UBC's Conor Morgan had a bitter ending to his fourth season in blue-and-gold. (Richard Lam, UBC athletics) (Richard Lam, UBC athletics)
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UBC’s Conor Morgan: ‘Birds hoops star puts pro career on hold for final kick at national crown

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 […]

UBC's Michael O'Connor has ridden both sides of the emotional roller-coaster over his first two seasons as the Thunderbirds' starting quarterback. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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Michael O’Connor: UBC’s QB-1 on how his humbled ‘Birds prep for redemption in 2017

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.

Varsity Letters is still looking for names of B.C.'s graduating Class of 2017 high school athletes who will play sports at university or college next season. (Varsity Letters)
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Recruits List 2017: Tell us the names of B.C. high school seniors set to begin university sports careers

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.

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?