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…

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…

Coronavirus: Cancellation of CFL season is ‘most likely scenario’, commissioner says

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the most likely scenario for the league is a cancelled 2020 season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ambrosie made the admission for the first time while testifying to a House of Commons standing committee on finance…

Former CFL commissioner believes league’s request for COVID-19 aid isn’t offside

A former commissioner of the Canadian Football League understands why the league is asking the federal government for financial assistance amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Related News “If I was in Randy’s shoes I would go to the federal government…

Does the CFL need federal funding to survive the COVID-19 pandemic? Sports economist raises questions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says federal officials are working with the Canadian Football League on a request for up to $150 million in financial aid for the league. “We are currently looking at how we can support various organizations,” Trudeau…

CFL commissioner remains hopeful for football in 2020

For once, the ball isn’t in Randy Ambrosie’s hands — neither the football nor the crystal ball. However, the Canadian Football League (CFL) commissioner is trying to remain optimistic without knowing what’s ahead for his league. “What we’ve learned is…

Franchise sales, CFL 2.0 top of mind during commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s state-of-the-league address

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie was long on optimism for the league’s future Friday, but short on substance regarding cures for what ails it. Related News Ambrosie held a wide-ranging discussion with reporters in his third state-of-the-league address. He gushed about…