CFL Off-Season Dates
Mark the following dates in your calendars, CFL fans...
February 16 - Free agency begins
February 25 - CFL Coach Of The Year Award announced
March 3-4 - CFL rules committee meeting
March 4-6 - CFL Evaluation Camp in Toronto
May 7 - CIS East-West Bowl
May 8 - CFL Canadian Draft
June 1 - Rookie camps begin
June 5 - Training camps begin
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2011-01-25 15:55:22
Ticats Lock Up 'The Barber'
Earlier today, the Ticats announced that the team has signed linebacker Markeith Knowlton to a contract entension through 2013. Good news for players and staff in need of haircuts...
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2011-01-25 14:19:05
Hinds, Hood and Carter's Youth Football Camp
Tiger-Cat players Ryan Hinds, Jonathan Hood and Matt Carter are running a six-week football fundamentals skills camp aimed to improve football fundamentals in aspiring football players for players aged 11-14.
The camp begins on January 25 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday through March 5. The camp takes place at Pine Glen Soccer Center in Oakville (Third Line & Dundas area).
For more information, visit this link: http://hhcathletics.sports.officelive.com/default.aspx
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2011-01-24 10:27:01
Expansion Draft - Round by Round breakdown
On Wednesday, the Canadian Football League’s Board of Governors has approved an Expansion Draft Plan designed to provide Ottawa with the opportunity to compete in its first year in the league. Here's how each round would go down...
ROUND ONE: IMPORT DRAFT
Teams may protect one quarterback, and ten additional Import players. If a quarterback is selected from a team's roster in this round, that team will be allowed to protect two additional Canadian players in round two. If a kicker or punter is selected in this round, that team will be able to protect one additional Canadian player in round two.
Ottawa will select one Import player from each team. Ottawa will only be able to pick two quarterbacks during this round.
ROUND TWO: NON-IMPORT DRAFT
Each team will protect six Non-Import players (teams that had a QB or K/P selected in round one will be allowed to protect additional players, as described above). If a kicker or punter is selected from from a team's roster, that team can protect an additional two Canadian players in round three.
Ottawa will then select one Canadian player from each team. Canadian kickers and punters are only eligible to be selected in round two.
ROUND THREE: NON-IMPORT DRAFT
Teams will submit a second list of an additional six Non-Import players for protection
Ottawa will then select one non-import player from each team - giving them a total of 16 Canadian players.
The Commissioner will resolve any dispute related to player eligibility for the Expansion Draft process.
CFL CANADIAN DRAFT (Non-Imports)
Ottawa will select in rounds one, two, three and four of the CFL Canadian Draft in the calendar year preceding the year it begins play, possibly 2012. It will select at the ninth position in each of the first four rounds and may only select Redshirt Juniors from the NCAA. Ottawa will be able to select a maximum of four underclassmen (NCAA) in that CFL Canadian Draft.
Ottawa will have the first pick in every round of the CFL Canadian Draft in the calendar year in which it begins play, possibly 2013. That provides Ottawa with the:
1st overall selection
10th overall selection
19th overall selection
28th overall selection
37th overall selection
45th overall selection
Plus two additional picks at 55 and 56.
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2011-01-20 09:32:12
The BeFit Launch
The 2011 BeFit program launched at Adelaide Hoodless School on Wednesday, as five players delivered healthy snacks and discussed the importance of living an active lifestyle with the students. The program will hit 50 schools and reach over 2,000 kids this year. Check out the Ticats TV video from yesterday's appearance by clicking here.
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2011-01-20 09:19:08