Archive for the ‘Sports/Football’ Category

U Sports football navigates pandemic hurdles to get on field despite fall cancellations

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
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One of the first things the University of Manitoba Bisons football team will learn when training camp opens is how to form a socially-distanced huddle. A part of football that's been second nature since they learned the sport now requires players standing two metres apart.

U Sports football age cap, pandemic combine to cut short players’ careers

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Dozens of Canadian football players dreaming of hoisting the Vanier Cup in their fifth and final year of university eligibility have had those hopes dashed.

Oklahoma State coach apologizes after Canada’s Hubbard threatens boycott over T-shirt

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

One day after Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard lashed out at coach Mike Gundy on social media for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel, Gundy apologized.

Canada’s Hubbard posts video with NCAA coach after calling out controversial T-shirt

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard and coach Mike Gundy posted a video together to talk about change Monday after the Canadian star suggested he may boycott the program in the aftermath of a photograph where the coach wore a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel.

Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu’s NFL aspirations put on hold by COVID-19 spread

Friday, March 20th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu to put his NFL aspirations on hold.

Arrest warrant issued for Beckham Jr. after New Orleans cop complains of butt slap

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on a complaint of simple battery Thursday.

Joe Burrow leads LSU past Clemson in college football championship’s clash of Tigers

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory against No. 3 Clemson on Monday night to win the national championship.

Canada’s Chuba Hubbard chugs along to rushing records in Texas Bowl

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Canada's Chuba Hubbard became the second player in school history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season when he went over the mark in the first half of Friday's 24-21 loss against Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl.

Riders’ Cody Fajardo listed as starter ahead of key game against Eskimos

Friday, November 1st, 2019
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It appears Cody Fajardo will start at quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders when they host the Edmonton Eskimos tomorrow, as he was listed atop the depth chart despite missing practice with a sore back.

NFL announces Tyreek Hill will not be suspended in case involving his son

Friday, July 19th, 2019

The NFL will not suspend Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill under its personal conduct policy in a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son.