Sven Butenschon is back for his second season as the head coach of UBC men's hockey, this time without the interim tag. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
Feature University Hockey

UBC men’s hockey: Ex-NHLer Butenschon to have interim tag removed as ‘Birds full-time boss

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.

A finalist for U Sports 2016-17 male Athlete of the Year, TWU's Ryan Sclater has recently signed a professional contract to play in Germany. (Scott Stewart/TWU athletics)
Feature University Men's Volleyball

Tsumura: Why TWU’s Ryan Sclater enjoyed rarest of careers from high school thru university

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.

Fraser Valley Cascades' second-year wrestling standout Brad Hildenbrandt (left) is UFV's first-ever U Sports gold-medal winner in any sport. (Dan Kinvig/UFV athletics)
Feature University Wrestling

Cascades’ Olympian-mentored Hildenbrandt wins UFV’s first-ever U Sports gold

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.

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)
Feature University Football

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.