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Tiger-Cats select former Boston College tight end Jake Burt with 1st pick of 2021 CFL Draft

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats selected tight end Jake Burt with the first pick of the 2021 CFL draft Tuesday night. The former Boston College player was a late addition to the draft. The six-foot-five, 245-pound Burt was born in Regina and remained there for about four years before relocating to Boston.

CFL delays start of season to August, cuts schedule to 14 games

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

The Canadian Football League is pushing back the start of its season to August and is also cutting down the 18-game schedule to 14 games. That means the Grey Cup is also being pushed back, now scheduled to be played on Dec. 12 in Hamilton.

CFL, U.S.-based XFL in discussions about potential partnership

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
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Commissioner Randy Ambrosie revealed the CFL has entered into serious discussions with the American-based XFL about the possibility of forming a partnership.

All-star receiver Bryan Burnham takes hometown discount to re-sign with B.C. Lions

Monday, February 1st, 2021
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The B.C. Lions announced Monday that Bryan Burnham had signed a one-year contract extension.

Redblacks sign QB Matt Nichols after cutting Nick Arbuckle

Sunday, January 31st, 2021
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The Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts have made major quarterbacking moves just over one week away from the start of CFL free agency.

Reigning CFL most outstanding player Brandon Banks re-signs with Tiger-Cats

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed 2019 CFL most outstanding player Brandon Banks. The American wide receiver will return for his eighth season with the club in 2021.

A sad day for CFL fans as Grey Cup Sunday goes dark for 2020

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

For the first time since 1919 the Grey Cup won't be awarded to a deserving Canadian Football League team and that means the shenanigans that goes with a quintessentially Canadian and quirky celebration isn't playing out either.

CFL releases ‘comeback’ 2021 schedule, including fans in stadiums

Friday, November 20th, 2020

The CFL announced its 2021 schedule on Friday with the first game of the season featuring a 2019 Grey Cup rematch between the Hamilton Tiger Cats and champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday, June 10.

Stalwarts Mitchell, Bowman, Elimimian among players named to CFL all-decade squad

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has done something few CFL defences have since 2014 — ground Bo Levi Mitchell. The Calgary Stampeders star was named the quarterback of the CFL's all-decade team (2010-19) on Thursday.

CFL players say work still to be done in tackling racial injustice

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Bryan Burnham wasn't shocked when his fellow CFL players recounted their personal stories of experiencing racism. The B.C. Lions wide receiver knows there are too many stories to be told.