Football

The Times They Are a-Changin’

Many changes affected Canadian university football in the 1960s. Firstly, the senior intercollegiate league changed its name to the Ontario-Quebec Athletic Association and broadened its member- ship. Secondly, the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union became a truly national organization which included many more institutions than the pre-1951 four (Queen’s, McGill, Toronto, and Western). Thirdly, a rule book was written specifically for Canadian university football, which previously used the rules of the Canadian Rugby Union. Finally, in 1967, the Canadian Television Network (CTV) began televising and subsidising a re-organized league with eastern and western divisions that played an interlocking schedule. These developments changed the ways Canadian university football was played, administered, and viewed.

UWO vs U of T, 1963, Action Shot

An action shot from the 1963 Homecoming game between UWO and Toronto, one of the Mustang's most notable successes in the 1960s.