“The sky’s the limit” for female sports

2 hours ago | Rob Vanstone
Aimee Kowalski and Alex Eyolfson — the starting quarterbacks for Saskatchewan’s Western Women’s Canadian Football League teams — applaud gains that extend beyond yardage totals. They are both ...

Robservations: Saluting the early-’90s Riders … some lonnnng plays … a nice gesture by Greg Marshall … and a book-signing in Saskatoon!

April 13, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
Mr. Kershaw has always been able to Phil a notepad. That was obvious to anyone who dove into Friday’s flashback on the eventful years in which Phil Kershaw was the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ ...

Phil Kershaw’s Presidential term filled with memories

April 12, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
When Phil Kershaw became the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ President in ’89, he didn’t expect to meet 99. But time spent with Wayne Gretzky was just one of the many memorable experiences for Kershaw, ...

Riders Add Three-time 1,000-yard Rusher Kennedy Brooks

April 12, 2024 | Staff
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American running back Kennedy Brooks.   Brooks (5’11-213) signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2022 NFL Draft. He ...

“I just feel like something special is coming” — Shea Patterson

April 11, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
A true gem can be found on the diamonds of San Antonio, Texas. The perpetually pleasant Shea Patterson is coaching two Little League teams in San Antonio, Texas in addition to preparing for his ...

Riders Sign All-big Ten Defensive Back Antoine Brooks Jr.

April 11, 2024 | Staff
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr.  Brooks Jr. (5’11-220) was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round, 198th overall, of the 2020 ...

From Big Macs to the big mic: Meet the voice of the Riders — Dave Thomas

April 10, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
Dave Thomas is made to order for his new role as the voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Recognition of his broadcasting chops dates back to the teenaged years, when he was working at ...

Coors Light Roughriders Training Camp Is Less Than One Month Away

April 9, 2024 | Staff
Spring has sprung in Saskatchewan and with it the promise of Roughrider football. The Club is thrilled to be returning to the University of Saskatchewan and Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon for ...

Mosaic Stadium is a comfortable fit for Roughriders’ J.C. Sherritt

April 9, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
The kickoff to J.C. Sherritt’s CFL career is particularly memorable for, well, a kickoff. Let’s rewind to June 17, 2011, when Sherritt was auditioning at linebacker with the Edmonton Elks when ...

Jim Hopson was “a tremendous person and an unparalleled leader”

April 8, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
Members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Football Operations staff didn’t work for Jim Hopson as much as they worked with him. He felt like an ally to coaches and general managers alike. “When I ...

Green Shirt Day: Organ donation “makes lives beautiful”

April 7, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
Those of us who reside in Rider Nation wear green as a matter of routine. But today, there is an extra-special reason to sport that colour scheme. It is Green Shirt Day — a national day to build ...

Robservations: A treasured Grey Cup memory, compliments of Jim Hopson … signature moments from 1974 … championing players in schools … and the weekly shout-outs

April 6, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
This story is not mine to tell, so I will largely, appreciatively defer to the words of Paul McGregor. Paul, in turn, will tell you so much about Jim Hopson, who passed away on Tuesday after a ...

Riders Add Offensive Lineman Sadarius Hutcherson

April 5, 2024 | Staff
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American offensive lineman Sadarius Hutcherson.   Hutcherson (6’4-320) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent following the 2021 ...

Roughriders hope to uncover more gems at open tryouts

April 5, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
Here’s a quick Shaq fact: Shaq Evans’ route to the Saskatchewan Roughriders began at an open tryout. In the spring of 2017, the future CFL All-Star receiver was foremost among the attendees at a ...

Celebrating Jim Hopson: The colleagues’ chronicles

April 5, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are slightly more than nine years removed from the final day of Jim Hopson’s transformative tenure as the community-owned team’s President-CEO. During that time, ...

Jim Hopson was “the right person at the right time” — Craig Reynolds

April 4, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
Under Jim Hopson, the Saskatchewan Roughriders enjoyed a prosperous, precedent-setting decade. And, until 2005, the presence of a full-time President-CEO — a role Hopson embraced and, in many ...

Craig Reynolds | Celebrating Jim Hopson

April 4, 2024 | Staff
“He just kept saying ‘make it the best it can be.'”

Rob Vanstone: The little things made Jim Hopson a big deal

April 4, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
This may seem contradictory, but the toughest columns are sometimes the easiest to write. Affectionate memories of Jim Hopson have flowed, far and wide, since the sad news arrived on Wednesday ...

Celebrating “one of the great leaders in sports,” Jim Hopson (1951-2024)

April 3, 2024 | Rob Vanstone
As a youngster, Jim Hopson routinely sneaked into Taylor Field to watch his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders in person.  He was eventually handed the keys to the franchise, serving for a ...

April 3, 2024 | Staff
It is with great sadness that the Saskatchewan Roughriders mourn the loss of former player and team president Jim Hopson. Hopson passed away on April 2 at the age of 73, after a brave three-year ...
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