Dallon Kuprowski, a native of Kanata, Ont., and a quarterback with the McGill Redmen, is among 35 players named to the Canadian junior national squad that will compete at the IFAF's under-19 world championship in Austin, Texas, June 28 to July 8. The team also features Patrick Boies, McGill's new offensive coordinator, who will be part of head coach Noel Thorpe's staff.
With the annual CFL draft just around the corner, again this year, a few local university prospects are on the radar. One of them is McGill kicker Austin Anderson.
At McGill, football has a storied past. In fact, it has a history that stretches back to 1874, longer than any other Canadian school. First-year head coach Clint Uttley is trying to breathe new life into that winning tradition.
Three players and a coach from the McGill Redmen football team have been selected to participate in the 10th annual CIS East-West Bowl, presented by Under Armour, which is set for Saturday, May 12, 2012 at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of Western University in London, Ont.
The 2012 RSEQ university football schedule is attached.
David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present a Meritorious Service Medal on Thursday to Major Derek Prohar, a McGill University graduate from Avonlea, Sask., who played hockey and football at McGill. The presentation ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m., in Rideau Hall.
The CFL's Scouting Bureau published its second Top 15 list of the season, Tuesday.
Pat Boies, a 35-year-old native of Montreal, has been appointed offensive coordinator of the McGill University football team, announced Clint Uttley, head coach of the Redmen, on Thursday. Boies becomes the fourth full-time coach on the football staff since Sonny Wolfe stepped down last season. Prior to 2011, McGill had never had more than two full-time coaches on the football staff.
Sports in Montreal started as a feature of community activities for entertainment or competition. McGill students participated informally in many of these activities in the late 1840's and early 1850's.
The day was cold and windy, the turf muddy and slippery. A brisk November afternoon in Montreal did not dissuade an eager crowd of 13,000 fans on hand to see a championship football game. The McGill Redmen had won nothing but condolences for 10 years. Now they were one victory away from claiming the 1938 title in senior intercollegiate football.