U Prairie Challenge kicks off with Rams-Huskies rivalry during Football Weekend in Saskatchewan

News Release Release Date: September 13, 2022 11:30 a.m.

The University of Regina (U of R) Rams and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Huskies will go head-to-head this Saturday, September 17 at Mosaic Stadium as part of the official celebration to launch the inaugural U Prairie Challenge presented by SaskMilk.

This exciting event is part of Football Weekend in Saskatchewan at the REAL District.

On Friday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m., the Saskatchewan Roughriders play their Lights Out Game against the Edmonton Elks. The Regina Thunder and Saskatoon Hilltops will battle it out junior-football style Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., ahead of the 7 p.m. showdown between the Rams and Huskies.

Football fans can score with specially priced ticket bundles for all three games. Can’t make all three games? No problem! Get your Rams vs. Huskies tickets here.

The festivities don’t stop at football. Between Saturday’s games, Confederation Park to the west of Mosaic Stadium will come alive with the Alumni & Community tailgate party presented by URAA (University of Regina Alumni Association). From 4-6:45 p.m., there will be food, games and give-aways – and a performance by singer and rapper Roy Wood$ on the Original 16 Stage! Saskatchewan Roughriders Mitchell Picton and Dan Clark will be there to sign autographs and Saskatchewan country music artist, Justin LaBrash will play the half-time show.  

The U Prairie Challenge, a year-long, points-based competition between the U of R and USask across 11 varsity sports, is set to become an annual affair. It got underway on Sept. 2, with the U of R Cougars women’s soccer and the USask Huskies playing to a 3-3 draw at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon.

For more information on the U Prairie Challenge, including a complete schedule of events, visit uregina.ca/uprairiechallenge.


About the University of Regina 

The University of Regina—located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,000 students study within the University's 10 faculties. The University has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.         


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