Football’s roots at the University of Saskatchewan came from rugby. In 1912, a team was formed and continued to compete until 1950. During the almost four decades, the Huskies won six Hardy Cup championships in six appearances.
From 1912-1950, then 1959-63 the Huskies played in the Western Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union but in 1964, football rules were introduced. The Huskies played in the Western Intercollegiate Football League, which eventually became the Canada West Universities Athletic Association.
In the team’s history, they have won 18 Hardy Cup championships in 22 appearances, won nine CIS semifinal bowl games and three Vanier Cup titles – 1990, 1996 and 1998.
For the last 31 seasons, the team has been led by Brian Towriss. Towriss has an impressive conference 153-86-1 record and 29-19 playoff record. He holds the record for the most wins in CIS history with 173. The Moose Jaw native has led Saskatchewan to three Vanier Cup titles, 11 Hardy Cup titles and nine Vanier Cup appearances. He is a eight-time Canada West coach of the year and one time CIS coach of the year. Towriss joined an elite group in 2007 when he was handed Saskatchewan’s highest honour by the Government of Saskatchewan, the Order of Merit.
The Huskies play in Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park. The original Griffiths Stadium opened in 1936. In 1967, a new stadium was built a few hundred metres east of the original site. In 2005, major upgrades were made to the stadium including artificial turf and field lighting. In 2011, 1,174 seats were added to the stadiums east side.
Since 1985, 55 Huskies have been drafted into the CFL. Most notable Huskies to don CFL jerseys include Kelly Bates, Dylan Barker, Dan Farthing, Scott Flory, John Konihowski, Gene Makowsky, Marshall Toner, Ben Heenan, and Paul Woldu.
All-Star, All-Canadians & Awards
Huskies All-Canadians, Conference All-Stars and Award winners since 1961
All-Time Leaders - CAREER SEASON GAME
Huskie Statistical Leaders in the Regular Season for Points, Passing Completions, Passing Touchdowns, Passing Yards, receiving Yards, Receptions, Career TD Receptions, Season TD Receptions, Interceptions, Longest Scoring Plays, Rushing Yards, Kick Returns, Season Rushing TDs, Punt Returns, Rushing Carries, Career Rushing TDs, Field Goals, Punting, Tackles and Team Records for Biggest Defeat and Biggest Win.
Regular season and playoff Career Touchdown records including Terry Eisler who scored a total of 35 TD's in 44 career games and Bob Shore and George Graham, who tie the record for 4 TD's in a single game.
Huskies & the CFL
Highlights Huskies who have played in the CFL, as well as been drafted dating back to 1985.
Vanier Cup Champion Teams
Lists the rosters of Huskie Vanier Cup Champions teams from 1990, 1996, and 1998.
Football Records Vs Opponents All-Time
Records vs all opponents.