2018 football schedule released

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The University of Saskatchewan Huskie football team opens the 2018 Canada West football season under the lights of Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.

Head coach Scott Flory and the Huskies meet the Alberta Golden Bears on August 31 in the first of eight games in the scheduled announced by the conference on Tuesday.

The Huskies then travel to Winnipeg to meet the Manitoba Bisons on September 7 before returning to Saskatoon for home games against the Calgary Dinos on September 14 and provincial rival Regina Rams on September 21. The final home game moves to a Saturday afternoon on October 14 against the Bisons.

"The coaching staff and I are happy with our first full offseason together and are ready for our second season of Huskie football," said Flory, who took over the Huskies in 2017. "We have a talented group of athletes and we expect to be competitive in this tough Canada West conference."

Kickoff for the first three home games is slated for 7 p.m. at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park, with the Wyant Group Rally Alley returning for its fourth season starting at 5 p.m.  The final home game is at 2 p.m. with Wyant Group Rally Alley opening at 12 p.m.

The presenting sponsor of Huskie football is Concorde Group of Companies.

Road trips for the Huskies include dates with the Dinos on September 29, UBC Thunderbirds on October 12 and the Rams on October 26.

Once again in 2018, CJWW (600 AM) will be the radio broadcast partner for the Huskies. All Huskie games, including any playoff games, will be broadcast live on CJWW. The broadcast will also include a 60-minute pregame show and a 30-minute postgame show. The games will also be webcast on canadawest.tv. 2018-19 Canada West TV passes will go on sale in June.

Season ticket renewals for the 2018 Huskie football season begin on May 1st and will be available at Dogs' Breakfast. Call 306-966-1111 for any questions regarding season tickets.

Huskie spring camp kicks of May 3rd with the 18th annual Dogs' Breakfast featuring Tony Mandarich. A full camp schedule and roster will be released May 1.

Home Schedule:

Friday, August 31 vs Alberta Golden Bears, 7 p.m. 

Friday, September 14 vs Calgary Dinos, 7 p.m. 

Friday, September 21 vs Regina Rams, 7 p.m. 

Saturday, October 20 vs Manitoba Bisons, 2 p.m. 

Full Schedule:
(All times local)
Friday, August 31 vs Alberta Golden Bears, 7 p.m. 

Friday, September 7 at Manitoba Bisons, 7 p.m.

Friday, September 14 vs Calgary Dinos, 7 p.m. 

Friday, September 21 vs Regina Rams, 7 p.m. 

Saturday, September 29 at Calgary Dinos, 1 p.m.

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND – ALL TEAMS BYE

Friday, October 12 at UBC Thunderbirds, 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 20 vs Manitoba Bisons, 2 p.m.

Friday, October 26 at Regina Rams, 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 3 – Hardy Cup semifinals

Saturday, November 10 – 82nd Hardy Cup

Saturday, November 17 – U SPORTS Mitchell Bowl: Canada West @ OUA

Saturday, November 24 – U SPORTS 54th Vanier Cup