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Win shares are a fun, interesting, and less common way to make predictions about an upcoming season. Below are Tom’s win shares for every Canada West regular season game to be played in 2015. In 2015, CanWest boasts a conference in which all 6 teams have a shot at making the playoffs, and 4 different teams could conceivably miss the playoffs. This will be the most exciting and unpredictable conference to follow during the regular season, similar to 2014. Also, before listing the win shares I must state my displeasure at the schedule-makers for having each team play a home-and-home with the same opponent in weeks 5 & 6; I’ve | Full Article

Below is a link to an online petition that you can sign if you wish to let your opinion be heard regarding the benefit of developing a national interlock schedule that was outlined in yesterday’s article: https://www.change.org/p/cis-footbal…ootball-series

As many Huskie fans have learned over the last couple of months, a plan was developed by David Dube and Jim Mullin that would see a weekly national interlock game – televised nationally – between the best teams in CIS. This plan would greatly enhance the profile of CIS football in Canada. All teams would have the opportunity to earn their way their right to play the interlock games based on their results from the previous season. To the credit of the Canada West conference, its coaches, and athletic directors, the plan was met with unanimous approval. Unfortunately, the same result wasn’t realized from the other conferences, and the national | Full Article

The Huskies’ season came to a close last night, with a very disappointing playoff loss. Coach Brian Towriss spoke to the assembled media following the 47 – 39 defeat at the hands of the Manitoba Bisons. “I think it came down to about three minutes in the third quarter,” he lamented about the self-inflicted implosion that occurred, “when we had taken a 19 point lead and about three minutes later we had a two point lead; I think that was the football game. Give them credit, they made some great plays. We went to stretch it (the lead), and their kid picked it off. Seven (Jayden McKoy) is a hell | Full Article

The Dogs have locked up second place in the conference regardless of Saturday’s outcome, but a win on Saturday would maintain some momentum heading into the post season. Outside of the Huskies and Dinos’ playoff positions, everything is up in the air going into the final weekend of the regular season. Huskie Outsider is back to take a look at the playoff picture and Saturday’s game with another edition of “Three Downs.” 1st down: In your opinion, what has been the most interesting story in CanWest this season? Dallas: For me, it’s the close finish in the last week. Usually, at least one team has been eliminated by now. We | Full Article

Huskie Outsider had a chance to speak with Coach Brian Towriss, along the sidelines of Griffiths Stadium, on Tuesday evening. The Dogs were preparing for Saturday’s game in UBC which will close out the regular season before the Huskies host a home playoff game on Friday, November 7. Before discussing the upcoming matchup with the TBirds, BT was asked about the performance of the special teams on Saturday, a unit that really shined following a disastrous performance the previous week against the Bisons. “Certainly they had a tough day in Manitoba; we asked them to respond and they did in a very positive way. We had probably our best return | Full Article

The Huskies locked up 2nd place and a home playoff game with their 41 – 23 win over Alberta on Saturday. There were several strong individual performances turned in as well, highlighted by Keegan Arnyek and Mark Ingram earning Canada West special teams and defensive player of the week honours respectively; this is the third time in only seven weeks that the UofS safety has earned this defensive honour. Following the game, Huskie Outsider heard from both Arnyek and Ingram, as well as several other Huskie players. Keegan Arnyek (166 yards in returns, including a missed field goal returned for a touchdown): “It (the touchdown return) was all about the | Full Article

Coach Brian Towriss met with the media following today’s 41 – 23 win over Alberta. “We challenged our guys this week and certainly, defensively, we were really good in the second half.” Once again, Mark Ingram led the defence with 9 tackles, 2 interceptions, and a pass breakup. “You can’t say enough about that kid, he’s all over the field.” The offence started slowly, but really picked things up as the game wore on. “Once Drew settled in and we got some things going offensively we were pretty good,” Towriss stated. “They stopped a few things that we wanted to do early, but we found some other things. Drew was | Full Article

In the first game of the 2010 season, Brad Nehring , in his first season of eligibility following a redshirt season, came into the game to replace an injured Darren Hinds. He has been a fixture at centre for the UofS ever since, and is the unquestioned leader of the Huskies’ offensive line. He spent a few minutes with Huskie Outsider on Friday evening. “These last five years feel like about four weeks,” Brad joked about how quickly his time with the Huskies has passed. “I still feel like one of the new guys in the locker room…it flies by too fast.” He was asked which players were his mentors | Full Article

Andrew Abbs, one of three 5th year Huskies who will play their final regular season home game on Saturday afternoon, has been known throughout his career for his versatility. He has been utilized everywhere in the defensive secondary; tomorrow he will start his third game this season at halfback. He spoke with Huskie Outsider about his career with the Dogs. “It goes by way too quickly for sure,” he stated after coming out of the team clubhouse following Friday’s walkthrough for the game against Alberta. He was asked to tell us about his favourite game in a Huskie uniform. “I like the Blackout games; they’re hyped well and they get | Full Article