Gonzaga Bulldogs sophomore guard Louise Forsyth sets an example with her relentless work ethic. (Photo by Nick Tomoyasu property of Gonzaga athletics)
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Gonzaga’s indomitable Bulldog: Ex-Brookswood star Louise Forsyth puts tough break behind her for Vancouver Showcase homecoming

SURREY — You can’t pay a player a higher compliment than to immediately realize their most unique and defining strengths, then coin a phrase that so perfectly encapsulates it all.To that end, it didn’t take Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier too long to realize last season that the best way to describe her new Canadian […]

Simon Fraser's talented incoming duo of Julian Roche (left) and Wilfried Balata share a moment Friday in the Clan's home court-opening comeback win over Humboldt State. (Photo by Paul Yates property of SFU athletics)
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Newcomers Roche, Balata signal a new era in Clan basketball as Simon Fraser erases 11-point deficit in win over Humboldt State

BURNABY — They may have scuffed and scrapped through the early going in their 2018-19 home opener Friday. Yet even before the home team put it all together down the stretch drive of 73-72 comeback win over the Humboldt State Broncos on the first day of The SFU Showdown invitational, the Simon Fraser Clan were making […]

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Clan men’s basketball 2018-19: The SFU Showdown tourney will feature debut of big-man Roche and deep guard core

BURNABY — It’s only a jigsaw puzzle when you don’t know how the pieces are supposed to fit.And last Friday, as point guard Michael Provenzano dropped a triple to knot the score early in the second half of its 2018-19 season-opener on the road against the host and nationally-ranked UC San Diego Tritons, you very […]

Notre Dame head women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw brings her No. 1-ranked, defending national champion Irish to the Vancouver Showcase. (Photo by Matt Cashore, US PRESSWIRE courtesy of bd Global)
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As No. 1, defending NCAA champ Notre Dame preps for Vancouver Showcase, Irish HC Muffet McGraw says “This is a mini-NCAA tournament right here”

VANCOUVER — Our city has to think back an awful long time to remember the last time in which the absolute toast of the NCAA Div. 1 basketball world came here in their prime of their news cycle.

With her Spartans' teammates Aliya Coy (centre) and Kat Chin (8) at her side, Trinity Western's U Sports Player of the Year Seina Kashima shows her emotion after scoring the goal which knotted the national final against host Ottawa at 1-1. (Photo by Scott Stewart property of TWU athletics)
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TWU women’s soccer: Plethora of early chances go unanswered, Spartans drop a U Sports title-tilt heartbreaker to Gee-Gees

The Trinity Western Spartans needed 11th-hour heroics in the nation’s capital the day before just to book safe passage to Sunday’s 2018 U Sports national women’s soccer championship final game. Yet in sharp contrast, when the Remembrance Day title tilt kicked off against the host Gee-Gees on the campus of the University of Ottawa, Langley’s Spartans […]

After hauling in 14 passes for 182 yards Saturday, SFU head coach Thomas Ford said that junior receiver Rysen John has the talent to become a first-round CFL draft pick. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics)
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Top 4 facts from SFU Clan’s 2018 football finale: Agonizingly close loss to Humboldt, but rising talent back in droves for 2019

BURNABY — Oh, a victory would have been nice. It would, in fact, have had a staying power which could channel positive vibes through the long winter off-season ahead, through national signing day in early February, and then into both spring and fall camp.

Carson Graham head coach Brian Brady will coach his Eagles in a Subway Bowl playoff game Saturday atop Burnaby Mountan, while his teammates from the Clan's 2003 Hardy Cup-winning season are set to be honoured. (Photo by Blair Shier property of www.blair.photo)
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Subway Bowl karma: Carson coach Brady has Eagles opening playoffs Saturday at SFU as his 2003 Clan team is set to be honoured

NORTH VANCOUVER — Brian Brady always knew it was going to be a little dicey in terms of the timing from the moment he heard that he and the rest of his 2003 Simon Fraser Clan football teammates were going to be honoured during the team’s final GNAC game of the season this Saturday atop […]

Trinity Western Spartans' women's basketball coach Cheryl Jean-Paul has led her unranked Spartans to a program-best 4-0 Canada West conference start. (Scott Stewart/TWU athletics)
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Preseason pain equals program-best Canada West gains as TWU Spartans sweep No. 6 Regina, return home at 4-0 for LEC weekend

LANGLEY — If you’re a fan of Trinity Western Spartans’ women’s basketball, it’s OK to go ahead and admit it. Yes, you counted up the losses which added up to an 0-7 exhibition mark, and you wondered just how much progress the Spartans were going to be making following a breakthrough 2017-18 campaign.

UBC Thunderbirds freshman Thomas Gardner in the first player in the history of Canada West men's soccer to win Top Rookie and Player of the Year in the same season. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics)
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As UBC hosts U Sports 2018 Soccer Nationals, rookie sensation Gardner embraces his new Thunderbird life on a road less traveled

VANCOUVER — Maybe the highest compliment you can pay Thomas Gardner is to say that, whether your soccer eye is completely untrained or of connoisseur class, you simply have to watch him play to love his game.

Pitt Meadows native Sam Kell will try to help her Douglas College Royals win a CCAA national title this week in Coquitlam. (Photo courtesy Douglas College athletics)
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The Renaissance Royal: How Sam Kell helped CCAA soccer tourney host Douglas College finds its national mojo

NEW WESTMINSTER — She arrived at a time when the Douglas College Royals women’s soccer program didn’t even know what a national identity was.