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The present and the future

Bison football players on the rise in the CFL

The 2014 CFL season was a year of progression for the University of Manitoba Bison football program. Nine former members of the herd found themselves on CFL rosters, signifying a trend in the right direction. Led by former safety Teague Sherman, Manitoba has bred a number of promising products, and that number looks to increase […]

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The next step: Yantz, Demski, and Adewale invited to 12th annual East West Bowl

After an impressive 2013 campaign and numerous accolades, three Manitoba Bison football stars are getting yet another opportunity to add to their already multifarious football accomplishments. Quarterback Jordan Yantz, inside receiver Nic Demksi, and weak side linebacker Bami Adewale were all recently selected to represent the Bisons in the East West Bowl, which takes place […]

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The new evolution of Bombers football

Key additions and subtractions made by Winnipeg in free agency frenzy

After an abysmal 3-15 record in 2013, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers need all the help they can get. The rebuilding process began when the team fired former general manager Joe Mack, and following seasons end, promoted assistant GM Kyle Walters. To say that Walters has his work cut out for him would be an understatement. […]

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Meeting the test at East-West

Evan Gill becomes third Bison to play in prestigious shrine game

Coming out of high school, it was quite apparent that Evan Gill was something special. At 6’3, 245-lbs, he was an impressive physical specimen. A three-time provincial team member, as well as part of the 2008 ANAVETS Bowl championship team with Churchill High School, Gill was highly sought after by many university programs. The University […]

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A year of disappointment

What I learned in 2013

This past year was full of challenges for Winnipeg sports teams. The Bombers and Goldeyes failed to make the playoffs and the Jets have continued to struggle. Despite the shortcomings, there are still many bright spots to look forward to as we head into 2014. Here are a few things I have learned about each […]

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2013 CFL Player Awards predictions

For the past two years, Adam Peleshaty has correctly predicted the CFL Player Awards. He goes for his third year of perfection in 2013. Most Outstanding Player Jon Cornish, RB, Stampeders Ricky Ray, QB, Argonauts Going into 2013, some believed Jon Cornish would not be able to duplicate his rushing total of 1,457 yards from […]

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Help needed!

Bombers go headhunting for a new coach

Newly-appointed Winnipeg Blue Bomber president and CEO Wade Miller made the first decision of the 2013 off-season, firing Tim Burke as head coach on Nov. 13. The move comes after Burke—in his first full season as head coach—led the Bombers to their worst record since 1998. Burke’s move from defensive co-ordinator to head coach appears […]

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Into the wild

Bombers in tough heading back to West Division

The Blue Bombers’ “magical” first season at Investors Group Field (IGF) is in the books. They finished the season with a record of 3-15, missed the playoffs, and will enter the off-season with more questions than answers. The Bombers conceded the most points and scored the fewest. They didn’t win at home until September, and […]

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Football adds bodies and a coach

Bison Football made some major additions, as they introduced four local recruits to the roster and a local football star to the coaching staff. The four recruits are Jayden McKoy and Houston Rennie from Miles Macdonell Collegiate, Braedy Will from Oak Park, and Kurt Goodrich from the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League. […]

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Bombers content to suck again

While the Bombers are all set to move into the new Investors Group Field on the University of Manitoba campus this summer, the Bombers’ front office has yet to make any significant off-season moves that might help put more butts in those extra seats. General Manager Joe Mack and company have sat on their hands […]

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