Monthly Archives: December 2014

13 OUA All Stars & 2 All Canadian selections

Check out the list below of the Gryphons named 2014 OUA ALL-STARS. The full story from FIRST-TEAM OFFENCE Centre: Matthew Nesbitt – Guelph Offensive Tackle: Matthew Toppan – Guelph Kick Returner: Ryan Nieuwesteeg – Guelph FIRST-TEAM DEFENCE Defensive End: Cameron … Continue reading

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More on National Interlock

  More on the proposal for televised, inter-conference games for 2015 from the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: A Saskatoon businessman and a Vancouver broadcaster are perking up ears across the Canadian university football world. Saskatoon’s David Dube, who has pumped a portion of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Thank you and Merry Christmas to the many members of the Gryphon family, and other readers of this blog, who have extended Best Wishes, Thank Yous and other Season’s Greetings. It is much appreciated by yours truly. The fact that … Continue reading

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Final pre-Christmas post

Bernie Puchalski had a good news, pre-Christmas story in the St. Catharines Standard yesterday – Nieuwesteeg enjoys breakout football season at Guelph. The story/interview gives a little history of Ryan Nieuwesteeg‘s career to date, talks about the huge amount of work … Continue reading

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Four Gryphons named to All Rookie team

Getting back to some of the news I wasn’t able to cover in the past six weeks … Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Football All-Rookies. The two top teams in the league, the McMaster Marauders … Continue reading

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Gryphons add 3 more commits to the 2015 recruiting class

Gryphon recruiters continue to receive Christmas gifts, in the form of good news from top recruits, in advance of the “recruiting black-out period”. Football is the only CIS sport with such a restriction and it runs from December 23rd to January 2nd … Continue reading

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National interlocking schedule being studied

The 2015 OUA regular season football schedule was supposed to be released before Christmas. It doesn’t look like that is happening. I think I know the reason why. Le Journal de Quebec broke the news this week of a “l’ambitieux … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – Jeff Hale

In 1978 Jeff Hale began his football career at the University of Guelph under Coach Dick Brown. As it would turn out the big freshman from Belleville would end up spending most of his career playing for Coach Tom Dimitroff Sr who … Continue reading

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Saskatchewan All Star commits to the Gryphons

Guelph has received a commitment from one of the top receiver prospects in the country. Kade Belyk of Dr. Martin LeBoldus CHS in Regina is the latest addition to the Gryphon’s 2015 recruiting class. Not only was Belyk a two-time … Continue reading

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The best of 2014

Thanks to Gryphon Football’s videographer Craig Rutledge [] for the following highlight videos from the 2014 season. Best Passing Plays – While the Gryphons had to replace four veteran receivers the overall output of the passing game improved by 31 yards … Continue reading

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