Synopsis 1910 saw the formation of the first football teams in Saskatchewan with the Regina Rugby Club and the Moose Jaw Tigers. The Regina R.C. would go on in time to become the Regina and then Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Riders to be, however, did not have a good first season, losing all four games to the rival Tigers. Records are spotty for Manitoba and Alberta, but Edmonton team renamed itself from the Esquimaux to the modern Eskimos. Football, however, was still in its infancy in the West and they were not ready yet to challenge the established East teams.
In the East, the University of Toronto defended the Grey Cup title they won in 1909 with their second straight undefeated season. The ORFU which would undergo a regular shuffle of teams throughout its remaining history lost a team in Peterborough, but added two in the Dundas R.C. and St. Michael's College. The defending ORFU champion Toronto Parkdale fell to the bottom of the standings and didn't win a game. The IRFU champion Hamilton Tigers were given an automatic berth into the Grey Cup while the University of Toronto had to beat the Toronto A.A.C (Amateur Athletic Club) 22-3 in the semi-final to win their spot in the second ever Grey Cup. It was a closer game than in 1909, but in the end the Varsity Blues defeated the Tigers 16-7.