2020 U Sports football season
Hardy Cup championsCancelled
Yates Cup championsCancelled
Dunsmore Cup championsCancelled
Loney Bowl championsCancelled
Mitchell Bowl championsCancelled
Uteck Bowl championsCancelled
Vanier Cup
ChampionsNone, game cancelled
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The 2020 U Sports football season was scheduled to feature Canadian football competition under the auspices of U Sports as the highest level of competition for amateur football in Canada in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, U Sports cancelled the national championships and the Atlantic University Sport, Canada West, and Ontario University Athletics conferences announced the complete cancellation of their schedules on June 8.[1][2][3][4] The Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec conference waited to make a decision until September 14, when they also announced that all university sports would be cancelled for the remainder of 2020.[5][6]

Planned scheduled seasons

The season was scheduled to begin with the Montreal Carabins hosting the Sherbrooke Vert et Or on August 28 in Montreal, Quebec.[7] Four Atlantic University Sport teams were scheduled to begin play on August 29.[8] Ten Ontario University Athletics teams were scheduled to open their seasons on August 30.[9] The Canada West conference did not release a schedule, likely due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 impact.

The conference championships were scheduled to be played on November 14, and the 56th Vanier Cup championship was scheduled for November 28.[10][11][12] 27 university teams in Canada were scheduled to play U Sports football in 2020.


  1. ^ "U Sports cancels 2020 fall championships due to COVID-19". U Sports. June 8, 2020.
  2. ^ "Canada West cancels 2020-21 first term team competitions". Canada West. June 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "Atlantic University Sport suspends competition until January 2021". Atlantic University Sport. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "OUA announces cancellation of sanctioned sport programming up to December 31, 2020". Ontario University Athletics. June 8, 2020. Archived from the original on August 20, 2020. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Possible resumption of activities for the 220,000 student-athletes with a focus on health and safety". Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec. August 31, 2020. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  6. ^ "The RSEQ's three sectors determine their Fall calendar". Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec. September 14, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "2020 University football schedule". Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  8. ^ "2020 AUS fall sports schedules released". Atlantic University Sport. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "2020 OUA Football Schedule". Ontario University Athletics. January 22, 2020. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  10. ^ "Carabins and Rouge et Or to launch the 2020 university football season at TVA Sports". U Sports. February 28, 2020. Archived from the original on February 28, 2020. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  11. ^ "U Sports Championship Information". U Sports. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  12. ^ "2020 OUA Football Schedule Announced". Guelph Gryphons. January 22, 2020. Retrieved February 28, 2020.