There was a time when the Saskatchewan Roughriders and their loyal fans were happy with a playoff appearance. Heck, if the Riders had a 9-9 record it was a “good” year. But those days are over.
As I watched the Huskies win the CIS title against UBC 91-81, I couldn't help but get a little emotional for a team that finally got their day. I guess it's true: every Dog has its day.
As Damon Duval's kick sailed wide for the Alouettes there were mere seconds of pandemonium and thrill amongst Rider fans. I unfortunately, saw the penalty flags fly immediately, and never did get to taste that false celebration.
The Riders dominated the Stampeders in every facet of that football game on Nov. 22. Forget about the law of averages and the Riders beating Calgary all year, or the Riders having all the pressure on them, or whatever other statistic the Stamps or any other non-believer wants to throw at this team.
It was one of the better Canadian Interuniversity Sport games to be played on Saskatoon turf in recent memory. Big hits, big plays, and huge heartbreak for the home team.
Our city has it pretty good when it comes to university football in the Canada West. Year after year it seems the Huskies are the team to beat in the Canada West, but recently the rest of the teams in the conference have been closing the gap.
If you want to talk about tailgating and frenzied football culture, you don't have to look any further than the small suburb of Orchard Park, Buffalo. Ralph Wilson Stadium is a Buffalo Bills wonderland. Everywhere you looked, Bills paraphernalia littered the streets, homes and businesses located in the vicinity of the stadium.
After starting the season 2-0 for what seems to be the umpteenth time in a row, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team is rolling along in the Canada West. Or are they?
For only the second time in history, the International Softball Federation's World Men's Softball Championships will be held in Canada, and the championships are coming to Saskatoon. The only other time the event was held in Canada was in 1988, also in Saskatoon. It is a venue that the ISF has come to appreciate and has rewarded Saskatoon the right to host the championship yet again, the first site since the tournament's inception in 1966 to host the tournament twice. With opening pitch slated for the morning of July 17, the buzz around this tournament is starting to percolate in baseball circles in the city. Generally, championships are held every four years. This year's championship breaks with tradition and comes five years after New Zealand hosted the event.