November 15, 2017
The Football Reporters of Canada have announced their 2017 inductees into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Well-known Ottawa radio broadcasters Jeff Avery and Ernie Calcutt will be inducted during an FRC ceremony before the 105th Grey Cup game in the nation’s capital.
Avery, a former Ottawa ...
August 4, 2017
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Ottawa Rough Rider Alumni members Jeff Avery and Russ Jackson have been named co-winners of the CFL 2017 Alumni Man of the Year Award, Leo Ezerins, Executive Director of the CFL Alumni Association (CFLAA), announced Friday.
The CFLAA will present this prestigious award to these ...
June 27, 2017
Once the ball went up, Bill Hatanaka took a breath and surveyed it all.
There were 12 men in the green of the Saskatchewan Roughriders galloping down the field, playing in the 1976 Grey Cup at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, their eyes all zeroing in on him. In front of him were 11 of ...
June 16th, 2017
by Tony Playter
Brett MacNeil, the current CFL Alumni Association (CFLAA) president, played 12 seasons in the CFL. Originally drafted in the first round (7th overall) of the 1991 CFL Draft by the Ottawa Rough Riders
, MacNeil was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers prior to the 1992 campaign.
After the trade to the Manitoba capital, ...
Prior to joining the CFL’s Ottawa Rough Riders
, Tom Clements was the starting quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 1972 to 1974. Clements led Notre Dame to a national championship in 1973 and a 24-23 Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama.
To round out his college career Clements finished fourth in the 1974 Heisman Trophy voting and was named a ...
February 28, 2017
Photo courtesy of Scott Grant Photography
Former Ottawa Rough Rider Rick Sowieta is recovering in hospital after a procedure to treat aggressive pancreatic cancer.
After going public with his battle, ...
February 23, 2017
By Ticats Staff
Photo Courtesy of Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Former Ticat was first black starting quarterback in pro football history
It is with deep sadness that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats learned of the ...
By Sowieta Family
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Rick Sowieta Story
In February 2016 Rick and his family’s worlds were turned upside down when he was diagnosed with stage 3 inoperable pancreatic cancer. ...