Football

  • X-Men football program ‘moving forward’
    September 15, 2020
    Halftime adjustments are a key to success for any football team. But, this season – an unprecedented one for university sport across Canada – the StFX X-Men and their Atlantic University Sport (AUS) counterparts have been required to make huge changes before ever taking a snap.
  • Getting to Know...Alex Fedchun
    July 31, 2020
    X-Men Football defensive lineman Alex Fedchun is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Alex is a third year Human Kinetics student from Calgary, Alta.
  • Getting to Know...Connor Ross
    July 27, 2020
    X-Men football fullback Connor Ross is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Connor is a fourth year Human Kinetics student from Coldbrook, N.S.
  • Getting to Know...Cole Virtanen
    June 24, 2020
    X-Men football defensive back Cole Virtanen is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Cole is a fourth year Human Kinetics student from Nanaimo, B.C.
  • Fagnan, Ross and Virtanen selected for U SPORTS East-West Bowl
    May 04, 2020
    Three X-Men were selected to compete on the East team for the 2020 East-West Bowl all-star game, including receiver Isaac Fagnan, fullback Connor Ross and defensive back Cole Virtanen. The annual game showcases the top U SPORTS football prospects in the country who will be eligible for the following year's CFL Draft.
  • Zamora and Burnham selected in CFL Draft
    May 01, 2020
    A pair of StFX X-Men were selected in the CFL Draft on Wednesday evening, both by the Calgary Stampeders. Offensive lineman Jonathan Zamora was selected in the third round, 26th overall, while kicker/punter Keiran Burnham was selected in the seventh round, 61st overall.
  • 2020 AUS fall sports schedules released
    March 30, 2020
    Atlantic University Sport released the 2020 fall sports schedules today, including women’s rugby, men’s football, men’s and women’s soccer as well as men’s and women’s cross country. Hosts for the 2020 fall championships were also confirmed.
  • Keiran Burnham honoured as 2nd Team All-Canadian
    November 21, 2019
    X-Men punter/kicker Keiran Burnham was honoured as a U SPORTS second team All-Canadian at the Vanier Cup awards banquet Thursday night.
  • Five X-Men named AUS football all-stars
    November 07, 2019
    The StFX X-Men had five players named as AUS all-stars including defensive end Alex Fedchun, halfback Cole Virtanen, centre Jonathan Zamora, offensive tackle Gregor McKellar and Punter Keiran Burnham.
  • Virtanen named AUS football defensive player of the week
    October 29, 2019
    StFX X-Men defensive back Cole Virtanen has been named the AUS football defensive player of the week.
  • Bowden, Virtanen & Burnham receive X-Men football athlete of the week honours
    October 28, 2019
    Running back Chase Bowden, defensive back Cole Virtanen and kicker/punter Keiran Burnham were named the McDonald's X-Men football athletes of the week for the week ending October 27, 2019.
  • X-Men finish AUS season on winning note with 14-4 victory over Huskies
    October 26, 2019
    The Saint Mary’s Huskies played for their AUS playoff lives on Saturday afternoon. In the end, it was not enough as the visiting StFX X-Men upended the Huskies 14-4 in football action from Huskies Stadium.
  • Fagnan, Fedchun & Burnham receive football athlete of the week honours
    October 14, 2019
    Receiver Isaac Fagnan, defensive lineman Alex Fedchun and kicker/punter Keiran Burnham were named the McDonald's X-Men football athletes of the week for the week ending October 13, 2019.
  • Axemen clinch first place with win over X-Men
    October 11, 2019
    The U SPORTS No. 8 Acadia Axemen improved to 6-0 on the season, clinching first place in the AUS standings with a 44-25 win over the visiting StFX X-Men.
  • Fagnan, Whyte & Turnsek named football athletes of the week
    October 07, 2019
    Receiver Isaac Fagnan, linebacker Gordon Whyte and defensive back Jay Turnsek were named the McDonald's X-Men football athletes of the week for the week of October 6, 2019.
  • Gaiters dampen spirits of StFX Homecoming crowd with 17-11 win over X-Men
    October 04, 2019
    The Bishop’s Gaiters improved to 3-3 on the season, defeating the StFX X-Men 17-11 in Homecoming action on a cold, rainy Friday night at StFX Stadium.
