St. Francis Xavier athletic teams

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St. Francis Xavier X-Men / St. Francis Xavier X-Women
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University St. Francis Xavier University
Association U Sports
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          
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 and in 2016, the X-men hockey team were runner ups in the CIS Championships in Halifax.

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] The team has a total of five National Championships, having won a fifth title in 2016 in Victoria, BC.[2] and 17 consecutive conference championships from 1997-2014.[3]

Varsity teams[edit]

The X-Men & X-Women compete in:

X-Men Football[edit]

St. Francis Xavier X-Men
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St. Francis Xavier X-Men logo
First season 1954
Athletic director Leo MacPherson
Head coach Gary Waterman
8th year, 30–34–0  (.469)
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 – 
Tournaments
Vanier Cups 1
1966
Atlantic Bowls 5
1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1996
Jewett Trophies 12
1960, 1961, 1962, 1963,
1966, 1967, 1978, 1982,
1983, 1996, 2015, 2016
Hec Crighton winners 0
Current uniform
Colours Blue and White
         
Outfitter Adidas
Website goxgo.ca

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men football team has been competing at the varsity level since 1954 and won the second ever Vanier Cup national championship in 1966. The team has played in two National Championship games overall when they were runners up in 1996 and have won 12 conference championships in total. In the 2011 CFL Draft, Henoc Muamba became the first X-Men player to be selected first overall in the Canadian College Draft, 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
2012 8 2 6 0 0.250 137 239 4th in AUS
2013 8 3 5 0 0.375 150 183 4th in AUS
2014 8 4 4 0 0.500 181 180 2nd in AUS
2015 8 5 3 0 0.625 172 179 2nd in AUS
2016 8 7 1 0 0.875 299 129 1st 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, 1983, 1996
  • Runner Up: 1958, 1962, 1967, 1978, 1982, 2015
  • In 1983 the Atlantic Bowl victory was over Acadia as there was no Jewett Trophy in that season, and no opportunity for an AUAA team to play in the CIAU Championship game. The AUAA was in a dispute with the CIS (formerly CIAU) over the Atlantic Bowl being played at Saint Mary's, in Halifax, on annual basis. Calgary received a bye to the CIAU Championship game.

Conference Championships[edit]

Jewett Trophy (Loney Bowl)[edit]

The X-Men have won the Atlantic Conference Championship six times and have been runners-up an additional six times.[4]

X-Men in the CFL[edit]

As of the end of the 2016 CFL season, five former X-Men players are on CFL teams' rosters:

References[edit]

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

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