Source: Charles-Antoine Sinotte – RSEQ / Photocredit Patrick Bannon
MONTREAL – The 2014 RSEQ (Réseau du sportétudiant du Québec) University football league kicksoff this weekend, as the six teams begin the long road to theDunsmore Cup that will be held on November 15th. After three weeksof strenuous training camp, the regular campaign begins thisSaturday when the Bishop’s Gaiters visit the ConcordiaStingers at 1 PM at the Loyola campus of Concordia University.
Two of the six RSEQ football teams begin the season ranked inthe Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Top 10, led by theuncontested champions of the Dunsmore Cup (RSEQ championship) forthe past decade and two-time reigning Vanier Cup (CIS) champions,the Laval Rouge et Or. The Rouge et Or begin their title defence onhome turf this Saturday night in a rematch of the 2013 Dunsmore Cupwhen they host the fourth ranked Montreal Carabins. Elsewhere inWeek One action, the Sherbrooke Vert & Or and McGill Redmenmeet Saturday at 4 pm in the Eastern Townships.
The six RSEQ teams will fight to qualify for the 50th Vanier Cupwhich will be held in Montreal on November 29th.
The RSEQ on television
For the sixth consecutive year, the entire nation will have itseyes on Quebec footballers as Radio-Canada (French CBC) returns asthe official television partner of RSEQ football. The network willbroadcast nine regular season games beginning Saturday September6th when the Gaiters travel to Montreal to face the Stingers at 1PM. The Carabins / Rouge et Or bout will also be aired on theRadio-Canada Quebec website (http://ici.radio-canada.ca/quebec)at 7 PM. Radio-Canada will broadcast all post-season gamesincluding the 2014 Vanier Cup.
RSEQ (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec)promotes and insures development of sports and physical activitywithin the student community, from initiation stage to the elitelevel,. The organization advocates for youngsters’ education,academic achievement and health.