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  1. Upgraded secondary elevates Ticats in the EastRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | CFL.ca

    Both of the top-ranked East Division teams of 2016 have been busy making moves the last few weeks, the REDBLACKS rebuilding their receiving corps, upgrading the linebacker position and trading for a backup quarterback; the Ticats focusing on what will be a revamped secondary in 2017. But while there's plenty yet to happen between now and the start of training camp, it's the latter that stands out to me - the work that Ticats GM Eric Tillman and Head Coach Kent Austin have done on the Ticats' defensive backfield.

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  2. Panthers headed to provincial championshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Cloverdale Reporter

    Disharan Gill of the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers makes a pass while guarded by Pinetree Timberwolves guard Xavion Fleary during a Fraser Valley playoff game Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. Lord Tweedsmuir qualified for the B.C. Championships with a 94-69 win.

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  3. Hey, smart guy! Think you can beat the Maclean's Genius at trivia?Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | MacLeans

    Freshly signed Toronto Argonaut Peter Dyakowski is back to put your trivia skills to the test. Can you beat his 77 per cent? Welcome back to the Maclean's Quiz , a diversion designed by Terrance Balazo to test your trivia skills.

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  4. Bernie Custis, modern pro football's first black quarterback, dies at 88Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Custis made pro football history on Aug. 29, 1951, when he became a starter with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who confirmed his death Thursday. He starred at quarterback at Syracuse and was selected sixth overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 1951 NFL draft.

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  5. Toronto FC to unveil new expanded Wall of Honour at BMO Field this seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Daily Townsman

    The previous Wall of Honour, which featured the names of first signing/captain Jim Brennan and first goal-scorer Danny Dichio underneath the press box in BMO Field's West Stand, was shelved some time ago. The new permanent Wall of Honour will be in the northeast corner of BMO Field near the Toronto Argonauts' locker-room.

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  6. Pioneer and Hamilton football legend Bernie Custis passes away at age 88Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | InsideHalton.com

    Bernie Custis has died. He became the first African-American quarterback to earn the job of regular starter for a professional football team - not just in Canada, but anywhere in North America - when he took over command of the Ticats on Aug. 29, 1951.

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  7. Ferguson: 6 NCAA prospects headed to the combineRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | CFL.ca

    The 2017 CFL combine invitees feature a plethora of talented Canadians. Most come from U Sports schools where players develop inside the Canadian football snow globe.

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  8. Don McPherson: Long before there was McPherson, Graves or McNabb, there was Bernie CustisRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

    Bernie Custis, pro football's first African-American quarterback passed away yesterday. He was 88. Not many people in Central New York may know his name, but they certainly know his legacy.

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  9. Steelers stockpiling Hokies, Big Squat Friday and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Hokiesports.com

    BLACKSBURG It was another busy week for Virginia Tech football, as three Hokies signed professional contracts. Punter A.J. Hughes and tight end Ryan Malleck both inked free-agent deals with the Pittsburgh Steelers, while defensive tackle Luther Maddy inked with the B.C. Lions of the CFL.

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  10. Bernie Custis, first black pro football quarterback, dies at age 88Read the original story

    11 hrs ago | The Oak Ridge Observer

    He starred at quarterback with Syracuse University and was selected sixth overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 1951 National Football League draft. Canadian Football Hall of Famer and former Tiger-Cat legend Bernie Custis has passed away at the age of 88. Custis made pro football history August 29, 1951, when he became a starter with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who confirmed his death Thursday.

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  11. Ealey, Holloway reflect on the path Custis pavedRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | CFL.ca

    He did something no other man had done before, but it wasn't something Bernie Custis talked a lot about. Coming out of Syracuse University there was no question Custis was a very good quarterback.

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  12. College football: Former Syracuse player Custis, who became first...Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

    Bernie Custis, who started at quarterback for Syracuse University during the first two years of coach Ben Schwartzwalder's long tenure and would become the first black to play professionally at his position, died Thursday at age 88. Custis played three seasons for the Orange, from 1948-50, throwing for 2,617 yards and 12 touchdowns on 196 completions. He was drafted sixth overall by the NFL's Cleveland Browns but did not play for them after being told he would play safety.

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  13. Ticats trade OL Simmons to Als for DB DavisRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | The Oak Ridge Observer

    Hamilton Tiger Cats quarterback Henry Burris right gets some protection from teammate Brian Simmons left as he makes a pass during first quarter CFL action as the Tiger Cats take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Guelph Ont. Saturday The Alouettes, in search of an import offensive-lineman to protect veteran quarterback Darian Durant, may have finally found their man.

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  14. Bernie Custis, 1st pro black QB, dies at 88Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    Mr. Custis made pro football history Aug. 29, 1951, when he became a starter with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who confirmed his death Thursday. He played quarterback at Syracuse and was selected sixth overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 1951 NFL draft.

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  15. Custis, first black starting quarterback, dies at 88Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Reuters

    Bernie Custis, the first black starting quarterback in professional football, died on Thursday aged 88, the Canadian Football League said on Thursday. Custis made history in 1951 when he started a game for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, paving a path for other African American quarterbacks to follow such as Hall of Famer Warren Moon, who played in Canada before going on to star in the National Football League.

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  16. Manitoba Bisons football team recruits coveted defensive tackleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | GlobalNews

    Defensive tackle Cole Adamson has committed to the team for the upcoming season. The Winnipegger visited four other universities before unveiling his choice.

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  17. First black QB diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Castanet.net

    All Bernie Custis wanted was the chance to be a pro quarterback, but to Damon Allen he will always be a football pioneer. Custis, pro football's first black quarterback who blazed the trail for future CFL stars like Allen, Warren Moon and Chuck Ealey, died Thursday.

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  18. On comeback trail, Vince Young applies to trademark 'Make Vince Great Again'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Sporting News

    The former Texas Longhorns and NFL quarterback is trying to make a return to the NFL despite not playing in a game since 2011. Young, 33, submitted an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday requesting to trademark the phrase, "Make Vince Great Again."

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  19. Veteran running back Whitaker taking patient approach in CFL free agencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Penticton Herald

    Toronto Argonauts running back Brandon Whitaker, right, carries the ball forward against the Edmonton Eskimos during first half CFL football action in Toronto on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Doing everything right in 2016 hasn't had the desired effect for Brandon Whitaker.The Toronto Argonauts running back finished second in CFL rushing last season and was just one of two players to crack the 1,000-yard plateau.

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  20. Bernie Custis dies at 88: Hamilton Tiger-Cats legend made history as...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Canada.com

    Bernie Custis, pro football's first black quarterback who blazed the trail for future stars like Warren Moon, Chuck Ealey and Damon Allen, has died. He was 88. Custis made pro football history Aug. 29, 1951, when he became a starter with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who confirmed his death Thursday.

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