The two time defending provincial champions Concordia Stingers basketball team were left out of the CIS preseason top ten rankings. But it hasn’t distracted players like Evens Laroche. The team expect they’ll win another title once they’re back to full health.
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This aired for CBC NEWS Montreal on November 8th, 2012
It’s been a slow and steady rebuild at Concordia since the Stingers missed the playoffs two seasons ago. This year at camp the expectation is to improve on last season’s 4-5 record and first round playoff loss to Laval University.
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Coach Gerry McGrath will rely heavily on his defence and his top tier linebackers to be the back bone of his team, while he’s banking improvement on the offensive side of the ball led by 2nd year QB Reid Quest.
2011 CIS Defensive Player of the Year, Max Caron, will be the center piece of the Stingers D
Listen to the preview of the 2012 Stingers which aired for Daybreak Montreal on August 29, 2012
McGill’s move to explore its option to break up with the Quebec university football conference in favor of playing in Ontario shouldn’t come at a surprise. But if the RSEQ can’t reconcile situation the entire conference will sit at the brink of a collapse.
The executive director of sports and recreation for McGill, Drew Love, said the move is about shifting McGill into a situation where they’d be once again playing against their traditional rivals such as Queens, U of T and Western. But, really this is about money and a fundamental difference between how the french schools (Laval, University of Montreal and Sherbrooke) and the English schools (McGill, Concordia and Bishops) run their football programs.
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This aired for CBC Daybreak Montreal on May 18, 2012