Emily Kirkpatrick and Evan Cribb were in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday representing Simon Fraser University to defend against an application brought by a group of Red Leafs football players to stop SFU’s decision to discontinue its football program after the Lone Star Conference revoked the university’s membership. The players are seeking to reverse SFU’s decision to end the program so they can play at least one more season in the NCAA Division II’s Lone Star Conference. The court’s decision on whether to order SFU to reinstate the team and play the 2023 season has been reserved to a later date.
News coverage of the case can be found at the following links:
- Update: SFU lawyer defends school’s decision to end its Red Leafs football program. (Business in Vancouver)
- Simon Fraser University football players in court asking for axed program’s rebirth. (Globe & Mail)
- https://www.tsn.ca/cfl/sfu-football-players-alumni-in-court-asking-for-axed-program-s-rebirth-1.1954830 (TSN)