UFRC now associate members of Football Reporters of Canada

CALGARY – At the annual Football Reporters of Canada congress at the 97th Grey Cup in Calgary, the UFRC were formally accepted as associate members of the FRC.

The UFRC will now be known as the FRC-U.

This will not change the way the FRC-U operates, other than an amalgamation of the FRC’s and FRC-U’s website, and title of FRC-U’s programs.

The UFRC-CIS Top 10 will now be known as the FRC-CIS Top 10. The UFRC-CIS Players of the week will now be known as the FRC-CIS Players of the week.

FRC members will continue to work on CFL related issues and votes, while the University division will continue their focus on CIS related issues.

The associate member status will also resolve confusion in the football community regarding branding of the journalists associations. During our discussions with the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the UFRC was frequently referred to as the FRC, who currently has an operating status in the hall.

In our ongoing discussion with the CFHOF, the effort will continue to be independently managed by the FRC’s University Chapter, or FRC-U.

Check our website at https://ufrc.wordpress.com for further updates.

Canada wide stats after Week 5

Canada-wide stats are available here

Results by ranking

CIS FOOTBALL WEEK 3 SCHEDULE (all times LOCAL) / CALENDRIER FOOTBALL DE SIC SEMAINE 3 (heures LOCALES)

1. Laval (2-0) – 1730, won at Bishop’s 45-6
2. Western Ontario (2-0) – 1578, def. (6) Laurier 30-7
3. Saskatchewan (2-0) – 1418, def. (11) Regina 10-9
4. Saint Mary’s (0-1) – 1053, lost at (14) St. FX 24-19
5. Calgary (1-1) – 989, def. Alberta 34-31
6. Laurier (1-1) – 860, lost at (2) Western Ontario 30-7
7. Queen’s (2-0) – 783, won 8-7 at (14) McMaster
8. Montreal (1-0) – 662 – SUNDAY at (9) Concordia
9. Concordia (0-1) – 203 – SUNDAY vs. (8) Montreal
10. Regina (1-1) – 80, lost at (3) Saskatchewan 10-9
11. Sherbrooke (1-1) – 66, lost at McGill 29-11
12. Ottawa (1-1) – 22, won at Waterloo 45-11
13. McMaster – 9, lost to (7) Queen’s 9-8.
14. St. FX (1-0) – 9, def. (4) St. Mary’s 24-19
17. Guelph (1-1) – 2, def. York 66-8
16. UBC (2-0) – Idle

Not ranked:

McGill 29, Sherbrooke 11
Laval 45, Bishop’s 6
Simon Fraser 0, Manitoba 1 – Forfeit
Acadia 58, Mount Allison 15
Calgary 34, Alberta 31
Ottawa 45, Waterloo 11
Guelph 66, York 8
Windsor 30, Toronto 3

Sunday, Sept. 13 / Dimanche 13 septembre
16:30 No. 8-Montreal (1-0) at No. 9-Concordia (0-1)

UFRC/CIS Players of the week

UFRC – CIS football players of the week

SFU teammates sweep Week 1 awards

Sept. 2, 2009

OTTAWA (CIS) – Simon Fraser teammates Bernd Dittrich, Mark Bailey and Jeff Thompson are the first Canadian Interuniversity Sport football players of the week of the 2009 season, as selected by University Football Reporters of Canada (UFRC).

The Clan (1-0), Canada West finalists a year ago, opened conference play last Saturday with a convincing 26-7 win over cross-town rival UBC.

Dittrich, a third-year quarterback from Vienna, Austria, completed 13 of 23 passes for 185 yards and no interceptions as the Clan racked up 312 yards of offence. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound science student also amassed 36 rushing yards on only four carries, three of which were for key first downs on SFU scoring drives.

Bailey, a fourth-year linebacker from Surrey, B.C., took home the weekly honour on defence after he tallied 5.5 tackles and one quarterback sack as the Clan held the Thunderbirds to 229 yards of total offence, including 125 through the air. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound arts student anchored a defensive unit that was missing the services of three starters for the campaign opener.

Thompson, a third-year cornerback from St. Louis, Missouri, was stellar on special teams in his CIS debut racking up a game-high 100 yards on six punt returns and 34 more on a kickoff return. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound arts student, who redshirted in 2008, made his presence felt early as he took UBC’s first punt of the afternoon 47 yards to the T-Birds’ 43-yard line.

