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Pro time proves key

By - 2nd April 2015

When Stu Lang retired from the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 1981, he never intended to take up coaching.

Richardson expected on time

By - 23rd January 2015

While no shovels have hit the ground yet, the University is optimistic they’ll build the new Richardson Stadium without any negative impact on Gaels football.

Queen's approves construction of new stadium

By - 8th December 2014

Queen’s Board of Trustees has approved the multi-million dollar revitalization of Richardson Stadium, the University announced today.

Men’s rugby above and beyond

By - 27th November 2014

Ranking the fall Varsity teams

Search for silver lining

By - 31st October 2014

While they weren’t expected to return to the Yates Cup this year, missing the post-season was a definite disappointment for the football team.

Third straight win closes out disappointing season

By - 28th October 2014

The Gaels played spoiler against the Carleton Ravens in their final game of the 2014 season.

Lions demolished in Homecoming win

By - 20th October 2014

The Gaels salvaged some pride out of a frustrating season on Saturday, crushing the visiting York Lions 57-10.

York snuffed on Homecoming

By - 18th October 2014

An all-around dominant display made for a large margin of victory at Homecoming.

Victory at last

By - 17th October 2014

Though it was too late to salvage their playoff hopes, the Gaels earned their first win of the 2014 season last Saturday.

Golden Gaels go pink

By - 9th October 2014

For one month a year, another colour joins the Queen’s trifecta of red, blue and gold.

McMaster trip ends in defeat

By - 29th September 2014

Against an undefeated team that had beaten its previous three opponents by an average of 44 points, the winless Gaels came up just short.

Key road game

By - 26th September 2014

Losing to the McMaster Marauders tomorrow would drop Gaels football to their worst start since 2000.

Fifth-year duo guns for playoff run

By - 26th September 2014

With their young squad struggling through a winless stretch, Queen’s football has looked to a pair of veterans for leadership.

Football falls apart in Guelph

By - 22nd September 2014

Queen’s football was on the wrong side of history in their 66-0 loss to Guelph on Saturday.

Must-win game

By - 19th September 2014

When Queen’s football faces a familiar foe on the road tomorrow, it’ll be with their playoff chances at stake.

The rich get richer

By - 19th September 2014

There’s a parity problem in OUA football and not much can be done about it.

New year, same defeat

By - 15th September 2014

A disheartening loss to an archrival dropped the Gaels to 0-3 on the season on Saturday.

Western cruises in Yates Cup rematch

By - 13th September 2014

Offensive struggles and missed opportunities doomed the Gaels at Richardson Stadium on Saturday.

Grudge match looms

By - 12th September 2014

Saturday’s rematch of the 2013 Yates Cup will be the highlight of the Gaels’ regular season schedule.

Home sweet home

By - 12th September 2014

Pat Sheahan’s been on both sides of Richardson Stadium’s home-field advantage.

Gaels forfeit two games

By - 12th September 2014

Queen’s Athletics announced Wednesday that Gaels football will forfeit their first two games of the OUA season after dressing an academically ineligible player.

Gaels football forfeits two games due to ineligible player

By - 10th September 2014

Queen's Athletics announced Wednesday that Gaels football will forfeit their first two games of the OUA season after dressing an academically ineligible player.

Late-game lapses lead to loss

By - 8th September 2014

A fourth-quarter collapse snapped the Gaels’ 14-game winning streak at Richardson Stadium.

Gaels blow late lead, lose home opener

By - 6th September 2014

A fourth-quarter collapse stole a win away from the Gaels in today’s home opener.

Windsor downed in opener

By - 4th September 2014

A strong start and a fantastic finish was what it took for the Gaels to earn a hard-fought road win over the Windsor Lancers in week one of OUA football action.

Nixon teams shine amongst fall squads

By - 4th September 2014

Previewing Queen's 2014 fall seasons.

On to the CFL gridiron

By - 29th July 2014

Of the four Gaels selected in May’s CFL’s draft, two have found steady homes on professional rosters.

New stadium awaits final donations

By - 29th July 2014

Stu Lang’s gift was just the first step towards Queen’s new stadium.

Sports in brief

By - 27th May 2014

Recruits, coaching changes and OUA basketball.

