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Blue Bombers Open 2018 Season with Eskimos Tilt

Blue Bombers Open 2018 Season with Eskimos Tilt

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will meet the Edmonton Eskimos both in the pre-season and officially at home to open the 2018 CFL season on June 14.

The league released its upcoming schedule on Thursday, roughly two months sooner than it normally does. (Merry Christmas, football fans!)

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Reward Offensive Lineman Stanley Bryant with Two-Year Deal

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Reward Offensive Lineman Stanley Bryant with Two-Year Deal

By The Canadian Press

Stanley Bryant
Stanley Bryant (66) of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the game against the Toronto Argonauts at Investors Group field in Winnipeg on Friday, August 14, 2015 (JOHANY JUTRAS / CFL)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to a new two-year contract with acclaimed offensive lineman Stanley Bryant.

Bryant is coming off a career season in which he was named the league’s outstanding lineman and a CFL all-star.

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Medlock Puts Off Retirement for at Least One More Season, Re-Signs with Bombers

Medlock Puts Off Retirement for at Least One More Season, Re-Signs with Bombers

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Justin Medlock - Matt Coates
Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Justin Medlock, right, celebrates with teammate Matt Coates after kicking the winning field goal against the Montreal Alouettes during overtime in CFL football action Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

WINNIPEG – It didn’t take long for Justin Medlock to realize he wasn’t ready for life after football.

After a conversation with Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea and assurances the team wanted him back, Medlock signed a one-year contract that was announced Thursday.

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Twain’s Dramatic Dog Sled Entrance Fitting for Sunday’s Snowy Grey Cup

Twain’s Dramatic Dog Sled Entrance Fitting for Sunday’s Snowy Grey Cup

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

Shania Twain
Shania Twain performs during the halftime show during the 105th Grey Cup between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders Sunday November 26, 2017 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – It was a fitting entrance for Canada’s country music queen on Sunday’s snowy Grey Cup.

Shania Twain entered a snow-covered TD Place Stadium on a dog sled for her halftime show at the CFL championship game, to the delight of a bundled up crowd of 36,000 football fans.

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Three Bison Football Players Make Canada West All-Star Team

Three Bison Football Players Make Canada West All-Star Team

Brad Mikoluff - Jayden McKoy
U of M Bisons’ football players Brad Mikoluff and Jayden McKoy have been named to the 2017 Canada West Football All-Star Team. Jamel Lyles (not pictured) was also selected. (GOBISONS.CA)

WINNIPEG — Three players on the University of Manitoba Bisons football team have been selected to the 2017 Canada West Football All-Star Team.

The Bisons announced Thursday Jamel Lyles, Jayden McKoy and Brad Mikoluff have been chosen.

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Winnipeg Quarterback Matt Nichols Ready for Lions, Glove or No Glove

Winnipeg Quarterback Matt Nichols Ready for Lions, Glove or No Glove

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) looks for his receivers during the first half of CFL action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Winnipeg on October 6, 2017. Even if wet weather forces Matt Nichols to take the glove off his injured throwing hand, the Blue Bombers quarterback says he’ll be able to play just fine Saturday afternoon when Winnipeg hosts the B.C. Lions with the opportunity to clinch a playoff spot. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols isn’t worried if wet weather forces him to take the glove off his injured throwing hand.

The Blue Bombers host the B.C. Lions Saturday afternoon, with the forecast including a chance of rain or wet flurries.

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Bombers Defence Expecting to Be Tested Third-String Redblacks QB

Bombers Defence Expecting to Be Tested Third-String Redblacks QB

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Ryan Lindley
Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Ryan Lindley throws a pass during first half CFL pre-season football action against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Quarterback Lindley is making his first CFL start for the Redblacks Friday, but Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea cautioned his team is competing against the visitors’ offensive system, not just one player. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

WINNIPEG – Maurice Leggett and Jackson Jeffcoat aren’t salivating at the thought of going up against a third-string quarterback on Friday.

The Blue Bombers are hosting an Ottawa Redblacks squad that’s expected to be led by pivot Ryan Lindley, who would be making his first CFL start.

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Bisons Recruit Five to 2018 Football Squad

Bisons Recruit Five to 2018 Football Squad

U of M Bisons Football Recruits
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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Bombers’ Andrew Harris Named Ronald McDonald House Ambassador

Bombers’ Andrew Harris Named Ronald McDonald House Ambassador

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bomber Andrew Harris and his daughter Hazel fly a kite at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Saturday, May 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris will champion Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba as its newest ambassador.

Harris will attend RMHC Manitoba and third party events as part of his community duties, be a spokesperson for the charity and advocate for its fundraising campaigns.

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