Sir Charles Tupper's Finlay Chow-White took his Tigers on a ride Wednesday in an unforgettable battle against the first-timers from Surrey's Princess Margaret Secondary on Wednesday at the LEC. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of UFV Cascades athletics 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters’ Best of Day 1: Our writers pick the top four games of the opening round at the 2022 BC Boys High School Basketball Championships at the LEC!

LANGLEY — We’ve had a night to sleep on it, and as the countdown continues to a 3:30 p.m. tip-off to four tiers of exciting Elite 8 quarterfinal action today at the B.C. senior boys basketball championships, it’s time to re-live some of the best of Wednesday’s massive opening-round of 32 sudden-elimination games across all […]

This week, the Varsity Letters podcasts welcomes UBC's Wilson Wong and ex-UVic basketball PxP voice Guy MacPherson.
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09.30.19: Varsity Letters-The Podcast gets historical with UBC’s Wilson Wong, ex-UVic Vikes radio man Guy MacPherson

Varsity Letters — The Podcast is back on the air. Looking back isn’t our usual habit, but with the pandemic shutting down what would normally be a frenetic fall season of high school and university sports, we’re going to be heavy on history this week. UBC’s manager of Sports Information Wilson Wong joins us off […]

Parker Simson wanted to reach a new level following a B.C. AAAA high school basketball championship title with the Kelowna Owls in 2016. He gets a chance to meet that goal this weekend back in his hometown, this time with the UBC Thunderbirds. (Photo used through the permission of UBC athletics)
Feature University Men's Basketball

A weekend for history: Parker Simson aims to become second UBC athlete in 57 years to play football, basketball in same school year

VANCOUVER — As Parker Simson prepared for a most unique moment in UBC sports history this weekend, and in of all places his hometown of Kelowna, he was professing an appreciation for one of sport’s oldest cliches.