A call up to the pros

By - 27th May 2014

A year after no Queen’s players were taken in the CFL Draft, four Gaels are on their way to the big show.

Testing season

By - 21st March 2014

The road to the 2014 CFL draft will heat up this weekend for two top Gaels prospects.

Capital calls Chapdelaine

By - 7th March 2014

Former Gael Justin Chapdelaine is on his way to the pros.

Linebacker signs on

By - 31st January 2014

Queen’s football has signed its first recruit of 2014.

That’s it, on to Winnipeg

By - 17th January 2014

Queen’s football is facing the bittersweet departure of a key member of its coaching staff.

Rugby rules fall varsity sports scene

By - 28th November 2013

Ranking the fall varsity teams.

Second best

By - 15th November 2013

For a season that ended in a championship blowout, Queen’s 2013 football campaign was still entertaining and a general success.

Gaels lose Yates Cup in blowout

By - 9th November 2013

With a chance to win their first Yates Cup since 2009, Queen’s fell flat in the OUA championship.

Under heavy demands

By - 8th November 2013

After graduating high school, Jesse Andrews didn’t want to play university football.

Cup for grabs in London

By - 8th November 2013

Four years after their last Yates Cup appearance, Queen’s will again face off against the archrival Western Mustangs in the OUA championship game.

Queen's bound for Yates Cup

By - 2nd November 2013

Gaels football is Yates Cup-bound after defeating the Guelph Gryphons 34-17 in the OUA semi-finals.

Script flipped in semis

By - 1st November 2013

The location has changed since last year, but the stakes are the same.

Redemption at Richardson

By - 22nd October 2013

The Gaels slayed the beast on Saturday, defeating the Guelph Gryphons 37-23 in their final game of regular season football.

Gaels beat Guelph, earn playoff bye

By - 19th October 2013

Queen’s took care of business in their second Homecoming game, closing out the regular season with a statement win.

Second chance

By - 18th October 2013

This weekend’s Homecoming football game against the Guelph Gryphons won’t only offer the Gaels a chance at a bye, but a shot at redemption.

Attendance woes reach new lows

By - 10th October 2013

Our apathetic student body hinders athletics programs at Queen’s.

Hungry like the wolf shark

By - 10th October 2013

The wolf and the shark unite at Richardson Stadium.

Gaels rally on Homecoming

By - 8th October 2013

On Homecoming weekend, Queen’s completed a furious comeback on a crazy, but heads-up play in overtime.

Overtime win on Homecoming weekend

By - 5th October 2013

In a game plagued by mistakes, it took the craziest play of the day for Queen’s to put Laurier away.

Queen’s sporting chance

By - 4th October 2013

Five years and one week since Queen’s last reunion game, Richardson Stadium will once again be full for Homecoming.

Throwing into double coverage

By - 4th October 2013

As Queen’s pushes for a Yates Cup on the football field, campus broadcasters are expanding their coverage on the sidelines.

Loss in London

By - 1st October 2013

A slow start and lack of red zone production ultimately proved the Gaels’ downfall in their first loss of the season.

Perfect through four

By - 27th September 2013

It’s said defence wins championships, but a little offensive consistency doesn’t hurt either.

Gee-Gees grounded

By - 24th September 2013

Bad weather in the nation’s capital didn’t stop Queen’s from remaining undefeated this season.

Queen's tops Windsor, stays atop the OUA

By - 10th September 2013

A complete team win against a pesky opponent leaves Queen’s at 3-0 and tied for first in the OUA.

Yates or bust

By - 5th September 2013

Gauging Queen's competition for the 2013 Yates Cup.

For varsity squads, the time is now

By - 5th September 2013

Previewing Queen's 2013 fall seasons.

Mac streak snapped

By - 5th September 2013

It wasn’t pretty, but Queen’s finally beat the defending Yates Cup champions — with massive help from their defence.

Temporary seating arrives at Richardson

By - 31st July 2013

Richardson Stadium’s safety issues will be resolved in time for football season – at the cost of over a thousand lost seats.

Gridiron grads go to the pros

By - 28th July 2013

Former Queen’s players have made a name for themselves in pro football — especially in Saskatchewan.

Rookies revealed

By - 26th May 2013

Three Queen’s teams announced the arrival of new recruits in May, with each program harbouring different hopes for the upcoming season.

