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Ducks and Wolverines and Trojans – Oh My! | Lions Share College Connections

August 28, 2017 | Brian Helberg
Playing college football in the United States can be summed up in one word – fun. It’s fun to play in front of 100,000 cheering fans on a Saturday afternoon, it’s fun to line-up next to your best ...

Plenty To Prove | Reviewing The 1st Half of 2017

August 21, 2017 | Matt Baker
There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and no guarantees in professional football. That being said, had you told this group they would be 5-4 at the halfway mark of 2017, it would have ...

Long Read | The Brent Johnson Story

August 15, 2017 | Matt Baker
He helped the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl in 1997 and Sugar Bowl two years later. Perhaps that is what helped give Brent Johnson that “big game player” prowess that almost instantly ...

Carl Kidd | From Pine Bluff To Wall of Fame

August 10, 2017 | Matt Baker
The legend of Carl Kidd in a BC Lions uniform may have never taken place, if not for his rough play in practice while trying out for the Minnesota Vikings. Kidd spent two seasons with the Oakland ...

Recharging In Kingston

July 2, 2017 | Matt Baker
The BC Lions’ Ontario excursion began with some 4th quarter fireworks at BMO Field Friday and continued with Canada Day Fireworks on the shores of Confederation Park one night later. Yes, it was ...

Jason Arakgi | Story Of The Quiet Leader

June 19, 2017 | Matt Baker
Perhaps it’s fitting that Father’s Day was the first official day of retirement for Jason Arakgi. Only hours after his emotional, tear-jerking final moments with his teammates, the CFL’s all-time ...

Dakota Brush | The Promise

May 9, 2017 | Matt Baker
There is more to Dakota Brush than just a really cool name. The Mount Allison receiver and sixth round pick from Sunday night’s draft shares the same hometown as Wayne Gretzky. He is also an ...

Jonathon Jennings: Student of the Game

March 10, 2017 | Matt Baker
Jonathon Jennings is not ashamed to admit it. He has watched the play about a hundred times. It is bookmarked under the favourites on his laptop. He can recite both the TV and radio play-by-play ...

The Defensive Puzzle

February 22, 2017 | Matt Baker
On the surface, it may appear he has some adjusting to do. He lost arguably his top linebacker, that player’s potential replacement, the stoutest defensive lineman and one of the surprise young ...