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NCAA versus U SPORTS Teams, Early Season 2019

The visits to Canada by NCAA teams is now complete. A total of eight NCAA teams made a foreign trip to Canada in August. Also, two Canadian teams, Ottawa and Calgary made trips to Costa Rica and US Virgin Islands to play NCAA teams there. The following table summarizes the game results.

US Level GamesW-LPercent
NCAA Division I255-200.200
NCAA Division II31-20.333
NCAA Division III33-01.000

The 5 wins against NCAA Division I schools included wins by Ottawa, Carleton and Concordia.

Ottawa Gee-Gees finished with a 1-3 record against Ball State and Drake in games played in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Thu Aug 1: Ball State Cardinals (Mid-American Conference) 68, Ottawa 65 [box score]
  • Fri Aug 2: Ball State 70, Ottawa 61 [box score]
  • Sun Aug 4: Ottawa 87, Drake Bulldogs (Missouri Valley Conference) 72 [box score]
  • Tue Aug 6: Drake 68, Ottawa 64 [box score]
News: Drake prepares for foreign tour (Drake website) -and- Cards down Ottawa again (Ball State website) -and- Ball State rallies for win (Ball State website) -and- Costa Rica trip highlights NCAA schedule (Ottawa website) -and- Ball State schedule for trip (Ball State website) -and- Ball State prepares for trip (Ball State website)
Ottawa Gee-Gees
South Florida Bulls (American Athletic Conference) finished with a 3-1 record in games played in Quebec.
  • Sun Aug 4: South Florida 71, UQAM 66 [box score]
  • Mon Aug 5: South Florida 89, Laval 73 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 7: Carleton 78, South Florida 69 [box score]
  • Thu Aug 8: South Florida 103, McGill 70 [box score]
News: Bulls breeze past McGill (USF website) -and- Bulls fall to Carleton (USF website) -and- Laval faces South Florida (Laval website) -and- Strong second half for Bulls (USF website) -and- Bulls top UQAM in opening game (USF website) -and- Matchups set for USF Foreign Tour (USF website)
South Florida
Quinnipiac Bobcats (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) finished with a 2-1 record against teams from RSEQ.
  • Thu Aug 8: Concordia 98, Quinnipiac 90 [box score]
  • Sat Aug 10: Quinnipiac 79, Laval 76 [box score]
  • Mon Aug 12: Quinnipiac 94, McGill 53 [box score]
News: Bobcats pounce on McGill (McGill website) -and- Quinnipiac takes pre-season trip to Canada (Quinnipiac website)
Valparaiso Crusaders (Missouri Valley Conference) finished with a 4-0 record, including overtime win over Carleton.
  • Sat Aug 10: Valparaiso 84, McGill 78 [box score]
  • Sun Aug 11: Valparaiso 94, Concordia 90 [box score]
  • Tue Aug 13: Valparaiso 83, vs Carleton 80 (OT) [box score]
  • Wed Aug 14: Valparaiso 81, UQAM 68 [box score]
News: Valpo completes unblemished foreigh tour (Valparaiso website) -and- Ravens fall to Valpo in OT thriller (Carleton website) -and- Valpo announces foreign tour (Valparaiso website)
Saginaw Valley State Cardinals (NCAA Division II - Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) finished with a 3-1 record on a trip to Ontario
  • Tue Aug 13: York 87, Saginaw Valley State 84 (no box score available)
  • Thu Aug 15: Saginaw Valley State 94, Wilfrid Laurier 88 [game stats]
  • Sat Aug 17: Saginaw Valley State win over Redeemer University
  • Sun Aug 18: Saginaw Valley State 69, Windsor 63 [box score]
News: Schedule announced on Twitter (SVSU MBB Twitter)
Saginaw Valley State
Calgary Dinos went to play in the Summer Paradise Jam tournament in US Virgin Islands and lost all three games against NCAA competition
  • Wed Aug 14: Youngstown State (Horizon League) 74, Calgary 71
  • Fri Aug 16: Youngstown State 71, Calgary 59
  • Tue Aug 20: Massachusetts (Atlantic Ten Conference) 89, Calgary 73
News: Penguins knock off Calgary (Youngstown State website) -and- Late run sparks Youngstown State win (Youngstown State website) -and- Dinos head to US Virgin Islands (Calgary website) -and- Summer Jam Returns (US Virgin Islands news)
Calgary Dinos
Albany Great Danes (America East Conference) finished with a 3-2 record during a visit to Quebec and Ontario
  • Sat Aug 17: Ottawa 82, Albany 69 [game stats]
  • Sun Aug 18: Carleton 90, Albany 77 [box score]
  • Mon Aug 19: Albany 90, McGill 78 [box score]
  • Tue Aug 20: Albany 82, UQAM 81 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 21: Albany 85, Concordia 57 [box score]
News: Gee-Gees down Albany in exhibition matchup (Ottawa website) -and- Gee-Gees gear up for home matchup (Ottawa website) -and- Men's basketball to take foreign tour (Albany website)
California State Bakersfield Roadrunners (Western Athletic Conference) finished with a 3-0 record during a visit to British Columbia
  • Mon Aug 19: Cal State Bakersfield 96, Fraser Valley 59 [box score]
  • Tue Aug 20: Cal State Bakersfield 80, Douglas College 40 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 21: Cal State Bakersfield 94, UBC 88 [box score]
News: Cascades fall to Roadrunners (Fraser Valley website) -and- UBC set to host Bakersfield (UBC website) -and- Bakersfield set for Canadian tour (CSU Bakersfield website)
California State University Bakersfield
Western New England Golden Bears (NCAA Division III - Commonwealth Coast Conference) had a 1-2 record during their visit to Quebec
  • Mon Aug 19: Western New England 81, College Jean-de-Brebeuf 78
  • Tue Aug 20: Laval 95, Western New England 72 [box score]
  • Thu Aug 22: Bishop's 73, Western New England 71 [box score]
News: Gaiters top WNE (Bishop's website) -and- Laval game recap (Laval website) -and- Men's Basketball heads to Canada (WNE website)
Western New England
Trinity College Bantams (NCAA Division III - New England Small College Athletic Association) came to play Bishop's
  • Tue Aug 27: Bishop's 79, Trinity College (Connecticut) 62 [box score]
Trinity College

History of U SPORTS and NCAA Division I

Recent seasons: Early season 2018 visits, Early season 2017 visits, Early season 2016 visits, 2015 visits and August 2014 visits.

To check the history of games between U SPORTS teams and NCAA Division I teams, the following reports are available:

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