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October 02, 2003
  Dinos take it doggy stylePDF files may take a moment to load

Looking at the score, you can only ask yourself one question. What the hell happened?

Sat., Sept. 27, saw the undefeated Dinos football squad in enemy territory, ready to face off against the also undefeated University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Football enthusiasts and critics alike were looking forward to this one all week, as they anticipated the clash of the nationally ranked #6 Dinos and #2 Huskies.

Unfortunately, they didn't get their money's worth.

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September 18, 2003
  McMahon buffalo jumpPDF files may take a moment to load

This isn't 1972, and the weather is much colder than Miami, but the football Dinos are well on their way to a perfect season--well, at least a playoff berth.

On Fri., Sept. 12, the football Dinos were back at home, looking to improve on their 2-0 record and seeking revenge on the Manitoba Bisons whose perfect 8-0 regular season record last year included two wins over the Dinos.

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April 03, 2003
  Ron MacLean helps the Dinos hit the bankPDF files may take a moment to load

For once, Canadian broadcasting legend Ron MacLean made some comments he can't get fired for.

"This isn't the first time we've been in trouble with the CBC," he chuckled to a sold out crowd at the Dinos Football Fifth Quarter Dinner, "and it probably won't be the last."

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April 03, 2003
  Return of the KingPDF files may take a moment to load

Seven years later, the U of C athletic department has finally welcomed Peter Connellan back into the fold.

For 13 years, Connellan, one of those coaches who you feel required to refer to as "Coach," manned the helm of the Dinos football team. In that time, the Dinos won a remarkable four national championships and seven conference championships. He never coached a team to a losing season and compiled a 70-32-2 record. Since his departure, the Dinos haven't so much as won a playoff game.

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January 16, 2003
  Assistant Coach Dave Johnson leaves his DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

After two seasons as the Assistant Coach and Defensive Coordinator of the Dinos football squad, Dave Johnson has decided to hang up his headset and pursue new opportunities. 

The Abbotsford, BC native joined the Dinos football coaching staff in March 2001 and helped coach the team through two respectable regular season performances and on into the playoffs before suffering two consecutive losses in the conference semi-finals.

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November 28, 2002
  Blumell wins scholarshipPDF files may take a moment to load

Dinos quarterback Lincoln Blumell continued his impressive off season and captured the prestigious TSN Russ Jackson Award for outstanding athletic, academic and community achievement.

"He's been exemplary in all three areas," said Dinos Head Coach Tony Fasano. "He's just a great example of what university sport is all about."

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November 14, 2002
  Blumell named Academic All-AmericanPDF files may take a moment to load

The fact that he plays for a Canadian university didn't stop Dinos quarterback Lincoln Blumell from becoming an All-American.

Blumell was named to the Verizon District VII Academic All-American squad as the first team quarterback. The Calgary pivot has a 4.00 GPA in his master's program in Religious Studies and led the Dinos to a 5-3 record in conference play.

The 26-year-old Blumell has been the Dinos starting quarterback for three of the last four seasons, and passed for 2033 yards and 12 touchdowns this year.

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November 07, 2002
  Dinos crash against ReginaPDF files may take a moment to load

Cleated feet will no longer trample the fake grass at McMahon Stadium this year, as the Dinos join the Stamps in football failure. But hey, at least the Dinos made the playoffs.

"It's disappointing for the guys, they worked so hard," said Head Coach Tony Fasano after the Dinos' crushing 39-17 loss to the Regina Rams in the Canada West semi-final on Friday night. "It was our chance to go into the finals but we didn't do it."

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October 31, 2002
  Dinos shear HuskiesPDF files may take a moment to load

Last Saturday the Dinos prepared for their playoff run with a little pre-playoff warm-up game to end the regular season against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. The game proved to be a good test for the Dinos as they sat in second place in the Canada West Conference with the Huskies one point back nipping at their heels. 

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