For the second year in a row, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are 3-0 to start the season.
For the third straight week it was an all-around effort yet again as the Riders beat the Toronto Argonauts 39-28 at the Rogers Centre.
Again for the third straight week running back Kory Sheets set a new career high in rushing yards with 178, smashing his previous high of 133 set against the Calgary Stampeders. Sheets also scored two touchdowns and added another 21 yards through the air.
The Saskatoon athletics community says they’re in full support of upgrades to Gordie Howe Bowl.
Last month the Friends of the Bowl foundation, the non-profit set up to spearhead the work to Gordie Howe Bowl, surveyed close to 700 people in Saskatoon in an attempt to gauge public perception of the facility. The results show strong support for the bowl.
“The Friends of the Bowl are extremely encouraged by these results and we will be moving forward on this project,” said Bryan Kosteroski, chair of
Next week, Weyburn's Graham DeLaet will be competing at the British Open at Muirfield in Scotland but Thursday he was meeting fans in Saskatoon.
The local hero is hosting the Graham DeLaet Charity Classic at the Willows Golf and Country Club to raise money for Golf Saskatchewan.
“It’s important to me. I got a lot out of Golf Saskatchewan growing up,” said DeLaet, adding he wants to grow the game in Saskatchewan.
“The best way to do that is to get kids involved and teach them the proper etiquette and honesty, integrity and the great things that golf teachers.”
After a quick turnaround, it's back to business for the Roughriders tonight.
They're in Toronto taking on the Argonauts at the Rogers Centre, not even a full week after they beat the Calgary Stampeders 36-21 at Mosaic Stadium, a nice little scheduling quirk often found in the CFL, with plenty of thanks to be given to the Rogers Centre itself.
For the second year in a row the Riders are looking to start the season 3-0.
Geroy Simon watch 2013 will keep going for the time being.
Before the team left for Toronto the questions about Simon's status for Thursday's game against the Argonauts lingered.
Head Coach Corey Chamblin wasn't ready to say one way or the other if Simon would be dressing at the Rogers Centre or not.
"I'm not leaning one way or the other right now," Chamblin told reporters on Tuesday.
Emotions are nothing new for Roughriders defensive end Ricky Foley.
They're what fuel him on the football field and the former Argonaut should certainly have plenty of fuel to light that fire Thursday night in Toronto.
It's the first time Foley will be back at the Rogers Centre turf since last year's Grey Cup game. It's a field he dreamed of playing on while growing up in Courtice, Ontario, a town about an hour north east of Toronto.
Geroy Simon Watch 2013 continues, and there's basically still no answer when it comes to his status this week.
With only two days of preparation , and 10 days off after the game Thursday night in Toronto, it certainly would be understandable for the Riders coaching staff to hold out Simon for another week.
But if Simon has his way that definitely won't be the case.
"I don't want them to worry about me, I just want to go out and play football," he said. "I'm really excited."
The Roughriders offense rolled through the Calgary Stampeders last week.
While the numbers were certainly impressive, and scoring on every single possesion in the second half was also impressive, but what's working the best for this team right now is spreading the wealth.
So far this year quarterback Darian Durant has thrown to eight different receivers, including receiver Greg Carr who is now with the Stampeders.
So it's pretty clear offensive coordinator George Cortez is looking for a balance offense, with everyone contributing.
Rushing 174 yards in Friday's home game against Calgary has won Jock Sanders the title of CFL special teams player of the week.
Now in his second year with the Roughriders, this is Sanders’ first player of the week award in his three year CFL career.
During the game that ended in a 36-21 victory, Sanders returned six punts including one 27-yard run and another four kickoffs including a 29 yard long run.
Edited by CJME's Adriana Christianson
Regina's mayor believes taxpayers aren't worried about the design of a new stadium as long as it's put together well.
At its Monday night meeting City Council approved a list of 10 criteria that will be used to judge submissions from the three firms bidding for the $278 million contract. The primary concerns will be around each group's projected time lines and their ability to stay within the set budget.
But the biggest concern appears to be the design, something that was discussed during Monday night's meeting.