Riders News

Big Bucks For Roughriders

Record Profit In 2009 Fiscal Year
Posted June 9, 2010 - 5:52pm

Heading into the Saskatchewan Roughriders 100th season, they have reached an all-time high in profits.

The Roughriders posted a profit of 3,148,500 dollars in the last fiscal year, eclipsing the profits of the Grey Cup Championship year of 1.7 million dollar profits.

The Riders big money makers were ticket sales of nearly 10 million dollars, merchandise sales that reached over seven million dollars and another home playoff game that brought in over one million dollars from the league.


Day 4 of Rider Camp Wraps Up

Battles continue on the o-line
Posted June 9, 2010 - 1:35pm

Day 4 of training camp was a little more relaxed for the player's.

The second half was run through without pads, but guys are still trying to win spots on that offensive line...especially for the tackles.

Wayne Smith, who is coming off a ruptured achilles last year, says that first day was something he had been long waiting for.

"Hungry can't even describe how I was feeling....I just wanted to knock somebody's head off.  Now I'm getting back to being patient and getting back on the football side of things.  This competition is huge."


Day 3 of Rider Training Camp

Todd Reesing cut.
Posted June 8, 2010 - 3:05pm

Day 3 of Sakatchewan Roughriders training camp was minus one player.  Quarterback Todd Reesing was let go.

Head coach Ken Miller says it was obviously a tough choice.

"It was close, but we had to make a decision for the good of the entire group, the entire team."

That leaves Ryan Dinwiddie, Cole Bergquist and Kent Smith battling for the number 2 spot.

Smith says it's tough to see one of their own go.


Riders Cut Down to Four Quarterbacks

Reesing Not On Field
Posted June 8, 2010 - 8:56am

The Saskatchewan Roughriders appear to have made up their mind regarding which four quarterbacks will stay in Green and White in 2010.

Todd Reesing, a star out of the University of Kansas, is not on the field for Day Three of training camp.

That leaves Darian Durant being backed up by Ryan Dinwiddie, Cole Bergquist and Kent Smith.


Day 2 of Riders Training Camp

5 quarterbacks still in the mix
Posted June 7, 2010 - 2:11pm

It was a shorter day for the players at Day 2 of training camp.

A few nagging injuries to some players forced the coaches to cut out some drills, but the intensity level was just as high as Day 1.

All 5 quarterbacks were on the field, which may have been a little surprising considering there was thought one might have been let go yesterday.

Head coach Ken Miller says the guys have made it tough on the coaches to see who they go with.


Riders Training Camp Opens

More than 300 fans show up
Posted June 6, 2010 - 2:37pm

Training camp for the Saskatchewan Roughriders is underway.

The team was on the field this morning at 8:15 for the start of two practices and players were joking and smiling through a stretching session  giving an indication the team has moved on from last year's heartbraking Grey Cup loss.

Quarterback Darian Durant says he's done a lot over the off season to exercise the demons of the loss and he says it basically comes down to faith.


Day 3 of Rider Rookie Camp Wraps Up

Now come the cuts
Posted June 4, 2010 - 5:06pm

Day 3 of Rider rookie camp has wrapped up.  Now the coaches sit down and see who will have to be cut as they trim the roster leading up to main camp.

One of the positions that's seeing a good battle is the back up quarterback position.  Will the team take 5 into main camp, or will it be trimmed to 4?

Head coach Ken Miller says it will be a tough decision to see how many quarterbacks they take into main camp.

"There are a lot of reasons to take 5 in...there are a lot ofreasons to not take 5 in, so we'll talk that over."


Defensive Line Battle Already Hot

"Blood bath" Still To Come
Posted June 3, 2010 - 2:28pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive line battle is already hotly contested. Four defensive ends and four defensive tackles are stirring up rookie camp and have impressed on the first two days.

Defensive line coach Mike Scheper is having a blast in his second year with the Riders, "If this is any indication, and this is just the rookie group, this is going to be an absolute blood bath war for spots. I'm not trying to be graphic here, but I have no other way to describe it. It is going to be full-on, get after it, among every single guy."


Revealing the Riders' Centennial Works of Art

Pieces on Display at MacKenzie Art Gallery
Posted June 2, 2010 - 5:56pm

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but five art pieces at the Mackenzie Art Gallery are worth one hundred years.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders' Centennial Works of Art are on display at the gallery. 

Ward Schell is one of the five Saskatchewan artists who contributed to the collection.  He says his centennial piece is one of the highlights of his career.

"Physically, I'll never be [a player for the Saskatchewan Roughriders].  Talent-wise, I'll never be one of those guys.  This is my chance to contribute to the Riders."


Riders Kick Off 2010 With Rookie Camp

Attention On The Defensive Ends
Posted June 2, 2010 - 5:29pm

Over one hundred die-hard Rider fans were on hand to catch their first glimps of the 2010 Saskatchewan Roughriders on day one of rookie camp.

34 new comers to the Riders, including the five quarterbacks started the three days of rookie camp to the relief of Head Coach Ken Miller, "I'm so pleased (2010 season) is here. We have waited and planned and waited and planned and schemed and now it's here and it was great to be on the field coaching."