Now, the T-Birds have to turn their attention to Sunday’s matchup — their final of the season. They are slated to play Saint Mary’s University in the consolation final.
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“Before I wanted to go to the Olympics for kayaking, now I hope to go to the Paralympics for wheelchair rugby. So pretty much the same level, just switched up the sport.”
Day one of the men's basketball Final 8 did not go to plan for UBC. A 74-65 loss to the tournament hosts in Halifax puts them in a race for fifth now — at best.
Van Ryk leads U Sports with 398 kills this year and leads Canada West with 0.77 ace per set.
More titles for men’s rugby. Rugby 7s take second place in home-hosted series. Basketball faces a Canada West giant in conference finals. It was another crazy couple of days in the varsity world.
Speedcubing, sometimes called cubing, is the sport of solving a puzzle cube as fast as possible and has been around since the early 1980s.
For Cohee, his first season playing basketball back in Canada has been a dream come true. All-star calibre play with all-star calibre teammates and a chance to compete for glory on a national stage.
UBC were the only team to pull off an upset in the quarterfinal round and will look to repeat that same narrative this weekend in Calgary.
How is social media changing the Lower Mainland's recreation space? It's being investigated and discussed in one of the VIMFF films this week.
While the rest of campus rested, it was down to business for several Thunderbirds teams in their playoffs and finals. Obvious highlight of the weekend: those swimming national banners, for the third-straight year.
In the event held from February 21 through February 23, the T-Birds would come out on top in the 2019 U Sports Odlum Brown Swimming Championships.
Let's get a better sense of just how close the ’Birds rivals are and how hard UBC will need to race if they want to repeat as national champions once more.
Some teams flourished in playoffs. Some floundered. And other teams just kept on going with their regular season schedules.
With the weather taking a turn for the worst as it inevitably does, we wanted to know how athletes deal with the miserable weather and miserable feelings. Fun plot twist: they all happen to spend their varsity life on the water (they're rowers!).
For Wilkins, UBC was always in the plan. For Thormeyer, the story is a little different. That combination works in UBC's favour.