The Riders are set to close out the 2013 regular season against the Edmonton Eskimos.
It's a game that doesn't really mean much as the Riders will finish second in the west no matter what. Saskatchewan is guaranteed to host the B.C. Lions in the West semi-final next week while the Eskimos will finish last in the West and miss the playoffs.
So the game may have the feel of a pre-season match-up with nothing on the line. It will likely look that way too with a number of starters sitting it out and others getting a chance to play that normally wouldn't.
A new reality show debuting Friday night will give a glimpse into the very busy lives of two Regina brothers who are living on top of the snow-dusted world.
McMorris & McMorris is an MTV Canada show that follows brothers Mark and Craig as they compete in the snowboarding world, but it doesn't stop there. Click here to watch the trailer for the show.
"It's 10 per cent snowboarding and 90 per cent, I guess, craziness," said Craig McMorris a few days before the show's television premiere.
Darian Durant will not be staring at quarterback for the Riders Saturday afternoon against the Edmonton Eskimos.
The move shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone who has seen practice at all this week as Durant's helmet has spent more time attached to his belt or on the ground than on his head. That being said, Head Coach Corey Chamblin didn't want to say much of anything when asked about it.
"I don't expect (Durant) to see much time, if any at all," said Chamblin.
A new initiative throughout Saskatchewan schools is taking football from the field directly to the classroom.
Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 from over 1,000 schools around the province are seeing the 101st Grey Cup Festival and the CFL's championship game incorporated into their curriculum through a new education supplement. The effort is aimed at helping them get into the spirit of the upcoming "Celebration in Rider Nation."
The Regina Pats returned to the win column with a 3-0 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Rider Pride night at the Brandt Centre.
The Pats wore special Green jerseys featuring the Saskatchewan Roughriders logo and fans were encouraged to wear their Rider gear as well.
The Saskatoon Blades faced off against the Medicine Hat Tigers for the second time in five days, surrendering another loss at the hands of the cats, 4-3.
"We've lost to them two years in the playoffs we know what they're about and they're that much better this year with an older team, they are gifted and they work hard," Blades' coach Dave Struch said after the game.
Kory Sheets leads the pack of Roughriders nominated for the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Awards.
On Wednesday the team released its slate of nominees for the CFL's annual awards ceremony as chosen by local members of the Football Reporters of Canada. Sheets was voted the team's nominee for Most Outstanding Player.
"It was one of those things I was quietly wanting to get," said Sheets. "Felt that I was capable of receiving that award."
This story has been corrected to read the classic jerseys were first worn by the Saskatoon Blades in 1964. The previous version was incorrect.
Move over throwback Thursdays, the Saskatoon Blades are going back in time Friday, all the way back to 1964.
"These look like one of my favourite jerseys so far. It's the first one the Blades ever wore and it's definitely special for the organizations and I'm proud to be wearing these out on the ice this weekend," Blades' forward Brett Stovin said.
Will they or won't they? That is the question.
The Riders began practicing on Tuesday for their regular season finale against the Edmonton Eskimos, which takes place on Saturday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium. With nothing on the line, conventional wisdom suggests that a number of players will be left out of the line-up.
But just who may or may not play remains somewhat up in the air.
It's no big deal; that was the message on Tuesday when running back Kory Sheets and offensive coordinator George Cortez met with the media to talk about their little blow-up on the sidelines during the Riders' loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday.
"There's no animosity between us," said Cortez. "It's kind of like Vegas: what happens on the sidelines stays on the sidelines."