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Veteran Kicker Medlock Hopes to Give Bombers a Big Boost vs. Stampeders

Veteran Kicker Medlock Hopes to Give Bombers a Big Boost vs. Stampeders

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Justin Medlock
Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Justin Medlock (9) watches as his field goal attempts goes through the posts the during the second half of CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. As he gets ready for Sunday’s CFL West Division final against the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers veteran kicker Justin Medlock said he’s glad he postponed retirement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Justin Medlock is glad he’s not watching the CFL playoffs from his couch.

The Blue Bombers kicker had contemplated retiring after last season, but he instead signed a one-year contract with Winnipeg after a chat with head coach Mike O’Shea reinforced his desire to continue playing.

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High School Football Team Honours Slain Quarterback, Breaks Championship Drought

High School Football Team Honours Slain Quarterback, Breaks Championship Drought

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

St. John's Tigers Football
Members of the St. John’s Tigers raise the trophy following Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL) Division 3 finals action against the Elmwood Giants, in Winnipeg on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. The Tigers bested the Giants to end a 38-year championship drought. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Glenn Dickson)

WINNIPEG – A layer of snow covered the field as the St. John’s Tigers fought off the opposition to win a high school football championship and keep a promise for a former quarterback who was murdered.

The last time the Tigers played on Investors Group Field in Winnipeg was in 2016 when Jordan Thomas was the quarterback. The team fell short in that championship game, losing 35-32 to Kildonan East Rivers.

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Harris, Blue Bombers Advance to West Final with Victory Over Roughriders

Harris, Blue Bombers Advance to West Final with Victory Over Roughriders

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols attempts a pass against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during first half CFL West Division semi-final action in Regina on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

REGINA – Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea noticed Andrew Harris enter the media room after Winnipeg’s West Division semifinal victory and felt compelled to downplay his running back’s performance.

“Yeah, he was OK,” O’Shea said with a laugh.

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Olympics Would Mean Big Revamp to Calgary’s Aging Football Stadium: Bid Corp.

Olympics Would Mean Big Revamp to Calgary’s Aging Football Stadium: Bid Corp.

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

McMahon Stadium
An artist’s rendering of a refurbished McMahon Stadium in Calgary is seen in this handout image. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation)

CALGARY – A potential Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Games includes a plan to make the city’s aging football stadium more accessible to people with disabilities.

Fergal Duff, with the Calgary 2026 Olympic and Paralympic bid corporation, said renovations on McMahon Stadium are estimated to cost $80 million out of the $500 million earmarked for refurbishing existing venues.

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Blue Bombers Linebacker Adam Bighill Happy to Help Kids with Facial Differences

Blue Bombers Linebacker Adam Bighill Happy to Help Kids with Facial Differences

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Adam Bighill
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Adam Bighill, wife Kristina, son AJ and daughter Leah are shown in a handout photo. Bighill has displayed his leadership on and off the field in his first season with the Blue Bombers by helping his teammates reach the playoffs and showing local kids with facial differences that they can achieve anything they want. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Adam Bighill)

WINNIPEG – Adam Bighill is happy and satisfied every time he hauls down a quarterback or knocks the ball out of an opponent’s hands.

But those feats don’t top the list of accomplishments for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers middle linebacker, who was voted the CFL team’s most outstanding player and top defensive player. Helping shy children with facial differences look people in the eye, smile and speak confidently is what makes him as proud as any of his football achievements.

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Investors Group Field Set to Be Renamed After Company Rebrands

Investors Group Field Set to Be Renamed After Company Rebrands

Investors Group Field
Investors Group Field (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

WINNIPEG — No matter what they choose to rename it, football fans will still call the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ stadium “IG Field.”

Investors Group Field — also home to the U of M Bisons football team — will soon undergo a name change, after the company whose name adorns all venue signage, rebranded itself.

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Blue Bombers’ Stadium a Losing Game: Jackman-Atkinson

Blue Bombers’ Stadium a Losing Game: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Investors Group Field
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ new home Investors Group Field prior to the first day of Rookie Training Camp in Winnipeg on May 29, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Our roads are in shambles and Manitobans are concerned about cutbacks to health care, yet last month, the provincial government announced that it is writing off $82 million in loans to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The loans are related to the construction of the Bombers’ new stadium, Investors Group Field, and are part of a saga that has been filled with nothing but bad news for taxpayers.

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Blue Bombers Clinch Playoff Spot with Rare Home Win Over Stampeders

Blue Bombers Clinch Playoff Spot with Rare Home Win Over Stampeders

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Andrew Harris (33) cheers with the crowd in the last seconds of their CFL game against the Calgary Stampeders, in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols couldn’t care less that he threw for more than 300 yards for the first time this season.

The only achievement that mattered for the Winnipeg quarterback was that the Blue Bombers clinched a playoff spot with a 29-21 victory over the Calgary Stampeders on Friday.

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