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Former U of M Bison Named New CFL Commissioner

Former U of M Bison Named New CFL Commissioner

Randy Ambrosie
Randy Ambrosie speaks during a press conference in Toronto, Wednesday July 5, 2017. The CFL says Ambrosie will serve as the 14th commissioner in league history. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

A former University of Manitoba Bisons athlete has been named the 14th commissioner of the Canadian Football League.

Randy Ambrosie, 54, was announced Wednesday during a news conference in Toronto. Jeffrey Orridge stepped down as commissioner last month after about two years on the job.

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Media Chow Down in Bisons’ Wing-Eating Competition

Media Chow Down in Bisons’ Wing-Eating Competition

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Competitors in this year’s Manitoba Bisons media wing-eating competition on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

You don’t normally need an excuse to eat chicken wings, but 42 of them? Sounds like a challenge!

The 12th annual University of Manitoba Bisons’ Wing Off contest on Wednesday pitted members of the media against each other in the form of pure gluttony.

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Bisons’ Geoff Gray Signs with Green Bay Packers

Bisons’ Geoff Gray Signs with Green Bay Packers

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U of M Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray stands with his parents on Sunday, April 30, 2017, one day after signing a free-agent contract with the Green Bay Packers. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray has earned his shot in the NFL.

Gray, 22, was passed over on Saturday during the league draft but signed a free-agent contract with the Green Bay Packers.

“I’m excited to join the Packers. Several team teams came on strong and made good offers but I had to go with my gut, and Green Bay seemed like the right fit for me,” Gray said.

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Bisons Offensive Lineman Gray Set to Audition Before Pro Football Scouts

Bisons Offensive Lineman Gray Set to Audition Before Pro Football Scouts

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press

Geoff Gray
U of M Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray and head coach Brian Dobie on Thursday, September 15, 2016. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Being under the watchful eye of people who can make or break a potential pro football career can be stressful, but nerves won’t be an issue for Geoff Gray.

In fact, the six-foot-six, 310-pound Manitoba Bisons offensive lineman expects to enjoy auditioning for CFL and NFL scouts Thursday at his pro day in Winnipeg.

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Bisons Send Nine to CFL Western Regional Combine

Bisons Send Nine to CFL Western Regional Combine

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons are sending nine of their football players to the 2017 CFL Western Regional Combine in Regina.

Representing the herd on March 23-25 is linebacker Bami Adewale, running back Alex Christie, offensive lineman Tom Clarkson, running back Cam Fox, linebacker Christian Turner, defensive back Akeeno Williams and wide receiver Derek Yachison.

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Bisons Fall Short at Championships, Clinch 3-1 Win Over Laval in Consolation Final

Bisons Fall Short at Championships, Clinch 3-1 Win Over Laval in Consolation Final

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Bisons’ rightside hitter Devren Dear smashes a hit against Université Laval Rouge in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday, March 19, 2017. (DON VOAKLANDER / U OF ALBERTA)

The Manitoba Bison men’s volleyball wound up in fifth place over the weekend at the U SPORTS Men’s Volleyball Championship in Edmonton.

The Herd defeated Laval 3-1 (25-22, 26-28, 25-23, 25-22) on Sunday in the consolation round after dropping the opening night match on Friday 3-1 to Alberta.

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Bisons Hosting UBC in Canada West Final Four

Bisons Hosting UBC in Canada West Final Four

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(JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — Win or lose this weekend, the Manitoba Bisons are headed to the Canada West nationals next weekend in Edmonton. But they don’t plan on dropping a single set.

The #2 Bison men’s volleyball team has been near perfect all season long under head coach Garth Pischke. The Herd is looking to continue that trend this weekend when the UBC Thunderbirds come to down for the Canada West Final Four.

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Pischke Named Canada West Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

Pischke Named Canada West Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

Garth Pischke
U of M Bisons volleyball haed coach Garth Pischke speaks with the media on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Bisons’ head coach Garth Pischke has been named the 2016-17 Canada West Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year.

Pischke, in his 35th season at Manitoba, guided the Bisons to a 21-3 conference regular season record in 2016-17 and finish first in Canada West plus ranked number one in the country for four weeks.

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Blue Bombers Sign Former Bison LB Thomas Miles

Blue Bombers Sign Former Bison LB Thomas Miles

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Manitoba Bisons linebacker Thomas Miles (52) brings down Saskatchewan Huskies receiver Kit Hillis (8) in Canada West playoff football action at Investors Group Field on Friday, November 1, 2013. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg-born linebacker Thomas Miles has signed on with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The former Manitoba Bison spent the past three seasons with Toronto after being taken by the Argos 33rd overall in the 2014 CFL Draft.

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