Win tickets to Lancer football home opener

As the Lancer football team opens the 2013 campaign this weekend, fans should be looking for it to build on back-to-back playoff appearances, says head coach Joe D’Amore.

“We are returning a number of starters, including our all-star quarterback Austin Kennedy,” he says. “With a good core of veterans and some young players ready to accept their new roles this season, we feel like we can compete with every team in the OUA as long as we stay healthy and continue to prepare hard for each game.”

The Lancers, who went 3-5 last year to finish fifth in the province, will host the Waterloo Warriors (eighth place finishers last year) Sunday, August 25, on Alumni Field. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.

The athletics department is offering DailyNews readers a chance to get in on the action, with five pairs of tickets to the game available to win in a draw. To enter, just submit your answers to each of the questions below on the champion 1975 Lancer squad. Winners will be selected at random from all correct responses received by noon Wednesday, August 21.

  1. The 1975 Lancer football team earned a share of the Yates Cup as Ontario champions after defeating Laurier in the West Division final by what record-setting score?
    a) 2-0
    b) 3-0
    c) 35-1
    d) 65-8
  2. Through the seven games of the season, the stingy Lancer defense allowed just how few points against?
    a) 34
    b) 35
    c) 42
    d) 49
  3. How many players from that 1975 Windsor squad were named divisional all-stars?
    a) 6
    b) 7
    c) 8
    d) 9

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

Read a preview of the Lancer football 2013 season on the website of Canadian Interuniversity Sport.