TSN to televise four CFL preseason games, including rescheduled Bombers-Riders contest

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TSN will televise four preseason CFL games this season, including the recently rescheduled game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders that was originally set to take place on Monday, May 23.

The new broadcast schedule is as follows.

Friday, May 27 — Toronto Argonauts vs. Ottawa Redblacks at 7:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, May 31 — Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders at 8:30 p.m. ET

Friday, June 3 — Ottawa Redblacks vs. Montreal Alouettes at 7:00 p.m. ET

Friday, June 3 — Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. B.C. Lions at 10:00 p.m. ET

TSN will also televise the CFC Prospect Game on Friday, May 27, which will feature 70 top high school prospects on teams coached by TSN’s Matt Dunigan and Davis Sanchez.

The CFL did not have any preseason games in 2021 as the season started late due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TSN televised four preseason games in 2019 including two featuring the Ottawa Redblacks.

A source indicated to 3DownNation that the CFL on TSN will feature a roster that is virtually unchanged from last season. Rod Smith, Dustin Nielsen, Marshall Ferguson, and Farhan Lalji will perform play-by-play duties, while Glen Suitor, Duane Forde, and Dunigan will serve as game analysts.

The panel will consist of Kate Beirness, Milt Stegall, Dunigan, and Sanchez, though there will also be special guest appearances at points throughout the season. Jim Barker, who served on the panel in 2021, is no longer with TSN as he is now working as a senior advisor with the Toronto Argonauts.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.