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CIS announces nationally-televised Football Game of the Week on City

Wednesday August 31, 2016
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Richard A. Whittaker

TORONTO (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Wednesday four CIS football games will be televised nationally on City over the course of the 2016 regular season.

The CIS Football Game of the Week, presented by Ontario University Athletics and Atlantic University Sport, will feature four exciting matchups from Sept. 17-Oct. 15, on the road to the 52nd ArcelorMittal Dofasco Vanier Cup, to be played Nov. 26 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.

CIS launches its Football Game of the Week telecast on Sept. 17 from Kingston, Ont. as the Queen’s Gaels host the Western Mustangs in the opening of the new Richardson Stadium. The national television schedule continues Sept. 24, featuring an OUA Yates Cup rematch between Western and Guelph during the Gryphons’ homecoming celebrations, and the annual Panda Game Oct. 1, pitting rivals Carleton and Ottawa at TD Place, in a battle for football supremacy in the nation’s capital.

Playing from behind for three quarters in last season’s conference championship, the Gryphons rallied to win their first Yates Cup title since 1996 with a 23-17 victory over Western. In another thrilling, and high-scoring affair, the Ravens captured their second straight Panda Game a year ago, topping its cross-town rival 48-45 in double overtime.

CIS wraps up its national television coverage on Oct. 15 as Acadia welcomes Mount Allison to Raymond Field for Homecoming.

CIS Football Game of the Week on City Schedule  - All games 1 pm ET

September 17: Western @ Queen's - new Richardson stadium opener
September 24: Western @ Guelph – Yates Cup rematch, Guelph Homecoming
October 1: Ottawa @ Carleton – Panda Game, TD Place
October 15: Mount Allison @ Acadia – Homecoming

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