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    RSEQ really did cancel its winter 2020-21 university sports season including basketball:
    http://rseq.ca/lerseq/manchettes/sus...aires-du-rseq/

    CIS just won't be able to conduct basketball among all other winter 2020-21 sports:
    https://usports.ca/en/sports/basketb...in-winter-2021


    (At least this grants me time to catch up with the past couple of seasons and other news...)
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    Meanwhile at Simon Fraser, the schedule for the Burnaby-based GNAC school in Vancouver has yet to be finalized. Actually, there's serious doubt whether there really will be a season that's hanging by a thread for the Clan considering they're from Canada. D-Day is November 15 for D2 NCAA ball overall under these very abnormal circumstances. The Clan under Steve Hensen is certainly making the most of its required current 12 hours of team scrimmages; they're just happy to resume some semblance of playing and may serve as a contender in the GNAC being a "deep, varied, and skilled" SFU team coming into hopefully 2020-21. The Clan finished 16-13 before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down (The Simon Fraser women's team fared a little better last season at 18-13 ending at the GNAC QFs). More will come later:
    https://varsityletters.ca/simon-fras...s-by-a-thread/
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    No Simon Fraser Clan basketball this upcoming season at all either for both the men and women as part of no winter sports program that was announced this past week. It has opted out of the GNAC basketball regular season this year as among the six conference schools deciding against it over COVID-19 concerns with only four schools--Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin’s, and Seattle Pacific--plan to play basketball regular seasons. Not to mention border restrictions in SFU's case. May wind up playing 11 exhibition games including their old Canada West rivals:
    https://athletics.sfu.ca/news/2020/1...er-sports.aspx
    https://www.sherwoodparknews.com/spo...d-71a6c08307bd

    Calgary radio station 660 AM interviews some Calgary Dinos athletes and coaches from various sports about how they are reacting and coping with the whole COVID saga taking away their sports. Included are Dan Vanhooren and Toby Adelodun from the Dinos men's basketball team:
    https://www.660citynews.com/2020/11/...thout-usports/
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    Happy Canada Day! With this being Canada Day, I would like to continue on my tradition of writing here on this day on Canadian College Hoops. Here, we will take the time to pay tribute and congratulate two decorated Canadian college basketball coaching legends who left the game these past two seasons after 4+ decades coaching. It will be very different not seeing them there. New eras emerge. Congrats to both.

    First it's Steve Konchalski. He coached the St. Francis Xavier X-Men from 1975 to 2021 and guided the X-Men to CIS national titles in 1993, 2000 and 2001, while receiving CIS Coach of the Year hono(u)rs in 2001. He was named Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Coach of the Year in 1983, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2006 and coached StFX to AUS conference titles in 1981, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. In November 2009, Konchalski became the all-time CIS leader in career wins with 736. His last day as head coach despite the pandemic raging across Canada and cancelling the 2020-21 season. In November 2017, the main gymnasium at the StFX Oland Centre was named "Coach K Court" in honor of Konchalski. In March 2019, it was announced that he would retire in 2021 and that Tyrell Vernon had been hired to serve as an associate coach before taking over the head coaching job for the 2021-22 season. During the 1990s he coached the Canadian men's national team from 1995-1998.

    Michele Belanger has already announced her retirement the University of Toronto Varsity Blues women's team after 41 years last year. In her 41 seasons at U of T, Bélanger has coached in 1358 games, recording 854 wins along the way. Her only national title came in 1986. She has coached 38 athletes to OUA all-star honours and nine players to U SPORTS all-Canadian status, while making 17 appearances at the U SPORTS national championship tournament. Recently, five of her former players were named to the U SPORTS Top 100 all-century team, two are Nan Copp winners as the best female basketball player in the country, one of whom, Justine Ellison-Sharp, was also named the most outstanding female university athlete in 1996. OUA Coach of the Year - 2010-11, 2007-08, 1999-2000, 1996-97, 1993-94, 1986-87, 1981-82, 1980-81 and OUA championships – 2002, 1997, 1996, 1994, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1985, 1984. Former WNBA player Tamara Tatham, a Toronto native, takes over:
    https://varsityblues.ca/news/2020/5/...ead-coach.aspx
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