Wyatt Gilson (right) of North Vancouver's Carson Graham Eagles is off to Halifax to suit up at linebacker for the St. Mary's Huskies. (Photo courtesy Blair Shier of www.blair.photo)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2017: Football

Welcome to Day 2 of Varsity Letters’ 2017 Recruits List week.Yesterday, we opened with soccer. Today, it’s time to look at football.The following is our schedule for the rest of the week:Thursday, July 6 — VolleyballFriday, July 7 — BasketballSaturday, July 8 — The entire list, including baseball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, […]

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.

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.

Back in the day -- 2005 -- SFU's Jason Marshall (Carson Graham, left) and UBC's Blake Smelser (Burnaby Central) were duelling pivots promoting the Shrum Bowl. (Photo -- SFU Athletics)
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Shrum Bowl drought hits record seven straight years as UBC, SFU release 2017 schedules

If you’re a passionate believer in the importance of B.C.’s annual crosstown university football rivalry, you’re no doubt thirsty for the return of the Shrum Bowl.