Saskatchewan Roughriders training camp opened on a cloudy Sunday morning in Saskatoon.
The clouds were almost fitting as there's currently a cloud hanging over not only Riders camp but camps all across the CFL as a new collective bargaining agreement still hasn't been reached between the league and the players association.
Despite this players across the league have reported to camp and life is going on as normal for now, as for what's next that still remains up in the air.
The career of one of the best ever to play Canadian football is coming to an end.
Riders Vice-President and General Manager Brendan Taman confirmed on Sunday during the team's first day of training camp that Geroy Simon is in fact retiring.
The reports surfaced on Saturday that the man known as "Superman" would be calling it a career. Simon wasn't on hand for the team's first practice with his number already being taken by new receiver Chaz Schilens, so the official word has come from Simon himself. That is expected later this week.
There's word today of another Rider retirement.
It comes just one day after players received their 2013 Grey Cup Champions rings and the retirement of linebacker Mike McCullough.
TSN's Farhan Lalji tweeted Saturday afternoon that he expects receiver Geroy Simon to retire very shortly.
Simon's official announcement is expected later this week after 15 seasons in the CFL with 16,352 yards and 103 touchdowns.
After 11 seasons as a Saskatchewan Roughrider and two Grey Cup championships, linebacker Mike McCullough is retiring from the CFL.
McCullough was selected by the green and white in the third round of the 2003 CFL draft. The native of Kingston, ON has played in 185 regular season games.
McCullough announced his retirement Friday morning joined by his young family at Mosaic Stadium.
There have been rumblings over the last few months that one of the three bidders to design and build Regina’s new stadium had pulled out and now the city is confirming that is true.
Deputy City Manager and COO Brent Sjoberg explained that the Clark-Turner team had dropped out earlier in the bidding process, leaving just Bouygues Construction Graham Community Partners and the company that eventually won the bid, PCL Construction.
For the first time in seemingly ever there are more questions than answers heading into a CFL season.
Training camps across the league are supposed to open this weekend. The opening of these camps often signals the unofficial start to summer for many Canadians, especially those of us who live in Saskatchewan.
Right now it's still unclear if camps will be opening on time or not, thanks to the uncertainty surrounding the collective bargaining agreement which is set to expire later this week.
It's that time of year again for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Training camp is set to open on Sunday, in theory, in Saskatoon. It's also Plaza of Honor season in Saskatchewan.
The selection committee announced on Monday that fullback Chris Szarka and defensive back Omarr Morgan will have their names added to the list of those honoured at this year's dinner event on September 19 at the Credit Union Eventplex.
The new Mosaic Stadium for Regina will be "roof ready", but it's unlikely you will ever see one.
The City of Regina, the province and the Roughriders do not have the additional $200 million minimum required. Mayor Michael Fougere also points out that in the future they would simply not have the time in between football seasons.
"Twelve to 14 months to actually install the roof on there...so in a practical sense it's not going to happen."
Fougere says he hopes once people get into the new stadium they will be less inclined to wish for a roof.
After years of planning, the design of the new Regina stadium has been finalized and released to the public.
The new stadium will hold 33,000 people to be expandable to 40,000. Once again, the building will be known as Mosaic Stadium as the Saskatchewan Roughriders extended its stadium naming rights agreement with the Mosaic Company for another 20 years.