RSEQ (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec) University Football 1987-1990

RSEQ Logo [Reference: 1]

RSEQ University Football 1987

Bishop’s Gaiters770023811714
McGill Redmen752014212910
Queen’s Gaels73401411616
Carleton Ravens73401021526
Concordia Stingers72501231664
Ottawa Gee-Gees71601131392
RSEQ University Football 1987 [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
1987Queen’s Gaels24McGill Redmen27
1987Bishop’s Gaiters39Carleton0
1987Bishop’s Gaiters16McGill Redmen32
RSEQ University Football Playoffs 1987 [Reference: 2]

RSEQ University Football 1988

*Bishop’s Gaiters761017011212
*Queen’s Gaels752016010310
*Ottawa Gee-Gees74301421158
*McGill Redmen73401981486
Concordia Stingers73401291306
Carleton Ravens7070532440
RSEQ University Football 1988 [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
1988Queen’s Gaels16Ottawa Gee-Gees13
1988Bishop’s Gaiters44McGill Redmen2
1988Bishop’s Gaiters16Queen’s Gaels7
RSEQ University Football Playoffs 1988 [Reference: 2]

RSEQ University Football 1989

*Queen’s Gaels77002177314
*Ottawa Gee-Gees752019210310
*Concordia Stingers74301531108
*McGill Redmen73401221526
Bishop’s Gaiters72501631574
Carleton Ravens7070422890
RSEQ University Football 1989 [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
1989Queen’s Gaels33McGill Redmen17
1989Queen’s Gaels39Ottawa18
RSEQ University Football Playoffs 1989 [Reference: 2]

RSEQ University Football 1990

*Bishop’s Gaiters751116610811
*Concordia Stingers75201427010
*Queen’s Gaels7421146819
*Ottawa Gee-Gees73401161506
McGill Redmen72501291484
Carleton Ravens7160832252
RSEQ University Football 1990 [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
1990Concordia Stingers15Queen’s Gaels37
1990Bishop’s Gaiters30Ottawa Gee-Gees7
1990Bishop’s Gaiters20Queen’s Gaels9
RSEQ University Football Playoffs 1990 [Reference: 2]


From 1987 to 1990 in the RSEQ – Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec – University Football League, Bishop’s won twice (1988 and 1990), Queen’s once (1989) and McGill Redmen the other (1987)

The Queen’s University Gaels from Kingston, Ontario, are named after an old name for the Irish – Gaels – and won the RSEQ Championship in 1989 after an unblemished 7-0 regular season record and then two victories in the playoffs.


RSEQ – Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec – is the governing body for all Student Sport in the French-speaking Province of Canada. The University Football League had six teams, playing a 7-game regular season, plus playoffs. McGill University are famour for playing one of the first ever games of American or Canadian Football, when they played Harvard in Massachusetts.

The Origins of American and Canadian Football in Universities

In 1874, Harvard with no opponent in America to play its “Boston Game” against, looked to McGill University in Montreal, which played Rugby. After one game in Harvard which the hosts won 3-0 in the Boston Game, abandoned after 22 minutes due to it being a rout, the following day the teams met under McGill’s Rugby rules, playing out a 0-0 tie.

Harvard liked the idea of a touchdown, as used in McGill’s Rugby Rules, so much they adopted it for their own game and persuaded the Elis of Yale to play against them using the rules in 1875, with Harvard winning 4-0.



[1] RSEQ (2020) Signature-RSEQ-Francais-CMYK_czyozt [Internet] Available from:,h_630,w_1200/v1576251135/RSEQ/Signature-RSEQ-Francais-CMYK_czyozt.png [Accessed 6 October 2020]


[2] RSEQ Statistiques (2020) Football Universitaire |Classements depuis 1987 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 6 October 2020]


[3] Professional Football Researchers Association (2011) “No Christian End!” The Early History of Professional Football. pg. 23-32. PFRA Publications. Connecticut.


Thanks to Robert Burns. Judith Burns, Steve Hearn, Anton Pippo O’Grady, John Wills, John Morahan & John Kane.

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