VANCOUVER — The best race of John Gay’s life almost didn’t count. Yet when you listen the UBC Thunderbirds’ third-year middle-distance sensation talk about what it meant just to get to the starting line against some of the best steeplechasers in the world at the USA Track and Field Distance Classic last month in Los Angeles, […]
VANCOUVER — Martin Timmerman has taken the old numbers and done the new math. And although there isn’t any kind of guarantee for fans of the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball, it does strongly suggest an upward rebound in the exchange rate of a 19-1 conference record in the Canada West for this coming 2017-18 season.
ABBOTSFORD — To an impressionable middle schooler, they served as his early mentors, a pair of giving gurus who would not only come to share a past with Fraser Valley Cascades’ guard Riley Braich, but a path towards a common goal.
VANCOUVER — There is an old saying about how having vision can help you to see the impossible.
VANCOUVER — Conor Morgan has a bright future ahead of him when it comes to the prospect of making a healthy living playing the game he loves.UBC Thunderbirds’ fans, in fact, may be surprised to learn just how close the nation’s second-leading scorer came during the off-season to hanging up his blue-and-gold jersey in exchange […]
VANCOUVER — In those on-field moments, when he breaks contain and puts his feet to work, UBC Thunderbirds’ quarterback Michael O’Connor is a guy that can make you miss.
We’ve had a fantastic few weeks of response from Varsity Letters readers regarding our annual B.C. Recruits List, and if you’ve already submitted names to us, rest assured, we’ve gotten them. But just to make sure we have the most complete list ever, it’s time to offer another gentle reminder.
Eight national championship rookies, seven of whom will be back next season. Three finalists, each fashioning a spot in the top 10 and earning All-American status.
It was a fabulous fib, and in the end, it helped the UBC Thunderbirds deliver some Canadian collegiate track and field history on Saturday in steamy Gulf Shores, Ala.
Varsity Letters hasn’t even celebrated its fourth month serving B.C.’s high school and university sports communities, but we’re determined to keep a long-standing tradition alive.For the past 10 years, beginning in 2007, I have collected and published the names of B.C. high school graduating student-athletes who were set to continue studying and playing sports at […]