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Recruiting Analysis: UBC keep talent at home with seven CFC100s

Recruiting Analysis: UBC keep talent at home with seven CFC100s

August 21, 2019 at 7:00 amby 0 comments

We’ve come to the end of another U Sports recruiting cycle, which means it’s time to fire up the recruiting analysis machine to take a look at the top prospects from the Class of 2019. Today we highlight the UBC Thunderbirds, who signed seven CFC100s, including four Fox 40 ProspectRead More

UBC player suspended for presence of SARM LGD-4033

UBC player suspended for presence of SARM LGD-4033

May 22, 2019 at 1:34 pmby 0 comments

(Ottawa, Ontario – May 22, 2019) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) confirmed today that Stavros Katsantonis, a U SPORTS football athlete affiliated with the University of British Columbia, received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping controlRead More

Path to the Draft: CFC100 QB O’Connor a coach’s dream

Path to the Draft: CFC100 QB O’Connor a coach’s dream

April 30, 2019 at 7:15 amby 0 comments

The CFL Draft in May is quickly approaching, and this is the second year CFC100 ranked prospects are eligible to be selected by professional teams across the country. In the December Edition of the CFL Scouting Bureau’s Top 20 Rankings, 14 of the players were members of the CFC100 headingRead More

UBC deliver third offer for CFC100 lineman

UBC deliver third offer for CFC100 lineman

April 22, 2019 at 6:50 amby 0 comments

The future U Sports stars continue to take shape, and UBC have joined the CFC100 Class of 2020 offer mill. This is the first offer we’ve tracked so far from the T-Birds, who’ve been on fire during the offseason signing seven CFC100s, and are currently ranked sixth on the CFC27Read More

DL Wruck joins first team because of CFL Legend

DL Wruck joins first team because of CFL Legend

January 5, 2019 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

Matthew Wruck’s football journey began because his great uncle Larry Wruck (CFL Hall of Famer and Grey Cup Champion) wanted him to start playing football. The young defensive lineman wanted to play football for a while, and he was finally old enough to. “I started playing KFL (Kinsmen Football League),Read More

REC Chris Warren is a big playmaker

REC Chris Warren is a big playmaker

October 20, 2018 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

Receiver Chris Warren discovered the pigskin through his friends while playing hockey. Upon hearing of the sport, he began watching on television, and instantly knew I have to play football. “I always played hockey as a kid, and I played with some friends who also played football which I didn’tRead More

Ryan Sobotin #9

UBC would be a dream for local QB Sobotin

October 11, 2018 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

Athlete Ryan Sobotin played hockey and baseball for eight years up until he was in grade eight. Eventually Ryan was bored of these two sports and he wanted to find a new sport that he’d like and not something his parents wanted. “I joined White Rock Titans (Community) Football andRead More

CFC100 Keelan White staying home for university

CFC100 Keelan White staying home for university

September 23, 2018 at 7:05 amby 0 comments

Home is where the heart is, and CFC100 Keelan White is excited to continue his U Sports career in front of family and friends with the UBC T-Birds. The Handsworth Royals product announced his commitment during UBC’s Saturday night matchup with Calgary, and we were able to catch up withRead More

RB Warde has the right mindset

RB Warde has the right mindset

May 31, 2018 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

 Drey Warde’s most memorable football experience was last season in a game against Oak Park. Drey and the rest of the Lancers felt strong as a team, but were still a little unsteady due to the fact their team had struggled in the ‘AAA’ Potter division for a fewRead More

Path to the Draft: Marcus Davis; “I’ll be back to the player I’m capable of being”

Path to the Draft: Marcus Davis; “I’ll be back to the player I’m capable of being”

March 20, 2018 at 10:54 amby 1 comment

Growing up in the Davis household presented Marcus with the opportunity to constantly compete and learn from his older brother. But, not one to be overlooked, Marcus was always waiting for his moment to captivate the audience with his unique set of skills.

