Simon Fraser head coach Steve Hanson. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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VL Podcast 03.10.21: Simon Fraser coach Steve Hanson reflects on what March Madness means to him, including a thrilling B.C. AAA title in 2012 at Terry Fox!

Welcome back to Varsity Letters-The Podcast! This week, as the Langley Events Centre re-plays classic B.C. boys basketball championship finals, we have a guest who has coached in one of the most memorable finishes ever. Before he assumed the head role with SFU men’s basketball in 2016-17, Steve Hanson was the co-coach of the Terry […]

David Penney (centre, 3) and the rest of the 2020-21 Simon Fraser basketball team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage early next month. (Photo property of Simon Fraser athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Simon Fraser men’s basketball: An ‘attitude of gratitude’ remains their daily motto as 2020-21 season hangs by a thread

BURNABY — Simon Fraser basketball still has about two weeks to wait before it learns whether or not it will be able to beat the odds and have some semblance of a conference basketball schedule.That said, the odds seem longer than a full-court Hail, Mary prayer to beat the buzzer at the team’s West Gym […]

Simon Fraser rising junior guard Drew Bryson will play a huge role within the team's revamped backcourt rotation. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Simon Fraser men’s basketball 2020-21: As a season of change looms for the Clan, here’s how all the pieces could fit!

BURNABY — You’ve no doubt heard that old cliché which labels a basketball team in transition as one going through a changing of the guard.

Checking in at 6-foot-8, Simon Fraser's Jasdeep Singh has always had a flawless shooting form. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
Simon Fraser's Jasdeep Singh has been a force for the Clan throughout the preseason, averaging a team-high 18.8 points per game. (Photo by Christian Serwold property of Western Washington athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters PODCAST 10.09.19: SFU basketball’s Steve Hanson, Tweedsmuir football’s Kurt Thornton and Centennial basketball’s Rob Sollero

Thanks for joining us for another episode of Varsity Letters — The Podcast! Basketball season is just around the corner and with it, the start of another season of the NCAA variety atop Burnaby Mountain. Simon Fraser Clan head coach Steve Hanson has orchestrated one of the biggest turnarounds in college basketball over the past […]

Perseverance-plus from Simon Fraser junior guard Michael Provenzano has helped lead a turnaround in the fortune of the GNAC's 5-8 Clan. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
SFU's Julian Roche grabbed 10 rebounds and also scored 23 points, including the game-winning hoop with five seconds remaining as the Clan stunned nationally-ranked SMU in Lacey, Wash. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Julian shows his jam! SFU Clan big-man Roche stuns No. 12 Saints, sinks winning shot with five seconds left

They’ve got a fine kettle of mettle. That’s the best way to describe the Simon Fraser Clan men’s basketball team after they battled through layers of second-half adversity on the road Saturday night to claim the biggest win in their NCAA history.

Simon Fraser freshman guard Wilfried Balata has been a huge building-block addition to the 2018-19 Clan. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday read: At GNAC’s midway mark, Clan men crush Alaska Nanooks to sit one victory shy of matching 2017-18 win total

BURNABY — Five double-figure scorers. Just six turnovers in 200 total player minutes. And how about a 52-point second half courtesy of 67 per cent shooting from the field?

Simon Fraser's Jordan Muir-Keung (centre) and the rest of the Clan's deep core of guards opens the 2019 portion of the GNAC schedule Thursday at home to nationally No. 21-ranked St. Martin's. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)