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Wednesday evening, at 7:00 p.m., marks the premiere episode of “Huskies All Access,” a weekly program on Shaw which will provide the most comprehensive media coverage of the Huskie football team. Join host Darren Dupont, along with Huskie Outsider’s own Dallas and Tom as they look ahead to week #1 of the Canada West season with player and coach interviews, a mic’d up Laurence Nixon during practice, players to watch, keys to victory vs. Manitoba, and their predictions for all of the upcoming weekend’s conference action.

OTTAWA (CIS) – The reigning Vanier Cup champions are still undefeated in 2013 but they are no longer the top-ranked team in CIS football. After spending five straight weeks at No. 1, the Laval Rouge et Or were dethroned by the high-flying Western Mustangs in the sixth Football Reporters of Canada poll of the campaign. The Mustangs (6-0), who opened the season at No. 4 before moving up to No. 2 two weeks ago, received 17 first-place votes and 287 points in the new Top 10 to move past the Rouge et Or (5-0), who earned the remaining 13 first-place nods and 283 points from the FRC panel. Western had | Full Article

With CanadaWest training camps starting this weekend, it’s time to check out what is going on around the CanadaWest. We will be back on the weekend with more Reading the Coverage once all camps are in to full swing. Kevin Mitchell of the Star Phoenix says that Drew Burko figures his summer camp-out with the pros was a pretty good experience. Jacob Morgan of Metro news says that as the Huskies prepare to head into training camp on Friday, head coach Brian Towriss believes they have the potential to do much better this season. Melissa Martin of the Winnipeg Free Press says that the Bisons have a lofty attendance goal | Full Article

  Toronto, ON — Football Canada is proud to announce Ed Carleton as recipient of this year’s Gino Fracas Award as the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s Most Outstanding Assistant Coach. Ed Carleton grew up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and later moved to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan, playing five seasons for the football team before graduating in 1989. Upon graduation, Ed began his coaching career at Evan Hardy Collegiate where he served as linebackers coach and defensive coordinator from 1990 to 1991 before joining the University of Saskatchewan in 1992 as defensive line coach. In 1996, he assumed his current coaching duties as Huskies defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. | Full Article

TORONTO (CIS) – The 2012 CIS football all-stars were announced on Wednesday evening during the AMJ Campbell All-Canadian Banquet at Ontario Place. As expected, the top-ranked, undefeated and defending national champion McMaster University Marauders dominated the overall tally with nine selections, including six on the first team and three on the second unit. The Marauders will get a chance to defend their Vanier Cup title on Friday night when they battle the Laval Rouge et Or in a rematch of last year’s CIS final. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Rogers Centre, live on TSN and RDS. Pre-game coverage on TSN starts at 7 p.m. Representing McMaster on the | Full Article

EDMONTON – Canada West announces the 2012 conference football All-Stars on offence, defence and special teams. Including a tie at one position on defence, 28 student-athletes make up the complete All-Star roster. Team All-Star player totals are reflective of the Canada West standings, with the first-place Calgary Dinos earning 12 selections, followed by second-place Regina, with 10. The Saskatchewan Huskies and Manitoba Bisons, third and fourth in the conference, each placed three student-athletes on the all-conference roster. Six members were unanimous selections to the roster, including three on offence, two on defence and one special teams player… receiver Kit Hillis (Saskatchewan), tackle Kirby Fabien (Calgary), guard Brett Jones (Regina), linebacker | Full Article

EDMONTON – Calgary QB Eric Dzwilewski, Saskatchewan Huskies DB Mitch Friesen and Manitoba Bisons return specialist Anthony Coombs are Canada West football Players of the Week. DEFENCE: #24 Mitch Friesen, Saskatchewan Mitch Friesen of the Saskatchewan Huskies helped his team to a 54-24 victory over UBC Thunderbirds with two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Friesen, a fifth-year defensive back from Saskatoon, snared his first interception in the first quarter returning it 50 yards. He added his second in the second quarter returning it seven yards. His fumble recovery also came in the second quarter. The Education student also added 5.5 tackles in the game. Friesen and the Huskies will travel | Full Article

OTTAWA (CIS) – Windsor quarterback Austin Kennedy, Saskatchewan cornerback Travoy Martinez and Manitoba kick returner Nic Demski are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport football players of the week for the period ending Sept. 3, 2012. The selection was made by a committee comprised of members of Football Reporters of Canada (FRC). Martinez, a first-year arts and science student from Dallas, Texas, took home the weekly honour on defence thanks to a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions in his Canada West debut, a convincing 32-0 home victory against Alberta last Friday. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound freshman registered his first career pick in the corner of the end zone on the Golden Bears’ best scoring | Full Article

OTTAWA (CIS) – The McMaster Marauders top the Football Reporters of Canada – CIS rankings for the second time in as many polls this season. The reigning Vanier Cup champions received all 30 first-place nods and 300 points from FRC voters to remain in front of the No. 2 Laval Rouge et Or (256 points), No. 3 Calgary Dinos (249), No. 4 Montreal Carabins (220), No. 5 Western Mustangs (161) and No. 6 Queen’s Gaels (156) in the national rankings. The No. 8 Saskatchewan Huskies (93) and No. 9 Acadia Axemen (51) also stay put in the new poll. The only changes from last Tuesday see the Windsor Lancers (95) | Full Article

The Canada West is buzzing in anticipation of the first games of the 2012 season. Here are a few articles from across the conference. In Saskatoon, the StarPhoenix’s Kevin Mitchell reports that the Huskies found the non-conference game against Guelph very valuable, in spite of some injuries. Some new running back recruits will get extra playing time and an opportunity to show the coaching staff what they have to offer thanks to the injuries. Global Saskatoon’s Kim Thue also examined the Huskies’ running back situation leading up to the season opener. The Alberta Golden Bears have some tough decisions to make, especially on offence, leading up to this Friday’s game | Full Article