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Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910.

Riders ready for both Ti-Cats quarterbacks

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will probably be dealing with not one, but two quarterbacks during Sunday's Grey Cup.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been known to rotate between both Henry Burris and backup Dan LeFevour. Head Coach Kent Austin hasn't been afraid to use LeFevour in important situations late in the game. The most recent example was the East Semi-Final win over Montreal when played most of the overtime period.

VIDEO: Rider pride spreads around the world

Rider Pride is clearly spreading around the world.

A video put together by the students and staff of a school in Warsaw, Poland posted a video to YouTube Friday. In the two-and-a-half-minute video, the Riders get well wishes in a number of different languages.

Luca Congi not looking to prove former team wrong

Connections run deep on both sides of the ball between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

This is especially true when it comes to former Riders on the Ti-Cats. A lot of is made of head coach Kent Austin, quarterback Henry Burris and receiver Andy Fantuz but there's another former member of the Green and White that might have the most to prove out of all of them.

Mark Cohon delivers CFL State of the League Address

The CFL is in a good place right now.

That was the message from Commissioner Mark Cohon at his annual State of the League address on Friday morning at the Delta Hotel in Regina.

"I'm excited about the CFL of today," said Cohon. "But I'm even more excited for the CFL we're building for the future."

Specifically Cohon points ratings combined on TSN and RDS being the second best ever, attendance remains solid and revenue as a whole is very strong.

Over 101 year history Grey Cup broken, stolen and survived a fire

It's the ultimate prize that every football player in Canada works to be able to hold, but like a 101 year old man, the Grey Cup has been through a lot and most of it is thanks to the players who have won it.

Rider fans relive 2003 by camping at Evraz Place for Grey Cup

They might be viewed as crazy because of the frigid temperatures, but the cold isn’t stopping some CFL fans from camping out in the parking lot of Evraz Place all in the name of the Grey Cup.

A section of the parking lot has turned into an RV park, with several dozen units camped outside despite temperatures hitting between -20 and -30 C.

Rob Gilmour was setting up his campsite on Thursday afternoon after travelling here from Kindersley. Along with his RV, he was setting up what he called a hospitality tent.

Grey Cup 101: Saskatoon nuns cheering for the Riders since the 60s

Sundays are sometimes a balance of praying and cheering for some of the Ursuline Sisters of Prelate in Saskatoon.

As the Riders play for the title in Sunday's Grey Cup game, prayers will be said earlier so Sister Rosetta Reiniger and Sister Adelaide Fortowsky can support their favourite football team. The passion of these Rider fans gained the attention of a documentary film maker, and they were featured in the 13th Man episode of the Engraved in a Nation series on TSN.

Rider Pride now on display at city hall

Grey Cup fever continued to shine in Regina as City Hall was lit up Thursday evening to show support for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

“It’s just to show our support for Rider Nation,“ said Mayor Michael Fougere. “They’re the heart of the city… so we lit up the lights and had a few fireworks to show our support.”

And fireworks there were. As Fougere counted down over a loudspeaker to a small- but-rambunctious crowd, fireworks exploded off of the second floor roof, and green “Go Riders Go” lights lit up on the face of the building.

Brendon LaBatte wins CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award

The only Saskatchewan Roughrider at the CFL Most Outstanding Player Awards is taking home some hardware.

Offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte has won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award.

LaBatte was the West Division nominee for the award up against Jeff Keeping from the East Divisions Toronto Argonauts.
 

Rider gear flies off the shelves as last minute CFl fans pick up swag

Any store selling Roughrider swag this week has likely had some trouble keeping their merchandise on the shelves.

On Thursday, customers were lined up out the door at The Rider Store in the Northgate Mall waiting to pay for their Rider gear.

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