The University of Manitoba Bisons football team officially kicks off training camp on Aug. 11, sporting a roster significantly different from the one that went 5-3 last season and fell short in the conference semi-finals to UBC.
With Bisons football spring camp quickly approaching, the Manitoban decided to take a positional look at some of the new recruits entering the fold and what they’ll be bringing to the table for the herd both this season and in the years to come.
When David Onyemata came to Winnipeg, he knew nothing about football. He had never before strapped on the pads, let alone played a down.
It’s not often that you get the opportunity to play football on the same team as your older sibling – especially when the latter is four years older. For Des Catellier, however, that rare occasion will occur in 2016 as he joins his older brother Luc on the Bisons football team.
On Jan. 1, a new set of CIS recruiting rules came into effect, with a full page dedicated specifically to football. Most of the changes in relation to football involve finances, with teams being prohibited from taking recruits to professional sporting events, for example.
The 103rd Grey Cup on Sunday, held at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, signified a homecoming for three former Bisons football players, as Ottawa running back Kienan LaFrance and Edmonton defensive tackles Eddie Steele and Don Oramasionwu all got the chance to return to the province where their football careers started.
Anthony Daley’s football journey has taken him from the Greendell Falcons midget program all the way to B.C., but he’s finally back home again.
It was a disappointing end to the 2015 season for the University of Manitoba Bisons football team. But for players such as DJ Lalama there’s no time to linger on what could’ve been, as he now sets his sights on the 2016 CFL draft this coming spring.
The University of Manitoba Bisons football team didn’t end 2015 quite the way they wanted – falling in the conference semi-final. There were, however, a number of bright spots during the season. Below are the Manitoban’s top 10 stories and moments from this year’s campaign.
For the second week in a row, the University of Manitoba Bisons football team travelled to UBC looking not only to defeat the Thunderbirds for the first time in 2015 but also defend their conference title.