Mar 26

Riders go deep when evaluating draft prospects

The Saskatchewan Roughriders go beyond the information that is available from the CFL’s national combine when it comes to evaluating the prospects for the 2017 draft. The results from the combine, which concluded Saturday at the Credit Union EventPlex, will contribute to the Riders’ decisions on which prospects to select on May 7. However, the Riders […]

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Mar 26

Choice rewards

REGINA — In a perfect world, the CFL National Combine, the final of a number of festivities held as part of the inaugural CFL Week in the Queen City, should have provided Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Waters with some clarity.

Inste…

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Mar 25

CFL Week surpasses expectations

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and CFL were more than pleased with the inaugural CFL Week. “It exceeded our expectations,’’ Riders president-CEO Craig Reynolds said. “We all knew that it was going to be a great event and that our fans would embrace it. It has been bigger and better than even we expected and we had […]

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Mar 25

Filling the stands

REGINA — When Wade Miller took over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers months into the 2013 CFL season, he admits he was handed a lot, even if he was provided with very little.

Asked to describe what he walked into that day in August, Miller, sitting in …

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Mar 25

Mike Beamish: Frank Alexander gives Lions his token appreciation for fresh start

Welcome to the land of the Maple Leaf — and B.C. bud.

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Mar 24

Moon praises CFL for its inclusiveness, hiring of Orridge

Warren Moon remains proud of the inclusiveness of CFL long after he played in the league.

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Mar 24

Zver, Johnson looking to step up at CFL national combine

Jeremy Zver and Evan Johnson traded hoop dreams for football dreams. Zver starred for the Balfour Redmen (now Bears) in the Regina Intercollegiate Basketball League before spending two seasons as a power forward with the University of Regina Cougars men’s basketball team. In 2013, he switched to football and, as an offensive lineman, is now among the […]

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Mar 24

Dressler’s deal underlines CFL’s double standard

As it turned out, Weston Dressler signed a short-term long-term contract. In January of 2015, there was joy in Riderville when Dressler applied his signature to a four-year extension before he was eligible to test CFL free agency. It was yet another reflection of his devotion to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, for whom he debuted in 2008. […]

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Mar 24

No Grey Cup bid until stadium legal issues solved

The City of Hamilton will not partner with Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a Grey Cup bid until the lawsuits surrounding the construction of Tim Hortons Field have been resolved.

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Mar 24

To a generation of CFL fans, Little General Ron Lancaster was ‘a giant of a man’

Ron Lancaster’s impact on a country that became his adopted home was underlined on Sept. 18, 2008, when his death at age 69 prompted a flood of tributes from across the nation. “A Saskatchewan and Canadian sports icon, he brought joy to more than a generation of Canadian football fans in Saskatchewan as well as […]

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Mar 24

Terry Jones: Toronto Argonauts quarerback Ricky Ray born again with new coach Marc Trestman holding the reins

Ricky Ray’s hairline has receded yet another inch. But there’s something about him that somehow looks younger. It could be that he’s been born again. Overnight, he went from being a Canadian Football League quarterback considering retirement or relocation to one with a new lease on life. All it took were 41 words.

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Mar 24

Terry Jones: Toronto Argonauts quarerback Ricky Ray born again with new coach Marc Trestman holding the reins

Ricky Ray’s hairline has receded yet another inch. But there’s something about him that somehow looks younger. It could be that he’s been born again. Overnight, he went from being a Canadian Football League quarterback considering retirement or relocation to one with a new lease on life. All it took were 41 words.

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Mar 24

Coaches preach continuity

REGINA — TO suggest Mike O’Shea, Chris Jones and Wally Buono have little in common wouldn’t be farfetched. It’d be safe to say Jason Maas, Rick Campbell and Marc Trestmen also vary in their respective views and philosophies. Dit…

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Mar 24

Redblacks’ Greg Ellingson also seeks adventure outside football

As Greg Ellingson tumbled face first toward the ground, hundreds of feet below, he remembers being terrified.

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Mar 24

Moon earned respect of fans, CFL quarterbacks

Warren Moon still shines over the CFL. The former Edmonton Eskimos quarterback — a member of the Canadian and Pro Football halls of fame — was the centrepiece of a panel conducted Thursday during CFL Week in Regina. Anthony Calvillo, whose induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame was announced Wednesday, joined Moon on Thursday […]

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Mar 24

New Argos GM Jim Popp hard at work to get up to speed

The very fact general manager Jim Popp represented the Toronto Argonauts at a CFL Week coaches panel tells you just how pressed for time his organization has become with the season fast approaching.

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Mar 23

Terry Jones: B.C. Lions benefit from continuity, despite loss of five players to NFL

REGINA — To the casual fan, there may be and aspect of angst about Wally Buono’s B.C. Lions. They lost star Adam Bighill on defence and five players overall to the NFL. That can’t be good. But Solomon Elimimian says: look a little closer. “A lot of people don’t talk about the importance of signing […]

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Mar 23

Picton, prospects ready to strut stuff at CFL’s national combine

Show time has finally arrived for University of Regina Rams receiver Mitch Picton. Picton has devoted countless hours to preparing for the CFL’s national combine, which kicks off its on-field portion on Friday at the Credit Union EventPlex. The combine is among the many events in the Queen City in conjunction with CFL Week. “It’s […]

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Mar 23

Competitive fires still burn within Glenn

Kevin Glenn’s competitiveness isn’t limited to the gridiron. The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ quarterback said that his competitive streak surfaces during more sedate activities. “Everything I do I compete at and my wife (Asha) hates it,” Glenn said during the inaugural CFL Week at the Queensbury Centre. “We could be playing cards or dominoes. We have a […]

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Mar 23

Argos sign defensive tackle Alan-Michael Cash, offensive lineman Ryan Mack

Cash spent the last five seasons with the Montreal Alouettes.

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