Ravens football players prepared for CFL draft

The Canadian Football League (CFL) Combine is the signature event leading up to the CFL Draft for the nation’s best prospects to show what they can bring to any of the league’s nine teams. Five Carleton Ravens football players were invited to compete at this year’s CFL Combine held from March 23-25 in Regina, Sask., while the 2017 CFL Draft will be held on May 7. The competing Ravens were wide receivers Nate Behar and Malcolm Carter, offensive lineman Kwabena Asare, and defensive backs Nathaniel Hamlin and Tunde Adeleke. Behar is widely viewed as the top prospect at Carleton, based on the previous CFL Draft rankings, and could become the first Raven drafted into the CFL since 1995. “I am […]

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Steve Sumarah voted top Reader’s Choice coach

This past season, Carleton Ravens football head coach Steve Sumarah led the Ravens to their best finish since getting their return in 2013, reaching the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Semifinals, before falling to the Western Mustangs. For his efforts this season, Sumarah earned 66 votes, and earned The Charlatan Reader’s Choice award. “He’s a huge players coach. What that means from a players perspective is that he always cares about his players on a personal level,” former Ravens quarterback Jesse Mills said. “He’s not somebody who treats their players like they are just a person who shows up to practice to do their stuff. He takes an interest in everybody individually.” Ravens receiver Kyle VanWynsberghe agreed with Mills, and said he would describe Sumarah as a […]

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Fourteen football players off to CFL combines

Four years ago, the Carleton Ravens football program was revived and signed its first recruiting class—now 14 members of that class will be attending national and regional Canadian Football League (CFL) combines. Carleton is only second to the University of Calgary Dinos, who are sending 18 to the combines. “Training has been going well,” said Ravens wide receiver Nate Behar. “We’ve got a great group of guys going which makes it a lot more fun for sure.” Before the national combine, the CFL will host three regional combines where a select few will be offered the chance to workout at the national combine. The CFL’s combine for the Eastern region will take place on Mar. 10 in Montreal, Que. Scouts and CFL organizations will […]

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Doping in sports: Why football players are common offenders

The life of a U SPORTS football player is a busy one, filled with practices, the desire to win for their school, the possibility of being drafted by a Canadian Football League (CFL) team—all on top of the responsibilities of being a university student. Throw in an injury and things get even more stressful—and stress can make one do drastic things, like taking a banned substance to improve athletic performance. Performance-Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) are a way to improve one’s athletic ability and recover from an injury, but can damage one’s reputation if caught. PEDs, or doping, have been a controversial subject in sports leagues for years, and U SPORTS is no exception. The subject was recently brought to light at […]

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RedBlacks Practice at MNP Park

With less than one minute and a half left in the fourth quarter, the 2015 East Final was tied 28-28. Redblacks’ quarterback Henry Burris settled a high snap, pulled his arm back and from the Redblacks’ 10-yard line, launched a pass to wide receiver Greg Ellingson. Ellingson jumped at centre field and drew the ball in before dancing around two Tiger-Cat defenders. He ran down the sideline, raising the ball in the air as he entered the end zone. His game-winning touchdown advanced Ottawa to the Grey Cup final for the first time since 1981. Although the team fell six points short to the Edmonton Eskimos in the finals, considering the success of their second season in the league (12-6 […]

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