Last weekend, the Thunderbirds showed the potential to snap the University of Victoria Vikes’ five-year Canada West (CW) rugby sevens championship streak.
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With a swish, the crowd erupted. Event staff started passing pizza down the stands as the final buzzer rang at 83–68.
Everyone loves an underdog story, and the women's basketball team is creating one for UBC.
Nearly a year after taking home the top prize in Canada West women’s hockey, the UBC Thunderbirds are back to their winning ways.
Coach Nick Ugoalah is turning the once-small UBC Wrestling Club into a competitive and welcoming team with his holistic approach to the sport.
As the clocks hit 3:30 p.m. on the last day of term one classes, thousands of students rushed into the freezing Pacific for the ninth annual Polar Bear Swim. Organized by UBC party club The Calendar, the swim has become a campus tradition.
Hundreds of students celebrated the ends of classes by gathering the friends, trekking down nearly 500 steps to Wreck Beach and rushing into the freezing water.
As the referee blew the whistle and called the game a little over 60 minutes later, with a score of 48-5, the UBC Thunderbirds took their second consecutive national title.
The Thunderbirds women’s swim team took gold last weekend at the Canada West Swimming Championship, and the men’s team placed second behind the University of Calgary. While returning swimmers all placed highly, the depth of the women’s team roster helped the ‘Birds come out on top.
Despite the winter chill that seems to have settled over the province in the last week, things heated up on Burnaby Mountain this Friday, with the unthawing of a 55-year-long rivalry that saw the UBC Thunderbirds take down the Simon Fraser Red Leafs by a slim margin of 18–17.
The UBC Thunderbirds will be returning to defend their Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship (CUMRC) title on a snowy home turf this Sunday after a well-earned victory against the Guelph Gryphons on Friday evening.
First time hosts and defending champions the UBC Thunderbirds are through to the Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship (CUMRC) semifinals after a shutout victory over the Calgary Dinos on Wednesday evening at the Thunderbird Stadium.
Despite going down early in both games this weekend, the T-Birds found consistency within the dressing room, and it transitioned onto the ice.
Rainbow flags draped all around War Memorial Gym as Thunder and DJ Nasri mixes greeted fans at UBC Volleyball’s fifth annual Pride Night on Friday.
UBC women’s hockey swept the University of Alberta Pandas at home this weekend, with a double overtime 3–2 win and a 2–1 regulation win to continue their undefeated-at-home streak.