Help Marcel Bellefeuille raise funds for St. Joseph's Healthcare
On Sunday, March 27, 2011, Tiger-Cats head coach Marcel Bellefeuille will run the 117th Around the Bay Road Race (5K) in support of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
You can make a pledge on behalf of Coach Bellefeuille by visiting this link: http://www.eventsonline.ca/cgi-bin/events/atbrr/pledge.pl?id=JME2053587
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2011-02-07 15:50:06
Grover Covington's son heading to Rice University
A story about the son of the Ticats All-Time Leading Sack leader, Grover Covington, from the Vancouver Sun...
Christian Covington sounds like a wise old Owl, even though he has yet to turn 18 or participate in his first football practice with Rice University, whose sports team are named for the great, avian symbol of mortal wisdom.
Covington, a Grade 12 student at Vancouver College, chose Rice, a leading research university in Houston, Texas, over more formidable football powers such as Arizona State when it came to declaring his intentions on National Signing Day, a U.S. tradition on the first Wednesday in February the U.S. when high school seniors formerly sign scholarship papers binding them to the college of their choice.
“I’ve been brought up to think that football is maybe only 10 per cent of an athlete’s life,” Covington explained. “God forbid, if anything should happen to me, that college degree is going to help me for the rest of my life. Football is not the end-all and be-all.
“Arizona State is a very good football school. But I do want to pursue medicine. I’ve wanted to be a doctor ever since I was a little kid. I want to be a football player/cardiologist.”
Not exactly what you expect to hear from the son of Grover Covington, a Canadian Football Hall of Famer whose 10-year career mark of 157 sacks as a defensive end with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats still stands as the all-time CFL record. Christian grew up in Surrey, in a household where he could simply pop a video of his dad playing in the 1986 Grey Cup game at BC Place into the player and watch him fly like a bird of prey toward the quarterback.
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2011-02-03 10:55:49
Bauman and Gauthier released
The Tiger-Cats have released non-import receiver Chris Bauman and non-import offensive lineman Alexandre Gauthier.
Both players were slated to become free agents on February 16.
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2011-02-01 17:27:18