Preseason Week 1
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The Ottawa REDBLACKS will hit the field Thursday as they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the first real test of the pre-season. Last minute tickets are still available by clicking here, by phone at 613.232.6767 X1 or in person at the Box Office at TD Place. While the first of two exhibition games for Ottawa – the second goes a week from Thursday in Montreal – don’t count for anything in the standings, REDBLACKS players are chomping at the bit to get out there and play against opponents that ...
Preseason Week 2
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As the clock ticks down out on the CFL preseason, the REDBLACKS hit the road Thursday for a date with the Montreal Alouettes – one final exhibition tune-up with plenty on the line for players looking to solidify themselves with Le ROUGE et NOIR. With rosters needing to be finalized league-wide by Saturday, the final of the two preseason games gives REDBLACKS Head Coach Rick Campbell and his staff a last in-game look at some of the guys fighting for spots on the opening night ...
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The Ottawa REDBLACKS kicked off their Grey Cup title defence with a nail-biting 31-31 tie against the visiting Calgary Stampeders on Friday night in front of a boisterous sell-out crowd of 24,565 at TD Place. Rick Campbell’s REDBLACKS led for the majority of the contest before a 14-point fourth-quarter Calgary comeback sent the season opener to overtime. Once there, the two squads traded field goals and ended the night in a deadlock. “We had a chance to get a win here tonight, but it didn’t ...
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The Ottawa REDBLACKS dropped an all-out shootout in Alberta on Thursday night, falling 43-39 against the Calgary Stampeders in a game that featured ridiculous highlights and countless momentum swings. Quarterback Trevor Harris completed 27 of 35 passes for 425 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the loss for the REDBLACKS (0-1-1), while Bo Levi Mitchell went 19-for-31 for 295 yards and a trio of touchdowns for Calgary (1-0-1). The REDBLACKS appeared to open the scoring early on a beautiful ...
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Mike Nellis | @96Nellis A single point was the difference at TD Place Saturday night in front of another sellout crowd as the Toronto Argonauts etched out a narrow 26-25 victory over the Ottawa REDBLACKS. Both teams held the lead twice during the game, which featured twists and turns from the opening kickoff. The loss is Ottawa’s first at home on the 2017 Canadian Football League season after a tie with the Calgary Stampeders on opening night, and drops their record to 0-2-1. Rick ...
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Carlos Verde | @Carlos77Verde The REDBLACKS put in a gutsy road effort in Edmonton Friday night, but ultimately came up just short and on the wrong end of a 23-21 decision against the Eskimos. “We give up too many big plays and don’t make enough of them,” REDBLACKS head coach Rick Campbell told TSN 1200 post-game. “We do a whole bunch of things well and if we can get it figured out and erase a few more negative plays, we’ll be a pretty good football team. But we have work to ...
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The REDBLACKS broke into the win column in style on Wednesday night in front of a raucous sellout crowd at TD Place, where they beat the visiting Montreal Alouettes 24-19 in a thriller that went down to the wire.
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Carlos Verde | @Carlos77Verde TORONTO — The Ottawa REDBLACKS put in a remarkable effort on short rest, but dropped a 27-24 decision to the Toronto Argonauts on Monday night in a back-and-forth East Division contest. The REDBLACKS (1-4-1) gamely battled back from 11-point and seven-point deficits, but ultimately succumbed to a walk-off field goal from Toronto (3-2) kicker Lirim Hajrullahu. “I sure like our attitude and the way we fight, but that’s not the object of the game,” REDBLACKS ...
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Carlos Verde | @Carlos77Verde After a much-needed 10-day break, the Ottawa REDBLACKS return to the raucous home atmosphere of TD Place this week for a Friday-night date with the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The REDBLACKS (1-4-1) will look to begin the middle third of their season with authority against a Bombers (3-2) team making its first trip east in 2017. “We do need to win,” said Ottawa head coach Rick Campbell. “We’re going to concentrate on competing and being at our best, then ...
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Carlos Verde | @Carlos77Verde — — With Week 8 already upon us, the REDBLACKS Thursday Night Football tilt has the makings of a ‘turning point’ game against one of their longstanding rivals the Edmonton Eskimos. Ottawa and Edmonton square off on Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation night that will open with a flypast of two C-130 Hercules aircrafts following our national anthem. When the game kicks off the REDBLACKS will look to reverse their misfortunes against the league’s only remaining ...
