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January 19, 2006
  Fancy footballPDF files may take a moment to load

Dino Dan Federkeil will dress for the 81st East-West Shrine Game, held this year at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas Sat., Jan. 21. The game features the best of the U.S. college footballers along with the occasional Canadian.

Federkeil, joined by Andy Fantuz of the University of Western Ontario Mustangs, will be Canada's 43rd representative at the game since we first appeared in 1985.

Federkeil, a defensive end, is the ninth Dino to receive the honour.

The game will be televised on ESPN at 2 p.m.

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January 12, 2006
  Football coach let goPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos football team received a huge shock Thu., Jan. 5 with the announcement that Head Coach Tony Fasano had been removed from the roster. Fasano was with the Dinos for 20 years, the last 10 as head coach. Under his guidance the team recorded 44 wins, 43 losses and one tie in Canada West conference play. This significant announcement surprised many current players.

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December 08, 2005
  Midterm Review: FootballPDF files may take a moment to load

Talent

This year there were 17 returning starters. Unfortunately, due to injuries the team was down to 12 and 14 starters in the last two games respectively. Luckily, there were a few guys able to step it up and help the hurting team out.

Defensive lineman Dan Federkeil finished his fifth and final year as a Dino, accumulating 31 solo tackles and 29 career quarterback sacks. He was nominated for the prestigious J.P. Metras Trophy for Canadian Interuniversity Sport Lineman of the Year.

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November 03, 2005
  It doesn't matter if you win or lose, right?PDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos football team took on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in front of 1,600 rambunctious fans Sat., Oct. 29. After losing to the University of Manitoba Bisons the previous weekend--and being pushed out of a playoff spot--the Dinos were playing for pride.

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October 20, 2005
  Dinos disappoint despite desperate divingPDF files may take a moment to load

The battle of Alberta was fought at McMahon Stadium Sat., Oct. 15. While the first 45 minutes of the game were played valiantly, the result was dismal: the Dinos lost 20-10 to the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

While the score looks better on paper than some of their other losses this season, this game held more significance because it was against their U of A rivals.

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October 06, 2005
  Footballers destroyedPDF files may take a moment to load

Wow! Pretty much all I can say is wow. On a warm evening in Vancouver Fri., Sept. 30, at what's known as the mud bowl or the University of British Columbia Field, something unbelievable happened: the last place UBC Thunderbirds (0-3) massacred the fourth place Dinos (2-2). The major upset ended with a score of 43-4 for the Thunderbirds.

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September 29, 2005
  Close callPDF files may take a moment to load

How many Dinos does it take to screw a Ram?

Only one: Steve Hughes.

The Dinos traveled to the hell hole known as southern Saskatchewan Sat., Sept. 24 to fight the University of Regina Rams. After a hard-fought battle, the Dinos claimed victory.

This game was just the third time the Dinos have visited the Rams since 1999 when they entered the Canada West conference.

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September 22, 2005
  Footballers send SFU home with bruisesPDF files may take a moment to load

Friday Sept. 16 was the night of the Dino. Not that fancy, uptight dinner the university puts on every year, but a night that really showed Dino pride. Dan Birdwell, a defensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders in the 1960s, once said "you have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four."

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September 15, 2005
  Dual defeats don't discourage DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

The battle of Alberta saw the Dinos defeated 34-20 at the hands of the University of Alberta Golden Bears Sat., Sept. 10. In front of 3,376 fans, the Dinos tried to prove that the previous week's dismal defeat against the University of Manitoba Bisons was uncharacteristic of what this team is capable of. While the Dinos' performance improved significantly, they were still unable to attain a victory.

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September 08, 2005
  Dinos step into big pile of Bison shitPDF files may take a moment to load

During the late 1990s Head Coach of the Cincinnati Bengal's, Bruce Coslet, once commented about a losing season. "We can't run. We can't pass. We can't stop the run. We can't stop the pass. Other than that, we're just not a very good football team right now."

That quote pretty much sums up the Dinos' first football game of the season Sat., Sep. 3.

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