Chris O'Leary

Senior Writer

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

The Little Things: Elks’ offence has a new appreciation for the game

July 22, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
The Edmonton Elks are in training camp appreciating the little things more than ever before, receivers coach and pass game coordinator Winston October says. It could help this group do special ...

Down 26 pounds, Brayden Lenius looks for next step w/ Riders

July 16, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
Riders’ receiver Brayden Lenius lost an incredible 26 pounds over the last year, to be a faster and more effective reciever.

O’Leary: Five camp battles to keep tabs on

July 13, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
With training camps kicking off this week, senior writer Chris O’Leary takes a look at five training camp battles, including one that could spill into the regular-season.

O’Leary: Organizers see world of opportunity w/ women’s league

June 21, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
For the first time, Toronto and Montreal will be a part of a women’s tackle football league. Organizers of the CCWFL tell senior writer Chris O’Leary how this could be a game ...

O’Leary: 5 games to watch on the 2021 schedule

June 15, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
From the Grey Cup rematch as an opener, to the return of the Labour Day Classic and a pair of home-and-home series late in the season, senior writer Chris O’Leary runs you through ...

O’Leary: Light at the end of the tunnel for CFL fans

June 14, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
Monday’s announcement of the Aug. 5 return to play was one of the most important moments in the CFL’s history, according to senior writer Chris O’Leary.

Taking Special Teams By The Antlers: Elks need return punch

June 11, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
The Edmonton Elks are a team with a new name and an old problem. The team hasn’t scored a kick return touchdown since 2015. Terry Williams and his teammates would like to change that this year.

O’Leary: McMaster’s women’s apprenticeship clears a path in coaching

June 8, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
Inspired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl-winning staff, former CFLer Corey Grant created two apprenticeship spots on the McMaster football team’s 2021 staff for female coaches.

O’Leary: 5 things I’m wondering about the Elks

June 4, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
Antler-ized headwear? An elk hologram on the sidelines? Where do we stand on elk burgers? senior writer Chris O’Leary takes a look at these and other questions with the birth of the ...

O’Leary: Edmonton welcomes a new day with Elks name

June 1, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
With a new name, a new logo and a lot of buzz about both on Twitter, Edmonton Elks president and CEO Chris Presson reflected on the process and possible impact of a big change with senior ...