After hauling in 14 passes for 182 yards Saturday, SFU head coach Thomas Ford said that junior receiver Rysen John has the talent to become a first-round CFL draft pick. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics)
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Top 4 facts from SFU Clan’s 2018 football finale: Agonizingly close loss to Humboldt, but rising talent back in droves for 2019

BURNABY — Oh, a victory would have been nice. It would, in fact, have had a staying power which could channel positive vibes through the long winter off-season ahead, through national signing day in early February, and then into both spring and fall camp.

Carson Graham head coach Brian Brady will coach his Eagles in a Subway Bowl playoff game Saturday atop Burnaby Mountan, while his teammates from the Clan's 2003 Hardy Cup-winning season are set to be honoured. (Photo by Blair Shier property of www.blair.photo)
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Subway Bowl karma: Carson coach Brady has Eagles opening playoffs Saturday at SFU as his 2003 Clan team is set to be honoured

NORTH VANCOUVER — Brian Brady always knew it was going to be a little dicey in terms of the timing from the moment he heard that he and the rest of his 2003 Simon Fraser Clan football teammates were going to be honoured during the team’s final GNAC game of the season this Saturday atop […]

Simon Fraser Clan senior midfielder Mamadi Camara has combined work rate with focus as his team preps to open the NCAA D2 championships as West Region No. 1. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures)
NCAA coaches taking part in the inaugural Vancouver Showcase are not only excited about visiting the city, but about its prospects as a home base for the top level of collegiate and university competition. (Graphic courtesy Vancouver Showcase)
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Vancouver Showcase ’18: NCAA coaches Pitino, Hopkins, Fortier bullish on B.C.’s future as an NBA and NCAA Div. 1 region

VANCOUVER — Vancouver’s roots in the mainstream basketball world at-large haven’t always been the deepest or the most tradition-laden. 

Simon Fraser senior Jenna-lee Baxter symbolized the turnaround of Clan women's soccer this week by being named the GNAC's Player of the Year. (Photo property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics)
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Coach Annie Hamel on re-birth of Simon Fraser Clan women’s soccer: “…they bought in when I had nothing to offer but a vision”

BURNABY — There were only a handful of other places within the NCAA world from which Annie Hamel could have travelled further just to arrive at her posting as the new head coach of Simon Fraser Clan women’s soccer back in the spring of 2014.

SFU quarterback Miles Richardson was within shouting distance of the GNAC's all-time single game passing record Saturday. (Photo by Ron Hole property of SFU athletics)
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Football Clan find rare air: In loss to Top 25 CWU, Simon Fraser QB Richardson flirts with GNAC passing mark, WR Rysen John has career day

The Simon Fraser Clan may not have posed an imminent threat to the host and No. 21 nationally-ranked Central Washington Wildcats on Saturday night in Ellensburg. Yet even as the visiting Clan (1-7, 0-6) was falling 60-19 to the reigning powerhouse of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, it was impossible not to appreciate the passing numbers […]

Simon Fraser Clan captain Rowan Doherty says he and his teammates have run with no regrets this season as they attempt to return to the 2018 NCAA Div. 2 national cross-country championships Dec. 1 in Pittsburgh. (Photo courtesy Simon Fraser Clan athletics)
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The Run for Redemption: Spurred by 2017’s crushing national title-race snub, SFU Clan men’s X-C hits its NCAA high-water mark

BURNABY — They are a pretty easy team to pull for. Like the late Terry Fox himself, they too are distance runners in training, making the rounds on many days in-and-around the athletic facilities which now bear his name and sit on the same part of the Burnaby Mountain campus that the iconic Canadian hero himself […]

Simon Fraser quarterback Miles Richardson rushed, passed and caught for over 300 yards of offence in a 28-17 loss to D2 power Azusa Pacific on Saturday night at Terry Fox Field. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser athletics)
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SFU football: With Miles of Heart to lean on, Clan football’s best game of 2018 is a toe-to-toe loss to powerhouse Azusa Pacific

BURNABY —On a fall Saturday where you had everything from a terrific Oregon-Washington overtime football game at Autzen, to a pair of MLB league championship series contests, to Travis Lulay’s return under centre in a rare Lions’ win in Calgary, perhaps the easiest thing to do was gloss over the score from atop Burnaby Mountain.

At darkness fell in the second half Saturday at Humboldt State, the Clan offensive line seemed to gain a spark and quarterback Miles Richardson spread his passing magic to six different receivers. (Photo by Brad McLeod property of SFU athletics)