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Saskatchewan Roughriders

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

Riders advance to West Final with win over B.C.

The Riders are going to the West Final in Calgary.

It was hardly a work of art but when push came to shove the Green and White got the job done with a 29-25 win over the B.C. Lions in the West Semi-Final at Mosaic Stadium.

The game had a similar start that we've seen before from the guys in green, slow. The Riders did open the scoring with a field goal five minutes into the game but after that the Lions had their way for the longest time with the Riders defence.

PREVIEW: Riders set for West Semi-Final against Lions

The biggest game of the CFL season to date is finally here.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are set to host the B.C. Lions at Mosaic Stadium in the West Semi-Final with the winner moving on to the West Final next Sunday in Calgary.

All week the Riders have actually been pretty quiet, opting instead to talk about themselves and not give much of anything that could be mis-quoted or taken the wrong way to give the Lions any kind of so called bulletin board material. One thing that is for sure, they're glad the week is over and now it's time to play football.

Rider fans to fight the cold during Sunday's game at Mosaic

It's not great timing; you can expect very chilly temperatures for tomorrow's Rider game versus BC at Mosaic Stadium.

While we've been fortunate enough to dodge the cold over the past while, Dave Carlsen with Environment Canada says as murphy's law would dictate, the coldest day in the next week just so happens to be the beginning of the west semi final.

"We're going to be looking at temperatures at kickoff time around -10 or -12," he said.

Chris Getzlaf ruled out of West Semi-Final

The Roughriders will be without the services of receiver Chris Getzlaf in the West Semi-Final.

Whether Getzlaf would play or not has been the biggest question mark this week for the Riders ahead of their playoff game with the B.C. Lions. Getzlaf injured his knee in the Riders' loss to Calgary on Oct. 26 when he jumped to catch a high pass from Darian Durant and landed hard on the turf.

"(Getzlaf) is feeling a lot better," said head coach Corey Chamblin. "But I don't think he's feeling up to the task."

Rider fan brings flag to Mount Everest

A Saskatchewan Roughrider fan is taking his love of the team to new heights.

Ian Eaton and a group of friends climbed Mount Everest last month and brought a Rider flag along with them.

"It's one of those one-in-a-lifetime type experiences," he said.

At Kala Patthar, overlooking Mount Everest basecamp, they pulled out the flag for a photo 18,000 feet above sea level.

Now, Eaton is back home near Hepburn, north of Saskatoon, but the Rider flag didn't return.

Brendon LaBatte finalist for Outstanding Offensive Lineman award

When the CFL announced the finalists for Most Outstanding Player Awards only one member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders was left standing.

Out of the six nominees from the Riders up for the various awards offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte was the only one to be named a west nominee. LaBatte is up for the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award.

"Something I'm happy and grateful for," said LaBatte. "When somebody appreciates what you do on the field and vote for you those kinds of awards, I'm very grateful."

Still thousands of tickets left for Riders semi-final game

There remain a lot of tickets available for the Saskatchewan Roughriders' semi-final showdown on Sunday.

It is the first home playoff game for the Riders since 2010 but there are still many seats available in the expanded Mosaic Stadium. As of Thursday morning around 30,000 seats were sold.

The extra seats that were installed this season for the Grey Cup game gives Mosaic a seating capacity of up to 45,000.

Riders defence focused on themselves

There isn't much that separates the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the B.C. Lions.

Both teams come into the West Semi-Final with identical 11-7 records; both have had their ups and downs throughout the regular season. One big difference though is at quarterback, at least when it comes to the stability of who will start for either team.

Nine Roughriders named to CFL West all-star team

There are almost more Roughriders on the CFL's annual all-star team than you can count on two hands.

The team has announced that nine Roughriders have been selected for all-star honours:

Rider fans slow to purchase playoff opener tickets

With the regular season over, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are looking forward to the first playoff the year against the B.C. Lions this Sunday. But it seems Rider fans aren’t quite there.

On Tuesday, Rider’s general manager Brendan Taman told the media that they still had a number of tickets left for the playoff home opener.

“We’re hovering in and around a mark that’s probably a little bit below what we want,” said Taman. “We’re fighting some weather, and there might be some people that are still doubters. So who knows?”

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