Riders News

The Roughriders celebrate after Darian Durant runs in the game winning touchdown.

‘I wasn’t going to let this one slip’ Durant scores in OT to secure Riders’ second win

By Arielle Zerr September 18, 2016 - 6:40pm Updated: September 19, 2016 - 9:10am

With this game, you have to start at the end.

It’s overtime.

The Riders defence has held the Eskimos to a field goal, so a touchdown will win it.

It’s six...

Darian Durant jogs off the field during a game.

Roughriders hope third time’s a charm against Eskimos

By Arielle Zerr September 17, 2016 - 2:10pm Updated: September 18, 2016 - 9:05am

The last two times the Roughriders have played the Eskimos have been thrillers.

Close, exciting games which unfortunately, in the end, did not go the Roughriders' way....

Long snapper Dan MacDonald during Riders practice.

Long snapper Dan MacDonald settling in with the Roughriders

By Arielle Zerr September 16, 2016 - 6:23pm Updated: September 16, 2016 - 6:23pm

As excited as he may have been to come to Saskatchewan, long snapper Dan MacDonald didn’t exactly know what he was getting himself into.

MacDonald was working at a...

Naaman Roosevelt did not practice with the Riders for a second straight day.

Riders’ LaBatte and Best likely out for the year, Roosevelt questionable

By Arielle Zerr September 15, 2016 - 4:12pm Updated: September 16, 2016 - 9:57am

For the second day in a row, Naaman Roosevelt did not practice with the Roughriders.

On Wednesday, head coach Chris Jones said Roosevelt was being assessed for a lower...

Curtis Steele is ready to return to the Riders backfield.

Curtis Steele ready to return to Riders backfield

By Arielle Zerr September 14, 2016 - 5:58pm Updated: September 14, 2016 - 5:58pm

After injuring his leg several weeks ago, Curtis Steele was worried the rest of his season would be in jeopardy.

He has history that supported that worry. Last year as a...

Khalif Mitchell

Roughriders release controversial lineman Khalif Mitchell

By 980 CJME September 12, 2016 - 1:04pm Updated: September 12, 2016 - 1:04pm

The short-lived Khalif Mitchell experiment has come to an end for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Riders announced the release of the controversial defensive lineman...

Rob Bagg stiff arms a Blue Bombers' defender in last week's Labour Day Classic.

Riders lose a penalty-ridden Banjo Bowl 17-10

By Arielle Zerr September 10, 2016 - 5:32pm Updated: September 10, 2016 - 6:51pm

Another week, another game where the Riders came close but couldn't seal the deal.

Things were looking promising for the Roughriders right off the top when they were...

The Roughriders' defence swarms Bombers running back Andrew Harris during the Labour Day Classic on September 4, 2016.

PREVIEW: Riders expect loud crowd at Banjo Bowl

By Arielle Zerr September 10, 2016 - 11:11am Updated: September 10, 2016 - 11:11am

If there are any fans that can rival the Rider Nation in volume, it might just be Bombers fans at the Banjo Bowl.

The back-to-back Saskatchewan versus Winnipeg match up...

Photo of Riders' Special Teams Coordinator Craig Dickenson.

Roughriders’ special teams on the upswing

By Arielle Zerr September 8, 2016 - 5:35pm Updated: September 8, 2016 - 5:35pm

While the ending to last week’s game wasn’t what any players were hoping for, they all agreed Kendial Lawrence was spectacular.

The coaches had been stressing through...

Riders' quarterback Darian Durant.

Talks about Durant’s future to come ‘soon’ Riders head coach says

By Arielle Zerr September 7, 2016 - 4:10pm Updated: September 7, 2016 - 4:11pm

With playoffs almost entirely out of reach and just eight games left in the season, many are wondering what the fate of Darian Durant will be.

The veteran Roughrider...

Roughriders’ defensive end Jonathan Newsome in the Madden NFL game

‘Dream come true’ for Riders’ Newsome to be in video game

By Arielle Zerr September 7, 2016 - 1:04pm Updated: September 8, 2016 - 6:48am

Growing up everyone has a dream they hope will turn into reality.

For Roughriders’ defensive end Jonathan Newsome, that was to play professional football. One of his...

Playing defence under new pass interference rules ‘difficult’ Riders DB says

By Arielle Zerr September 6, 2016 - 6:54pm Updated: September 6, 2016 - 6:54pm

A few days removed and Roughrider fans are still talking about the Justin Cox pass interference call at the end of the Labour Day Classic.

At the end of the game on...