Offensive nominees:

AUFC: no games played

QUFL: no games played

OUA: no games played

Canada West: Bernd Dittrich, quarterback, Simon Fraser (recipient)

Defensive nominees:

AUFC: no games played

QUFL: no games played

OUA: no games played

Canada West: Mark Bailey, linebacker, Simon Fraser (recipient)

Special team nominees:

AUFC: no games played

QUFL: no games played

OUA: no games played

Canada West: Jeff Thompson, cornerback, Simon Fraser (recipient)

CIS FOOTBAL WEEK 2 SCHEDULE (all times LOCAL)

Thursday, Sept. 3

19:00 McGill at No. 9-Montreal

Friday, Sept. 4

19:00 Bishop’s at Sherbrooke

19:00 No. 3-Calgary at No. 4-Saskatchewan (Shaw TV)

19:00 Manitoba at Regina

19:00 UBC at Alberta

Sunday, Sept. 6

14:00 No. 6-Concordia at No. 1-Laval (Radio-Canada)

17:00 No. 2-Western at No. 10-Ottawa

Monday, Sept. 7

13:00 Windsor at York

14:00 Waterloo at McMaster

14:00 Guelph at No. 8-Queen’s

19:00 No. 7-Laurier at Toronto

About University Football Reporters of Canada

The University Football Reporters of Canada represents journalists and broadcasters in every region of the country covering CIS Football. The UFRC’s primary objective is to work with CIS, its institutions and football programs to build resources and exposure for Canadian University Football from coast to coast through the contribution of the media.

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit http://www.universitysport.ca.

Pre-season Top 10: The Breakdown

Overall:
1 LAVAL ROUGE ET OR (7) 1710
2 WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 1543
3 CALGARY DINOS 1168
4 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1125
5 SAINT MARY’S HUSKIES 1108
6 CONCORDIA STINGERS 803
7 WILFRID LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS 528
8 QUEEN’S GOLDEN GAELS 375
9 MONTREAL CARABINS 347
10 OTTAWA GEE GEES 254

11 SIMON FRASER CLAN 138
12 MANITOBA BISONS 128
13 ST. FRANCIS XAVIER X-MEN 48
14 SHERBROOKE VERT ET OR 18
15 REGINA RAMS 6
16 BISHOP’S GAITERS 5
17 MCMASTER MARAUDERS 4
17 GUELPH GRYPHONS 4
19 UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3
19 MT. ALLISON MOUNTIES 3

MEDIA PANELS (4)
1 LAVAL (4)
2 WESTERN ONTARIO
3 SASKATCHEWAN
4 ST. MARY’S
5 CALGARY
6 QUEEN’S
7 CONCORDIA
8 LAURIER
9 MONTREAL
10 OTTAWA

11 SIMON FRASER
12 ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
13 MANITOBA
14 SHERBROOKE
15 MCMASTER
GUELPH
REGINA

Coaches Panels:

COACHES REGIONAL PANELS (3)
1 LAVAL (3)
2 WESTERN ONTARIO
3 CALGARY
4 SAINT MARY’S
5 SASKATCHEWAN
6 CONCORDIA
7 LAURIER
8 MONTREAL
9 QUEEN’S
10 OTTAWA

11 Manitoba
12 Simon Fraser
13 St. Francis Xavier
14 UBC
15 Sherbrooke
McMaster

There are 810 total first place voting points available on the three coaches panels and an equal amount of 810 total first place voting points available on the four media panels.

Individual UFRC members contribute votes on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.

Coach and Media Panel votes value three for every one UFRC member vote.

Poll: UFRC/AJFUC Canadian Top 10

OVERALL
1 LAVAL ROUGE ET OR (7) 1710
2 WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 1543
3 CALGARY DINOS 1168
4 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1125
5 SAINT MARY’S HUSKIES 1108
6 CONCORDIA STINGERS 803
7 WILFRID LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS 528
8 QUEEN’S GOLDEN GAELS 375
9 MONTREAL CARABINS 347
10 OTTAWA GEE GEES 254

Opinion: FORDE: TAKING A CFL SCOUTING TOUR OF NORTH AMERICA

Texas isn’t always best
Duane Forde
tsn.ca
August 20, 2009


http://www.tsn.ca/columnists/duane_forde/?id=288242