Saskatchewan Roughriders

Vontae Diggs of the Edmonton Eskimos
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 14, 2020

The CFL’s a league of high turnover, which also means high opportunity. Rookies from all over North America are continually making immediate splashes in Canada at young ages. And luckily for each CFL team, they have stars aged 25 or younger on the horizon. Rising CFL Stars Hamilton: Jaelon Acklin As a 24-year-old rookie, Acklin […]


Jason Maas
Stephen Bolen - Feb 29, 2020

The Saskatchewan Roughriders surprised many fans when they were able to hire Jason Maas. While his tenure as a head coach in Edmonton left much to be desired, his qualities of a coordinator were coveted by many. Many thought a reunion with Mike Reilly was in store in BC. However, Cody Fajardo will be the […]

CFL teams
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Feb 27, 2020

In American sports, big threes are a common trait of a winning organization. To win, you need three players who together shape a team’s dominance and eventual playoff success. With just over 100 days until the kickoff of the 2020 CFL season, a big three of players isn’t forming within a team, but a big […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders Free Agency
Stephen Bolen - Feb 8, 2020

It’s amazing how fast things change in one year. In 2019, the Saskatchewan Roughriders free agency period was blanketed with a cloud of uncertainty. Chris Jones, the VP of Football Operations, Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator headed south to Cleveland for an opportunity in the NFL. Both of the Riders quarterbacks were free agents leaving […]

CFL Free Agents
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jan 22, 2020

Over 200 CFL players are set to hit the market and become free agents on February 11, meaning they’ll be new faces everywhere from B.C. to Ottawa. Last season Mike Reilly, Trevor Harris, Willie Jefferson, and Greg Ellingson were the biggest fish to move cities. But diamonds in the rough such as Cody Fajardo, Dylan […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders All-Decade
Stephen Bolen - Dec 28, 2019

With the 2010s quickly coming to a close, ’tis the season for decade lists! Yes, it’s been quite a decade for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Starting with a Grey Cup loss for the second year in a row at the hands of the Montreal Alouettes and ending with a goal-line heartbreak in the West-Final to the […]

Top 10 CFL
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Dec 19, 2019

Over the past decade, one CFL dynasty came to an end right before another took off. To no surprise, both had the key ingredient in a star quarterback; first Anthony Calvillo for Montreal and now Bo Levi Mitchell in Calgary. Both pivots enjoyed at least one CFL championship in the last 10 years, and both […]

Winnipeg Grey Cup
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Nov 22, 2019

With 4:32 remaining, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers had a seven-point lead over the Saskatchewan Roughriders and a Grey Cup ticket appearing to come to fruition. At the time the Bombers were setting up to pin the Riders with another precise Justin Medlock boot. Seconds later, Saskatchewan cleverly faked out eleven of the 12 Bombers on […]

CFL Award
Last Word Staff - Nov 21, 2019

Awards season is upon us in the CFL and there is a healthy dose of competition in each category. That makes these predictions very difficult but on the positive side, that means there were a lot of great performances, storylines and impact that each of these players has made in their respective 2019 campaigns. Let’s […]

CFL West Final
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Nov 13, 2019

While neither party would admit it, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the preferred opponent for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the West Final for both the Riders and the CFL. Either way, the Roughriders were going to welcome a rival to Mosaic Stadium on Nov. 17, but Bombers-Riders for a trip to Calgary the following Sunday […]

2019 CFL Playoffs
Last Word Staff - Nov 9, 2019

It’s officially the most exciting time to be a CFL football fan and what better way to join in the fun than to stamp our names to five predictions that may or may not haunt us in the weeks to come. We rounded up our talented group of writers who have been helping us put […]

Nik Kowalski, Editor - Oct 17, 2019

Over the past years, TSN has done an excellent job stirring the pot with its Top 50 CFL Players list. CFL players care about their personal rankings, and when factoring in pride and salary bonuses, they surely care about whether their name’s on a CFL All-Star ballot. That said, it’s no cakewalk narrowing it down […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders
Stephen Bolen - Oct 5, 2019