  • Bowden, Whyte & Burnham latest X-Men football athletes of the week
    September 30, 2019
    Running back Chase Bowden, linebacker Gordon Whyte and kicker/punter Keiran Burnham received McDonald's X-Men football athlete of the week honours for the week ending September 29, 2019.
  • Mounties take 36-11 win over X-Men
    September 28, 2019
    The Mount Allison Mounties enjoyed a memorable Homecoming on Saturday afternoon as they defeated StFX 36-11 at Alumni Field. 
  • Wasdal, Brooks & Burnham named football athletes of the week
    September 23, 2019
    Quarterback Bailey Wasdal, linebacker Dezain Brooks and kicker/punter Keiran Burnham were named the McDonald's X-Men football athletes of the week for the week ending September 22, 2019.
  • Huskies earn 21-13 victory over X-Men
    September 21, 2019
    The Saint Mary’s Huskies improved to 3-1 on the season with a 21-13 win over the StFX  X-Men (1-3) Saturday afternoon at StFX Stadium in front of over 1100 fans.
  • Fagnan, VonMueldorfer & Burnham named football athletes of the week
    September 09, 2019
    Receiver Isaac Fagnan, linebacker Ben VonMueldorfer and kicker/punter Keiran Burnham were named the McDonald's X-Men football athletes of the week for the week ending Sept. 8, 2019.
  • X-Men fall to Axemen
    September 06, 2019
    Led by fourth year running back Dale Wright (Markham, ON) who scored three touchdowns, the Acadia Axemen defeated the StFX X-Men 54-19 Friday evening at StFX Stadium.
  • AUS games rescheduled for coming weekend
    September 05, 2019
    Please note that due to the pending weather, the following StFX games have been rescheduled: SOCCER:  Friday, Sept. 6th UPEI @ StFX games will now be played at 1:15 and 3:30 pm at StFX Stadium FOOTBALL:  Saturday, Sept. 7th ACA @ StFX game will now be played on Friday, Sept. 6th at 7:00 pm at StFX Stadium W RUGBY:  Saturday, Sept. 7th StFX @ UPEI game will now be played on Friday, Sept. 6th at 5:00 pm in Charlottetown CROSS COUNTRY:  Sunday, Sept. 8th meet @ Halifax has been cancelled SOCCER:  Sunday, Sept. 8th UNB @ StFX games at 1:00 and 3:15 pm are on as scheduled
  • Forsey, Fedchun & Wilde earn football athlete of the week honours
    September 02, 2019
    Receiver Michael Forsey, defensive lineman Alex Fedchun and defensive back Liam Wilde were named the McDonald's X-Men football athletes of the week for the week ending August 31, 2019.
  • X-Men drop 32-19 game to Bishop's
    September 01, 2019
    Freshman quarterback Charles Aubry went 27-37 for 264 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday night in the Bishop's Gaiters home opener as they beat the No. 7 ranked StFX X-Men 32-19 in front of a raucous Coulter Field crowd.
  • Keiran Burnham named AUS special teams player of the week
    August 27, 2019
    St. Francis Xavier punter and kicker Keiran Burnham is the AUS football special teams player of the week for the week ending Aug. 25, 2019.
  • Bowden, Fedchun & Burnham named football athletes of the week
    August 26, 2019
    Running back Chase Bowden, defensive lineman Alex Fedchun and kicker/punter Keiran Burnham were named the McDonald's X-Men football athletes of the week for the week ending August 25, 2019.
  • X-Men defeat Mounties 16-6 to open AUS season
    August 24, 2019
    The StFX X-Men started the AUS regular season on a winning note, defeating the Mount Allison Mounties 16-6 on their home field Saturday afternoon.
  • StFX student-athletes start off varsity season by giving back
    August 22, 2019
    Three StFX student-athletes are hitting the ground running this fall, not only for their respective sports team, but for charitable causes.
  • Huskies top X-Men in exhibition action
    August 17, 2019
    In AUS pre-season exhibition action Saturday afternoon the Saint Mary’s Huskies topped the StFX X-Men 39-7 at StFX Stadium.
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