Simon Fraser running back Solomon Hines is gang-tackled by the Portland State defence during the host Vikings' 70-7 win Saturday. (Photo by Larry Lawson property of Portland State athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Clan’s lopsided loss at Portland State a tale of two halves, now Simon Fraser awaits word on health of injured starting QB Justin Seiber

If you are going to judge a football game solely by its final score, then you didn’t need to watch Portland State’s 70-7 victory Saturday afternoon against the visiting Simon Fraser Clan.Yet if you did watch, at least for the first half anyways, you had to admit that SFU was playing a game which was […]

Impossible to miss, Simon Fraser wide receiver Rysen John has been working on being impossible to stop as he opens his senior season Saturday against an NCAA Div. 1 Portland State team which might be one of the best teams the Clan program has faced in recent times. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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SFU’s football mojo is Rysen! As new season dawns, senior wideout Rysen John wants to take Clan to its loftiest NCAA heights yet

BURNABY — You can’t say there are a ton of certainties for a rising football team striving to establish both winning credentials and recognizable identity within the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.Yet Simon Fraser Clan head coach Thomas Ford is willing to put it all on the line when asked about one member of his 2019 […]

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.

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 head coach Thomas Ford knows his team will have to tighten up its tackling this coming weekend at home against nationally-ranked Central Washington. On Saturday, host South Dakota School of Mines scored early and often en route to a 52-28 win over the Clan. (File photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Hardrockers rumble past Clan, yet huge deficit slashed late by SFU rookie Seiber’s three TD passes

If there was an air of mystery to who the South Dakota School of Mines were as a football team, the Simon Fraser Clan found out the hard way against the Hardrockers on Saturday night in downtown Rapid City.

Offensive guard Scott Maki (79) hoists receiver Devin O'Hea after the former Argyle Pipers standout from North Vancouver made a highlight reel end zone catch from freshman quarterback Justin Seiber in the Clan's 54-7 win Saturday at home to the Willamette Bearcats. (Photo by Brad McLeod property of Simon Fraser athletics)
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TSUMURA: My Top 5 takeaways from a Simon Fraser Clan football victory that snaps an epic 33-game losing streak

BURNABY — No, the 1,265 fans in attendance did not rush the field and topple the goal posts Saturday afternoon at Terry Fox Field. Yet finally, there was joy in Mudville.

Even during stationary drills, like this one last Thursday at Simon Fraser, Clan junior receiver Rysen John is the picture of focus. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Rysen John: Checking in on the rise of the Simon Fraser Clan’s charismatic junior wide receiver

BURNABY — He boasts a given name which, in the musical hands of a Sunday morning gospel choir, could come out sounding pretty darn inspirational. Rysen… Rysen… Rysen.

Simon Fraser senior defensive lineman Rey Arcega, a Calgary native, will suit up for the fourth Clan head coach of his career Sept. 1 when the team opens its season at home to Oregon's Willamette Bearcats. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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SFU Football: Six seasons on, senior red-shirt walk-on Rey Arcega toils to recapture the feeling of victory as Clan opens the Ford era

BURNABY — Have you only sipped the current flavour of Kool-Aid that is part-and-parcel of the new gridiron regime atop Burnaby Mountain?