How you like dem apples Saskatchewan? Need we say Moore?

Mike Reilly

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger The Bartender Phil Slater brings us the CFL preseason update for the BC Lions blowout this week over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Tough to put much stock in a preseason game but a 34 point margin of victory makes life a little easier for the players. One thing is for certain, Mike Reilly looks more than capable to fill in for Travis Lulay.

BC Lions intensify training camp as pre-season opener draws near

Chris Leak

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger The Bartender Phil Slater brings us the CFL training camp news this week. With just over 24 hours to go before Wednesday’s tilt with Saskatchewan, Lions hopefuls are still eager to impress Coach Mike Benevides and it appears that many spots are still up for grabs. Could we see Chris Leak, Tyler Palko or Dennis Dixon in a Leo’s uniform sometime soon in the CFL?

Getting to know you! 2012 BC Lions training camp

Travis Lulay

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger The Bartender Phil Slater brings us the CFL training camp news this week. Thanks to Wally Buono’s player acquisitions, Coach Mike Benevides will have his cupboards full of talent when camp opens on June 3rd in Kamloops, Travis Lulay, and Andrew Harris are locks to start but there will be plenty of camp battles to keep an eye on in 2012.

The Bartender’s BC Lions 2012 CFL draft forecast

BC Lions 2012 CFL Draft Predictions

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions Blogger Phil Slater sums up the current state of the BC Lions franchise prior to the 2012 CFL Draft. After signing QB Travis Lulay to an extension, and bringing in a litany of veteran defensive backs, Wally Buono still has some holes to fill. CFL predictions from the Bartender all season long.

BC Lions Wally Buono named CFL coach of the year

Wally Buono

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Carolyn Smith tells us the defending Grey Cup champions have a new head coach, but last years man Wally Buono was awarded the 2011/12 CFL Coach of the Year this week. Bringing his team back from a 0-5 start to ultimately beat the Bombers 34-23 on home turf couldn’t have been a better way to end a fulfilling coaching career.

CFL Free Agency: BC Lions re-sign Dante Marsh & Ryan Phillips

Dante Marsh

Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion defensive backs Dante Marsh and Ryan Phillips. Familiar face within the ranks goes a long way. So one day is down in the opening day of CFL free agency. There wasn’t much news in the rest of the league, but for BC it’s almost over before it started.

5 Reasons Why Mike Benevides was Wally Buono’s best choice

BC Lions Fans

NWSB insider Carolyn Smith brings us 5 reasons why Mike Benevides was Wally Buono’s choice as next head coach for the BC Lions. Benevides had a lot to do with the Lions winning this year’s Grey Cup, he knows talent and he’s dedicated and in it to win.

Head Coach Mike Benevides takes the wheel for the BC Lions

Mike Benevides

NWSB insider Riley Trottier brings us news this week of the hiring of new BC Lions football coach Mike Benevides. General Manager Wally Buono decided to promote the defensive coordinator to coach the team. Benevides, a Toronto native won his first Grey Cup while on the staff of the Calgary Stampeders before helping the Lions capture the 2006 and 2011 championships.

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