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

The gates will open at 6 p.m. and fans may want to attend early to check out the Lancer garage sale, featuring vintage jerseys, equipment and memorabilia. Prices will range from $5 to $25, with proceeds going to charity. Sales are cash only, though. Read the full story, "Department of Athletics set to host Lancer garage sale on Saturday."

Head coach Joe D'Amore will join coaches across the country in an effort to raise awareness of those who go without access to proper sporting equipment. As part of the "Go Shoeless" event, D'Amore and his McMaster counterpart Stafan Ptaszek will wear no shoes on the sidelines during Saturday's game. Read more about the campaign by Right to Play.

Entrants in yesterday's DailyNews contest made it easy to select a winner. Only engineering student Mario Mendizabal answered all three questions correctly. He will receive four free gold section tickets to Saturday's football game. Dan Cerino made two punts, Shomari Grant leads the team in rushing and Jordan Brescacin leads the team in receiving.

In other weekend action, the men's soccer team will play two on the road—the Western Mustangs in London this evening at 7:30 p.m. and UOIT Ridgebacks in Oshawa on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Women's soccer will play at Western on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Men's hockey will open its exhibition season Saturday, hosting the Laurier Golden Hawks at the Tecumseh Arena in Tecumseh. Admission is free; the puck will drop at 7:30 p.m. Read "Men's hockey set to host Laurier in exhibition play in Tecumseh."