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Blue Bombers Honouring Cal Murphy with Bronze Statue

Blue Bombers Honouring Cal Murphy with Bronze Statue

Cal Murphy
Cal Murphy (DAVE BUSTON / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A bronze statue in the likeness of the late Cal Murphy will be installed at Investors Group Field to honour the former Winnipeg Blue Bomber.

Murphy, a Winnipeg native, spent more than 30 seasons in the CFL, winning nine Grey Cups over his careers, where he spent 14 seasons (1983-1996) with the Blue Bombers.

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Lyle Bauer Tells All in New Book After Cancer Battle

Lyle Bauer Tells All in New Book After Cancer Battle

What Doesn't Kill You Book
‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ is a new book from former Blue Bombers executive Lyle Bauer, a cancer survivor and multiple Grey Cup champion. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Lyle Bauer, a multiple Grey Cup champion, former CFL executive and cancer survivor, is sharing his life story in a new book.

“What Doesn’t Kill You” is about fight, hope, inspiration and that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence.

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Bombers Enter CFL Season with ‘Explosive’ Offence, Uncertain Defence

Bombers Enter CFL Season with ‘Explosive’ Offence, Uncertain Defence

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols - Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) hands off to Andrew Harris (33) during the first half of CFL action against the Edmonton Eskimos, in Winnipeg on June 15, 2017. Matt Nichols seems to have found a favourite word to describe how the Blue Bombers offence will be this season. In a scrum with reporters after Tuesday’s practice, the quarterback used the word “explosive” six times. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols seems to have found a favourite word to describe how the Blue Bombers offence will be this season.

In a scrum with reporters after Tuesday’s practice, the quarterback used the word “explosive” six times.

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Kline, Harris, Grice Scored Late as Eskimos Earn 38-38 Tie with Blue Bombers

Kline, Harris, Grice Scored Late as Eskimos Earn 38-38 Tie with Blue Bombers

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Blue Bombers - Edmonton Eskimos
Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Zach Kline (14) throws against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, June 15, 2017. A tie is usually nothing to cheer about, but the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos saw the positives after they played to a 38-38 finish in their final pre-season game Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A tie is usually nothing to cheer about, but the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos saw the positives after they played to a 38-38 finish in their final pre-season game Thursday.

In Winnipeg’s first pre-season game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on June 10, the game ended in a 25-25 tie. No overtime is played in the CFL pre-season.

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Winnipeg Receivers Hope to Catch a Break on the Injury Front in 2017

Winnipeg Receivers Hope to Catch a Break on the Injury Front in 2017

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Darvin Adams
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Darvin Adams (4) calls for a pass interference call against the Calgary Stampeders during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, July 21, 2016. Adams would be happy to haul in some long bombs and take it to the house. Weston Dressler is gearing up to turn some short passes into big gains.But what the Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiving corps really needs to catch this season is a break on the injury front. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Darvin Adams would be happy to haul in some long bombs and take it to the house. Weston Dressler is gearing up to turn some short passes into big gains.

But what the Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiving corps really needs to catch this season is a break on the injury front.

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Bombers’ Linebacker Thomas Miles Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bombers’ Linebacker Thomas Miles Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Thomas Miles - Manitoba Bisons
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 native Thomas Miles has found a local cause to champion since returning home and signing with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The former U of M Bison and Toronto Argonaut is the new honorary spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters Winnipeg as a volunteer mentor.

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Blue Bombers Flying in Northern Youth to Experience Game Days

Blue Bombers Flying in Northern Youth to Experience Game Days

Investors Group Field
Investors Group Field (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are giving a group of northern Manitoba youth the VIP treatment at every home game this season.

The football club has partnered with Perimeter Aviation and Exchange Income Corporation to bring up to 45 youth and members from First Nations communities to Investors Group Field this year. During every home game, youth will be set up in a reserved section of seats, enjoy meals and snacks, meet the players on the field following the game and receive video board recognition.

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Bisons’ Geoff Gray Signs with Green Bay Packers

Bisons’ Geoff Gray Signs with Green Bay Packers

Geoff Gray
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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Blue Bombers Prospects Lay It All On the Field at Mini-Camp

Blue Bombers Prospects Lay It All On the Field at Mini-Camp

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

WINNIPEG — Five workouts over three days wrapped up on Friday as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers completed their annual mini-camp at Investors Group Field. Team management, including head coach Mike O’Shea, have a busy weekend ahead, reviewing practice film and notes as the club needs to reduce their overall roster by at least 12 by May 1.

33 young hopefuls — as well as three veteran quarterbacks and free agent signing Kenny Stafford — took part in the camp that the head coach defined as purely for evaluation purposes.

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Blue Bombers Hopefuls Look to Make an Impression at Mini-Camp

Blue Bombers Hopefuls Look to Make an Impression at Mini-Camp

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

WINNIPEG — A decidedly different approach will be taken by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they kicked-off their annual spring mini-camp at Investors Group Field on Wednesday morning. Day 1 of official on-field activities in Winnipeg saw 33 hopefuls hit the turf — as well as four quarterbacks — vying for a shot at main training camp in late May.

The objective of this year’s three-day camp is a significant shift from recent years, where most recently in 2016 being purely an exercise for the entire offence, veterans and all, to learn a new Paul LaPolice system.

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