- Ravens: The obvious jumping-off point from the story about the Ottawa Sooners'
plan to join the junior Ontario Football Conference is to wonder how this might affect any plans by Carleton to revive football.
It would be a huge undertaking for Carleton, but with the Sooners' crowds helping to generate a football atmosphere on campus, it can't hurt momentum. The presence of an OFC team isn't a be-all end-all, but if Ottawa's let into the league, it would help their recruiting efforts.
- Carleton shooting guard and fifth-year tri-captain Stu Turnbull is getting a lot of attention. The school just noted that he's going to be profiled on CBC Ottawa's afternoon show Living In Ottawa. The segment will air Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. Eastern.
It doesn't need to be pointed out that Turnbull is having a great senior season and deserves every bit of the spotlight. He and Carleton's other two tri-captains, Rob Saunders and Aaron Doornekamp, got near-saturation coverage from their hometown Kingston Whig-Standard on the weekend when the Ravens were playing RMC and Queen's.
It's kind of funny, since two weeks ago, it was a toss-up which two of four Carleton basketball players to profile for an Ottawa Sun feature. It was either the two Ottawans, Mike Kenny and Kevin McCleery, or Kingstonians Saunders and Turnbull. It is an Ottawa paper and Kenny and McCleery's stories haven't been told as much, so the move was to go with them, knowing there would be plenty of media coverage coming for Turnbull.
- Gee-Gees: A tip of the cap is due to Ottawa U swimmer Zoe Kamenz, who is off to Zurich, Switzerland for a week-long training camp with the Ontario Future Stars program.
- Women's hockey: At some point, these two might warrant a feature. Dominque Thibault of L'Orignal and Brittany Wilson of Nepean helped the UConn Huskies sweep the Hockey East women's player of the week honours.
UConn is No. 8 in the NCAA. It's a fair leap to get from that position into the Frozen Four with all the schools in the Midwest, though.
Sooners launch bid to join OFC; Football club elects new board, hopes to build on momentum from '08 season (Don Wilcox, Ottawa Sun)