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (CanWest): UBC refuels with six CFC100s

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (CanWest): UBC refuels with six CFC100s

March 7, 2018 at 6:35 amby 0 comments

  Overview UBC shocked the country with their Vanier Cup win a few years ago, and after falling a few points shy in the last two editions of the Hardy Cup, they’ve got some unfinished business left to attend. We saw a lot of top talent bleed out of B.C,Read More

How David Sidoo helped set an example at UBC

How David Sidoo helped set an example at UBC

February 23, 2018 at 6:10 amby 0 comments

The U Sports landscape has been shifting beneath our feet at a rapid pace recently – just check the name if you need any proof – and one of the more intriguing storylines has been the rise of UBC from a perennial basement dweller into Vanier Cup Champions in theRead More

Ptaszek to coach UBC

Ptaszek to coach UBC

December 9, 2017 at 2:22 pmby 0 comments

According to 3downnation’s Justin Dunk current Hamilton Tiger Cat coach and former McMaster Marauder head coach Stefan Ptaszek is accepting the position as Offensive Coordinator with the UBC Thunderbirds.  He will continue to reside in Ontario and reside in Vancouver during the football season.  This also puts to rest speculationRead More

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (CWUAA): Will the UBC Thunderbirds catch the Calgary Dinos coming down the backstretch?

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (CWUAA): Will the UBC Thunderbirds catch the Calgary Dinos coming down the backstretch?

March 9, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness (excluding the OUA as they will be reviewed separately). The UBC Thunderbirds were unable to defend their Vanier Cup and had what might have appeared to beRead More

DT Ounsted’s time in Texas

DT Ounsted’s time in Texas

February 12, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

Jake Ounsted has made a name for himself in the United States. The 6’1 lineman was recently invited to the 2017 US Army All-American Combine in San Antonio, Texas. “I performed very well against the US competition in the one-on-ones where I won most of them,” mentioned Jake. “I amRead More

Another #CFC100 is off to U Sports

Another #CFC100 is off to U Sports

November 22, 2016 at 8:30 pmby 0 comments

#CFC100 REC Marcus Browne has verbally committed to the UBC Thunderbirds come next fall. The 6’4, 185lbs BC native won’t have to go far from home. Browne played for Holy Cross High school who went 4-1 in regular season play this season.   Officially committed to play football at theRead More

Season preview: UBC, Calgary expected to duel for Hardy Cup

Season preview: UBC, Calgary expected to duel for Hardy Cup

August 31, 2016 at 5:51 amby 0 comments

 Highlights: The UBC Thunderbirds and Calgary Dinos finished tied atop the annual preseason coaches poll, as both teams earned 23 points and three first-place votes The Thunderbirds enter the season looking to become the first Canada West team to defend a Vanier Cup title since the Manitoba Bisons went back-to-backRead More

FRC – CIS Top 10 [1]: Reigning Vanier Cup champion UBC opens at No. 1

FRC – CIS Top 10 [1]: Reigning Vanier Cup champion UBC opens at No. 1

August 30, 2016 at 1:20 pmby 0 comments

Thunderbirds had last topped weekly poll in 1999. TORONTO (CIS) – Coming off their first national championship in nearly two decades, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds top the inaugural weekly media poll of the 2016 CIS football season. The T-Birds, who last November captured their first Vanier Cup titleRead More

Canada West: CIS Preseason Weekend Roundup

Canada West: CIS Preseason Weekend Roundup

August 30, 2016 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

Bisons defeat defending CIS football champion by 50-7 score in pre-season Source: Len Catling – UBC Sports Information Manitoba win over UBC in first-ever CIS game played on Vancouver Island Away  Home  Status              Manitoba     50 UBC        7 Final  Box Score Read More

UBC Football opens 2016 training camp

UBC Football opens 2016 training camp

August 18, 2016 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

VANCOUVER- The UBC Thunderbirds have officially taken to the turf at David Sidoo Field for the first time in 2016. No longer 2015 Vanier Cup Champions, the T-Birds now must get used to the moniker of ‘defending champions’. “It’s a whole different mindset,” says UBC Head Coach Blake Nill. “We areRead More

Stronger and better equipped

Stronger and better equipped

January 24, 2014 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

UBC Thunderbirds Head Coach Shawn Olson comments on outcome of Stage 1 review process. The University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds football program is going nowhere. Earlier this week, the university announced the teams that survived Stage 1 of the sports review process.  Among the 16 teams to retain “varsity”Read More

UBC gets big transfer from NCAA (VIDEO)

UBC gets big transfer from NCAA (VIDEO)

January 16, 2014 at 6:27 amby 0 comments

Local running back comes home, brother & CFC # 3 has official NCAA visit lined up Two brothers appear to be going in different directions with their gridiron careers. Terrell Davis is coming back north of the border.  The 6’0, 232 pound running back from Victoria, British Columbia will beRead More

Soaring Raven

Soaring Raven

August 2, 2013 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Local schools early favourites for Ravens’ star Shamatutu Jason Shamatutu, born and raised in Port Coquitlam, knows the value of continuity.