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Last September, Huskie Outsider profiled Kenrick Hanna, a cornerback from the Bahamas who previously played football in Florida. In that article, we wondered if Hanna was the fastest player in the CIS. This past weekend Kenrick competed in his first track meet as a Huskie – the Sled Dog Open – and his performance in the 60 metre dash did nothing to suggest that he isn’t the fastest university football player in Canada (and will be a serious challenger as the fastest sprinter in CIS as well). Kenrick has had a late start to the track season because he needed to return home to the Bahamas for a few weeks | Full Article

The Huskies and Manitoba Bisons have split their previous two meetings this season; the rubber match takes place in Winnipeg on Friday. Huskie Outsider talks about what the Dogs must do to come away with a win in another edition of Three Downs. 1st Down: What is the key for the Huskie offence to be successful against Manitoba? Dallas: They have to do the small things better. The underneath routes and quick outs are not working and getting a gain running the ball is impossible at times. We need better accuracy from the quarterback, more receivers getting open, better run blocking from the offensive line and running backs finding their | Full Article

The Dogs will be in Regina to close out the regular season against the Rams, coming off of two losses at home. Huskie Outsider looks ahead to the game with another instalment of three downs. 1st down: What are your thoughts/reactions to the Huskies’ loss against Manitoba? Dog Whisperer: The team had a chance to nail down second place and let it slip away. There was not much question that the two teams were pretty evenly matched, but MB made the plays at critical moments, on the road, and snatched victory away from the Dogs. Home field didn’t appear to be much of an advantage in the series. Here’s hoping | Full Article

The Dogs have a return match with the Manitoba Bison tonight at Griffiths Stadium. The Huskies emerged victorious in a tight battle in Winnipeg, back in week 2, the first time these teams squared off. This is the final regular season home game for several 5th year Huskie veterans, and it promises to be an exciting game. Huskie Outsider looks ahead to tonight’s kickoff with another edition of Three Downs. 1st Down: What is your assessment of the Huskies as the team heads into the stretch run of the season? Dallas: I think they are on the cusp of being the top team in the Canada West. They have improved | Full Article

The Huskies enter the bye week with a 4-2 record and sole possession of 2nd place in the Canada West conference. The Dogs took to the practice field on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will not return until next Monday when they continue their preparation for next Friday’s game vs. the Manitoba Bisons. Coach Towriss took a few minutes away Wednesday’s practice to discuss the loss to Calgary, this week’s practices, and the start of the stretch drive of the season. “We took it to them for the first little bit, but we left some points on the field,” BT stated about the Calgary game. “We should have been up | Full Article

The Huskies are in Vancouver for a clash with UBC – their third road game in the last three weeks. Huskie Outsider looks ahead to the game with another edition of “Three Downs”. 1st Down: What is your reaction to the Huskies’ victory of Alberta? Dog Whisperer: The Huskies did what they were capable of. They could have put it away in the third quarter, but at least this time it was not their nemesis. It was a painful and costly game with some injuries that will challenge the team for the rest of the season, but it also provides opportunities for fill ins to shine. Tom: Other than two | Full Article

Following Friday’s 39 – 17 over over Alberta, several of the players shared their reaction to the game with Huskie Outsider. Here are some of their comments: RB Dexter Janke: “It’s always a little special to face your hometown team; I know a lot of players over there, along with a lot of the coaching staff as well – it’s always fun to play the Bears.” Alberta was tough against the run in the first half. “They were coming pretty hard; they wanted to let us know that they were going to try do the same thing that Calgary did, which was to stop the run and force us to | Full Article

Following Friday night’s game, Coach Towriss met with the media to discuss the Huskies’ 39 – 17 win over Alberta. “I thought we played pretty hard all night long,” BT said of the team’s effort. “We were just missing on offence, especially in the first half; we had guys open and Drew (QB Burko) was just missing them. I thought he was a little unsettled at the start. He had a pretty good second half, put some balls on guys, and we got the running game going in the fourth quarter, which was important.” Towriss went on to explain the big gains on the ground. “That zone-read stuff is tough. | Full Article

The Huskies return home following a two game road trip, and they hope to bounce back from last week’s loss with a win over the improving Alberta Golden Bears. 1st Down: What is your reaction to the Huskies’ loss in Calgary Dallas: I was quite disappointed. I thought they would go in and win handily. Hopefully they learn from it and have a much better showing the next time these teams meet. Dog Whisperer: Like Dallas I was disappointed. I am attempting to be politically correct by saying that. Ryan: I was obviously disappointed in the loss last week. The Huskies had a good game plan in place and executed | Full Article

The Huskies hit the road for the second week in a row, this time facing a Calgary team that is tied with the Dogs atop the CanWest standings. 1st Down: What are your thoughts/reactions to the game in Manitoba? Ryan: The Huskies showed a lot of confidence against the Bisons last week. We haven’t seen that since Laurence Nixon left the team. I thought this game was a huge step forward for the Huskies as they played a passionate game and made keys plays when they needed to. Coach Towriss is a conservative coach; to see him gamble on a third and goal late in the game, when a field | Full Article