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Approximately 90 players at 2008 Bison Football Training Camp
Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:58 PM
 
There will be approximately 90 players suited up for the 2008 Manitoba Bison football team training camp. The defending CIS Vanier Cup champion will break for camp will begin on Saturday, August 16 with two sessions and final player testing are held on Friday, August 15.

For the 2008 season, Bison football will embark on a new experience for the first time in 37 years – competing as defending CIS National Champions! After rolling through another 8-0 regular season record in 2007, the Herd followed up great expectations with a record-breaking four game playoff run (winning by an average of 38 to 11 while setting a new team record with 52 points in a playoff match) which culminated with a successful 28-14 championship win over the St. Mary’s Huskies in the Vanier Cup held in Toronto on November 23, 2007.

The challenge for the upcoming campaign will be to successfully defend the Vanier Cup despite the squad losing a number of starters on both sides of the ball. On the offense, there will be four starters not returning from last season while on the defence, there will be a startling nine starters not returning because of either graduation or moving onto a CFL career.

The squad will begin the 2008 season at home against the Regina Rams on Saturday, August 30 at 1 p.m. CT held at the University Stadium (U of Manitoba).


2008 Bison Football Training Camp Schedule
 
DATE TIME PLACE
Fri., Aug. 15 8:30 a.m.-noon* Frank Kennedy Centre Rm. 125
Sat., Aug. 16 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Practice Field (at U of M)
Sun., Aug. 17 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Practice Field (at U of M)
Aug. 18-22 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Practice Field (at U of M)
Sat., Aug. 23 1 p.m. Intra-squad Scrimmage
(University Stadium)
Sun. Aug. 24 DAY OFF  
Aug. 25-29 5 p.m. Practice Field (at U of M)
 
For more information, contact:
Chris Zuk
Bison Sports Information Officer
Sport and Active Living Centre
zukc@cc.umanitoba.ca
Phone: (204) 474-7492
 
Related Links (Internal):
  •Bison Sports Official Site