By Noah Miller
Thanks to a new agreement between Shaw Communications and the Canada West University Athletic Association, Canada West football action will be televised live for the next two seasons.
Shaw is slated to broadcast six conference season games, giving each of the six Canada West teams a shot at the spotlight. Shaw will also broadcast a semifinal contest on Saturday, November 6 and the Hardy Cup final on Saturday, November 13.
“We are pleased to renew our partnership with Shaw for another two years,” said Canada West executive director Val Schneider, who mentioned that Shaw’s coverage gives Canada West exposure and stimulates interest in CW football.
Of the six games scheduled to be aired, U of C fans can look forward to at least two broadcasted appearances by the Dinos. The opening week features a Saturday, Sept. 4 match-up between the two-time Hardy Cup champion Dinos and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at McMahon Stadium. Kickoff for the opener is set for 7:00 p.m. The heavyweights meet again for a televised rematch on Friday, October 15.
A complete list of games to be broadcast during the 2010 season is available on canadawest.org.