Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dinos' coach suspended

EDMONTON – The Canada West Complaints Committee has reviewed and ruled on a complaint submitted by the University of Saskatchewan regarding the conduct of the University of Calgary’s head football coach Blake Nill during a Canada West football game in Calgary versus the Saskatchewan Huskies on September 4, 2010.

The Committee reviewed all submissions received from both parties, the head official of the game and actual game footage of the Shaw Television broadcast. Upon review of the submitted information, it is the opinion of the Committee that the actions of Coach Nill constitute a violation of Canada West Code of Conduct, specifically By-Law Article Coaches Conduct, and warrant further sanction.

The Committee acknowledged that Coach Nill has taken responsibility for his actions and understands that he has violated Canada West Code of Conduct, but the actions warrant a further sanction for Coach Nill from CWUAA:
A one (1) game suspension to be served at the University of Calgary’s next scheduled Canada West football game.

As a result, Coach Nill will not be permitted to participate in the Calgary Dinos contest at the Alberta Golden Bears in Edmonton on Saturday, September 18, 2010.

The Committee also dealt with a second complaint concerning a hit during the game and determined that no sanctions were needed.

About Canada West Universities Athletic Association
Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), winning at least 10 CIS national titles every year since 1997-98. Comprised of 14 schools, from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, the CWUAA produces numerous major award winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success around the globe in pro leagues or events such as the Olympics, Paralympics or Universiade Games. For more information, visit; follow “cwuaa” on Twitter.

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