Four Lions selected to play in national East West Bowl

Four players from the York University Lions have been selected by Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) to participate in the third annual East West Bowl on Sunday, May 15 in Waterloo, Ont.

York Lions East West picks 

Above: From left, York Lions East West Bowl picks Andre Durie, Ricardo Hudson, Ricky Foley and Claudio Tulipano

All-Canadian running back Andre Durie, All-Canadian defensive end Ricky Foley, OUA All-Star receiver Ricardo Hudson and offensive lineman Claudio Tulipano were selected to represent York in the game, which will be televised live on TSN.

The East West Bowl, in partnership with the NFL and CFL, is designed as a showcase for athletes entering their CFL draft year in 2006 but the rosters have been complemented with players entering into their second, third and fifth years who have not yet been drafted.

Andre Durie in actionLeft: First team CIS All-Canadian and OUA All-Star Andre Durie (photo by Andrew Craig)

A national committee of CIS head coaches selected the players who were first nominated by their respective teams. All 27 CIS football schools will be represented in the game, with a minimum of three athletes selected from a list of six nominees from each university.

The objective of the East West Bowl is to showcase future CFL stars to scouts, coaches and fans through a week of practice, testing and evaluation that culminates in the East West Bowl game where the players get to compete on a national stage against the CIS’s best.

For more information and to view complete team rosters, visit the CIS East West Bowl Web site.