Sonny Wolfe, head coach of the McGill Redmen, has announced the team's 2011 fall schedule, the 131st season of football on the downtown campus. The Redmen have a 10-game schedule on tap, including their preseason home-opener on Aug. 26 at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium against the Ottawa Gee-Gees, who finished first in the Ontario conference last year.
The Montreal Canadiens have signed veteran Mathieu Darche, a former star forward with the McGill University Redmen, to a new one-year contract. The 34-year-old native of St. Laurent, Que., who had career highs in goals (12) and points (26) in 59 games last season, will earn a reported $700,000 US. He made $500,000 last season and was slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Anthony Lukca and Charles-Antoine Sinotte, two former all-stars with the McGill Redmen, have led the Grenoble Centaures to an unlikely berth in the championship game of France's Ligue Élite de Football Américain.
New Alouettes president Ray Lalonde,a former receiver at McGill and Redmen assistant coach, showed up Sunday for the opening day of training camp. And, while he addressed the hundreds of spectators on-site, his message was short. While Lalonde looked the part, with his sports jacket and openneck dress shirt, he also was quite interested in watching practice. Intently.
Basketball players Jessica Clemençon from the University of Windsor and Tyson Hinz from Carleton University are the 2011 BLG Award winners as Canadian Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the year. Hinz, who's parents both played varsity basketball at McGill, beat out three other male finalists, including McGill University hockey player Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que.,
You don't have to sit with McGill grad Guy Boucher long to feel the kind of vibration only the true believers give off. Five minutes give way to 20 minutes, and his kind of clear-eyed passion and single-mindedness is intoxicating.
Nommé à la tête de l'équipe à la mi-mars, le nouveau président des Alouettes de Montréal, Ray Lalonde, affirme que la transition se fait en douceur pour lui et le reste de l'organisation, malgré les nombreux défis auxquels elle doit faire face.
He was once selected first overall in the Canadian Football League draft and spent nine seasons playing running back for the Alouettes. Larry Smith has a degree in law and has been a successful businessman. He has served as commissioner of the CFL, president of the Alouettes and publisher of The Gazette.
McGill and the University of Texas at Austin have been selected to process and digitize the massive Richard W. Pound Olympic Collection. Pound's Olympic materials comprise 350 boxes -- a 100-metre plunge into Olympic history that ranges from the drama of the Ben Johnson doping scandal to backroom negotiations for TV rights.
A memorial service will be held for Warren Chippindale, a former McGill University hockey player, Saturday (May 7) at 1:30 p.m. in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, 3801 University Street. Chippindale, who died on Nov. 27, 2010 at the age of 82, was a business leader who was known for great generosity.