2011 in what had become known as the Greatest Game Ever Played.

Déjà vu at its Best (48th Vanier Cup Preview)

The 2012 CIS season has seen one thing dominate the season and that is the consistency to which the season has played out. Last year saw the Calgary Dinos, Acadia Axemen, Laval Rouge et Or, and McMaster Marauders all make the National playoffs. This year it was the same as all four teams repeated as champions in their conference. The similarities continued as the Mitchell and Uteck Bowls saw the McMaster Marauders and Laval Rouge et Or take the wins.

CIS Football Report (National Semi-Finals)

As the CIS season came to a close there seemed to be one major theme as consistency ruled the day and the year in the CIS. For the first time ever all four Conference Champions would repeat sending the exact same four teams to the National Bowls. Calgary, McMaster, Laval, and Acadia would all return to the National Bowls this year with two teams looking to continue the trend and two looking to end it.

The Marauders look for a repeat season (2012 OUA Preview)

Ontario University Athletics is the largest and most prestigious of all of the conferences in the CIS. The OUA is the home of some of the oldest teams in North America with three teams created before the 1900s. Football began with universities and colleges and in Canada some of the first teams from universities were located in Ontario.

2012 CIS Football Preview

Last year in August I began writing my 2011 CIS Preview with the title CIS Keeps Getting Better as I looked to the future of a league ready to break out. I did not think that 2011 would be the year that the CIS captured the hearts and minds of football fans but I did believe that the CIS was a great league ready to be noticed. In 2011 they showed exactly that as the 2011 CIS season was a great one.

CIS football Report (47th Vanier Cup)

I have seen many football games in my time but I have never seen a game that was as good as the 47th Vanier Cup. It had everything including great team stories, great individual stories, great defensive plays, great offensive plays, some controversial calls, plus double overtime. It all started before the ball was even kicked off as the game was built as a typical David vs. Goliath matchup.

47th Vanier Cup Preview

In 1965 the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and Alberta Golden Bears faced off at Varsity Stadium and started a tradition. After the game ended The Blues were the first team crowned as Vanier Cup Champions. This tradition continues in its 47th year as the Vanier Cup will be up for grabs again this year with one familiar face and an old friend.

CIS Football Report (National Semi-Finals)

CIS Football is only one week away from the 47th Vanier Cup as the National Playoffs began last week. With the Conference finals finished the CIS saw four teams left battling for the Vanier Cup. The McMaster Marauders had taken out the #3 Western Mustangs in the 104th Yates Cup behind their CIS leading offence.

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