VANCOUVER — Michael O’Connor was standing along the Thunderbird Stadium sidelines on a post-game Saturday night, far from the emptying grandstand which just moments earlier had some 9,534 fans on the edge of their seats.
It’s too bad the football gods won’t implement a quota for the number of walk-off losses a Canada West football team must be forced to endure over a pre-determined span of time, because with any kind of reasonable number, the UBC Thunderbirds wouldn’t have to worry about getting their hearts ripped out for quite a […]
VANCOUVER — Want to know the location of the quietest place in Vancouver this past Sunday morning? Try the UBC Thunderbirds’ football film room.
The most lopsided loss of the Blake Nill era at UBC was so decisive that its head coach and sole architect couldn’t help but ask some pretty heavy questions.
VANCOUVER — Michael O’Connor has a chance to grab one of the most heralded quarterbacking records in the books at UBC.
VANCOUVER — Playing out of position on a recreational touch football team named after a fictional television series?
VANCOUVER — UBC football fans would love it if the Michael O’Connor era could last forever.
It was a game whose conclusion would have defied the logic of a thousand seasoned bettors. It came on a field goal attempt the football gods, 999 times out of that 1,000, would have pushed wide or pulled up short based solely on its audacity.
VANCOUVER — Blake Nill said it in the aftermath of of his team’s defeat back on Sept. 29 to the visiting Calgary Dinos: Everything his UBC Thunderbirds wanted to accomplish this season wouldn’t happen without first going through Calgary and finding a way to beat the Dinos.
VANCOUVER — It was maybe the best quarter of regular season football the UBC Thunderbirds have played since Blake Nill hit these western shores in 2015.