Nick Hebeler & Rick Klassen join BC Lions Wall of Fame

Nick Hebeler

NWSB insider and BC Lions football blogger Phil Slater tells us about the BC Lions in 2012 honouring on their wall of fame BC bred Defensive Linemen Nick Hebeler and Rick Klassen in 2012. Klassen and Hebeler helped the 1985 front four be equally tremendous and are truly deserving of this fine honour.

BC Lions Wally Buono named CFL coach of the year

Wally Buono

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Carolyn Smith tells us the defending Grey Cup champions have a new head coach, but last years man Wally Buono was awarded the 2011/12 CFL Coach of the Year this week. Bringing his team back from a 0-5 start to ultimately beat the Bombers 34-23 on home turf couldn’t have been a better way to end a fulfilling coaching career.

BC Lions have a Grey Cup rematch to kick off 2012

BC Lions Angus Reid

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Carolyn Smith tells us the defending Grey Cup champions will open the new season with a rematch against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at B.C. Place. Since they last played Wally Buono stepped down as head coach but stays on as GM, and appointed Mike Benevides as the team’s new leader. We like you can’t wait for the 2012 CFL season to begin.

Expect Exceptional: BC Lions Travis Lulay will win 2012 CFL MVP

Travis Lulay

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Riley Trottier tells us the past five CFL MVP’s have all been quarterbacks. So have 9 of the last 10, the only exception being Geroy Simon in 2006 (who, it should be noted, was a BC Lions player. A bold CFL prediction. B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay Will Repeat As 2012 MVP.

CFL Free Agency: BC Lions re-sign Dante Marsh & Ryan Phillips

Dante Marsh

Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion defensive backs Dante Marsh and Ryan Phillips. Familiar face within the ranks goes a long way. So one day is down in the opening day of CFL free agency. There wasn’t much news in the rest of the league, but for BC it’s almost over before it started.

CFL News: B.C. Lions re-sign receiver Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson

Vancouver sports blogger Steve Lee reports that on this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion wide receiver Paris Jackson. While figures of the extension have yet to be released, odds were high that he could have received a better offer and more prominent role with another club. A familiar face within the ranks goes a long way.

B.C. Lions re-sign record-setting kicker Paul McCallum

Paul McCallum

Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports that on Friday the BC Lions will announce they have locked up their Grey cup champion kicker and oldest player in the CFL Paul McCallum. McCallum is not anticipating any dropoff in performance after setting a league record for field goal percentage. Wally Buono expects the 42 year old to help the Lions stay on top next season.

BC Lions Off-Season Player Report & Recent Headlines

Always a reason to cheer for the Lions

NWSB insider C-Mac brings us an update on your favorite CFL team out of Vancouver. The BC Lions have been busy in the offseason, re-signing Angus Reid, Khalif Mitchell, Arland Bruce, and Anton McKenzie while Solomon Elimimiam departed for Miami.

A Good Move: Andrew Harris Signs an extension with the BC Lions

Andrew Harris

Riley Trottier one of our BC Lions bloggers reports on the Andrew Harris contract signing. Harris agreed to a contract extension with the Grey Cup-champion B.C. Lions on Thursday. The Winnipeg native became B.C.’s starting running back midway through this season and finished with 458 yards rushing on 96 carries with a TD. Harris added 30 catches for 395 yards and seven touchdowns.

5 Reasons Why Mike Benevides was Wally Buono’s best choice

BC Lions Fans

NWSB insider Carolyn Smith brings us 5 reasons why Mike Benevides was Wally Buono’s choice as next head coach for the BC Lions. Benevides had a lot to do with the Lions winning this year’s Grey Cup, he knows talent and he’s dedicated and in it to win.

Head Coach Mike Benevides takes the wheel for the BC Lions

Mike Benevides

NWSB insider Riley Trottier brings us news this week of the hiring of new BC Lions football coach Mike Benevides. General Manager Wally Buono decided to promote the defensive coordinator to coach the team. Benevides, a Toronto native won his first Grey Cup while on the staff of the Calgary Stampeders before helping the Lions capture the 2006 and 2011 championships.

B.C. Lions coach Wally Buono steps down after Grey Cup win

Wally Buono

Carolyn Smith our BC Lions blogger reports on the Lions head coach Wally Buono retiring from coaching this week following a BC Lions Grey Cup win. On contract till January of 2014, Buono will stay on as the team’s general manager and vice president of football operations, but will start the search for a coaching replacement immediately.

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