Calgary Dinos Football Schedule
The Calgary Dinos are hands down one of the most successful college football teams
in the Canada West conference. There is no doubt that during the 2013 season fans will be flocking to McMahon Stadium to see
if the Dinos can put themselves on pace to win an unprecedented fifth straight Hardy Bowl as well as a fifth national championship
adding to their Canada West leading total.
Expectations are so high that many University of Calgary fans have already
circled November 9th on their calendar, the date for the Hardy Bowl. Get ready to don your red, gold, and black and head out
to support the uncannily successful Dinos football team as they look to make 2013 an unforgettable season that only strengthens
their stranglehold on all of Canada West's most coveted records.
Head coach Blake Nill enters
his seventh season at the helm of the program with an impressive.679 winning percentage and most Dino fans expect that percentage
to only improve this year. The team is loaded with both talent and experience and will be a tough challenge for anyone to
take down no matter where the game is held. After two consecutive seasons of losing in the Mitchell Bowl finals you can expect
the 2013 Calgary Dinos to come out of the gate fired up and ready to put to rest any ghosts from the past about falling just
short of the much desired championship. This is a program where anything short of a championship is a disappointment and after
two seasons of being so close to their goal they could taste it, motivating the squad will not be a problem for Blake Nill
or his staff. Fans can expect nothing short of greatness from the talented team that will be looking to light up the scoreboard
against any team that stands in their way. If it seems as though the sky is the limit for the 2013 Calgary Dinos, that's because
it is so do not miss a moment of the college football action as the 2013 season unfolds.
to a game to see a true sports juggernaut play at home in front of their rabid fans is an experience any sports fan will cherish.
This is precisely the experience that a Calgary Dinos home game offers. On game day McMahon Stadium is rocking as much as
or more than any other football stadium in North America and the moment you set foot in the parking lot this will be evident.
The tens of thousands of red, gold, and black clad fans partying and celebrating even before entering the stadium gates sets
the perfect tone for the party about to take place inside McMahon Stadium. Once inside and seated you will immediately be
caught up in the frenzied atmosphere and friendly camaraderie of being with scores of other Dinos fans eager to see this powerhouse
program reel off another win against an undermatched foe. By the time the game is over you may have made some new friends
and will surely want to continue the celebration either in the parking lot or at one of the nearby bars and restaurants. This
is a day you won't want to end, so there is no point in hurrying home.
The Canada West
Universities Athletic Association is universally acknowledged as among the cream of the crop when it comes to Canadian football
conferences and this is due in large part to the unparalleled success of the Calgary Dinos. It is one of four Canadian collegiate
athletics association and covers the schools in the western provinces of Canada. The division of the conferences provides
for exciting regional rivalries and some of the best and most exciting and intense match ups to be found anywhere. There is
no love lost between schools like Calgary, University of Regina, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, and
any of the other members of the conference. This is especially true on the gridiron where you can catch some of the hardest
hitting action you could ever hope to see.
Calgary Dinos Trivia
While the Calgary Dinos have proven themselves
to be one of the most dominant teams in the CWUAA and they have won four Vanier Cups, it has been eighteen years since their
last Vanier Cup win, something they are surely looking to change in the 2013 season after slightly disappointing finishes
to the 2011 and 2012 seasons. From 2000 through 2012 the Dinos finished each season with eight conference wins but it was
not until 2011 and 2012 that eight wins proved to be enough to capture first place in Canada West. Fifteen former members
of the Calgary Dinos have gone on to play in the CFL, among them Anthony Woodson, Tim O'Neill, Nathan Coehoorn and others,
but you can expect that number to increase each season as the Dinos are constantly full of pro level talent.