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15 YEARS AND COUNTING

2 hours ago | George Johnson
In most any job these days, a 15-year stay is something to be applauded. When that job is inside the highly transitory world of professional sports? Well, it’s practically reason for a confetti ...

JUST LIKE OLD TIMES

May 24, 2019 | George Johnson
Back in the day at Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton, Ont., … “What I remember most,’’ teases Calgary Stampeders’ punter Rob Maver, “is that in those days Courtney was an option ...

LAW LEADING THE LINE

May 22, 2019 | George Johnson
Cordarro Law’s birth certificate shows that he’s pushing 31. Still, the man can be forgiven for feeling like the kid whose family packed up the car, set off on vacation and by the time he pulled ...

MR. DO-IT-ALL

May 20, 2019 | George Johnson
It’s become something of a cliché to describe someone of assorted skill-sets as being a one-man band. Thing is, Rickey Neal literally could be. “Yeah. It’s true. I play five instruments,’’ ...

A SECOND CHANCE

May 18, 2019 | George Johnson
The afternoon of September 9, 2017 at CEPSUM Stadium remains indelibly etched in Zacary Alexis’ memory banks. “I’ve come from a long way away, for real,’’ agrees the Calgary Stampeders’ freshman ...

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

May 16, 2019 | George Johnson
The day began early, at 3 a.m., an emotional hasta luego leave-taking of his family before the ride to Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México, located five kilometres from the epi-centre ...

SOMETHING TO PROVE

May 8, 2019 | George Johnson
The tension, Colton Hunchak confesses, had become a tad oppressive. “We had a draft party, at my agent’s house (in Toronto),’’ the freshly-minted Calgary Stampeders receiving prospect is ...

“HE’S GOT SOMETHING SPECIAL”

May 2, 2019 | George Johnson
When he was seven years old, Hergy Mayala was part of a leap-of-faith relocation, moving with his mom, Gilberte, and four older siblings from his birthplace in the Central African nation of the ...

“HE TRANSCENDED THE POSITION”

April 24, 2019 | George Johnson
While sitting for preparatory photos and consulting on the image he preferred portrayed on his Hall of Fame bust, Jon Cornish found himself facing a choice. “I went for the bald head/no facial ...

THE CORNISH AWARD

March 13, 2019 | George Johnson
The campus was 137 years old when Jon Cornish first set foot on it back in 2002, its landmarks – Fraser Hall and Lipinscott Hall, Watson Library, the Chi Omega Fountain and Spencer Museum ...
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