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U Sports cancels Vanier Cup, other fall championships because of COVID-19

Laval University Rouge et Or's Mathieu Betts raises the trophy as they celebrate victory against Western University Mustang at the Vanier Cup final. (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

U Sports has cancelled six national championships becauswe of COVID-19

Vanier Cup among championships to be cancelled this year

U Sports has cancelled six national championships, including the Vanier Cup, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The varsity football championship was scheduled for Nov. 28 in a city yet to be announced. The University of Calgary Dinos are the defending champions.

The Uteck and Mitchell Bowls, which serve as the Vanier Cup semifinals, were also cancelled.

Women’s field hockey and rugby, cross-country running, men’s and women’s soccer, all scheduled for later this year, are the other championships called off.

More to come.