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With the decisive win by the Huskies in UBC last night, they will be playing for first place as the host the Regina Rams in the Fifth-Year game on Friday night at 7:00 at Griffiths Stadium. Taking into account this weekend’s CanadaWest action, we now know that UBC and Manitoba are eliminated from the playoffs. Alberta will finish fourth and travel to the first place finisher. That is the easy part to figure out. There are a number of scenarios that could see Saskatchewan, Regina or Calgary finish in first place. For the Huskies, a win over the Rams and they have home field advantage all the way through the | Full Article

Over the last twelve years, the CanWest champion has won their respective bowl game an impressive nine times. Yet, of those last nine Vanier Cup appearances, the CanWest champ has only emerged victorious twice: the 2007 Manitoba Bisons, and the Huskies third Vanier Cup championship in 1998. I had the opportunity to speak with the head coaches of those two programs: Brian Dobie of Manitoba, and our own Brian Towriss. Even though I spoke to the two coaches separately, several of their comments, explaining reasons why CanWest hasn’t won more of the recent Vanier Cups, were similar. “I think all of us, who play and coach in CanWest, take pride | Full Article

All Huskie fans, myself included, have many fond memories of UofS football over the last several years. But I’m certain that there are few, if any, Huskie fans with as detailed a recollection, of seasons past, as our latest fan to contribute to “From the Grandstand.” Tom S. grew up near Griffiths Stadium, and has followed the Dogs for his entire life. In particular, his recounting of a 1998 game against the UBC Thunderbirds is a treat to read. That was a game that I attended, but had forgotten many of the highlights. Until now. Q: For how many years have you been following the Huskies? Tom S.: In the | Full Article

Better late than never, we weigh in with our thoughts on last Saturday’s Hardy Cup game. 1. Who gets the offensive game ball? The Outsider: In the last game of his CIS career, Tyler O’Gorman had a career-like game. 24 carries for 162 yards, averaging 6.8 yards per carry. I haven’t seen him run this hard since the SFU game at BC Place last season. He was able to get the corner, pick up tough yards up the middle and had a reception. O’Gorman seems to have his best games in the playoffs, and he did not disappoint last weekend. What many people may not know, is that he did | Full Article

Here are the highlights and comments from Saturday’s game courtesy Global Sports:

Saturday, November 14, 1:00 p.m. Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon Broadcast available at (pregame show at 12:30 p.m.) Broadcast also available on Shaw (channel 10 in Saskatoon, channels 299 and 407 on Shaw Direct) Records coming in: Calgary 8-1; Saskatchewan 8-1 Head to head history: Saskatchewan has 10 regular season wins to Calgary’s 5 since 1999 (Saskatchewan won the only meeting of the two teams this season 34-33 in overtime on September 4, 2009). Playoff History: The Huskies and Dinos have not met in the playoffs since 1995, when the Dinos won 32-30 in overtime. In 1994 the Huskies won 34-17. This will be the first time in three years the | Full Article

We had a chance to talk to Huskies Head Coach Brian Towriss and Dinos Head Coach Blake Nill about the game tomorrow. Also on the clips are Huskies Linebacker Taylor Wallace and Dinos Quaterback Erik Glavic. All of the interviews are great, so grab some popcorn and enjoy OutsiderHDvision. Dinos interviews: Huskies  interviews:

The University of Saskatchewan hosted a news conference this afternoon to to publicize the 73rd Hardy Cup. Both Huskies Head Coach Brian Towriss and Dinos Head Coach Blake Nill spoke at the event, each emphasizing their respect for their opponent and how much they anticipated this matchup. The Hardy Cup combatants “These are the two best teams in the conference and this will be a tremendous game,” said Nill. “We are relishing the opportunity to play in front of a hostile crowd in what is a great football environment.”

Starting off in Calgary, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports that fatigue in the first game was all that separated the Calgary Dinos from an undefeated season. “We have one of the top offences in the country and if we need five yards, I think that we should be able to get five yards,” said starting gunslinger Erik Glavic, the Canada West nominee for the Hec Crighton Award. “If we had the same decision today (to go for a two-point convert on a touchdown in overtime), I think we’d go for it … I think if we’re put in the same position again, I think we’ll get that five | Full Article

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