OUA Football Midseason Report

September 28, 2011 8:52 am

The first half of the 2011 Ontario University Athletics football season is in the books, with each of the conference’s 10 member schools having played four games. As we enter October, the race for the Yates Cup is set to heat up very quickly. Here’s a look at three of the key storylines that defined the first half of the OUA season.

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The Concept of the Franchise Player

September 21, 2011 1:06 pm

Roy Halladay earned numerous individual accomplishments during his 12 years with the Toronto Blue Jays, though the Jays never reached the playoffs. Will history remember Halladay as the greatest Jay of their post-World Series era, or will his time in Toronto serve merely as a prelude to his days on the powerhouse Philadelphia Phillies?

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Jose Bautista and the MVP Conundrum

September 16, 2011 12:45 pm

Unlike other leading MVP candidates in Major League Baseball, Jose Bautista’s season won’t continue into October; he’ll play his last game in 2011 on September 28th. It’s for this reason that despite posting the best numbers of his career, leading the majors in every relevant offensive statistical category and asserting himself as the best all-around hitter in the game, he stands little to no chance of being named AL MVP.

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Hockey’s Summer of Discontent

September 7, 2011 7:39 am

Wade Belak was found dead last week in Toronto. Only a few weeks ago Rick Rypien of the Winnipeg Jets committed suicide as well. In May of this year Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers was found dead in his home after consuming a toxic mix of drugs and alcohol. The death of three players in only a few months whose main role was to fight will invariably draw attention to this aspect of the game.

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Senate Reform, Part X: The End of the Beginning

September 5, 2011 10:01 am
Pittsburgh Penguins v Ottawa Senators - Game Four

Over the course of the next few months, the Ottawa Life Sports Blog will be covering the ongoing rebuild of the Ottawa Senators franchise. This is Part X: the end of the beginning.

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