Manitoba Bisons
First season 1920
Athletic director Coleen Dufresne
Head coach Brian Dobie
17th year, 69–64–2  (.519)
Other staff Stan Pierre (DC)
Home stadium Investors Group Field
Year built 1967
Stadium capacity 5000
Stadium surface Natural Grass
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
League CIS
Conference CWUAA (1964 - present)
All-time record 157–194–4 (.448)
Postseason record
Vanier Cups 3
1969, 1970, 2007
Mitchell Bowl Championships 1
Churchill Bowl Championships 3
1969, 1970, 2001
Hardy Cups 10
1923, 1924, 1927, 1966,
1968, 1969, 1970, 1973,
2001, 2007
Hec Crighton winners 0
Current uniform
Colours Brown and Gold


Outfitter Reebok
Rivals Saskatchewan Huskies

The Bisons are one of only three CIS football teams to have won back to back Vanier Cup championships, having won in 1969 and 1970. In total, the Bisons have won three Vanier Cup national championships and nine Hardy Trophy conference championships.

In 2007, the Bisons' football team won the Vanier Cup as the national champions in Canadian Interuniversity football, the first for the school in 37 years. Pat Gill, the manager, has been the manager for 40 years and was with the team during the 1969 and 1970 Vanier Cup Teams. A big factor in the 2007 Vanier Cup was the injury to running back Matt Henry, who suffered and a broken femur in three places and severe muscle damage. However, in the end, kicker and punter Scott Dixon converted on all but one of his field goals and pinned the Saint Mary's Huskies deep several times. Dixon, in his rookie year, is tied for second all-time for most field goals in a game.

Recent Regular Season ResultsEdit

Season Games Won Lost OL Pct % PF PA Standing
20028 800 1.000 271 1191st in CW
20038 350 0.375 172 2496th in CW
20048 350 0.375 191 2375th in CW
20058 431 0.563 228 1723rd in CW
20068 800 1.000 363 1431st in CW
20078 800 1.000 206 1101st in CW
20088 35- 0.375 126 1605th in CW
2009[A]7 25- 0.286 164 2036th in CW
20108 26- 0.250 160 2955th in CW
20118 350 0.375 214 2185th in CW
20118 440 0.500 282 3064th in CW

^ A. Manitoba forfeited two wins for using an ineligible player. Simon Fraser also used an ineligible player in a Manitoba loss, so the game was declared "no contest."

Recent Playoff ResultsEdit

Manitoba Bisons in professional footballEdit

As of the end of the 2012 CFL season, five former Bisons players are on CFL teams' rosters:

As of the end of the 2012 NFL season, one player is on an NFL team's active roster:


See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


  1. Canada West Football 2010 CFL/NFL Players
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