Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Wed a.m.

For fans in Southern Ontario, there is potentially great game tonight in Guelph as Humber College Hawks, perennial Top 5 CCAA team, meet the Gryphons in a matchup featuring two coaches who together have led Canada's World University team for the past several summers: Chris O'Rourke of Guelph (Head Coach) and Darrell Glenn of Humber (Assistant Coach). Both O'Rourke (Guelph) and Glenn (UPEI) are also CIS alumni as players. There is some precident to players graduating from Humber and transfering to Guelph, most noteable, Aron Bariagbre, an OUA All-Star at Guelph in his final season, who originally played at Humber... LATE NOTE: This game is at Humber College in Rexdale NOT in Guelph as written above... McMaster Marauders, off to a torrid start with very impressive wins the past three weeks, begin a two game tour of U.S. Division 1 schools with a date at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY to meet Army Cadets tomorrow (Thursday) at 4 PM. The Cadets, a member of the Patriot League, were 11-19 last season and have a veteran group with 11 players entering either their junior or senior years with the program... The CIS weekend begins on Thursday also as the York Lions (0-1) take a trip out East beginning with a matchup at the Tower in Halifax on Thursday night against St. Mary's (1-5), which has a quick bounce back after their four-games in four-days tour in Ontario last weekend, which ended this past Monday night with a tight loss at Brock in St.Catharines. We'll have more on the York/RMC tour out east this weekend shortly... IN ADDITION, as mentioned, the Canada West regular season kicks off this weekend and we will break it all down and also hope to have Wayne Thomas's Canada West - East Division preview up later today... FINALLY FOR THIS MORNING, we have had several inquiries regarding how we compile the division records breakdown and in the absence of Bob Adams incredible site, we have been keeping the scores individually. For those requiring the data, please email me... Speaking of Bob, we have been in touch with him and indeed he has decided, after at least two decades, to not keep his site updated and please understand that it is for very good reason. We plan to spend more time honouring Bob's tremendous contribution to CIS basketball and update you on him in a future post. Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

I would like to thank Bob Adams for his many years of work of covering not only CIS basketball but CIS hockey and football as well.
As someone who has followed CIAU/CIS basketball and the Carleton Ravens in particular for three decades, his yearly compilations of tournament and non-conference scores, team by team results and comprehensive CIS standings for both men and women's basketball have provided bloggers like myself an extremely valuable source of statistical information.
As you can well appreciate Mark, it takes a great deal of time and effort to compile a body of work such as Bob's.
I'm sorry to hear that Bob decided to call it a day but I suppose sooner or later that day had to come.
I wish Bob well in his future endeavours and again I say thank you so much for a job very well done, Mr. Adams.

Pistol Pete
CHT Hoop Talk

chrisannett said...

For many of us Bob Adams coverage of the CIS was an important part of out daily routine . My day was not complete without going to the web page and checking scores standings RPI etc . Thank you very much for your dedication to the game . I'm sure it has impacted a small army of individuals such as myself . We will miss you . Best of luck in the future. chris annett