Simon Fraser Clan football will have what head coach Kelly Bates calls 'a true home-field advantage' when the school's 1,800-seat stadium with covered grandstand is completed at Terry Fox Field. (Ron Hole, SFU athletics photo)
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SFU approves plans for covered, on-campus football stadium at Terry Fox Field

BURNABY — It’s actually going to happen.A covered athletic field house to stage football games at Simon Fraser University first reached the stage of artist renderings in the early 1990s.

Holy Cross' Keegan Konn (left) and Sam Bailey of Vancouver College are each a part of Simon Fraser's 2017-18 class of incoming men's basketball recruits. (Howard Tsumura photos for Varsity Letters)
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Holy Cross’ Konn, Bailey of VC’s Irish each choose SFU Clan to start collegiate careers

BURNABY — A pair of B.C.’s best graduating seniors, each adept at performing in an uptempo setting, have cast their futures with the Simon Fraser Clan men’s basketball program.

Five of the top five finishers in the 2014 B.C. high school senior girls 800-metre final would end up running at Simon Fraser. They are Miryam Bassett (far left), Alana Mussatto (second left), Jasmine Gill (second right) and Sophie Dodd (kneeling). Also pictured: former-Grade 11 Addy Townsend (centre). (Photo courtesy Vid Wadhwani)
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Howie’s Big 5 weekend takeaways: SFU’s Addy and Vlad, UBC’s diamond days

The spring season in university sports circles is now in full flight.Here’s our look at five takeaways from the weekend.TALENT GALOREAs I study the continued success of Simon Fraser women’s middle distance running, I’m reminded of a story I wrote in June of 2014, in the aftermath of that season’s Subway B.C. high school track […]

SFU Clan athletic director Theresa Hanson had reason to smile this week as the latest NCAA D2 Learfield Directors' Cup standings were released. (Ron Hole/SFU athletics)
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SFU making its NCAA mark: Clan sit sixth overall in a field of 306 Div. 2 schools

BURNABY — When Theresa Hanson assumed the role of athletic director at Simon Fraser University in the fall of 2015, she set a pretty lofty goal for Clan athletics and its place within the 300-plus schools competing at the NCAA Div. 2 level.

Spartans leave their legacy with title repeat. (Scott Stewart/TWU Athletics)
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Trinity Western Spartans leave their ‘legacy’ with title repeat

By Aaron Martin – Special to VarsityLetters.caUSPORTS GOLD MEDAL GAME – TWU 3 ALBERTA 1EDMONTON, AB – Don’t call them a dynasty.On Sunday evening, the no. 1-ranked Trinity Western Spartans claimed their second consecutive U Sports Men’s Volleyball National Championship, upending the host no.7-ranked Alberta Golden Bears in a high-flying 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 27-29, 25-23) win in […]

UBC claims national title in 3-1 win over Alberta. (Rich Lam/UBC Thunderbirds)
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UBC volleyball The Golden Girls (again): “Now, we’re all of a sudden on top…”

By Aaron Martin – Special to VarsityLetters.caUSPORTS GOLD MEDAL GAME – UBC 3, ALBERTA 1TORONTO, ON – A role player in the team’s national title run back in her freshman season in 2013, fifth-year outside hitter Danielle Brisebois took center stage in the national finals on Sunday afternoon, leading the no. 3-ranked UBC Thunderbirds women’s volleyball team […]