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The University of Saskatchewan Huskies will hold their first Saturday afternoon regular season game in six years when they host the Alberta Golden Bears on Saturday, October 25. The Canada West Universities Athletic Association released the 2014 schedule yesterday. The Huskies will play their first two games in their now familiar Friday night times, but the final two games will be played on Saturdays, with the October 4 game against UBC starting at 7:00 p.m. The Huskies kick off the regular season at home on Friday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. with a rematch of the Canada West semi-final from last November, which the Manitoba Bisons took 37-36. The following | Full Article

Four current Huskies and two 2014 recruits will join assistant coach Brian Guebert as part of Team Canada at the 2014 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) U-19 World Championship in Kuwait. Joining Guebert, who will coach defensive line, will be defensive linemen Brayden Twarynski and Garrett Meek, along with receiver Mitch Hillis and offensive lineman Mason Dick. Two future Huskies, defensive lineman Evan Machibroda and defensive back Gabe Simons, who represented Team Saskatchewan at the 2013 Football Canada Cup and Team Canada at the recent U-18 IFAF World Championship, will also make the trip to Kuwait. International competition is nothing new for Saskatchewan Huskie players. Three Huskies made the | Full Article

For teams in the Canada West conference, the start of the 2014 recruiting season coincided with the start of the 2013 football season. Several teams, notably Alberta, looked to get a jump on their competition, forcing all teams to start signing players early. The early commitments along with the new facilities at the University of Manitoba made an already competitive recruiting environment even more so, forcing all teams, including traditional powerhouses like Calgary and the University of Saskatchewan, to look over the fence. The Huskies have had a competitive recruiting package for several years, putting together a winning tradition, outstanding team facilities, a tremendous education and an unmatched gameday experience | Full Article

Recruiting season hit its peak last week with the arrival of NCAA signing day. Teams both south and north of the border are now putting the final touches on their 2014 classes, with many anticipating a banner recruiting year thanks to an abundance of high school and junior talent on the market. With 19 players committed and several others either practicing with the team or close to signing, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies have plugged several holes in their roster and, just as importantly, built a solid foundation for the future. All of these recruits will be announced at Dogs’ Breakfast 14, which will be held Thursday, May 1 at | Full Article

The 2014 Dogs’ Breakfast takes place on Thursday May 1 at Prairieland. The guest speakers are quarterback Darian Durant and wide receiver Geroy Simon of the Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan Roughriders! Darian Durant Durant was named West Division CFL All – Star in 2009 and 2013. He led the Riders to an 11-7 record and after beating Calgary in the Western Finals led the Riders to their fourth Grey Cup Championship on our own turf at Mosaic Stadium. Geroy Simon Simon won the CFL’s most outstanding player award in 2006 while also winning three grey cup Championships with the BC Lions in 2006 and 2011 and The Saskatchewan Roughriders in | Full Article

Football Canada has named the Junior National Team roster for the 2014 International Bowl and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies lead the way with six players named. Third-year defensive end Brayden Twarynski will be making his second appearance in the International Bowl. The 6-2, 250 lb. Calgary native had 11.5 tackles and a fumble recovery for the Huskies last season. Twarynski will be joined by receiver Mitch Hillis, who caught 15 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown in his rookie campaign last season. Also making the squad are offensive lineman Mason Dick, defensive back Lance Bashutsky, defensive lineman Garrett Meek, and defensive back/linebacker Eric Verity. The news release from | Full Article

With the Canada West season in the rear view mirror for all but the Calgary Dinos, it’s time to for teams to reflect on what went right, what went wrong and what they have to do to challenge the dominant Dinos in 2014 and beyond. For the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, this offseason is shaping up to be the most crucial in the history of the program. Although they made the playoffs for the thirteenth straight year, they once again made a first-round playoff exit, their sixth such ending in the past seven seasons. There was a lot of promise and some lofty expectations surrounding the Huskies heading into the | Full Article

A win is a win, no matter how you do it. After losing two in a row, the Huskies needed a win badly, and luckily the non-playoff Regina Rams were on the schedule. In spite of being the favourites to win the game, they once again took the hard road to a victory, pulling away in the fourth quarter after a sloppy, turnover filled game that was far too close for far too long. The defence came out ready to play, holding the Regina offence to three first downs in the first quarter and forcing three two-and-outs and one safety and a Braxton Lawrence interception. The Huskies offence was able | Full Article

Saturday, October 26, 1:00 p.m. Mosaic Stadium, Regina Broadcasts available: Radio – (pregame show at 12:30 p.m.) TV – Shaw (channel 10 in Saskatoon, channel 303 in HD) and Shaw Direct (channels 299 and 407). Records coming in: Huskies – 4-3, third in Canada West (ranked tenth in the CIS Top Ten poll). Regina: 2-5, fifth in the Canada West, eliminated from playoff contention. Head to head history: Saskatchewan has 13 regular season wins to Regina’s four since 2003. The Huskies have one win to Regina’s two in the playoffs over the same period. All-time, the Huskies are 20-9 against the Rams. What’s on the line: For the Huskies, | Full Article

The Saskatchewan Huskies defence is far better than the nearly 600 yards that they surrendered on Friday night indicates. When you’re on the field for two-thirds of the second half, giving up some yardage, and ultimately some points, is inevitable. The Calgary Dinos rolled to another victory over the Huskies, improving their record to 6-0 and locking up first place for the third year in a row. The Huskies dropped to 4-2 and now have to fight the hungry Manitoba Bisons for second place and the opportunity for a home playoff game, which would be the first for the Huskies since 2010. After driving from their 45 on their second | Full Article