Former Saskatchewan Huskie star Ben Heenan has signed with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. Heenan was selected first overall in the 2012 CFL draft by the Saskatchewan Roughriders and has been a mainstay on the Rider offensive line over the past three seasons, playing right tackle. Heenan was a starter for the 2013 team that won the Grey Cup. Heenan had a decorated career with the Huskies, following in the footsteps of Huskie great Gene Makowsky, starting on the line as a rookie in 2008, earning the Canada West Peter Gorman nomination as rookie of the year. He was named a Canada West all-star in 2010 and 2011, a first-team CIS | Full Article
Times are changing quickly in CIS football. Not only is there a new proposal from David Dube and Jim Mullin for a national interlock schedule that would pit the top teams in the country against each other during the regular season, but there have been major moves by CIS teams to elevate themselves to the elite ranks through coaching changes, improving their facilities and getting a recruiting jump on their competition. Hot on the heels of the Manitoba Bisons ending the Calgary Dinos’ Hardy Trophy streak at six and the Montreal Carabins ending Laval’s consecutive Vanier Cup appearance streak at four, winning their first Vanier in the process, the UBC | Full Article
With news out this week about a proposed national interlock schedule featuring the top teams in the CIS, which may start as early as the 2015 season, the question Huskie fans may be asking is: Are the Huskies ready to face the best from across the CIS? The national interlock schedule is the idea of Huskie alum and benefactor David Dube and Canada West broadcaster and producer Jim Mullin. As Kevin Mitchell explained in the December 26 edition of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, the initial interlock schedule would involve the top eight teams in the CIS playing two regular season games against non-conference opponents, hosting one game and traveling for the | Full Article
Tom and I join host Darren Dupont for episode nine of Pizza Hut Huskies All Access. This week, we break down the victory over the Alberta Golden Bears and look forward to the game tomorrow against UBC. We also talk about some of the possible playoff scenarios the Huskies may face.
The University of Saskatchewan Huskies bounced back from their worst loss of the season last week with a big win against the Alberta Golden Bears. Not only did they come away with a strong, statement-making victory, but they clinched their 14th straight playoff spot in the process. The Huskies took their time putting last week’s loss to the Bisons behind them, coming out slowly in the first quarter. The Bears scored a touchdown on their opening drive and had a 7-0 lead after the first quarter. It wasn’t until mid-way through the second that the Huskie offence came alive, putting together a 10-play, 90-yard drive that ended in a Kit | Full Article
Saturday, October 25, 1:30 p.m. Griffiths Stadium Broadcast available at www.ck750.com (pregame show at 1:00 p.m.). Records coming in: Huskies: 4-2, second in Canada West (lost 41-8 in Manitoba last week); Alberta: 3-3, third in Canada West (lost 52-37 to Calgary last week). Head to head history: The Huskies have a narrow 14-3 record over the Bears in the last decade. The Huskies won 42-41 over the Bears when these teams last met on September 13 What’s on the line: With a two-point victory or greater, Alberta would not only move into second place, but win the season series with the Huskies, giving them the tie-breaker should the teams finish | Full Article
Friday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. Investor’s Group Field, Winnipeg Broadcast available at www.ck750.com (pregame show at 6:30 p.m.). Records in 2014: Huskies: 4-1, second in Canada West (won 31-25 over UBC on October 4); Manitoba: 2-3, fourth in Canada West (lost 38-31 to Alberta on October 4 Head to head history: The Huskies have an 8-6 advantage over the Bisons since 2004. The Huskies won the week one match 44-24 in Saskatoon. What’s on the line: The Bisons have a lot on the line. If they want to stay in the hunt for second place and a home playoff game, they must win this game. They also need to stay | Full Article
Canada West is on a bye and there is no Huskie football this week. So here’s a look back to last week’s unforgettable BLACKOUT night and big win over UBC.
Tom and I discuss the game and what lies ahead for the Huskies as they head into the stretch run of the season.