Riders News

Hawkins Defensive Player Of The Week

2 sacks and forced fumble for TD
Posted July 13, 2010 - 12:28pm

Another weekly award for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.  Defensive end Brent Hawkins has been named the CFL's defensive player of the week.

In just his second CFL start, Hawkins had 2 defensive tackles, 2 sacks and a forced fumble which he returned 40 yards for a touchdown in the Riders 37-18 win over B.C.

Hawkins, Darian Durant and Andy Fantuz have all won awards this season.


Other award winners are:


Riders Offence Looks For Repeat Performance

Will have a new left tackle starting
Posted July 8, 2010 - 4:10pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are looking for a repeat performance this weekend against the B.C. Lions.   And really......who can blame them.  After putting up 54 points against Montreal in game 1, more of the same is expected on Saturday.

Wes Cates says the offence has the ability to be a point a minute team.

"We feel we have the capabilites to be the best offence in the CFL, so that's how we're going to approach it.  We're trying to come out and make plays early and often without making mistakes."


Riders Defence Looking For Big Things

Tough test against Casey Printers
Posted July 7, 2010 - 3:41pm

It's going to be another tough test for the Saskatchewan Roughriders this weekend.

After getting Anthony Calvillo the first week, they're going to have to deal with the likes of B.C. Lions quarterback Casey Printers.  And there will no doubt be some extra running around for the defence.

Defensive end Brent Hawkins says you have to keep your game simple with a guy like Printers.


Rider Changes Coming For Week Two

Smith Getting Start
Posted July 6, 2010 - 2:30pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are tweaking the lineup ahead of their game against the B.C. Lions.

Non-import Wayne Smith, who sat out Week One, will take the place of Joel Bell at left tackle. When asked if Bell was misplace due to his performance against Montreal, all Head Coach Ken Miller would say is Bell "didn't have his best game."


2 Riders Receive Weekly Honours

Durant and Fantuz named top players
Posted July 6, 2010 - 11:18am

2 Saskatchewan Roughriders are being recognized for their outstanding performances during the classic 54-51 win over Montreal in week 1.

Darian Durant has been named the CFL's Gibson's Finest Offensive Player Of The Week after completing 30-44 passes for 478 yards and 5 touchdowns.  He also carried the ball 5 times for 52 yards and a touchdown.


Canada Post Issues Rider Envelopes

In celebration of 100th Anniversary
Posted July 5, 2010 - 10:28pm

It's another unique way to celebrate an important football milestone.

In commemoration of their centennial year, Canada Post is making three different collectors envelopes that will feature our very own Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The envelopes will feature pictures of star players as well as the evolution of the team's logo. They are being sold for collectible purposes only and therefore can't actually be mailed out.

People can snag this collector's item by clicking on the link to the Canada Post website.





Riders Back On The Field

First time since July 1st Classic
Posted July 5, 2010 - 3:08pm

It's been a few days since last Thursday's Canada Day classic between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Montreal Alouettes.

And as the team prepares for Staurday's game agains the B.C. Lions in Vancouver, there's some tweeking to be done.  Like the whole issue of the 13th man almost costing the club again.

Linebacker Barrin Simpson says it's easily correctable.


Riders Win Unbelievable First Game

Dressler scores the winner in O.T.
Posted July 1, 2010 - 10:25pm


That pretty much sums up the first game of the year for the Saskatchewan Roughriders..........a thrilling 54-51 win in double overtime over the Montreal Alouettes.  The 3rd highest game in CFL history.

Weston Dressler scored the winning touchdown on a pass over the middle from Darian Durant.  Durant finished the game 30-44 for 478 yards and 5 touchdowns.  Dressler finished with 10 catches for 154 yards and that winning touchdown.


2010 Riders Season Is Here

Players are anxious for kickoff
Posted June 30, 2010 - 12:37pm

 The 2010 Saskatchewan Roughriders season is just around the corner.

The Montreal Alouettes are in town to start the year and what better way to get things going then a re-match of last year's Grey Cup.

Quarterback Darian Durant  knows the Als offence, led by Anthony Calvillo, will put up points.  He says that doesn't put any added pressure on himself.


Riders React To New CBA

Drug Policy Implemented
Posted June 29, 2010 - 4:39pm

The Canadian Football League and their players have agreed to a new four-year agreement.

The biggest news was the CFL is implementing a drug testing policy, with random blood and urine testing beginning in 2011.

Roughriders' player representative Jeremy O'Day says it is a great move to even the playing field and sets a good example for the CFL that testing is taking place. O'Day doesn't believe testing will find many players cheating, "My personal sense is that (taking drugs) is very low. I'd be very surprised if there was a big problem with it."