St. Francis Xavier athletic teams

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St. Francis Xavier X-Men / St. Francis Xavier X-Women
Logo
University St. Francis Xavier University
Association Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Conference Atlantic University Sport
Athletic director Leo MacPherson
Location Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Varsity teams Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field
Football stadium Oland Stadium
Arena Charles V. Keating Millennium Centre
Other arenas Oland Centre Gymnasium
Colours
     Blue       White
Website www.goxgo.ca

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women are the men's and women's athletic teams that represent St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. Their primary home turf is Oland Stadium located at the University's campus.

History[edit]

In 1966, the X-Men Football team won the College Bowl (now the Vanier Cup) as top university football team in Canada. The X-Men Basketball program has won 3 CIS Championships (1993, 2000, and 2001) and in 2004, the X-Men Hockey team won their first CIS Championship. In 2011, the X-Women Hockey team placed 2nd at the CIS Championships in Ottawa.

In 2006, the X-Women Rugby team became the first female StFX varsity team to win a CIS Championship, as 10-time defending AUS Rugby Champions. In 2008, the team placed 2nd at the CIS Championships in Lethbridge, Alberta after capturing their 12th consecutive AUS Championship.[1]

Varsity teams[edit]

The X-Men & X-Women compete in:

X-Men Football[edit]

St. Francis Xavier X-Men
St. Francis Xavier X-Men logo
First season 1954
Athletic director Leo MacPherson
Head coach Gary Waterman
3rd year, 9–15–0  (.375)
Other staff Jonathon Svec (DC)
Home stadium Oland Stadium
Stadium capacity 4000
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Antigonish, Nova Scotia
League CIS
Conference AUS (1999 - present)
Past associations AUAA (1974-1998)
All-time record – 
Postseason record
Vanier Cups 1
1966
Atlantic Bowl Championships 5
1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1996
Jewett Trophies 10
1960, 1961, 1962, 1963,
1966, 1967, 1978, 1982,
1983, 1996
Hec Crighton winners 0
Colours Blue and White

             

Outfitter Nike
Website goxgo.ca

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men football team won the second ever Vanier Cup national championship and, to date, has been the program's only Vanier Cup victory. They were also runners-up in the 1996 game, which was also the last season that the X-Men won an AUS title. As of the 2011 season, this Atlantic title drought is the longest of any active program in the AUS. In the 2011 CFL Draft, Henoc Muamba became the first X-Men player to be selected first overall, having been drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Recent Results[edit]

Season Games Won Lost OT Loss Pct % PF PA Standing
2001 8 3 5 0 0.375 106 202 3rd in AUS
2002 8 6 2 0 0.750 215 134 2nd in AUS
2003 8 4 4 0 0.500 139 143 3rd in AUS
2004 8 3 5 0 0.375 155 245 3rd in AUS
2005 8 5 3 0 0.625 219 189 2nd in AUS
2006 7 2 5 0 0.286 80 176 3rd in AUS
2007 8 3 5 0 0.375 158 284 2nd in AUS
2008 8 4 4 0 0.500 186 205 2nd in AUS
2009 8 6 2 0 0.750 201 166 2nd in AUS
2010 8 1 7 0 0.125 98 247 4th in AUS
2011 8 2 6 0 0.250 148 300 3rd in AUS

Recent Playoff Results[edit]

National Championships[edit]

Vanier Cup[edit]

  • Champions: 1966
  • Runner Up: 1996

Semi-Final Championships[edit]

Atlantic Bowl[edit]

  • Champions: 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1996
  • Runner Up: 1958, 1962, 1967, 1978, 1982, 1983

Conference Championships[edit]

Jewett Trophy (Loney Bowl)[edit]

The X-Men have won the Atlantic Conference Championship five times and have been runners-up an additional six times.[2]

X-Men in the CFL[edit]

As of the start of the 2013 CFL season, seven former X-Men players are on CFL teams' rosters:

References[edit]

  1. ^ CIS Rugby Silver Lining, St. Francis Xavier University Athletics
  2. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Football Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 

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