Notes on our athletes/teams of interest from The 613...
Gaels: Queen's grad Rob Bagg was a healthy scratch for the Saskatchewan Roughriders last night in their game vs. B.C. Lions (CFL teams carry 46 players but only 42 can suit up). It might be worth monitoring the situation with Leron Mitchell. The 'Riders DB was carted off with a knee injury; he plays a lot of special teams so, ipso facto, that might create an opportunity for Bagg to see the field.
(UPDATE: Slotback D.J. Flick is out for the season for the 'Riders.)
(That's unfortunate for Mitchell, even if an injury to a Western grad might help out a Queen's guy. There is no begrudging a player for his alma mater or political affiliation. Duane Forde, by the way, is blowing Glenn Suitor out of the water as an analyst on TSN.)
Meantime, borrowing a page from the Bucholtz playbook, Queen's volleyball star Joren Zeeman helped Canada nail down a spot in the 2009 world junior volleyball championship, contributing 10 points in a 3-0 sweep of Mexico in the North American semi-finals down in El Salvador. Well-done. (Andrew Bucholtz really knows his volleyball; all I know is that it's hard not to feel dirty when you're trying to take photographs for the paper at a high school girls' game.)
Gee-Gees: Former U of O receiver Adam Nicolson almost had a blocked punt in the 'Riders-Lions game tonight.