The McGill Redmen kick-off the CIS university football season on Thursday by travelling across Mt. Royal to take on the Montreal Carabins at 7 p.m. The Carabins are coming off a 6-3 second-place finish while McGill has nowhere to go but up in their 131st season of football.
Sean Murphy, a sophomore from Ottawa, rushed for a game-high 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns as McGill surprised the Ottawa Gee-Gees with a 37-14 victory in CIS preseason football at Molson Stadium, Friday.
McGill will open their 131st season of football Friday, when they host the Ottawa Gee-Gees in a preseason affair at Percival Molson stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Ottawa is coming off a 7-1 first-place finish in the OUA, while the Redmen are looking to bounce back from an 0-9 season in the Quebec conference.
Ben Thompson, a lineman with the McGill Redmen, is among eight Quebec university football players to receive an athletic excellence scholarship from the Montreal Alouettes Bursary Program within the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.
The play of the week for the Calgary Stampeders took place far from the windy confines of Canad Inns Stadium. Long snapper Randy Chevrier -- a McGill graduate and blue-collar player who rarely hears his name called over the loudspeaker -- potentially saved a life far from the watchful eye of the blue-clad crowd.
Dr. Ross Hill has been selected in the builder category and is among a half-dozen 2011 new additions to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Hockey and football legend Rocky Robillard has been selected in the athlete category and is among a half-dozen 2011 new additions to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
About the highest compliment you could pay future McGill quarterback Jeff Tichelman comes from his head coach, the guy who spent a few hundred hours with him in the film room over the past few seasons.
Three McGill University graduates -- Randy Chevrier, Greg Hetherington and Jean-Nicolas Carrière (pictured from left to right) -- are listed among the official rosters posted online by the eight Canadian Football League teams as they get set to open the CFL campaign on Wednesday.