SURREY — He must always be there in support, selfless but at the same time both physically and mentally tough.
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.
BURNABY — The Simon Fraser Clan have added a slam-dunk recruit to the roster of its men’s basketball team.
LANGLEY — There have been a lot of great two-sport athletes in the modern era of B.C. high school and university sports, but in any discussion you have, Ryan Sclater’s name needs to be a vital part of the discussion.
VANCOUVER — If you asked Jesse Hooton to cast a ballot for himself as either a track athlete or a politician, the result would likely require a re-count.
ABBOTSFORD — Brad Hildenbrandt has always had the natural gift of sheer physical mass, something that comes in handy when you’re a collegiate wrestler doing your thing in the heavyweight division.
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.
(This is a complete write-through of the earlier story Varsity Letters broke on UBC’s signing of former Kelowna Owls basketball star Grant Shephard. There’s more quotes from all concerned including Shephard’s former high school coach Harry Parmar, and additional reporting on the impact his arrival could have on the program)VANCOUVER — Even after an inglorious end to its 2016-17 U Sports […]
BURNABY — The Simon Clan women’s basketball team, which honoured just a pair of graduating players on its Seniors Night in late February, is going to be a lot younger team than originally anticipated this coming season.