As time runs down on the 2019 CFL regular season, so-to does the race for first in the CFL’s West Division. That’s what made this matchup between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers one of the most anticipated games of 2019. The last time these two teams met, Winnipeg took it to the Saskatchewan […]

Kenny Stafford
Josh McSwain - Oct 5, 2019

After the 24-18 loss in Calgary on August 3, the Edmonton Eskimos made a move that many could not make sense of, trading receiver Kenny Stafford to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in return for RB/KR Christion Jones. It first seemed like a knee jerk reaction. In Week 8, Martese Jackson fumbled a punt that helped set […]

CFL West Division
Stephen Bolen - Sep 27, 2019

The CFL West Division continues to be the cream of the crop year after year. And while the East finally has two legitimate contenders heading into the last five games of the season, the West still holds all the cards. Winnipeg, Calgary and Saskatchewan are all vying for the number one seed in the CFL […]

Labour Day Classic
Stephen Bolen - Sep 2, 2019

It was a heavyweight fight during Sunday’s Labour Day Classic but the deciding factor was a 10-play, 87-yard drive, capped by a Brett Lauther 26-yard field goal to give the Riders the 19-17 victory. Heading into this game, many wondered if this would be Saskatchewan’s most difficult test yet. The Riders difficulty of opponents has […]



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Oliver Eastwood - Sep 2, 2019

The last time a CFL team went a whole season without a win, Newfoundland had just joined Canada. But what caused the decline in winless seasons in the CFL?

Edmonton Eskimos
Oliver Eastwood - Sep 2, 2019

The international outcry surrounding the death of George Floyd in police custody has made its way north of the border to Canada and has reopened discussions around diversity and racism. CFL teams all offered their solidarity with the black community and affirmed their anti-racism stance; however, one team has faced backlash over the hypocrisy over their […]

Labour Day Classic
Last Word Staff - Sep 2, 2019

The ongoing pandemic is threatening the 2020 CFL season. CFL games may restart in September but, according to league commissioner Randy Ambrosie, this is the best-case scenario. Until then, unfortunately, CFL fans will be left with little more than reruns and football games at the All Jackpots Casino. News has recently emerged about a potential […]

Sean Thomas-Erlington of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Sep 2, 2019

If there’s a player who deserves to be bitter about coronavirus postponing the 2020 CFL season, it’s Sean Thomas Erlington. Instead, the 27-year-old is eager to pick up where he left off. The Montreal native exploded out of the gates with Hamilton in 2019, averaging 139 yards per game — a total of 224 rushing […]

The Grey Cup
Oliver Eastwood - Sep 2, 2019

A few days ago, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie hosted a virtual Town Hall. In it, he made a few key announcements regarding the 2020 season. Ambrosie discussed both a shortened season and the cancellation of Touchdown Atlantic; however, the most impactful point made concerned the change to the Grey Cup hosting format. Previously, teams bid […]

Edmonton Eskimos quaterback Trevor Harris
Josh McSwain - Sep 2, 2019

Following up an icon on a sports team is no easy task. In the case of Edmonton starting pivot Trevor Harris, he is following up two different signal-callers that have been among the most accomplished in the history of the CFL. But more than just following up on Ricky Ray and Mike Reilly, Harris has […]

CFL All-Decade Team
Last Word Staff - Sep 2, 2019

Sick of 2010s’ lists? Well, we have good news — this is a 2020’s list! Totally different. In all seriousness, there are a ton of CFL players under 30 — an unofficial cutoff age for this team — who deserve some recognition for their greatness to come. And considering the CFL’s ratio rules of course, […]

CFL football
Oliver Eastwood - Sep 2, 2019

Set to become the tenth team in the CFL, the Atlantic Schooners have been in the works since 2017. As the revival of a failed 1980s franchise, the Schooners hope to bring football to the Maritimes. The region has seen significant support for a Canadian football team; however, recent and ongoing developments threaten to derail […]