Friday, 30 October 2009

CIS vs. NCAA This Weekend

There are several CIS teams with road games in the U.S. against NCAA Division 1 teams, beginning with yesterday's scrimmage at West Point, NY between McMaster and Army.

Defending CIS champions Carleton Ravens open up the exhibition season for the Seton Hall Pirates tonight in South Orange, New Jersey at 7 PM in a game with live webcasting available. The Ravens are also scrimmaging Radford University Highlanders of the Big South conference in Radford, Virginia on Sunday.

Also tonight, John Dore's Concordia Stingers travel to Rhode Island to play at Bryant University against the Bulldogs, an NCAA Division 1 program in the Northeast Conference. The game goes tonight at 7 PM. The Stingers then move over to Vermont on Sunday to meet the Catamounts (NCAA D1 America East conference) at 1 PM. Vermont, perennially favorites for their conference crown, features 6'4" senior guard Maurice Joseph from Montreal.

On Saturday, the aforementioned Marauders are in the Big Apple on Staten Island to play Wagner, which has 6'5" sophomore wing Tyler Murray, a graduate of Toronto's Eastern Commerce Saints where he was coached by current Ryerson Rams mentor Roy Rana, on their roster. The game begins at 2 PM and can be followed via LIVE STATS on the Wagner web site.

Also on Sunday, Laval travels to Orono, Maine to face another NCAA D1 America East conference program, the Maine University Black Bears in a 2 PM start. The Black Bears feature a pair of former Ontario high school stars who were members of the now-defunct NEDA program and are now freshmen at Maine: 6'7" Murphy Burnatowski (Waterloo, Ontario) and 6'9" Mike Allison (Lynen, Ontario).

More CIS vs. NCAA games next week:
Monday, Nov 2 Alberta at Gonzaga
Monday, Nov 2 UBC at Oral Roberts 7 PM
Tuesday, Nov 3 UBC at Oklahoma 7 PM
Tuesday, Nov 3 Trinity Western at Utah Valley University 7:15 PM
Tuesday, Nov 3 Saskatchewan @ Montana State
Thursday, Nov 5 Trinity Western at Brigham Young 19:15:00
Saturday, Nov 7 Trinity Western at Utah State 19:15:00
Friday, Nov. 6 Concordia @ Rhode Island 7:00 PM
Thurs. Nov 7 UQAM at Southern New Hampshire 19h

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