Ranking the top varsity moments

By - 4th April 2013

Men's rugby and football highlighted this year's list of memorable Gaels moments.

Lunch key for lineman

By - 4th April 2013

The road to peak conditioning doesn’t end with the final repetition at the gym.

Return game

By - 15th March 2013

It starts in a dark room.

Multi-sport status impeded

By - 8th March 2013

Queen’s athletes can’t cross over like they used to: it has to be one sport or the other.

National recognition for fall Gaels

By - 29th November 2012

Ranking Queen's fall varsity teams.

Yates dream dashed

By - 9th November 2012

Trailing by 22 points to start the fourth quarter last Saturday, Guelph fought back from the brink of elimination.

Golden Hawks clipped in quarter-final

By - 30th October 2012

A faultless performance has Queen’s positioned for a shot at revenge.

Queen's Gaels Playoff Primer

By - 26th October 2012

Illustrating the Gaels' fall playoff picture.

Milestone mishap

By - 23rd October 2012

Queen’s final regular season win may have come with severe repercussions.

Bye to the bye

By - 16th October 2012

For nearly two full quarters on Saturday, Queen’s was on the verge of locking down second place in the OUA. Then it all fell apart.

Windsor down, Guelph next

By - 12th October 2012

Queen’s has set the stage for a pivotal matchup with the Guelph Gryphons tomorrow.

Breakdown averted

By - 1st October 2012

Queen’s nearly choked away a substantial lead, barely hanging on to beat the winless Ottawa Gee-Gees 32-25 on Saturday.

Gaels strong at midway mark

By - 28th September 2012

What a difference a year makes.

Queen’s falters

By - 25th September 2012

Billy McPhee thinks Queen’s can do better.

Defence dominates

By - 18th September 2012

Queen’s 45th all-time victory over Western was hardly a classic, but the Gaels managed to pass their first test of the 2012 season.

NFL campaign arrives at Queen’s

By - 14th September 2012

North America’s most prosperous sports league is on Queen’s campus for four days, but they’re not exactly out there.

Meeting the Mustangs

By - 14th September 2012

Queen’s and Western are separated by just one spot in the national football rankings. Tomorrow, they’ll face off at Richardson Stadium — and in doing so, set the tone for the 2012 season.

McPhee sets bar high

By - 11th September 2012

Billy McPhee enjoyed the best game of his CIS career in Queen’s 42-16 win over the Laurier Golden Hawks on Saturday night.

Fall teams look to improve across the board

By - 7th September 2012

The Journal examines each Gaels fall varsity team.

Open season in season opener

By - 7th September 2012

Queen’s secured a predictable victory on Monday, defeating the York Lions 48-13.

Football scores pre-season win

By - 27th August 2012

Rookie kicker Dillon Wamsley shone in his CIS debut, as the Queen’s Gaels defeated the McGill Redmen 23-9 on Sunday, in an exhibition game at Richardson Stadium.

Stamps in town

By - 29th July 2012

Canadian football fans were treated to a rare sight at Queen’s West Campus earlier in July.

Aprile to the Blue Bombers

By - 28th May 2012

Just six years after playing his first football game, Gaels wide receiver Giovanni Aprile could be on his way to the pros.

Sports in brief

By - 16th March 2012

Four Queen’s players at CFL combine

By - 9th March 2012

Four Gaels attended the Canadian Football League’s evaluation camp at the University of Toronto last weekend.

Recruitment in full flight

By - 10th February 2012

Pat Sheahan’s office at the ARC is covered with photos of different football players he’s coached in his 12 seasons at Queen’s. Every year, 75 to 100 high school prospects visit that office before deciding whether to come to Queen’s. Only 25 to 30 of them will be at the ...

Ryan Sheahan to CFL

By - 7th February 2012

Former Queen’s football coach Ryan Sheahan starts a job with the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats today after signing a one-year deal to become the team’s running backs coach.

Season over for Gaels

By - 5th November 2011

The Gaels were outclassed by the McMaster Marauders on Saturday in Hamilton, losing 40-13 in the OUA semifinal

Semifinal showdown at Mac

By - 4th November 2011

No one outside of the football team knows if quarterback Billy McPhee will start in tomorrow’s OUA semifinal against the McMaster Marauders. “There’s a chance [he’ll play], but he hasn’t been green-lighted yet,” head coach Pat Sheahan said at the team’s Thursday press conference. “He’s still doubtful for the weekend.”

