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B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions look to capitalize on continuity heading into 2022 campaign

Nathan Rourke steps in at QB after Michael Reilly retired in January after 11 CFL seasons

 

CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL delivers ‘final’ amended contract proposal to its players

CFL delivers ‘final’ amended contract proposal to its players

 

CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL players report to work after rejecting tentative agreement

Source: CFL has tabled a new offer to the players that reportedly included ratification bonus

 

Former Canadian Football League wide receiver Josh Boden arrives at British Columbia Provincial Court for sentencing on two sexual assault convictions in Vancouver, B.C., on July 26, 2012. Boden is scheduled to be sentenced today for the murder of a woman in 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATED: Former CFL wide receiver’s sentencing rescheduled in B.C. for 2009 murder

Joshua Boden played for the B.C. Lions in 2007 but was released by the team in 2008

Former Canadian Football League wide receiver Josh Boden arrives at British Columbia Provincial Court for sentencing on two sexual assault convictions in Vancouver, B.C., on July 26, 2012. Boden is scheduled to be sentenced today for the murder of a woman in 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto Argonauts linebacker Henoc Muamba (10) runs with the ball against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, during first half CFL Eastern Conference final action in Toronto, on Sunday, December 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

CFL players vote to turn down new collective bargaining agreement with league

CFL players vote to turn down new collective bargaining agreement with league

Toronto Argonauts linebacker Henoc Muamba (10) runs with the ball against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, during first half CFL Eastern Conference final action in Toronto, on Sunday, December 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Hamilton Tiger-Cats offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl shakes hands with local labour union representatives during a Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) demonstrating outside Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. On Sunday afternoon, CFLPA members were locked out of club facilities by team owners in seven of nine cities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL, CFL Players’ Association reach tentative collective agreement

CFL, CFL Players’ Association reach tentative collective agreement

Hamilton Tiger-Cats offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl shakes hands with local labour union representatives during a Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) demonstrating outside Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. On Sunday afternoon, CFLPA members were locked out of club facilities by team owners in seven of nine cities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell catches a ball during opening day of the CFL team's training camp in Calgary, Sunday, May 15, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

More training camp practices cancelled as CFL strike continues

More training camp practices cancelled as CFL strike continues

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell catches a ball during opening day of the CFL team's training camp in Calgary, Sunday, May 15, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Players exit the field following Winnipeg Blue Bombers walkthrough at Tim Hortons Field during the CFL's Grey Cup week in Hamilton, Ont., Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. The CFL Players' Association will have a new offer from the CFL to consider when the two sides resume collective bargaining talks Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

Sources: CFL to table new contract offer to CFL Players’ Association on Wednesday

Sources: CFL to table new contract offer to CFL Players’ Association on Wednesday

Players exit the field following Winnipeg Blue Bombers walkthrough at Tim Hortons Field during the CFL's Grey Cup week in Hamilton, Ont., Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. The CFL Players' Association will have a new offer from the CFL to consider when the two sides resume collective bargaining talks Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
Former Syracuse linebacker Tyrell Richards, shown in a CFL handout photo, is expected to go first overall to the Montreal Alouettes in Tuesday's CFL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-CFL **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Montreal Alouettes select versatile Richards first overall in CFL draft

Montreal Alouettes select versatile Richards first overall in CFL draft

Former Syracuse linebacker Tyrell Richards, shown in a CFL handout photo, is expected to go first overall to the Montreal Alouettes in Tuesday's CFL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-CFL **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Winner of the Jake Gaudaur Veterans award, B.C. Lions' Rolly Lumbala, holds his award during the Shaw CFL Awards in Edmonton on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Former CFL player Lumbala will be among nine participants in the CFL's inaugural Officiating Academy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Former CFL player Lumbala among nine participants in inaugural Officiating Academy.

Former CFL player Lumbala among nine participants in inaugural Officiating Academy.

