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Bisons Recruit Five to 2018 Football Squad

Bisons Recruit Five to 2018 Football Squad

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Five high school student-athletes have committed to the University of Manitoba Bisons. (JEFF AND TARA MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — Five high school recruits have committed to the University of Manitoba Bisons football team next season.

On the day the Bisons suffered a disheartening 76-17 loss to the Calgary Dinos in their homecoming game on Saturday, the Herd looked to the future in what 2018 could bring.

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Dressing the Part: U of M Bisons Don New Football Jerseys

Dressing the Part: U of M Bisons Don New Football Jerseys

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University of Manitoba Bisons student-athletes show off their new jerseys at Investors Group Field on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — When the Manitoba Bisons take the turf at Investors Group Field this Saturday, the football team will be looking flashier than normal.

The Bisons on Tuesday unveiled new Nike jerseys for the 2017 season as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2007 Vanier Cup championship. It’s the first time since the 2008 season that the Herd will be sporting new jerseys, which return the Bisons to the black and gold colour scheme.

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Bisons Drop Football Home Opener to Saskatchewan 44-23

Bisons Drop Football Home Opener to Saskatchewan 44-23

By Chris Zuk, Bison Sports

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University of Manitoba Bisons and the Saskatchewan Huskies clash in the Herd’s season home opener at Investors Group Field on Friday, September 1, 2017. (JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG – Now that is a way to get your first Canadian university football coaching win. First-year football head coach of the Saskatchewan Huskies Scott Flory was dumped with Gatorade after leading the unranked Huskies to a road upset 44-23 win over #10 ranked Manitoba Bisons at Investors Group Field on Friday, September 1 afternoon in front of 1,501 fans.

This was the first Canada West game of the 2017 season for both teams.

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Bisons Name Football Captains Ahead of Home Opener

Bisons Name Football Captains Ahead of Home Opener

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons football squad heads into their opening season weekend ranked 10th, but the end goal remains to repeat becoming Vanier Cup champions 10 years since their last big win.

The Bisons host the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Friday, September 1 at Investors Group Field.

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Former U of M Bison Named New CFL Commissioner

Former U of M Bison Named New CFL Commissioner

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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

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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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