Thursday, April 28, 2011

U of R Rams Announce 2011 Sked

The University of Regina Rams released their 2011 schedule on Thursday, with the team slated to kick off the Canada West season at home against UBC on Friday, Sept. 2 at Mosaic Stadium.

The home opener against UBC will mark the first time since the 2005 campaign that the Rams have played a team other than Manitoba in the first conference game of the season. The U of R has played UBC in its season opener just one time in its history, opening up against the Thunderbirds back in 2002.

The Rams also have home dates against three-time defending Canada West champion Calgary (Sept. 16), Manitoba (Sept. 30), and Saskatchewan (Oct. 22). The U of R visits Saskatchewan (Sept. 9), Alberta (Sept. 24), UBC (Oct. 15), and Manitoba (Oct. 29) in its four conference road games.

The Rams, who finished 5-3 last season and in third place in the Canada West standings, are expected to return five Canada West all-stars (Chris Bodnar, Adrian Charles, Akiem Hicks, Brenden Owens, and Jamir Walker) to their 2011 roster.

The Rams are also expected to finalize a date for a non-conference affair against Manitoba the weekend before the UBC opener.

2011 University of Regina Football Schedule
Sept. 2 (7:00 pm) – vs. UBC (Mosaic Stadium)
Sept. 9 (7:00 pm) – at Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Sept. 16 (7:00 pm) – vs. Calgary (Mosaic Stadium)
Sept. 24 (1:00 pm) – at Alberta (Edmonton, Alta.)
Sept. 30 (7:00 pm) – vs. Manitoba (Mosaic Stadium)
Oct. 15 (2:00 pm PDT) – at UBC (Vancouver, B.C.)
Oct. 22 (7:00 pm) – vs. Saskatchewan (Mosaic Stadium)
Oct. 29 (1:00 pm CDT) – at Manitoba (Winnipeg, Man.)
Nov. 5 – Canada West Semifinals
Nov. 12 – Canada West Final
Nov. 19 – Mitchell Bowl (RSEQ champion at Canada West champion)
Nov. 25 – Vanier Cup (Vancouver, B.C.)

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