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The start of the 2014 CIS football regular seasonis only four days away. A grand total of 124 games will be playedacross the country over the next three months, culminating with the50th TELUS Vanier Cup on November 29 at PercivalMolson Memorial Stadium in Montreal.

League play gets under way on Monday with fivecontests in the OUA conference.

The action kicks off the followingweekend in the AUS, RSEQ and Canada West.

A number of pre-season matches have already beenplayed over the past week and more are scheduled this weekend,including a rematch of last year’s national final between theCalgary Dinos and the reigning champion Laval Rouge et Or, Saturdayafternoon in Quebec City.

Leading up to the 50th TELUSVanier Cup on Nov. 29, this year’s CIS semifinals –both set for Nov. 22 – will see the Canada West champions visit theRSEQ titlists (Uteck Bowl) and the AUS champs travel to Ontario totake on the winners of the OUA banner (ArcelorMittal MitchellBowl).

Teampreviews of all 27 CIS football programs as wellasprofiles of 27 starplayers are available on the CIS websiteat cis-sic.ca. All theinformation on the 50th TELUS Vanier Cup (includingticket info) can be found at vaniercup.com.

Once again this year, members of FootballReporters of Canada will vote for the weekly national Top 10ranking, which will be released every Tuesday starting on Sept. 2.The CIS football players of the week – also selected by apanel of FRC members – will be announced each Wednesday, startingon Sept. 3.

Below is the schedule for weeks 1 and 2 of theregular season as well as the playoffs, including TV and webstreaming info. The complete 2014 schedule is postedat cis-sic.ca.

NOTE: A media contactlistfor the 27 CIS football programs andthe four conference offices can also be found at cis-sic.ca.

2014 CIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE: WEEKS 1 &2 (all times local)

September 1

13:00 Queen’s atWindsor (TVCogeco & OUA.TV)

13:00 Carleton at Waterloo (OUA.TV)

13:00 York at Ottawa (OUA.TV)

13:00 Guelph at McMaster (Cable 14Hamilton & OUA.TV)

19:00 Laurier at Toronto (OUA.TV)

September 5

17:30 Alberta at Calgary (CanadaWest.TV)

19:00 StFX at SaintMary’s (AUStv.ca)

19:00 Manitoba at Saskatchewan (Shaw TV& CanadaWest.TV)

19:00 UBC at Regina (CanadaWest.TV)

September 6

13:00 Toronto at Guelph (OUA.TV)

13:00 Ottawa at Queen’s (OUA.TV)

13:00 McMaster at Waterloo (OUA.TV)

13:00 Western at York (OUA.TV)

13:00 Laurier at Windsor (TVCogeco& OUA.TV)

13:00 Bishop’s atConcordia (Radio-Canada& ici.radio-canada.ca & StretchTV)

14:00 Acadia at MountAllison (Eastlink TV& AUStv.ca)

16:00 McGill at Sherbrooke

19:00 Montreal atLaval (ici.radio-canada.caQuebec)

2014 CIS FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE (alltimes local)

November 1

14:00 AUS semifinal 3 vs.2 (Eastlink TV& AUStv.ca)

TBD OUA quarter-final 6vs. 3 (OUA.TV)

TBD OUA quarter-final 5vs. 4 (OUA.TV)

November 7

TBD Canada West semifinal4 vs. 1 (Shaw TV& CanadaWest.TV)

November 8

13:00 RSEQ semifinal 4 vs.1 (Radio-Canada& ici.radio-canada.ca)

13:00 RSEQ semifinal 3 vs.2 (Radio-Canada& ici.radio-canada.ca)

14:00 AUS final: LoneyBowl (Eastlink TV& AUStv.ca)

TBD OUA semifinal#1 (OUA.TV)

TBD OUA semifinal#2 (OUA.TV)

TBD Canada West semifinal3 vs. 2 (Shaw TV& CanadaWest.TV)

November 15

13:00 RSEQ final: DunsmoreCup (Radio-Canada& ici.radio-canada.ca)

TBD OUA final: YatesCup (OUA.TV)

TBD Canada West final:Hardy Cup (Shaw TV& CanadaWest.TV)

November 22

12:30 Uteck Bowl: Canada West atRSEQ (Sportsnet &Radio-Canada)

16:00 ArcelorMittal Mitchell Bowl:AUS at OUA (Sportsnet &Radio-Canada)

November 29

13:00 50th TELUSVanier Cup: Percival Molson Stadium,Montreal (Sportsnet &Radio-Canada)

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