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The University of Saskatchewan Huskies bounced back from their worst loss of the season last week with a big win against the Alberta Golden Bears. Not only did they come away with a strong, statement-making victory, but they clinched their 14th straight playoff spot in the process. The Huskies took their time putting last week’s loss to the Bisons behind them, coming out slowly in the first quarter. The Bears scored a touchdown on their opening drive and had a 7-0 lead after the first quarter. It wasn’t until mid-way through the second that the Huskie offence came alive, putting together a 10-play, 90-yard drive that ended in a Kit | Full Article

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies kicked off the 2014 season with a bang, shutting out the Manitoba Bisons in the second half on their way to a 44-24 victory over the sixth-ranked team in the country. This victory was a statement, not only of the Huskies’ explosiveness on offence but also how physical and nasty their defence is. It was also a testament to the Huskies’ new-found resilience and ability to adjust during the game, as a tight, closely contested first half turned into a one-sided second half. Drew Burko had a good first game, throwing for four touchdowns and 233 yards. His one interception in the second quarter led | Full Article

Let’s chalk that one up to opening night jitters. The Huskies came into tonight’s opening game with their provincial rivals, the Regina Rams, as favourites, if not heavy favourites. With several veterans returning on both sides of the ball and an enviable number of game-ready recruits ready to fill holes, a big performance was expected of this team. They came out firing, putting together several good drives and going up 15-0. Even when the Rams came back with a good drive that resulted in a touchdown, the Huskies kept the pedal down, capitalizing on a good pass rush that forced an interception by linebacker Dylan Kemp deep in the Rams | Full Article

The Huskies wrapped up their 2013 spring camp with their annual spring scrimmage. For the first time in several years, sunscreen, not thermal undergarments or rain gear, was a requirement for the several hundred fans in attendance. With many veterans sitting out with injuries, including four of five starting receivers, young players took the opportunity to show the coaching staff what they had to offer. On offence, receivers Mitch Hillis, Brydon Ozmun and Julan Lynch made several nice catches, fitting in well with the first-team offence. They were joined by running backs Jarvis James, Brandon Stewart and Zac Newman, who ran like veterans and gained ground the hard way. Ozmun | Full Article

Looking to build on a third place finish in 2012, the Huskies have entered the third month of their expanded offseason program. This time last year, the team had just begun indoor workouts and was adjusting to a new quarterback and several other new starters on offence. In addition, the Huskies had turned over all three starting linebackers and were thin in the defensive secondary. While the extra practices have helped keep the team sharp this offseason, returning veterans such as quarterback Drew Burko are showing the confidence and preciseness that only a year of CIS football game experience can give players. “Drew’s certainly throwing the ball well, is getting | Full Article

Four University of Saskatchewan Huskie football players will be heading to Austin, Texas on February 5, 2013 to play for the World Team in the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) International Bowl. Offensive guard Jordan Arkko returns for his second International Bowl, as does quarterback Drew Burko. Both players, who started for the Huskies last season, played on the 2012 World Team that beat Team USA 35-29 for the first World Team victory and Team USA’s first loss in international competition. This year’s team will include 2012 Huskie freshman of the year, defensive lineman Brayden Twarynski, as well as cornerback Keegan Arnyek, who helped Team Canada defeat Team USA | Full Article

Coming into this game, the Huskies needed a victory to secure third place and a first round trip to Regina. They got the win, but what they made was a statement. This team is for real and is ready to make a run in the playoffs. The offence, which has struggled this season, especially without starting quarterback Drew Burko in the lineup, put up 35 first downs and 534 yards on the night. They put points on the board on eight of 18 offensive drives, including seven touchdowns. All of this without Canada West leading receiver Kit Hillis in the Huskie lineup. Defensively, this team is as solid as it | Full Article

Winning in Saskatoon is a big deal. And for some it’s a much bigger deal than others. The way the Rams and their fans reacted following their nine point victory tonight, jumping up and down and carrying on as though they had just won the Vanier Cup, should not be entirely unexpected. Winning on the Huskies’ home turf is a rare experience for them, with this game being only the second in 14 years they have won in Saskatoon. It was far from a convincing victory, but it was a victory nonetheless, putting the Rams in the drivers seat for a home playoff game should these teams end up tied | Full Article

You have to hand it Shawn Olson. From his time as offensive coordinator with Simon Fraser to his current position as head coach of the UBC Thunderbirds, he has always done his homework and always has his teams ready to play the Huskies. Yesterday was no exception, as the Thunderbirds gave the Huskies all they could handle. Going against a defence that limited Manitoba’s vaunted rushing attack to 66 yards a week earlier, the Thunderbirds had Saskatchewan’s defence figured out, both on the ground and through the air, rattling off 276 yards rushing and 290 yards receiving. Of the 14 UBC drives on the day, eight lasted five plays or | Full Article