CFL to livestream portion of 2024 Combine in Winnipeg

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The Canadian Football League has unveiled plans to livestream part of the 2024 CFL Combine in Winnipeg.

The league was widely criticized for their decision not to broadcast any of the events from the 2023 Combine in Edmonton. Portions of this year’s event will be shown on the free live-streaming platform CFL+, though fans will still not be able to take in the full scope of the competition.

Coverage begins on Thursday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET with the bench press and will continue later that evening with the forty-yard dash at 8:00 p.m. ET. CFL on TSN play-by-play man Marshall Ferguson will be on the call, with guest appearances from draft guru Duane Forde and former general manager Jim Barker.

The livestream will then take a two-day hiatus, returning on Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. ET for the third and final day of competitive practice. Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ defensive end Willie Jefferson will join the broadcast to provide on-field interviews, while prospects and coaches will be mic’d up to take fans inside the huddle.

There are currently no plans to film the practice sessions on March 22 or 23. Live combine results and leaderboards can be found on CFL.ca.

Prospects are expected to report for medicals in Winnipeg beginning on Tuesday, March 19. The 2024 CFL Draft will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET.