Chris O'Leary

Senior Writer

Chris O'Leary, formerly of the Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal, is a senior writer on and associated platforms.

O’Leary: Ruller seizing opportunity with Riders

16 hours ago | Chris O'Leary
If Amanda Ruller had listened to the people that told her no in her life, she wouldn’t be learning from the Saskatchewan Roughriders coaching staff in training camp this month. ...

O’Leary: Rule changes put the focus on offence

April 28, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
After the CFL unveiled a series of rule changes on Wednesday, Darren Hackwood, the league’s associate VP of officiating, chatted with senior writer Chris O’Leary about how the ...

O’Leary: Playing armchair GM with the No. 1 pick

April 22, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
With the CFL Draft quickly approaching, senior writer Chris O’Leary plays a little armchair GM and looks at some options Edmonton could have with the first overall pick.

O’Leary: Richards, Adeboboye ready for the next level together

April 19, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
Tyrell Richards and Daniel Adeboboye struck up a friendship at the CFL Combine, senior writer Chris O’Leary notes. Depending on how things play out at the CFL Draft, it could be the ...

O’Leary: How pro days impact the CFL Draft

April 15, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
Pro days can serve as a bridge for CFL teams that don’t get to see some top Canadian NCAA players at the CFL Combine. senior writer Chris O’Leary says that these players also ...

O’Leary: Gordon Lam’s tough path to the CFL Draft

March 31, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
Waterloo receiver Gordon Lam overcame a number of obstacles that would have derailed a lot of people’s football dreams. senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at what has brought ...

Lauther, Muamba, get back to Maritime roots for TDA

March 29, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
Riders’ kicker Brett Lauther, a Nova Scotia native, and Argos’ linebacker Henoc Muamba, a St. Francis Xavier alum, can’t wait to show their teammates the Wolfville, N.S. area at ...

O’Leary: Elks, Stamps trade charitable contributions

March 15, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
In the midst of a long off-season, the Edmonton Elks and Calgary Stampeders made announcements that tap into the community of each die hard fan base, says senior writer Chris O’Leary.

O’Leary: IWD resonates more for Evans this year

March 8, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
This International Women’s Day is a special one for Dane Evans. He and his wife are expecting a daughter and Evans sees plenty of positive female role models for her in a changing sports world.

O’Leary: Tyrell Ford brings confidence to the combine

March 7, 2022 | Chris O'Leary
A two-sport athlete, Waterloo DB Tyrell Ford is confident that his track background will help him at this month’s CFL Combine, senior writer Chris O’Leary says.