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.
It’s May 4, and the countdown to kickoff and the start of the 2017 Great Northwest Athletic Conference football season for the Simon Fraser Clan is exactly 120 days.
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.
VANCOUVER — Parker Simson came to UBC hoping to get his foot in the door with both the football and basketball programs.
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.
Gord Collings has coached through 23 seasons of high-calibre softball, including the past four as the boss of the UBC Thunderbirds.
BURNABY — Jordan Herdman was hoping to see his name flash across the screen Saturday during the final four rounds of the NFL draft.
VANCOUVER — Paul Orazietti came back with a lot of memories from his stint in China this past summer as an assistant coach for Canada at the World Under-19 football championships.
VANCOUVER — Sven Butenschon showed a level of mettle last season which went a long ways towards convincing UBC Thunderbirds’ athletic director Gilles Lepine that he need not look far to find the next fulltime head coach of the school’s men’s hockey program.
VANCOUVER — The visits, both those to living rooms across the country and around the sprawling Point Grey campus, are complete.