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The Ottawa REDBLACKS closed out the first half of their 2017 CFL campaign with a much-needed road victory on Friday night, beating the winless Hamilton Tiger-Cats 37-18 at Tim Horton’s Field.
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Carlos Verde | @Carlos77Verde The Ottawa REDBLACKS will look to build on a confident Week-9 victory in Hamilton this Saturday, when they will play host to the BC Lions in an all-important afternoon contest at TD Place (3:30 p.m.). Rick Campbell’s REDBLACKS (2-6-1) could move to within one point of first place in the East Division with a win, while Wally Buono’s Lions (5-4) visit the nation’s capital in the hopes of putting a stop to a two-game skid which has left Saskatchewan hot on their ...
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Carlos Verde | @Carlos77Verde The Ottawa REDBLACKS will have an opportunity to move into first place in the CFL’s East Division on Thursday night, when they will visit the Montreal Alouettes at Molson Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET). Last week saw Rick Campbell’s REDBLACKS (3-6-1) claim a character win on home turf against BC, while Jacques Chapdelaine’s Alouettes (3-6) dropped a 34-31 overtime decision to red-hot Winnipeg. With division-leading Toronto not in action until Monday’s Labour Day ...
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Michael Nellis | @96Nellis On a night of celebrating the past, the 2017 edition of the Ottawa REDBLACKS came up just short despite a spirited comeback against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Henry Burris was honoured at halftime, giving a heartfelt speech to the 24,901 REDBLACKS fans in attendance at TD Place. The third-largest REDBLACKS crowd in franchise history watched on and saluted the 2016 CFL Grey Cup MVP one last time, as he was presented with a wooden replica Grey Cup and had his name and ...
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It was three-fold REDBLACKS dominance on Sunday in Montreal, where Ottawa’s running back, defence and travelling fans simply outperformed the Alouettes en route to a convincing 29-11 win. Defensive Coordinator Mark Nelson’s d-unit allowed just 166 total yards in the win for Ottawa (5-7-1), which reclaimed first place in the East with its dismantling of the Alouettes (3-9). Running back William Powell shone in his return from the injured list, averaging nearly six yards-per-carry en route to ...
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Battling the elements, short rest and injuries at the quarterback positions, the Ottawa REDBLACKS fell 29-9 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Investors Group Field Friday night. Starting in place of the injured Drew Tate — who was in for the injured Trevor Harris — Ryan Lindley completed 16 of 36 passes for 151 yards and one interception in his first CFL start. Running back William Powell had his second-straight 100-yard game for the REDBLACKS, racking up 107 rush yards and a touchdown on the ...
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The Ottawa REDBLACKS will host the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday night in the first of two pivotal meetings between the clubs in the span of 14 days.
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For a third straight season, the Ottawa REDBLACKS are heading back to the playoffs! The Ottawa REDBLACKS, who reversed 13- and nine-point deficits, walked off the Saskatchewan Roughriders via 33-32 decision at the new Mosaic Stadium in Regina and clinching a home playoffs game in the process as the REDBLACKS head into their first bye-week of the season atop the East Division. This, the same REDBLACKS (7-9-1) team that had lost heartbreaker upon heartbreaker earlier this season; against the ...
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The Ottawa REDBLACKS closed out the 2017 CFL regular season in historic style, as Diontae Spencer entered the league record books and William Powell eclipsed the 1,000-yard season rushing mark en route to a 41-36 win over the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Spencer’s 496 all-purpose yards broke a single-game CFL record and gave the REDBLACKS (8-9-1) a chance to claw back into — and subsequently win — Friday’s game against Hamilton (5-12). The REDBLACKS struggled out of the gate, falling ...
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The Ottawa REDBLACKS’ 2017 season came to an end on Sunday afternoon at the hands of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who brought their A-game to TD Place and earned a 31-20 win in the East Division Semi-Final. Riders running back Marcus Thigpen ran the show for Saskatchewan, racking up 169 yards and a touchdown on the ground, while veteran Saskatchewan quarterback Kevin Glenn threw for 252 yards and a touchdown. Ottawa’s offence never quite found its rhythm on the afternoon; though Trevor ...
105th Grey Cup
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