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Korol-ing the competition: Leading by example both on and off the field
Originally from Lynden, Ontario, Luke Korol is a linebacker and captain for the Guelph Gryphons football team. He is currently in his fifth and final year at Guelph and, as his on-field play is showing, he is not leaving the OUA quietly.
Gryphons Start Fast in 46-8 Win Over Toronto
The Guelph Gryphons football team has faced its share of adversity this season. But one thing that hasn't changed is the togetherness of the group. Through heartbreaking losses and comeback wins, Guelph's locker room has remained tight and the team is starting to see what a close squad can accomplish.
Job Reinhart Named OUA Defensive Player of the Week
Fourth-year linebacker Job Reinhart has been named the OUA's Defensive Player of the Week following a standout performance on Saturday (Sept. 29) in his team's 27-24 victory over the No. 8-ranked Laurier Golden Hawks.
Gryphons Pick Up Crucial 27-24 Road Win Over No. 8-ranked Laurier
Defensively, few teams in the country have been as impressive as the Guelph Gryphons through the first five weeks of the 2018 U SPORTS football season. On Saturday afternoon, in a crucial Week 6 matchup in Waterloo versus the Laurier Golden Hawks, the Gryphon defence found a way to raise their game to yet another level.
Carter Wilson’s Journey to the Gryphons
The Gryphons were defensive lineman Carter Wilson’s first choice to play OUA football with when he graduated from Arnprior District High School in 2016. It just took him two years and a little detour to North Dakota to get here.
Coach Stu Lang for Grand Magazine
Much given, much expected Stu Lang’s impact on the University of Guelph campus is undeniable. It’s all part of a mission to leave the world a better place.
Homecoming Comeback Falls Just Short as Gryphons Lose 33-32 to Queen's
The setting was idyllic – a beautiful Guelph afternoon, with thousands of fans and alumni descending on the University of Guelph campus for an almost perfect Homecoming experience. The Guelph Gryphon football team would provide their supporters with some incredible memories.
Gryphons Gear Up for Homecoming Battle with Queen's
At the University of Guelph, Homecoming is about acknowledging the great history of the students and athletes who have defined the institution.
Luke Korol Named OUA Defensive Player of the Week
When discussing the best linebackers in the conference, Luke Korol has made sure his name is part of the conversation. On Tuesday afternoon, Ontario University Athletics announced the "Football Players of the Week" with the Gryphons' fifth-year leader receiving some much-deserved recognition at the conference level.
nick parisotto returns to Alumni stadium
Former Gryphon defensive back Nick Parisotto has the distinction of being the player selected the latest in this year’s CFL draft who was on his team’s lineup for the opening game of the season.
Gryphons Fall on the Road to Gee-Gees in Top 10 Matchup
The Guelph Gryphons and Ottawa Gee-Gees entered Saturday afternoon's contest at Gee-Gees' Field separated by just one spot in the U SPORTS football rankings. After four quarters of hard-fought, defensive football, it would be the No. 9-ranked Gee-Gees escaping with a 12-10 victory over the No. 8-ranked Gryphons.
Gabe Ferraro is ready to kick-off the 2018 season
Gryphon kicker/punter Gabe Ferraro has tried to put last season out of his mind.
It’s not that it was a bad season, quite the opposite as he set a U Sports record for the number of field goals made during a season.
However, he doesn’t want to get into a situation where he’s trying to better that mark.
Gabe Ferraro Named U SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week
For the first time during the 2018 football season, a Guelph Gryphon has garnered national honours. On Wednesday (Sept. 5), the U SPORTS Football Players of the Week were announced, with Gryphons' fifth-year kicker Gabe Ferraro earning the title of U SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week.
Gryphons Get First Win of 2018 with 33-18 Victory Over York
The Guelph Gryphons football team certainly didn't lack incentive as week 2 of the OUA regular season came around. Guelph's players wanted to right the ship after a narrow defeat last week in Hamilton – and getting a first ever for their new head coach was high on the list of priorities.
Bresciani leaves it all on the field
If receiver Thomas Bresciani had been born a few days earlier, he wouldn’t be playing for the Gryphons this year.
There’s a U Sports rule that states that any player who turns 25 before Sept. 1 is ineligible to play. Bresciani will turn 25 on Sept. 5
Wayne Gerrie: One of the Most Experienced Gryphons
When the captains of past Gryphon Football teams dropped by to watch the current Gryphons practice, Wayne Gerrie might have been a bit of a rarity.
Gerrie had the distinction of having been a captain for four of his five years and he served in that position on teams with both the Aggies and Redmen monikers.
Greg Corfield: Enthusiastic for Captain Role
Defensive lineman Greg Corfield has been given a new role with the Gryphons this season.
“This year I got named captain so there’s a lot of leadership coming from me,” the fourth-year Gryphon says. “I’ve never been a captain before so this is something completely new and hopefully I can do a great job at it.”
Catching up with Harley Deeks
One of the things about Gryphon football training camps is that you never know who might drop by.
On the opening day of this year’s camp former OAC Aggie Harley Deeks and his family stopped in to tour the facilities and watch the on-field action.
LAST CAPTAINS PRACTICE: A SMASHING SUCCESS
The Gryphons got a head start on the season when most of the players expected at training camp attended a couple of captains’ practices at Alumni Stadium.
The workouts were run by the captains without a coach in sight.
JEREMY KAPELANSKI-LAMOUREUX, UN JOUEUR EXCELLENT, AN EXCELLENT PLAYER
Il y a quelques semaines, j’ai eu la chance de m’entretenir avec le joueur de ligne défensive Jeremy Kapelanski-Lamoureux.
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Gryphon Defensive Lineman Jeremy Kapelanski-Lamoureux.
FOGF Golf Tournament 2018
On Friday, July 27th, Gryphon Football hosted the annual Friends of Gryphon Football (FOGF) Golf Tournament. This tournament is an opportunity for Gryphon community members to get together with friends, old and new, for a great day of golf, with the ultimate goal of providing some financial support to the program.
Orion Edwards: A winning attitude
This month, I had the pleasure of speaking with Orion Edwards: Wildman Award Winner, SAM Mentor and Gryphon Football alumnus.
When I spoke with Orion, I could tell he admired the Gryphon Football Program.
"It really helped me become the man I am today. What you learn as a student-athlete goes with you through the rest of your life."
Gryphons Announce 2018 Hall of Fame Class
Four generational athletes, two builders, and two history-making teams. The Guelph Gryphon Athletics Hall of Fame welcomes a new class in 2018, with each of the recipients fully deserving the honour.
Dave Wright Excited about continuing Role as Head Therapist
Last month when the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa RedBlacks clashed in a CFL game on the Alumni Stadium field, Gryphons’ head athletic therapist David Wright could be excused for not wanting to cheer for one team ahead of the other.
For six years earlier this decade, Wright had been employed by one or the other. He had been with the Argos from 2011 to 2013 and then with the RedBlacks from 2014 to 2016.
Tom Dimitroff Room Unveiling
If Tom Dimitroff Sr. had been at last month’s ceremony when the head coach’s office in the Gryphon Pavilion was named after him, he probably would’ve been embarrassed.
He’d probably wonder why the room couldn’t have been named after the Gryphon teams he coached instead of being named after him because in his mind it was always about the team.