OUA 2015 schedule to be released next week

2015 OUA Non-combatants

The OUA 2015 Football Schedule will be released at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 10. Today we received a little teaser via Instagram and we learned the names of the teams we won’t face in 2015. Unfortunately, that includes the Western Ontario Mustangs. This means we will have only faced Western once in the regular season since 2012.

That’s a shame because the Gryphons and the Mustangs will likely be the two top-ranked teams in the OUA. This is something that the Northern 8 National Interlock proposal would have corrected. By the way the other team we miss in 2015 will be the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.

Who do we welcome back onto our schedule? The 0-8 York Lions and the 1-7 Waterloo Warriors. Imagine if those are both home games!?!

One of the highlights of the season may be the pre-season game when Guelph will travel to Winnipeg to face the Manitoba Bisons.

I’ll wait until I see our actual 2015 schedule before saying anything more.

 

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4 Responses to OUA 2015 schedule to be released next week

  1. Jayme says:

    I don’t understand why the Oua just does not go to a 10 game schedule have each team play 1 game vs all others.

    • It sounds simple but there are a few problems. First, it would cost more so teams like Mac, Laurier and Waterloo are going to object. Second, the OUA would have to start its season in August and eliminate the first playoff round in order to have its champion crowned in time to play in the national semi-finals. Finally, there would be concerns about the impact on the academics of student-athletes.

      • Jayme says:

        Maybe its time to split the league into 2 have a tier 2 for teams like Mac who don’t want to spend more and tier 1 for teams that want to spend.

  2. I doubt that would happen within the OUA. If there is a Tier 1 it is probably outside the OUA. If the OUA were to split into two divisions it would more likely be based on geography. Teams could play everyone within their division each year and half the teams in the other division, either alternating each year or based on ranking.

    I still believe that the OUA could come up with a schedule that produced more competitive games even in its current format.

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