Riders News

Riders Get A Centennial Loonie

Royal Canadian Mint confirms the new coin
Posted June 16, 2010 - 2:00pm

There is another way to show your love for the green and white this year. This time in your pocket.

The Royal Canadian Mint is confirming a commemorative loonie to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders centennial.

The Mint's Alex reeves confirms "the government approved at the end of last week a one dollar commemorative coin".


Riders Turn Black and Red

100th anniversary jersey unveiled
Posted June 15, 2010 - 3:46pm

Since 1948 the Saskatchewan Roughriders have been green and white, but in 2010 they're going back to the beginning with a new 100th anniversary jersey. Before making the switch, the Riders colours were black and red and they're featuring that look with a new jersey they'll wear for a game in the 2010 centennial season.

The jerseys will be finished with silver pants and red helmets.

Only 2010 of the 100th anniversary jersey will be made available for sale. You can buy them now at http://www.riderville.com


Riders Down To Three Quarterbacks

Kent Smith Released
Posted June 15, 2010 - 1:22pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders came into rookie camp with five quarterbacks but in the span of two weeks they've whittled it down to three. Sunday's game was more than enough for the Roughriders to cut ties with lefty pivot Kent Smith.

Smith went 2-12 in the fourth quarter and was unable to move the football into game winning field goal range, despite having great field position for most of the final quarter.


Riders Fall to Lions

Dinwiddie Winning Back-up Battle
Posted June 13, 2010 - 8:01pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders may not have won the game but they may have found the answer to one their burning questions entering the season.

Head Coach Ken Miller said following the 19-17 loss to the B.C. Lions on Sunday afternoon that Ryan Dinwiddie likely played his way into the backup quarterback role behind Darian Durant.


Game Day: Riders vs. Lions

Preseason Begins
Posted June 13, 2010 - 10:20am

The Saskatchewan Roughriders began their pre-season schedule with a visit by the B.C. Lions.

At quarterback you didn't see a whole lot of starter Darian Durant. The majority of the snaps were taken by Ryan Dinwiddie and Cole Bergquist as Ken Miller and staff decide who will back up Durant on Week One.

The Riders were expected to dress around 70 players but will only play the returning starters on a limited basis. The Riders will use this preseason game to further evaluate the players that are fighting for roster spots.


Riders Release Johnson

Going With Three OT
Posted June 12, 2010 - 11:48am

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made their second cut in main camp.

Veteran offensive tackle Belton Johnson has been released by the Riders. Johnson was entering his fourth year in the CFL. Over the last two years Johnson has suffered various injuries and spent more time on the injured list than he did on the roster.

Head Coach Ken Miller says the team will likely have three offensive tackles on the roster in the regular season and Johnson was fourth on the depth chart.


Riders Chris McKenzie Looks To Fill Gap

Shoes of Eddie Davis will be hard to fill
Posted June 11, 2010 - 2:59pm

Saskatchewan Roughriders halfback Chris McKenzie looks to be the one that will take over from Eddie Davis.  He played a few games last year when Davis went down with injury, so the position isn't new to him.

McKenzie says there's no pressure taking over for a future hall of famer.

"Do I look like I'm pressured (big smile)?  If I can't do it, please get someone in who can.  I'm here to play a sport I love, to play happily and to the best of my ability and just keep on going."


Durant Laughing Off Injured Hand

Wears Cast To Start Practice
Posted June 11, 2010 - 1:50pm

A scare turned into a joke for the Roughriders and quarterback Darian Durant. Durant wore a cast on his hand to start Friday's practice, a day after putting a scare through Rider Nation when he left the field with a right hand injury.

Durant got the cast cut off in a sign that he was just playing a little prank on teammates and the fans in attendance, and all the blogs and forums that made the injury sound a lot worse than it actually was.


Running Back Battle At Rider Camp

7 guys in camp
Posted June 10, 2010 - 4:02pm

It's a battle the coaches are watching closely.  Who will be the starting running back for the 2010 saskatchewan Roughriders?

Wes Cates is looking to bounce back from an injury plagued season last year which he says was humbling.

"I definitely have to prove to those doubters that I'm not done.  Also prove to myself that I still have fuel in the tank and that I'm ready to go for a few more years."


Darian Durant Suffers Injury

Should Recover
Posted June 10, 2010 - 10:57am

All-star Saskatchewan Roughrider quarterback Darian Durant left the field at the morning practice after suffering an injury to his throwing hand.

He banged his throwing hand off the shoulder pad of a defensive lineman during a scrimmage. Durant injured his index finger but feeling returned a few minutes later, now the trainers are only concerned with any swelling that could happen in the next couple of hours. He left the field in noticeable pain but returned to watch the remainder of practice.