Winner of the Jake Gaudaur Veterans award, B.C. Lions' Rolly Lumbala, holds his award during the Shaw CFL Awards in Edmonton on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Former CFL player Lumbala will be among nine participants in the CFL's inaugural Officiating Academy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Four time Grey Cup winner Michael "Pinball" Clemons is pictured in Toronto on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Toronto Argonauts content to wait for talented defensive line prospect Luiji Vilain

Toronto Argonauts content to wait for talented defensive line prospect Luiji Vilain

Four time Grey Cup winner Michael "Pinball" Clemons is pictured in Toronto on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Ottawa Redblacks CFL football quarterback Henri Burris smiles as he announces his retirement in Ottawa Tuesday January 24, 2017. Burris joined the B.C. Lions coaching staff Tuesday as an offensive consultant.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Former CFL quarterback Henry Burris joins B.C. Lions coaching staff

Burris was quarterback for head coach Rick Campbell in 2016 when the Ottawa Redblacks won Grey Cup

Ottawa Redblacks CFL football quarterback Henri Burris smiles as he announces his retirement in Ottawa Tuesday January 24, 2017. Burris joined the B.C. Lions coaching staff Tuesday as an offensive consultant.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Tadgh Leader is seen kicking a football in an undated handout photo. He has yet to suit up for a CFL regular-season game but new Hamilton Tiger-Cats punter Tadgh Leader does have prior experience with Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Hamilton Tiger-Cats, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Ticats kicker Leader was part of U.S. rugby win over Canada in 2019

Ticats kicker Leader was part of U.S. rugby win over Canada in 2019

Tadgh Leader is seen kicking a football in an undated handout photo. He has yet to suit up for a CFL regular-season game but new Hamilton Tiger-Cats punter Tadgh Leader does have prior experience with Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Hamilton Tiger-Cats, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Saskatchewan Roughriders' Brett Lauther (12) celebrates after kicking the winning convert on a touchdown against the B.C. Lions during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, September 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Charles, Bolduc among players participating in CFL, CFLPA joint mentorship program

Charles, Bolduc among players participating in CFL, CFLPA joint mentorship program

Saskatchewan Roughriders' Brett Lauther (12) celebrates after kicking the winning convert on a touchdown against the B.C. Lions during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, September 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CFL Player’s’ Association files written notice to bargain with CFL, member clubs.

CFL Player’s’ Association files written notice to bargain with CFL, member clubs.

The B.C. Lions are the first CFL team to hire a full-time female coach, adding Tanya Walter, shown in this undated handout image, as a defensive assistant Tuesday. The native of Forestburg, Alta., began coaching at Edmonton's St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton in 2017 and continued through last season.
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Lions become first CFL team to hire full-time female coach by adding Walter to staff

Lions become first CFL team to hire full-time female coach by adding Walter to staff

The B.C. Lions are the first CFL team to hire a full-time female coach, adding Tanya Walter, shown in this undated handout image, as a defensive assistant Tuesday. The native of Forestburg, Alta., began coaching at Edmonton's St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton in 2017 and continued through last season.
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Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Ricardo Louis, right, has a pass swatted away by Calgary Stampeders’ Jonathan Moxey during first half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Ricardo Louis, right, has a pass swatted away by Calgary Stampeders’ Jonathan Moxey during first half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson (4) looks to pass against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during first half CFL Eastern Conference final action in Toronto, on Sunday, December 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Veteran Bethel-Thompson thankful for chance to lead Argos to better 2022 ending

Veteran Bethel-Thompson thankful for chance to lead Argos to better 2022 ending

Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson (4) looks to pass against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during first half CFL Eastern Conference final action in Toronto, on Sunday, December 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) completes a pass over Edmonton Elks' Nyles Morgan (45) during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lions quarterback Rourke feels he’s ready to become full-time CFL starter

Lions quarterback Rourke feels he’s ready to become full-time CFL starter

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) completes a pass over Edmonton Elks' Nyles Morgan (45) during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros (8) hoists the Grey Cup as he celebrates defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 108th CFL Grey Cup in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday, December 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

‘A pretty easy process:’ With new contract done, Bombers’ Collaros focused on 3-peat

‘A pretty easy process:’ With new contract done, Bombers’ Collaros focused on 3-peat

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros (8) hoists the Grey Cup as he celebrates defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 108th CFL Grey Cup in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday, December 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn