Baines' great numbers and awards earned him some recognition professionally, since he was recently signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders and will attend training camp in May.
For the third consecutive year, the Carleton Ravens football team entered the annual battle for Pedro as the underdog, only to find a way to come up victorious.
As thousands of fans packed into Gee-Gees Field, the team prepared to live up to the hype after an entire offseason of work. The tunnel inflated and smoke machines billowed as Jay Z & Kanye West’s ominous “No Church in the Wild” blared, leading the Gees onto the field. It was only a matter of minutes until the team would impose their will on the Gaels.
Entering the game with a 2-0 record and sitting at number eight in the Ontario University Athletic (OUA) standings, the Gee-Gees had a disappointing game against the number seven Guelph Gryphons in Ottawa on Sept. 13.
The Panda Bowl’s return was nothing short of exciting. The stands were filled, since the event sold out the 4,000-seat capacity by Friday at noon, with more than 800 standing tickets sold in surplus. The game was preceded by a reunion of alumni players from both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa’s football teams, who led the game with an honorary kick-off. The air was full of cheers from both Gee-Gees and Ravens fans.