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GNDU and Jaipur National win in Varsities American Football

By Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : Guru Nanak Dev University of Amritsar annexed the first All India Inter-Varsity American Football Championshi which was conducted under the banner of the Association of Indian Universities with the support from the United basketball Alliance and the Elite Football League of India Ltd. in the Bhalindra Singh Sports Complex at Punjabi University in Patiala. In the final contest of the American football, Guru Nanak Dev University beat hosts Punjabi University Patiala by 19-14. In the first quarter GNDU scored six points and Punjabi University scored seven points.
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Patiala 2nd March 2015(N4C Sports)- The matches on the final day of the 1st All India Inter University American Football Championship 2015 were played in wet conditions owing to incessant rains on the previous day and the night before. The grand final between home team, Punjabi University, Patiala (PUP) and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (GNDU) did not disappoint, despite the rainy conditions. With both teams coming out fired up to begin the game, the atmosphere was set for an electric clash.
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ALL INDIA INTER UNIVERSITY AMERICAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP-2015 START

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Punjab 27th February 2015 (N4C Sports ) First time in India, select universities are competing in an Inter University American Football Championship. Going by the name of the 'Elite Bowl 2015', the tournament is being organized by the Elite Football League of India and Association of Indian Universities, along with hosts, Punjabi University, Patiala.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL-2015

There are 16 teams participating in the first version of the tournament in India from all across the country. The tournament is being played on grounds specially designed for American Football, complete with line-marking and goal posts. The sixteen teams have been divided into two divisions – Division I teams will play tackle football and Division II teams will play flag football. Tackle football for the better teams in Division I will be played in full American Football protective gear, while flag football played by the Division II teams is devoid of the protective gear. The structure of the tournament begins with quarterfinals on the opening day, followed by semi-finals tomorrow and the final taking place on 2 March 2015.



The opening morning of the tournament saw 4 flag football quarterfinals take place between Division II teams. Jaipur National University edged past Chandigarh University, Gharuan to register a close victory with the final score 22-20. Gujarat University, Ahmedabad comfortably defeated their in-state rivals Auro University, Surat 33-12, while the battle of the Jaipur teams was won by JECRC University, Jaipur who beat Poornima University 21-6. The last quarterfinal saw 2. Shiksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubhaneshwar picking up an easy 19-6 victory against Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra.

The Division I teams squared off later in the evening with the first three quarterfinals seeing some high-octane action. The first Division I game was between two southern teams – Bangalore University, Bangalore and Osmania University, Hyderabad. Osmania University fielded 8 players who have experience playing for the professional team, Hyderabad Skykings, in the 2012 version of the Elite Football League of India. Osmania University took advantage of poor defense by Bangalore University. Further, poor passing by Bangalore University led to costly interceptions and resulting touchdowns for Osmania University. Osmania University dominated the game from start to finish with a 31-0 victory.

In the second quarterfinal of the evening, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (GNDU) faced Jain University, Bengaluru. GNDU surprised Jain University with a hot start having 2 touchdowns in the first quarter. Jain University quickly managed to pull the game back with 2 touchdowns of their own in the second quarter. GNDU, however, managed to keep the momentum going in the second half and maintained their lead with strong defense to win the game 25-12.

The third quarterfinal was won by the hosts Punjabi University, Patiala (PUP) on the back of 2 touchdowns, one in each half, against Lovely Professional Univeristy, Phagwara (LPU). PUP’s defense shut down the LPU team, who were unable to score and PUP registered a 14-0 victory.

Results from Day 1:

Tackle football quarterfinals (up to 9:00 p.m.):

  • Osmania University bt Bangalore University, Bangalore: 31-0 (6-0, 6-0, 13-0, 6-0)
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar bt Jain University, Bengaluru:25-12 (12-0, 6-12, 7-0, 0-0)
  • Punjabi University, Patiala bt Lovely Professional University, Phagwara:14-0 (0-0, 7-0, 0-0, 7-0)

Flag football quarterfinals:

  • JECRC University, Jaipur bt Poornima University, Jaipur:21-6
  • Shiksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubhaneshwar bt B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra:19-6
  • Jaipur National University bt Chandigarh University, Gharuan:22-20
  • Gujarat University, Ahmedabad bt Auro University, Surat:33-12

Complete list of teams taking part in the Elite Bowl 2015 are as follows:

Division I teams:

  • Bangalore University, Bangalore
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  • Jain University, Bangalore
  • D. University, Rohtak
  • University of Madras, Chennai
  • Punjabi University, Patiala
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara

Division II teams:

  • Auro University, Surat
  • Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
  • B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra
  • Shiksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubhaneshwar
  • Chandigarh University, Gharuan
  • Jaipur National University
  • JECRC University, Jaipur
  • Poornima University, Jaipur

Rugby-like American Football championship to start in Punjab

PATIALA: A new sport is going to take Punjabis by storm in the coming weeks. American Football - the rugby-like game played in United States - has set foot on Punjab soil from Thursday, at the Punjabi University grounds here.

Organized by Association of India Universities (AIU) in collaboration with Elite Football League of India (EFLI) - a professional American Football League body in India - the tournament has 20 universities from all over India taking part in it.

Punjab is being represented by four varsities, the Punjabi University (Patiala), Guru Nanak Dev University (Amritsar), Lovely Professional University (Jalandhar) and Chandigarh University, in the tournament.

Still in its infancy in India, the sport, which enjoys equal status to basketball and baseball in the US, is finding huge support base in Punjab.

"Four-five months back, the EFIL appointed American coaches in 16 different Indian universities. This move roused the interest of youngsters in the game after which we got 20 universities participating in this tournament," Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma, director of sports at the Punjabi University told TOI. He also added that the decision to organize this meet was taken after the AIU gave nod to include American Football in the sports calendar of inter-university games.

A team from Delhi, which has been labeled as the "Delhi Defenders" is also taking part in the tournament. Adesh Kumar, the head coach of the team, said, "The game was introduced in India in 2011 and our main aim is to popularize the sport. This tournament will go a long way in achieving what we have been striving for."

So, its time to brace up for some high-octane action with players wearing helmets, donning cleats and smacking the power girdles!

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