Category: Football

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A new feel to the season

One year ago, the Wilfrid Laurier University men’s football training camp was filled with many more questions than answers. A young team, a new system and most importantly a new coach placed an aura of uncertainty around the team heading…

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Learning to lead from the sidelines

After an injury at the beginning of the 2013 season, Tanner Philp had to lead the Wilfrid Laurier University football team from the sidelines. During practice before the first game of the season, the second-year team captain tore his ACL…

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Former Hawk dresses for CFL

On July 3, Alex Anthony found a travel bag sitting in his team locker. This is a treatment reserved for the top six receivers on the Saskatchewan Roughriders roster, and signified that he would be travelling with the team to…

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Ackie recognized nationally

Training camp hasn’t even begun, but the Wilfrid Laurier University men’s football team is receiving national attention. On July 8, CFL analyst Justin Dunk posted his list of the top 10 prospects so far for the 2015 CFL draft. Laurier…

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Nyhof looks to break through in upcoming season

The Wilfrid Laurier University football team will have steady hands at the wide-out position this season, with fourth-year Greg Nyhof looking to bring consistency, strength and veteran leadership to an already potent Golden Hawk offense. Last year, Nyhof was selected…

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Fracas given opportunity at Tiger-Cats camp

James Fracas has spent the last the week in Hamilton, participating in the Tiger-Cats training camp. The quarterback on Wilfrid Laurier University’s football team was invited to work with the coaching staff to develop his skills surrounded by other talented…

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Three Laurier all-stars play with the best in the nation

This past weekend, three of Wilfrid Laurier University’s finest athletes shared the field with the best post-secondary football talent from across the nation. On May 10, Western University hosted the East/West Bowl, an all-star game with players from all over…

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Laurier Lettermen donates $10,000

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lettermen Club presented a $10,000 cheque to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on Friday, following a successful PowderPuff tournament earlier this year. The 24 registered teams raised the money with registration fees and donations, Laurier Lettermen president…

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Laurier’s finest of 2013-14

Player of the Year Emily Brown (Women’s soccer) Brown made strides in the 2013 year. She scored a career-high 18 goals, setting a new team record after her 15 goals last year. She scored 14 of those in the last…

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Early start vital for football success

Most football teams in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) begin their offseason training in January. But for the Wilfrid Laurier men’s football team, their training started just a week after their final game. As of Oct. 21, Laurier was in…