New Edmonton Eskimos head coach Scott Milanovich eager for season to start

When Scott Milanovich accepted the job as the Edmonton Eskimos next head coach in mid-December, he had to finish out the NFL season with the Jacksonville Jaguars before turning his full attention to the Eskimos and the CFL. At the…

U Sports cancellation gives CFL commissioner more to consider

Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and the CFL have yet another issue to consider. U Sports, Canadian university sport’s governing body, announced Monday the cancellation of six fall national championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included was the Vanier Cup, presented annually…

Coronavirus: CFL commissioner not counting on specific funding from federal government

Commissioner Randy Ambrosie continues to work with the federal government, but isn’t banking on CFL-specific funding to help the league through the COVID-19 pandemic. The CFL approached Ottawa last month for financial assistance. The league’s three-part proposal called for $30…

CFL lays out best case scenario for 2020 season

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie announced Wednesday the earliest the league could start the 2020 regular season is September. As Kevin Karius explains, if it does go ahead then the team that qualifies for the Grey Cup and has a better…

Rick Zamperin: CFL’s 2020 season, if it happens, will be like no other

We all knew that the 2020 Canadian Football League season would look a lot different than past years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday afternoon, CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie delivered a statement that outlined the league’s plan for a…

CFL looking at September start, Regina no longer guaranteed 2020 Grey Cup host

Saskatchewan may have to wait until 2022 to host the Grey Cup. The 2020 Grey Cup was initially awarded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2019, but due to the uncertainty surrounding the CFL season caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s…

Financial impacts of COVID-19 sports cancellations in Alberta: ‘Money that can’t come back’

As arenas remain closed and seats sit empty, new numbers released last week from Statistics Canada show just how much money Alberta’s economy is missing out on, as major leagues remain shut down due to COVID-19. ATB Financial released an…

Lost revenue from cancelled event ticket sales in Alberta

While some restrictions about public gatherings are being relaxed in Alberta, it will still be some time before we’re allowed to attend major events. Provincial affairs reporter Tom Vernon takes a look at the financial toll that is taking on…