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Lancer football game to highlight Alumni Weekend

The Lancer football team will look to better its 3-1 record when it hosts the Guelph Gryphons, Saturday, October 1, at 7 p.m. on Alumni Field.

The game is the centrepiece of a weekend’s worth of events which opens Friday with a soccer doubleheader against the McMaster Marauders. The women play at 7 p.m. and the men at 9:15 p.m.

Friday evening also features separate receptions for graduates of human kinetics programs, football alumni, and fans of the Blue & Gold.

Lancer football readying for greatest test of season so far

The Lancer football team, currently ranked 10th in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, looks to build on its successful start this weekend as it hosts the No. 7 McMaster Marauders on Alumni Field.

Two straight wins to open the season earned the Lancers their first CIS Top 10 ranking since 2006.

Saturday's game will kick off at 7 p.m. Read a full game preview, "No. 10 Windsor set to host No. 7 McMaster in Saturday showdown" on

Soccer teams to play home openers Saturday: Lancer weekend preview

The Lancer soccer teams will play their first home games of the 2011 campaign this weekend, taking on the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday, September 10, and the Laurier Golden Hawks on Sunday, September 11. Both days the women play at 1 p.m. and the men at 3:15 p.m. on Alumni Field.

The Laurier women’s team is ranked second in the nation in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport coaches’ poll after opening the season with two victories; the Waterloo women are looking for their first win.

Biologists hope nesting boxes attract swallows to research centre

If you build it, they will come.

That’s the hope of a team from the Department of Biological Sciences who installed 51 nest boxes at the University’s Pelee Environmental Research Centre on Saturday, August 27, to attract tree swallows, a blue-and-white species of songbird that breeds in the area.

“Tree swallows are an important part of our local bird community and they are excellent study animals,” said biology professor Dan Mennill, an ornithologist who helped to organize the project.