The biggest annual sporting event in Canada is here once again. The 101st edition of the CFL Grey Cup will be played this Sunday at Mosaic Stadium in Regina as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders. TSN television and radio networks will have full English-language coverage, with RDS handling the French side of things from 5pm ET.
Saturday, Nov. 23
GREY CUP SATURDAY – 12 noon ET live on TSN
TSN delivers comprehensive coverage of the CFL championship on GREY CUP SATURDAY, with SPORTSCENTRE hosts Jennifer Hedger and Darren Dutchyshen live from the Nissan Family Zone in Regina. Throughout the day, the CFL ON TSN panel checks in from Mosaic Stadium with Grey Cup news and analysis.
Additional GREY CUP SATURDAY highlights include:
- GIBSON’S FINEST CFL PLAYER AWARDS at 12:30 p.m. ET, honouring the CFL’s top players from the 2013 season
- SPORTSCENTRE TOP 25 CFL PLAYS OF 2013 at 2:30 p.m. ET, counting down the 25 best plays from the 2013 CFL season
- A special CABBIE PRESENTS from Regina with host Cabral ‘Cabbie’ Richards
- 100th GREY CUP at 7 p.m. ET. In anticipation of this year’s championship game, TSN delivers an encore presentation of the historic 100th GREY CUP that saw the Toronto Argonauts defeat the Calgary Stampeders in front of a home crowd.
Sunday, Nov. 24
GREY CUP SUNDAY PRE-GAME SHOW – 1 p.m. ET live on TSN
TSN’s pre-game coverage airs live from Mosaic Stadium, kicking off with SPORTSCENTRE hosts Jennifer Hedger and Darren Dutchyshen.
At 3 p.m. ET, hosts Dave Randorf and Brian Williams take over at Mosaic Stadium for the game, alongside the CFL ON TSN panel featuring Grey Cup champion Chris Schultz, two-time Grey Cup champion and Canadian Football Hall of Famer Matt Dunigan, Jock Climie, Canadian Football Hall of Famer Milt Stegall, and former CFL head coach Paul LaPolice.
The GREY CUP SUNDAY PRE-GAME SHOW also checks in with Cabbie as he hosts the Sun Life Grey Cup Fan March from Victoria Park to Mosaic Stadium, and delivers another special edition of CABBIE PRESENTS from Regina.
Includes four pieces presented by TSN’s Brian Williams, these features explore the fascinating tales behind some of the CFL’s greatest stories, achievements, and venues:
- The History of Taylor Field
As the Saskatchewan Roughriders plan the construction of their new stadium, Brian Williams celebrates the storied history of Taylor Field, which has been home to Rider Nation for over a century. Williams’ piece is a look back at this hallowed football ground, which has played host to Roughriders football as far back as 1910.
- The Ottawa RedBlacks
The city of Ottawa revives its CFL dreams next season with the inception of the Ottawa RedBlacks. Presented by Brian Williams, this piece is an update on the CFL’s return to the nation’s capital, including a tour of the newly-renovated Lansdowne Park and an interview with RedBlacks president Jeff Hunt.
- Journey to the Grey Cup
In two separate features, TSN follows the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats on their drive towards the CFL’s championship game. Seen through the eyes of players and coaches, and featuring in-game mic commentary from star players including Darian Durant and Jamall Johnson, fans can relive the highs and lows of the Riders and Ti-Cats’ respective seasons.
- Saskatchewan, by Michael Farber
As a tribute to the host province of the 101st GREY CUP, Sports Illustrated journalist and TSN contributor Michael Farber has penned a video essay about the psyche of Saskatchewan. It illustrates the history of the province, the geographic hardships faced by its settlers, and the significance of football to those who make their home in the Land of Living Skies.
101st GREY CUP – 6 p.m. ET live on TSN, TSN Radio, and TEAM Radio
TSN’s acclaimed broadcast team of Chris Cuthbert and Glen Suitor are in the broadcast booth at Mosaic Stadium, providing play-by-play commentary and game analysis during the 101st GREY CUP on TSN. Veteran broadcaster Cuthbert has called the action in 15 previous CFL championship games, while Suitor – a Grey Cup champion with the Saskatchewan Roughriders – makes his sixth appearance in the booth for the big game. Reporting from the sidelines are TSN’s Sara Orlesky and Farhan Lalji.
Prior to kick-off, TSN will feature a performance by Saskatchewan natives The Sheepdogs as part of the CFL’s special Kick-Off Show, which also features player introductions and the national anthem performed by Serena Ryder. At halftime, TSN has live coverage of the SiriusXM Grey Cup Half-Time Show featuring Canadian multi-platinum pop group Hedley.
GREY CUP POST-GAME SHOW – 10 p.m. ET live on TSN
CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon presents the Grey Cup to the game’s winning team, as well as the awards for Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Canadian.
During the GREY CUP POST-GAME SHOW, the CFL ON TSN panel will provide post-game analysis and conduct live interviews with players and coaches on the field leading up to SPORTSCENTRE after the game.
TSN complements its live television broadcast of the 101st GREY CUP with the TSN Game Tracker: Canadian Football Edition presented by GMC. Available at TSN.ca/GameTracker, the ultimate companion viewing experience delivers instant highlights of the biggest plays from the 101st GREY CUP, along with real-time access to in-depth stats and detailed game and player analytics.
TSN.ca will also feature live radio streaming of the 101st GREY CUP, with the game also available on demand following the live television broadcast.
TSN Radio hits the gridiron as the national radio broadcaster of the 101st GREY CUP. Play-by-play commentator Rod Blackand analyst and two-time Grey Cup champion Duane Forde will call the game live on the following TSN Radio and Bell Media Radio family of stations:
- TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto
- TSN Radio 690 in Montreal
- TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg
- TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton
- 580 CFRA in Ottawa, sister station to TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa
- TEAM 1040 in Vancouver
Live radio coverage begins Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. ET with a pre-game show hosted by TSN Radio Toronto 1050’s Dave Naylor and featuring sideline reports from Mike Hogan. Naylor wraps up the 101st GREY CUP with a full post-game show, including the presentation of the Grey Cup.