CIS Football Report (Week 4)

The CIS did not change much this week but there were some big developments in the top teams throughout the weekend. Both Western and Laval were in action on the weekend as they looked to maintain their #1 and #2 ranking in the CIS. It should have been generally an easy week for the top two teams as the Mustangs faced off against the 1-2 Laurier Golden Hawks in the OUA. The #1 team faced off against what should have been their easiest test of the season as they faced 0-3 McGill. Laval did not make it easy on themselves as they took on McGill at home but could not get their offence going.

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.

The Road to Vanier 2011

The Vanier cup will make an interesting trip this year as it will begin to tour along with the Grey Cup. The first stop in this new deal will be in Vancouver the day before the Grey Cup in the newly renovated B.C. Place. It will be the 47th time the trophy is handed out. Last year the game was played in Quebec City at PEPS Stadium on the campus of Laval University. It became a big advantage for one team as the Laval Rouge et Or faced off against the Calgary Dinos.

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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