They may not be playing with the team anymore, but there are a lot of former Saskatchewan Roughrider greats who are getting fired up for Grey Cup.
"This is something that people are going to be remembering for the rest of their lives, something that they're going to talk about for years to come," Don Narcisse said.
Regina may be hosting the "Celebration in Rider Nation," but the borders of Rider Nation extend far beyond the Queen City.
"As long as you can kind of navigate the internet and I guess try and find a way to watch it, and stay up late, you can still be a Rider fan from abroad," said Cole Hawkins, a student from Regina who is currently studying in Europe.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the resignation of defensive assistant Gary Etcheverry just days before the start of training camp.
Vice President of the Riders, Ken Miller, says Etcheverry will be looking for business opportunities instead of coaching football this season. Etcheverry was demoted within the Roughriders coaching staff after losing his defensive coordinator position to Richie Hall.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Canadian Blood Services have paired up for another year for the Bleed Green Campaign.
Roughriders running back Kory Sheets will get his first shot at the NFL since 2011.
Reports surfaced on Tuesday that the league's second leading rusher would get a work out next week with the Indianapolis Colts. Sheets would confirm the news to TSN's Lee Jones on Twitter that afternoon.
Sheets is set to become a free agent on February 15th but has been open about his desire to give the NFL one last chance. If the NFL doesn't work out Sheets has been adamant about his desire to return the Riders.
There's been no time for Riders General Manager Brendan Taman to rest since winning the Grey Cup.
The demands placed on a football executive have never been more apparent for Taman than they have this year. Just a couple of weeks ago he won his first Grey Cup, but there's been little to no time off for the man who built the Riders' championship roster.
Some key Canucks are sticking around Riderville for a few more years.
Receivers Rob Bagg and Chris Getzlaf, along with offensive linemen Brendon LaBatte and Dominic Picard, all signed contract extensions with the Riders on Thursday. Bagg, Getzlaf and Picard are all signed through the 2015 season and LaBatte's deal runs through 2016.
"This has been in the works for a while," said General Manager Brendan Taman. "It was a nice touch to the end of their year; we know we have them for quite a while."
CFL free agency is still a few months away, but the future of some Riders is already becoming a hot topic.
Specifically the future of receiver Weston Dressler and running back Kory Sheets in the NFL. Both were made available to the media on Wednesday after they were named CFL All-Stars. Not surprisingly, the topic of heading down south came up.
For Dressler it sounds like something is currently in the works.
The CFL All-Stars were announced on Wednesday.
In all five members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders have been honoured as the best at their position.
Surprising just about one running back, Kory Sheets, was named to the team. Also named were receiver Weston Dressler, offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte, defensive end Alex Hall and safety Tyron Brackenridge.
The full list of All-Stars is as follows:
It was a lucky day for one Saskatchewan student who got to spend two hours with Grey Cup MOP Kory Sheets Tuesday.
On Monday night Sheets tweeted out that he was stranded in Saskatoon and needed a lift to Regina. Evidently he had caught a flight south to Connecticut for Thanksgiving and arrived back in Saskatoon only to realize he hadn't lined up a ride back to Regina.
Thankfully for Sheets Mack Nelson replied that he was heading that way and offered to pick him up. The two piled into his car and headed south.