Sports fans in Saskatchewan can start planning their summer holidays, as the Canadian Football League (CFL) released the 2018 Roughriders schedule Thursday.
The Riders will open the regular season at home on Friday, June 15 in a rematch of the 2017 East Final, hosting the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts.
Both of the green and white’s bye weeks come in the first 10 weeks of the season, leading to a backloaded road-heavy schedule down the stretch.
The Roughriders will also play four Thursday games through the season, including a Week 4 home date on July 5 against the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Their eastern road swing to Toronto and Montreal will happen between Sept. 22 and Sept. 30 on weeks 15 and 16.
As for the preseason, the Riders will warm up in Edmonton on May 27 before hosting the Calgary Stampeders on June 8.
FULL ROUGHRIDERS 2018 SCHEDULE:
Week A SUNDAY, MAY 27 SASKATCHEWAN @ EDMONTON 3:00 PM
Week C FRIDAY, JUNE 8 CALGARY @ SASKATCHEWAN 7:30 PM
Week 1 FRIDAY, JUNE 15 TORONTO @ SASKATCHEWAN 7:00 PM
Week 2 THURSDAY, JUNE 21 SASKATCHEWAN @ OTTAWA 5:30 PM
Week 3 SATURDAY, JUNE 30 MONTREAL @ SASKATCHEWAN 7:00 PM
Week 4 THURSDAY, JULY 5 HAMILTON @ SASKATCHEWAN 7:00 PM
Week 5 – BYE
Week 6 THURSDAY, JULY 19 SASKATCHEWAN @ HAMILTON 5:30 PM
Week 7 SATURDAY, JULY 28 CALGARY @ SASKATCHEWAN 7:00 PM
Week 8 THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 SASKATCHEWAN @ EDMONTON 8:00 PM
Week 9 – BYE
Week 10 SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 CALGARY @ SASKATCHEWAN 5:00 PM
Week 11 SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 SASKATCHEWAN @ B.C. 8:00 PM
Week 12 SUNDAY, SEPT. 2 WINNIPEG @ SASKATCHEWAN 1:00 PM
Week 13 SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 SASKATCHEWAN @ WINNIPEG 2:00 PM
Week 14 SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 OTTAWA @ SASKATCHEWAN 7:30 PM
Week 15 SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 SASKATCHEWAN @ TORONTO 5:00 PM
Week 16 SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 SASKATCHEWAN @ MONTREAL 11:00 AM
Week 17 MONDAY, OCT. 8 EDMONTON @ SASKATCHEWAN 2:00 PM
Week 18 SATURDAY, OCT. 13 SASKATCHEWAN @ WINNIPEG 12:00 PM
Week 19 SATURDAY, OCT. 20 SASKATCHEWAN @ CALGARY 5:00 PM
Week 20 SATURDAY, OCT. 27 B.C. @ SASKATCHEWAN 5:00 PM
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