Saskatchewan Roughriders hire Craig Dickenson as head coach
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Craig Dickenson joined younger brother Dave as a Canadian Football League head coach Friday, taking over the top spot with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The 47-year-old Dickenson was promoted from special teams coordinator to replace Chris Jones, who resigned as head coach/GM/defensive coordinator and vice president of football operations Jan. 15 to join the NFL's Cleveland Browns as an assistant.
Calgary Stampeders win Grey Cup, beating Ottawa 27-16
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Terry Williams and Bo Levi Mitchell helped the Calgary Stampeders end their Grey Cup misery.
Williams had a Grey Cup-record 97-yard punt return for a touchdown and Calgary beat the Ottawa Redblacks 27-16 on Sunday night after falling short the previous two years in the Canadian Football League title game.
Calgary lost 39-33 in overtime to Ottawa in 2016, and dropping a 27-24 decision to Toronto last year. The Stampeders won their eighth title and first since 2014.
Stamps’ Mitchell wins second CFL outstanding player award
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell won his second CFL's outstanding player award Thursday night.
The former Eastern Washington and SMU star from Katy, Texas, also won in 2015. He will lead Calgary into the Grey Cup game Sunday against the Ottawa Redblacks.
Mitchell had a CFL-high — and career-best — 35 touchdown passes in leading Calgary to the league's best regular-season record (13-5). He threw for 5,124 yards.
Johnny Manziel sits in Tiger-Cats’ opening loss
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Manziel never made it off the sideline in Hamilton's regular-season opener, looking on as starter Jeremiah Masoli played in the Tiger-Cats' 28-14 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday night.
Manziel is making a comeback with the Canadian Football League team after being released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M was 21 of 32 for 168 yards and a touchdown in two exhibition games.
Johnny Manziel set for Tiger-Cats’ CFL opener
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Manziel is behind Jeremiah Masoli on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' depth chart — and has his back, too.
"We're all behind Jeremiah, starting tomorrow," Manziel said Friday, a day before Hamilton's regular-season opener against the Calgary Stampeders. "More than anything, I want a win for this team. It's more than me. It's more than just one individual. It's a team effort and it takes everybody we have on this roster to go out and win games."
Former Griz QB named to College Football Hall of Fame
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Dave Dickenson, who led the University of Montana to its first NCAA Division I-AA national championship in 1995, is among 13 players and coaches who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this year.
Dickenson, coach of the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL, holds UM's career passing record and is a member of the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame. He won the Walter Payton Award for the best offensive player in I-AA in 1995.
Grey Cup: Toronto rallies in snow to beat Calgary 27-24
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Lirim Hajrullahu kicked a 32-yard field goal with 49 seconds left and the Toronto Argonauts stunned the Calgary Stampeders 27-24 on Sunday night in the Canadian Football League's snowy 105th Grey Cup.
The Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders announced Tuesday the signing of former Lamar wide receiver Reggie Begelton to its practice squad.
Begelton, 23, was released by the Stampeders on June 17 after he injured his knee in a preseason game on June 6.
Begelton caught five passes for 88 yards and a touchdown and was named game MVP in the preseason game against the BC Lions.
Ottawa wins Grey Cup, beating Calgary 39-33 in OT
TORONTO (AP) — Henry Burris threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Ernest Jackson in overtime and the Ottawa Redblacks won the Grey Cup on Sunday night, upsetting the Calgary Stampeders 39-33.
The third-year Redblacks won their first Canadian Football League title, and gave Ottawa its 10th championship. The Rough Riders won the last of their seven titles in 1976, and the Senators won in 1925 and 1926. The Redblacks lost to Edmonton last year in the title game.
Bo Levi Mitchell, Stampeders lead West sweep of CFL awards
TORONTO (AP) — Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders led a West Division sweep at the CFL awards banquet Thursday night.
Mitchell was selected the league's outstanding player. The former Eastern Washington star led Calgary to a 15-1-1 record in his 17 starts — he didn't play in the season-ending loss to Montreal — and anchored the CFL's most potent offense.
The Stampeders will face Ottawa in the Grey Cup on Sunday.
CALGARY, Alberta – The Calgary Stampeders, coached by former Montana quarterback Dave Dickenson, earned their second Grey Cup berth in three years with a 42-15 win over the BC Lions Sunday afternoon in the 2016 Western Final at McMahon Stadium.
Stampeders beat Lions 42-15, advance to Grey Cup
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns and the Calgary Stampeders routed the B.C. Lions 42-15 on Sunday in the CFL's West Division final to reach the Grey Cup.
The Stampeders will face the Ottawa Redblacks in the championship game Sunday in Toronto. The Redblacks beat visiting Edmonton 35-23 in the snowy East final earlier Sunday.
CLF, ex-Michigan State football player Hicks killed at 23
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mylan Hicks, a former Michigan State defensive back and member of the Calgary Stampeders, was killed early Sunday in what the CFL team described as an "act of violence." He was 23.
"Obviously this is an extremely difficult and upsetting time for the players and staff," Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement. "It's a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mylan's family."