Football's spiritual side

By - 4th November 2011

The football team will follow its usual routine in tomorrow’s OUA semifinal — right up to the pre-game prayer. “Coach [Pat] Sheahan has the belief that you shouldn’t pray to win a game,” Father Raymond de Souza said. “So I don’t pray for a victory directly.”

Gaels beat first-place Mustangs

By - 22nd October 2011

The nationally-ranked Western Mustangs were undefeated before they came to Kingston on Saturday. But the Gaels won 37-0 in front of a crowd of 5,185 at Richardson Stadium to extend their winning streak to six games.

Western won’t play starters

By - 20th October 2011

The Western Mustangs head coach says he won’t field many of his starters in tomorrow’s game against the Gaels.

Win in Windsor

By - 14th October 2011

The football team extended its winning streak to four games with a 27-14 road win over the Windsor Lancers on Saturday night. The win moves the Gaels to a 4-2 record, pulling them into a three-way tie for third place in the OUA with the Lancers and the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Gaels grind out win

By - 3rd October 2011

The football team escaped Toronto with a narrow 13-6 win over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Friday.

Football team edges Toronto

By - 1st October 2011

Gaels beat Varsity Blues 13-6 in Toronto

Gaels continue 40-year streak

By - 27th September 2011

The football team extended a 40-year winning streak against the York Lions with a 63-3 win in Toronto on Saturday. It was the Gaels’ 14th straight win against the Lions.

Don't get too excited

By - 19th September 2011

Saturday’s game was impressive, but fans shouldn’t get excited until the Gaels beat a better team.

Gaels score seven touchdowns in first win

By - 17th September 2011

The Queen’s offence registered only eight points in their first two games, but exploded for seven touchdowns against the Golden Hawks.

Home game drought

By - 16th September 2011

Since 2005, Queen’s Athletics has submitted a scheduling request for a home football game to coincide with Homecoming (or Fauxcoming) weekend. This year, they didn’t.

QB must step up

By - 9th September 2011

Billy McPhee has to perform better for the Gaels to win in Ottawa on Saturday.

Former Gael to stay in NFL

By - 9th September 2011

The Cincinnati Bengals are keeping Matt O’Donnell. The NFL team announced Sunday that the former Gaels lineman would join their practice squad for the upcoming season.

Queen’s Gaels fall varsity preview

By - 9th September 2011

The Journal’s sports editors examine the seven varsity teams that take the field this fall.

O'Donnell signs with NFL team

By - 26th July 2011

Former Queen's football player Matt O'Donnell signs with the Cincinnati Bengals. O'Donnell was drafted by Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders in May, but he skipped the team's training camp to pursue other options.

Lineman in limbo

By - 28th June 2011

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have wrapped up their preseason schedule without former Gael Matt O’Donnell.

Quarterback question answered

By - 28th June 2011

For the second consecutive season, the Queen’s football team will have a new starting quarterback.

O’Donnell rides west

By - 31st May 2011

For the second consecutive year, the Saskatchewan Roughriders chose a Queen’s player in the CFL entry draft.

QJ Sports: Super Bowl hate

By Adam Laskaris - 6th February 2015

It’s amazing how much the word “hate” gets thrown around when talking about the NFL. Super Bowl XLIV — the game’s most recent instalment, played last Sunday in Glendale, Arizona — might as well have been dubbed the “Hate Bowl”. It’s hard to find two teams who get more animosity ...

QJ Sports: Critiquing QBs

By Adam Laskaris - 16th January 2015

Championship Sunday is an annual tradition for many NFL fans. Just four teams remain and two games are played back-to-back, with the winners of each conference advancing to the Super Bowl. It doesn’t get much more exciting than that. Quarterback, as always, is the most crucial position on the field ...

Vanier Cup 2009

29th November 2009

The sights and sounds of the Queen's Gaels' Vanier Cup victory over the University of Calgary Dinos Saturday Nov. 28th, 2009 at Laval University. Video by Tyler Ball with stills from Christine Blais and Tyler Ball Music: Justice - Phantom Pt. II