The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the resignation of defensive assistant Gary Etcheverry just days before the start of training camp.
Vice President of the Riders, Ken Miller, says Etcheverry will be looking for business opportunities instead of coaching football this season. Etcheverry was demoted within the Roughriders coaching staff after losing his defensive coordinator position to Richie Hall.
Creating productive citizens of Saskatchewan - that is one of the aims of the partnership bidding to host the North American Indigenous Games in 2014.
Members of the partnership include The Federation of
Saskatchewan Indian Nations
(FSIN), Saskatchewan's Metis Nation, our province and the City of Regina.
"From its humble beginnings, with the Saskatchewan First Nation and winter and summer games over twenty-five years ago, we have (seen) tremendous growth and a lot of young people," said Morley Watson, vice-chief of the FSIN, at a media conference on Tuesday.
You can hear the difference in the Roughriders secondary this year.
Yes, hear the difference.
Last week at training camp in Saskatoon the howls began, and you couldn't miss it. The defensive backfield has dubbed themselves, the wolf pack.
"Wolves ride together, so figured the secondary needs to stick together," said defensive back Dwight Anderson.
Unless there's another quarterback being brought in, Tino Sunseri has made the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
On Monday the Riders announced their first eight cuts, and among them was quarterback Levi Brown, who spent last season on the injured list. With Brown no longer on the roster, that leaves the Riders with only three pivots, Darian Durant, Drew Willy and Sunseri.
The first pre-season game Friday was enough for the Roughriders to make some decisions about the roster.
On the list of players cut from the team include: quarterback Levi Brown, non-import linebacker Aaron Crawford, and import defensive lineman Kenny Rowe.
Other cuts include: wide receiver Phillip Livas, import linebacker Anthony Heygood, import running back Stephfon Green, import defensive back Chip Vaughn and non-import defensive lineman David Rybinski.
Offensive lineman Patrick Neufeld and Mike McCullough were placed on the nine game injured list.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are headed into their final preseason game after a successful 16-day training camp in Saskatoon.
Head coach Corey Chamblin said the University of Saskatchewan provided everything the team needed.
"It's a good deal. Everything was good, we were treated very well. The facilities are good here. It's good for us to have training camp here. I enjoyed it and so did the players," he said following the team's final practice of camp at Griffith's Stadium.
A former Saskatchewan Roughrider champion is celebrating Fathers' day reunited with his Grey Cup ring.
Matt Dominguez took to twitter on Saturday, pleading with a thief who broke into his truck in Moose Jaw Friday night, making off with a watch and the player's 2007 championship ring.
On Sunday morning, Dominguez returned to twitter with good news. He wrote, "The Regina Police Dept found my ring!!!"
Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Matt Dominguez had his truck broken into last night in MooseJaw, and had a watch and his 2007 Grey Cup ring stolen.
Dominguez noticed the theft at around 7 a.m. Saturday as he was heading to a flag football game. He said his license and registration had been strewn about, papers rifled through and his glove box was open. After searching around the vehicle and checking his house, Dominguez realized it had been taken.
His first love may be football, but Roughriders offensive lineman has another passion.
LaBatte actually admits he's been around racing longer than he's been playing football, doing a lot of work with his dad along the way.
"We built our first car when I was 15," said LaBatte.
It's not just LaBatte and his father who are in deep, but his entire family is a part of the team. His brother, sister and brother-in-law are all part of the team, and they've even hired a driver.