Varsity Letters is putting out the call for the 11th annual BC Recruits List. (Varsity Letters)
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Varsity Letters puts out call for Class of 2017 B.C. Recruits List submissions

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 […]

Elgin Park's Claire Eccles, a UBC softball player, will pitch for the Victoria HarbourCats' men's baseball team this summer. (Photo -- Baseball Canada)
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UBC softball’s Claire Eccles set to pitch against the guys, HarbourCats sign southpaw knuckler

Claire Eccles throws a pitch that makes batters buckle at the knees. On Tuesday, one of those rare days when your passions and your dreams come together in historic fashion, Eccles could be excused for feeling a little wobbly herself at times.

Crohn's Disease claimed Harlan Dohm's large intestine but not his heart or his will to return to the UBC rowing team. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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UBC rower Harlan Dohm: Tenacity on water mirrors brave battle with Crohn’s Disease

VANCOUVER — Maybe Harlan Dohm came to hold an oar for a reason.After all, what kind of logic leads anyone diagnosed with the Crohn’s, that painful chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract, to almost immediately take up a sport as physically and mentally demanding as rowing?

Simon Fraser's rising senior captain Adam Jones typifies the athletic-academic duality which has become the team's culture. (Ron Hole/SFU athletics)
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SFU Clan men’s soccer: Grades and on-field greatness find a perfect storm

BURNABY — Adam Jones spent this past season showing every school in the NCAA’s Div. 2 West Region, why he was its top men’s soccer talent.Yet over an off-season in which the rising senior midfielder is preparing to assume the captaincy of the Simon Fraser Clan, it’s been his level of pro-active concern for his […]

SFU and Notre Dame grad Ante Litre was one of four Clan players and one of three B.C. high school football grads selected in Sunday's CFL draft. (Ron Hole/SFU athletics)
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CFL Draft 2017: SFU sends four to pros, plus Terry Fox, Notre Dame and STM grads enjoy proud moments

BURNABY — Simon Fraser University may not have won a football game this past season, but Canadian Football League scouts saw plenty of talent atop Burnaby Mountain, its teams selecting a total of four Clan players Sunday in the CFL draft.

UBC receiver Alex Morrison missed most of 2016 with a broken arm, but he's got his health back and is headed off to New York Giants' rookie mini-camp on May 11. (Bob Frid, UBC athletics)
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UBC Thunderbirds receiver Alex Morrison answers call to duty at New York Giants rookie mini-camp

VANCOUVER — While gaining an invitation to the New York Giants rookie mini-camp offers UBC Thunderbirds’ receiver Alex Morrison no guarantee of an NFL future, recent history has shown that his particular destination packs a ton of karma in the pursuit of a professional football career.

Kelowna Owls' senior guard Mason Bourcier gives the UBC Thunderbirds yet another blue-chip B.C. recruit. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
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Kelowna’s Mason Bourcier stamps platinum status on UBC Thunderbirds solid gold recruiting class

VANCOUVER — Mason Bourcier is turning the 2017 recruiting class of the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball program into the school’s own version of the NBA’s 1996 draft lottery.