Regina Rams

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Regina Rams
Regina Rams logo
First season 1954
Athletic director Dick White
Head coach Frank McCrystal
29th year, 57–62–1  (.479)
Other staff Bernie Schmidt (OC)
Paul Dawson (DC)
Home stadium Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
Year built 1910
Stadium capacity 32,848
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Regina, Saskatchewan
League CIS
Conference CWUAA (1999 – present)
Past associations MSJFL (1954–1975)
CJFL (1976–1998)
All-time record 57–62–1 (.479)
Postseason record 6–10
Vanier Cups 0
Atlantic Bowl Championships 1
2000
Canadian Bowl Championships 15
1966, 1970, 1971, 1973,
1975, 1976, 1980, 1981,
1986, 1987, 1993, 1994,
1995, 1997, 1998
Hardy Cups 1
2000
Hec Crighton winners 0
Current uniform
CIS UofR Jersey.png
Colours Green and Gold

             

Outfitter Adidas
Rivals Regina Riot
Website reginarams.com

The Regina Rams are the CIS football team that represents the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Rams nickname is used by the university's football team only; all other teams at the school are named Regina Cougars. The Rams joined the CIS in 1999 and have competed in the Canada West Conference since then.[1]

Club history[edit]

The Regina Rams were formed in 1954 when two junior football teams, the Bombers and the Dales, merged into one football club. The Rams participated in the Man-Sask Junior Football League until 1976, when they joined with junior teams from Alberta to form the Prairie Football Conference. The club would participate in the CJFL until 1998, winning ten Canadian Junior Football Championships along the way.[1]

In 1999, after competing for 45 years in junior football (Canadian Junior Football League), the Regina Rams became a member of the Canada West Conference of the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (CIAU), now Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The University of Regina came to community partnership agreement with the CJFL team that made the transfer possible. Rather than change their name to Regina Cougars, the football team continued to use the moniker "Rams." In only their second year of playing in the CIAU, the Rams won the Canada West Conference championship and then the Atlantic Bowl. They then went on their way to the Vanier Cup where they lost 42–39 to Marcel Bellefeuille's Ottawa Gee-Gees.[1][2]

During their entire tenure in the CIS, Frank McCrystal has been the head coach of the Rams. He first took the reins of the team in 1984, making 2013 his 30th season as head coach of the Rams and his 15th in the CIS. In 2007, after leading his team to a 6–2 regular season record and an appearance in the Hardy Cup game, McCrystal was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport Coach of the Year and received the 2007 Frank Tindall Trophy.[3] [4]

CIS Regular Season Results[edit]

Season Games Won Lost OT Loss Pct % PF PA Standing
1999 8 0 8 0 0.000 121 309 6th in CW
2000 8 4 4 0 0.500 218 281 3rd in CW
2001 8 5 3 0 0.625 278 208 2nd in CW
2002 8 5 3 0 0.625 169 153 3rd in CW
2003 8 4 3 1 0.563 248 246 3rd in CW
2004 8 0 8 0 0.000 116 268 7th in CW
2005 8 3 5 0 0.375 188 276 5th in CW
2006 8 4 4 0 0.500 278 256 4th in CW
2007 8 6 2 - 0.750 257 195 2nd in CW
2008 8 5 3 - 0.250 163 179 3rd in CW
2009 8 3 5 - 0.375 174 224 4th in CW
2010 8 5 3 - 0.625 281 181 3rd in CW
2011 8 3 5 - 0.375 147 198 4th in CW
2012 8 6 2 - 0.750 214 160 2nd in CW
2013 8 2 6 - 0.250 224 279 5th in CW

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Postseason Results[edit]

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Regina Rams in the professional ranks[edit]

As of opening day of the 2013 CFL season, seven former Rams players are on CFL teams' rosters:

As of final day of the 2013 NFL season, three former Rams players are on NFL teams' active rosters:

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