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  • The Huskies lose a tough one, 38-24 to the Dinos. They will go to Regina next Sat. for their only game this year with the Rams.

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If you want to purchase single game tickets, you can now do so at the Griffiths Stadium box office, in addition to the PAC and online. The Griffiths Stadium box office hours are from 8am to 6pm today and tomorrow. It is open from 8am until kick-off on Friday night when the Huskies host the Guelph Gryphons in a national non-conference game. If you want to purchase season tickets or flex packs, you can go to the Griffiths Stadium box office, the PAC or call 966-1111. However, you must pick up season ticket packages at the PAC for today and tomorrow. We will update you with where your season ticket | Full Article

First down: Who/what is the biggest surprise on offense so far? Tom: For me the biggest surprise on offense is Shane Buchanan. He’s not someone that we’ve mentioned much before this weekend. He entered camp in phenomenal shape – Dexter Janke told me that Shane was in the weight room every day in the off-season, and that he ran with the track team as well. It’s showing on the field in practice, and I think he’s earned himself some playing time. Dallas: I agree with Tom. I don’t think any of us had Shane Buchanan very high on our depth charts heading into the camp, but he has shown he | Full Article

Ryan -Sunday morning’s practice was held under sunny skies with a scorching sun. A nice breeze from the south cooled things off, and this was a good change from the still air during the first few days. -The Huskies continued to install more special teams this morning. Special Teams Co-ordinator Doug Humbert put the team through some drills and they worked on the punt teams again. -The practice was light on team work and more on fundamentals and learning. Offensive Co-ordintor Brent Schneider introduced some new packages that the offense spent a lot of time working on. While this was happening, the defense worked on some coverages and and stunts. | Full Article

With training camps beginning around the CIS, we are back with another year of “Reading the coverage” where we tour the camps around CanadaWest through the eyes of the media. Kevin Mitchell of the Star Phoenix says Charlie Power brings strength to slotback. And, from Thursday, Mitchell profiles quarterback Drew Burko. Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press says that the Bisons are entering season without an established No. 1 quarterback. Ian Hamilton of the Leader-Post says that the Regina Rams opening training camp today with nine returning starters on offence and nine on defence. Evan Daum of the Edmonton Journal says that the Alberta Golden Bears will rebuild their | Full Article

First Down: Which Huskie gets your offensive game ball? Dallas: I have to go with Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren. His 96 yards on the ground and 152 yards passing were done in less than two quarters against a solid Windsor defense. It was exciting to watch him play and nice to see the elusive, running quarterback on our side, for once. Ryan: I am going to go with Garrett Bolen. He had two receptions for 31 yards, but that didn’t tell the story. On one play in the third quarter he carried four defenders three yards after the reception, just gaining enough yards for a first down. Bolen is a gamer and | Full Article

Now that 2011 Training Camp is in the books, I thought I would check back to our pre-camp edition of ‘Three Downs’ to see if our questions have been answered. 1st down: What position battle are you most interested in? Three out of four of us were most interested in the offensive knowing that there would be three new starters there. It is a lock that Darren Hinds, Ben Heenan and Brad Nehring will start heading into the season. Nehring will play at Center and it is likely that Heenan will play Guard. Hinds could play Guard or Tackle. We all wondered if Mike Fuller, Evan Greff,  Brandon Myre or | Full Article

With all of the news about the national non-conference game on Friday and the Support our Troops game next week, we are combining the last two practice reports (our fingers are getting tired!). Last night the team practiced in full gear. This morning, it was shoulder pads and helmets.   One thing that really stuck out to me last night was how well the quarterbacks are playing. They have huge shoes to fill with the graduation of Hec Crighton nominee Laurence Nixon, but it appears that all four of the QBs are stepping up. Trent Peterson continues to throw the ball very well. He has great reads and hits the | Full Article

The Huskies are currently in team meetings, so we have a quick chance to update you on training camp practice four. The Huskies practiced for about two hours yesterday afternoon. The session seemed a little bit more uptempo than the morning session. Before the practice, Huskies Hec Crighton winner (1973) Dave Pickett talked to the team about what it takes to be great. He relayed a powerful message about what the team will remember in 20 to 30 years, and the best memories will be about the success they enjoyed on the football field. It was great to see Coach Pick back in Saskatoon and the players appreciated the time | Full Article

Practice two is now in the books. The team spent about two hours in a slight drizzle, which was completely different than this morning’s sun baked session. This afternoon, there were about 100 people in attendance watching the practice as many fans are excited about the return of CIS Football. Griffiths Stadium, a few minutes before 2011 training camp began (Derek Mortensen for Liam Richards Photography) Former Huskies and current Winnipeg Blue Bombers Scott McHenry and Jade Etienne were on the field today helping distill some knowledge to their former teammates. The Bombers have a bye this weekend, which gave the guys a chance to get home and see some | Full Article

EDMONTON – Saskatchewan fifth-year quarterback Laurence Nixon and Calgary running back Matt Walter headline the 2010 Canada West football All-Star team as both players rank among the best all-time in Canada West at their respective positions. In addition, CFL Draft-eligible Alberta Golden Bears kicker/punter Hugh O’Neill has made the All-Star team for a fourth consecutive season. Nixon, who hails from Richmond, B.C., passed for 2,424 yards and 16 touchdowns, including four in the final game of the regular season, as the Huskies claimed first place in the conference and finished the season with the #3 CIS national ranking. Nixon ended his career with 7,345 regular season passing yards, good for | Full Article