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: Six Hamilton head coach candidates

December 6, 2023 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at some possible candidates for the suddenly open head coaching gig with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

O’Leary: Riders find an instant fit with Corey Mace

December 1, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
The Saskatchewan Roughriders unveiled Corey Mace as their head coach on Friday. senior writer Chris O’Leary saw an enthusiastic coach that’s ready to start building the team ...

O’Leary: Off-season storylines to follow

November 30, 2023 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at five off-season storylines that fans should keep an eye on this winter.

O’Leary: Five free agency game changers

November 27, 2023 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary takes a look at five pending free agents that could provide an immediate impact to teams for the 2024 season.

Pontbriand grows the game, eyes bigger future

November 26, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
For her undying efforts to improve the CFL’s progress with inclusivity, diversity, equity and anti-racism, Laurence Pontbriand was named the winner of the 2023 Jane Mawby Tribute Award as ...

O’Leary: Reed’s name perfectly tied to CFL MOP award

November 25, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
In adding George Reed’s name to the Most Outstanding Player award, the CFL has ensured that one of its most cherished figures is forever tied to the game, says senior writer Chris ...

O’Leary: What’s next for the Bombers?

November 23, 2023 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at would could be a complicated off-season for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who have set a standard in the league over the last five years.

O’Leary: Lifted by legendary QBs, Fajardo breaks through

November 20, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
Riding on the advice of former QBs Ricky Ray, Travis Lulay, Anthony Calvillo and his coach, Jason Maas, Cody Fajardo had his breakthrough in the 110th Grey Cup, says senior writer Chris ...

O’Leary: Als find stability in run to Grey Cup game

November 18, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
After a tumultuous number of years, stability has finally find the Montreal Alouettes. senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at the journey that some of those figures around the team ...

O’Leary: Lawler seeks full circle moment at Grey Cup

November 17, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
Kenny Lawler left the Blue Bombers in 2022 for greener pastures, only to return to the team a year later with a new appreciation for the close-knit group he’d left behind, says ...