Monthly Archives: June 2014

Gryphon travelog

I’m almost wondering these days if I shouldn’t have been a travel writer. Or even better [as in more lucrative] the travel agent who is booking all the Gryphons trips. I’m not just talking about 100 flights to Montreal for the … Continue reading

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Alumni reception in Burlington

Last week the Friends of Gryphon Football hosted another successful regional reception for the Hamilton and Halton regions. Seventy folks turned up. Mostly football alumni with some current players, 2014 recruits and family members. The oldest alumnus in attendance was Dr. … Continue reading

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Recruit profile: Daniel Palmer-Salmon

Last week the Gryphons added what may or may not be the final commitment of 2014 – Daniel Palmer-Salmon of Brampton’s St Edmund Campion CSS. [View this blog’s list of 2014 recruits.] Palmer-Salmon is a 5’8″ 183-pound running back and a high school teammate of … Continue reading

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Sad news to pass along

Former OAC/OVC Redmen head football coach [1956-1960] Tom Mooney passed away on June 20 in Guelph. Mooney had a major impact on the athletic programs after arriving in 1956, taking the football team from 1-7 to 5-2, 6-1 and then 7-0. His Redmen won two league championships. Mooney also … Continue reading

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Good news on CFL cut-down day

Sunday was the day that CFL teams had to make their roster cuts to be at the 46-man limit. With four Gryphons holding CFL management/coaching positions and six others competing for roster spots it is an interesting day. The news looks … Continue reading

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CFL hopeful Reinhart making a good impression

The CFL regular season doesn’t open for another nine days when the Toronto Argonauts visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. [Thursday, June 26; TSN broadcast time 8:30 EST] In fact, there are still four exhibition games to be played this Thursday … Continue reading

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Golf news for UofG

It sounds like yesterday’s President’s Golf Tournament was a big success. Certainly the weather was nice enough. The high-priced tourney [$400 per person entry fee] raises funds for athletic scholarships at the University of Guelph. It was nice the hear … Continue reading

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Update from Alumni Stadium

Take note: the visit to the stadium I refer to below was back in April. Keep that in mind as you read. Where I’ve added information recently I’ve clearly marked it “Updated”. A couple of paragraphs regarding the “upcoming” Gala … Continue reading

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Jazz Lindsey Learning at Argos Camp +

There was a nice article on Jazz Lindsey this past week in The ONTARIAN, UofG’s independent student newspaper. Stephanie Coratti, the paper’s Sports and Health Editor appears to have talked to Jazz after he had been with the Argos for … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – ’96 Alumni Mag

This is the first of what I hope will be a regular feature (at least on Thursdays in the off-season).  This little discovery was to good not to share as it highlights some of the long practiced traditions of Gryphon … Continue reading

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