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VIDEO: Rider Nation reacts to Dressler's departure

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Thursday afternoon that they had released Weston Dressler so he could sign a deal with an NFL team, sending shockwaves through Rider Nation which has grown accustomed to his game saving catches and gritty, determined play.

“He’s the person who can execute when it really matters,” said one man who had just learned the news. “And, I mean, he’s a small guy, but a big player.”

Star receiver Weston Dressler released by Roughriders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders released some potentially earth-shattering news for fans: popular receiver Weston Dressler has been let go by the team.

In a pair of tweets issued just after 3 p.m. Thursday the team revealed that the star import had been let go by the Riders. They added that the purpose behind the move is to give him "the opportunity to sign with a National Football League team."

U of S Pride Centre says suspension not enough for Huskies coach

 The University of Saskatchewan Student's Union (USSU) Pride Centre would like to see sensitivity training for the head coach of the university's men’s hockey team.

Dave Adolph was handed a two-game suspension by the university for sending an email containing a homophobic slur to players.

In a statement, Adolph admitted to comments made in an email to his team.

Super Bowl Bound: Family ready to cheer on Seahawks punter

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan has come a long way from kicking a football around in Regina parks, but one thing hasn’t changed, his family will be there to cheer him on in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Barb Ryan said even when her son was little he tackled everything with a unique intensity and focus. Going back to when he was seven years old she still remembers how many hours he would spend at the park even after all the other kids went home.

Huskies men's hockey coach suspended over homophobic email

A homophobic slang is costing the head coach of the University of Saskatchewan men’s hockey team.

Dave Adolph has been handed a two-game suspension by the university.

In a statement, Adolph admitted to comments made in an email to his team.

Prince George hammers Saskatoon 10-6

It was a strong offensive showing at Credit Union Centre Wednesday night as the Saskatoon Blades and Prince George Cougars combined for 16 goals in 60 minutes of action.

Unfortunately it was the visiting Cougars who surged past Saskatoon 10-6.

Despite a handful of chances early for the Blades, Prince George got off to a 5-0 lead just 10 minutes into the game, chasing out starting goaltender Troy Trombley, forcing 17-year-old Nathan Alalouf to make his WHL debut.

Brock Virtue rink ready to defend provincial crown

Shaunavon is ready to host the best men's curling teams in Saskatchewan.

The Sasktel Tankyard opens on Wednesday at the Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre. When the event does get underway Brock Virtue and his Regina based team will be there looking to defend the title they won last year.

"We're coming off a good season," said Virtue. "We're just going in with the mind set of making sure we're well prepared, and I think we are."

Kory Sheets working out with Oakland Raiders

Kory Sheets has another work out in the NFL.

Late on Monday afternoon Sheets tweeted out an Instagram photo taken outside of the Oakland Raiders facility tagged "Let's work."

The Green Zone can now confirm that the Raiders have been granted permission by the Saskatchewan Roughriders to take a look at the Grey Cup MVP.

This is the second known work out for Sheets in the NFL this off season , he previously worked out for the Indianapolis Colts in December.

Cougars women's basketball team keeps winning without head coach

Without their Head Coach the University of Regina's women's basketball didn't skip a beat.

The number four team in the country travelled east to face the University of Manitoba Bisons but Dave Taylor was forced to stay home. Taylor was placed on medical leave last week because he's been quarantined for three weeks after possibly coming in contact with the measles.

Assistant Coach Carly Graham has taken over the interim duties in the meantime, and her first weekend was a success as the Cougars won both games in Winnipeg.

Sask. junior speed skater heads to world stage

Saskatoon’s speed skating prodigy is on her way to the world junior championships after gliding her way up the ranks.

Juliette Wheler will compete in the 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 3,000 metre races at the World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Bjugn, Norway this March.

“Honestly, it hasn’t really hit me yet, but I’m sure it will in the next couple of days,” Wheler said at the Canadian Junior Championships (CJC) Cup III in Saskatoon this past weekend.

“Everything I was doing (this year) was centred around this meet so it’s really rewarding for sure.”

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